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Guild's heady mix for 2006


Ambitious rakes, cross-dressing colonials, political assassination and interfering theatre critics make up a heady mix for the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild's 2006 season, announced on November 22.

March sees a two-night season of a moved play-reading of Edward Ravenscroft's bawdy 1681 romp The London Cuckolds. The production also features music of the age performed by students of the Elder Conservatorium.

May brings Caryl Churchill's classic 70s political satire, Cloud Nine. It mixes 19th century colonial Africa and swinging 70s London in a witty analysis of gender, race and politics.

Shakespeare's great political drama Julius Caesar takes the stage in August, with Theatre Guild Chair John Edge in the title role.

Then in October it's time for The Real Inspector Hound, Tom Stoppard's sparkling comic send up of theatre conventions and the Agatha Christie country house murder mystery.

The Guild is also undertaking a script development project in 2006 with Adelaide student Kate Mandalovic for her full-length play, Rebecca's Story. That will have a public airing during the year, with further details to be announced.

And there's a new, special discount ticket price for University of Adelaide staff and students, which is available on the Tuesday night performances of the May, August and October productions.

Further information from Melanie Hibberd on (08) 8303 5999 or online.

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