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Read just some of the excellent reviews we've received from our recent productions.

  • The Two Gentlemen of VeronaMay 2016
    Diesel was a definite scene-stealer aided and abetted by Houston ... a production worth seeing. Glam Adelaide Link to external website
    Moments of bawdy humour are staged with impressive vigour ... strong and dynamic team of skilled performers Stage Whispers Link to external website
    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is utterly mesmeric ... A brilliant funny play about love, friendship and perception.  And it superbly entertains while it tells the tale.  What more does an audience want Australian Stage Online Link to external website
    Theatre Guild regular Alex Antoniou gives a winning performance ... a good night out. The Advertiser Link to external website
    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild's succeed in their funny, smooth adaptation ... canine thespian Diesel stole the show as 'Crab' earning rapturous applause ... his companion Lance, played by Matt Houston, was also a crowd favourite... skilled at making the audience laugh ... With a strong cast and creative team, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a polished and fun production. Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    ... in the hands of these experienced directors and cast, the Theatre Guild has done an admirable job. InDaily Link to external website
    The Theatre Guild have done an excellent job ... you really ought to check out the Theatre Gulid production while you can  ... I especially loved the modern interpretation ... all that and a dog actor, what more could you want? OnDit Link to external website
    ... captivating performance by the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild ... in its entirety the performance was stellar ... the acting talents of the cast, coupled with the artistic flair of the production team created a fascinating performance. TREv Link to external website
    ... if you enjoy Shakespeare, this is an opportunity not to be missed Broadway WorldLink to external website
  • The Peach SeasonMarch 2016
    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild showcases yet another fine contemporary play .. the intelligent handling of universal themes, combined with candid performances from the entire cast and finely detailed production design result in a deeply immersive theatre experience. Stage Whispers Link to external website
    It is always encouraging to see a beautifully written Australian play being extremely well done and The Peach Season is a prime example.  It is a tender piece, full of empathy and love, and this production really does it justice. Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild again excels itself with The Peach Season ... A highly recommended production of a beautifully written play.  Just the cultural tonic to ease the let-down from Mad March. InDaily Link to external website
    In an encapsulation of raw emotions and stark honesty, The Peach Season opened with great success ... It is a beautifully moving play that is highly relatable no matter your position in life's journey and has audiences leaving with perhaps a little more appreciation for the love present in their lives. TREv Link to external website
    The Peach Season is certainly worth seeing for its entertainment, praise worthy script, skilful performances and realistic characters ... Under the direction of John Graham, The Peach Season is stimulating with captivating performances from the entire cast which will hold your attention as they reveal the strengths and weaknesses of their characters.  It is great to see the Guild once again supporting and performing another highly acclaimed Australian play. Weekend Notes Link to external website
  • The ReturnOctober 2015
    Erik Strauts has directed this production without a missed beat or unnecessary move...it manages to grip from soup to nuts...ensemble work at its best Glam Adelaide Link to external website
    ...2 hours of on the edge of your seat theatre. The set showed wonderful authenticity...direction was tight...cast perfectly. Whatever you do, don't miss this train! Encore/Theatre Association of South Australia Link to external website
    Contemporary psychological thrillers are difficult for theatre companies to stage...in tackling Reg Cribb's The Return, the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild has taken on just such a challenge and as we can expect from this company, has created an immersive and commendable production... Stage Whispers Link to external website
    This very good Theatre Guild production is another example of the company's readiness to push dramatic boundaries in order to give Adelaide Theatregoers fine alternatives to the regular far of community theatre. Stage Whispers Link to external website
    An excellent end to another excellent year for the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild The Advertiser Link to external website
    The play is a masterpiece and thanks to all involved in this production, so is the Theatre Guild's version...The Guild are known for their fine productions and this one is as near perfect as one could hope for. Do not miss this brilliant production of a worthy classic. Five brandy bottles out of five! Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    The Return is a gripping thriller which frightens, excites and ultimately surprises. It is absolutely worth a return trip InDaily Link to external website
    Last night I was lucky enough to see the Theatre Guild's production of The Return...if you love great Aussie drama, then catch this Reg Cribb classic before the train leaves the station... Matt Byrne Link to external website
    It is beautiful. It is raw. It is intimate. And it is infinite. It is community. It is a howl and thoroughly deserving of five stars TREv Link to external website
    The cast are outstanding as they perform complex and convincing characters...the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild has an excellent reputation for developing both amateur and professional theatre in Adelaide...this production is well worth seeing Weekend Notes Link to external website
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?August 2015
    We expect great things from the Theatre Guild and Geoff Brittain has made sure that their latest production maintains the standard...This production is so good it's exhausting, but don't miss it if you are able to get there: gems like this are rare Glam Adelaide Link to external website
    The performances are critical...in this production all four actors are a revelation...beautifully done, managing to be moving and true...this is what an evening at the theatre should be The Varnished Culture Link to external website
    Do yourself a favour and brave the chill to witness this high quality production Stage Whispers Link to external website
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf continues to thrill in Adelaide Uni Theatre Guild's production...Chris Leech and Julie Quick give outstanding performances...a very strong production...gripping from start to finish Adelaide Now Link to external website
    The play is a masterpiece and thanks to all involved in this production, so is the Theatre Guild's version...The Guild are known for their fine productions and this one is as near perfect as one could hope for. Do not miss this brilliant production of a worthy classic. Five brandy bottles out of five! Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    “...the strong cast handled Albee's brilliant but manic dialogue with sensitivity, extracting emotion and black humour appropriate with the ebb and flow of this psychological drama...shocking and funny piece of live theatre evidenced by a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd InDaily Link to external website
    This production is an absolute ripper...action packed throughout...There are four out of four terrific performances. This is another Theatre Guild production delivering the goods and should not be missed. Double bravo! Barefoot Review Link to external website
  • Much Ado About NothingMay 2015
    When Megan Dansie directs Shakespeare something special happens...the Guild has another hit on its hands. Glam Adelaide Link to external website
    This is another winning production...and should please any theatregoer. The Guild has a good reputation so early booking is highly recommended. Broadway World Link to external website
    ...knowing the reputation of the Guild and director Megan Dansie, it was destined to be quality...Dansie's direction is flawless...this company contains some very class players.” Encore Link to external website
    The winning combination of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, director Megan Dansie and Shakespeare gets another solid outing...strong cast of leads succeed...costuming is simply magnificent.” The Adelaide Advertiser Link to external website
    Dansie and the splendid cast have created a well-constructed production of Shakespeare's much loved comedy. Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    ...a vibrant surge of magical comedy...the visuals, composition and performances come together to create something quite charming...everything you want from Shakespeare. InDaily Link to external website
    Yet another success...a strong cast and compelling production values in an accessible Shakespeare is once again on offer. Barefoot Review Link to external website
  • Miss Julie / After Miss JulieOctober 2014
    Miss Julie had edge of seat tension throughout. It was a great idea of director Geoff Brittain to present both...I would certainly choose to be there on Saturday 18 October. Barefoot Review Link to external website
    Performing a 19th century play and then an updated version hot on its heels is risky. Two playwrights, two set times and locales, with two different types of mores. Is it worth the effort? Yes very much so. InDaily Link to external website
    Performances from the three actors are outstanding...The direction from Geoff Brittain is stimulating and the engaging performances will hold your attention. Weekend Notes Link to external website
    All three actors had their very strong moments. This was a very demanding and serious piece of theatre and the Theatre Guild brought credibility to both plays. Encore Link to external website
    Miss Julie and After Miss Julie make for a fascinating double bill...Plenty of dramatic intensity...fascinating interpretational variations in each pairing. This was a bold move for the Guild and one that should pay off for them. See both plays and enjoy the comparison. Broadway World Link to external website
  • No Man's LandAugust 2014
    A rare production of a 70s Pinter play with some of the landmark names of South Australian theatre behind it. This Theatre Guild show is a hot ticket. No Man's Land, most particularly is a vehicle for two very strong mature actors – to which end Michael Baldwin and John Edge come into their own. They are Adelaide's Gielgud and Richardson. It is a wonderment of words and timing … In the Guild’s hands, it is utterly engrossing and surprisingly funny. No Man's Land goes down as another vivid feather in the UATG's very well-adorned cap Samela Harris, Barefoot Review Link to external website
    Ardent, discerningly paced and boasting indomitable performances, No Man's Land is a marvellous production. It is a joy to watch the two cohorts- the creepy hippy Foster (Matt Houston) and the looming leather clad Briggs (Jonathan Pheasant)...A rich, thrilling work that is splendidly original filled with wit and structured so ingeniously that figuring out where the story is headed is half the fun. Stephen Davenport, InDaily Link to external website
    An experienced and knowledgeable director, together with a supremely talented cast...the UATG has all the elements just right with its superb production. Jonathan Pheasant is terrific, Set Design by Max Mastrosavas is brilliant. With its fine direction by Warwick Cooper, magnificent performances and wonderful staging, you would be mad to miss this Guild production. Lesley Reed, Stage Whispers Link to external website
    No Man's Land is well worth the trip to the Little Theatre Janice Bailey, Encore Link to external website
    Michael Baldwin and John Edge are simply marvellous together...Matt Houston and Jonathan Pheasant are another great double act. The result is a first class production...early booking is essential! Broadway World Link to external website
  • Romeo and JulietMay 2014
    Theatre Guild shines with spritely account of 'Romeo and Juliet' ... Akkshey Caplash and Abby Hampton do their characters proud ... their performances are outstanding ... All in all a great success The Adelaide Advertiser Link to external website
    ... a lovely, sensitive and rewarding experience ... everyone involved in this production is top notch ... it works brilliantly InDaily Link to external website
    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild's 'Romeo and Juliet' is another fine effort from a company that is surely developing a strong reputation for staging excellent productions of The Bard's works Stage Whispers Link to external website
    Abby Hampton is a superb Juliet. If you enjoy Shakespeare, this is one to see. Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    The Little Theatre is so perfect for performing Shakespeare. Smooth scene changes and wonderful use of the attributes of this theatre...The title roles of Romeo and Juliet were taken and filled beautifully by Akkshey Caplash and Abby Hampton Encore Link to external website
    ... yet another superb production ... all involved should be justly proud of what they have created. As it is selling out every night you should have already booked and, if not, then take advice from the Bard himself and be "swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow" ('A Midsummer Night's Dream', Act III scene ii) Broadway World Link to external website
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