Dates and times:

  • Thursday 11 & 18 August, 7:30pm
  • Friday 12 & 19 August, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 13 & 20 August, 7:30pm
  • Sunday 14 & 21 August, 4pm Matinee

Little Theatre, The Cloisters, (Gate 10 off Victoria Drive), University of Adelaide

Tickets: $25 Full / $20 Concession
Group Bookings: 10+ at Concession rate



Written By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Matthew Chapman


“You cannot stir things apart.”

Part detective story, part rom-com and part scientific fantasy, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia frequently tops the list of greatest plays of the twentieth century.

At the centre of this play about fate, mathematics, feminism, gardening, apples and the utter randomness of it all is the story of a group of people who simply can't get it together when it comes to things that are actually important.

It’s 1809 and thirteen year old Thomasina Coverly is a precocious mathematical genius, making sense of the world around her: her mother is obsessed with gardening, her tutor is having it off with the wife of a houseguest and the famous Lord Byron is skulking the corridors causing mischief. 

As battle lines are drawn across the school table, a demand for satisfaction has terrible consequences.

Meanwhile in the present day, writer Hannah Jarvis navigates descendants of the Coverly clan, a jumped up academic and time itself to investigate Thomasina’s discoveries, the mysterious events that happened 200 years ago and exactly who the shadowy figure of death is that haunts the garden at Sidley Park…


Little Theatre

Victoria Drive (Gate 10), The University of Adelaide

Please allow yourself extra time for parking, especially if there is an event on at Adelaide Oval or Festival Centre.

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company

TICKET PRICES: $25 Full / $20 Concession

Online: (transaction fee applies)

Tickets at the door subject to availability

Group Bookings: 10+ at concession rate

Please allow extra time for parking especially when there is an event at Adelaide Oval.

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