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

  • Lettice and LovageOctober 2017
    Tracey Walker is absolutely delicious as Lettice, making the role her own. Richly poetic and very much larger than life, she seizes every one of Shaffer’s round and rolling lines, injecting them with absurd amounts of passion, constantly alert to any opportunity to fly higher … many laugh out loud moments The Advertiser Link to external website
    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild’s production currently playing in Adelaide is a real delight … engaging, funny and enlightening as well as full of hope and optimism. A sheer delight from beginning to end … if you are a lover of history, language and basically good acting, then don’t miss the Theatre Guild’s production. Stage Whispers Link to external website
    It is always a pleasure to visit the Little Theatre to see a show presented by the University of Adelaide’s Theatre Guild. Lettice and Lovage is yet another delight. Director Angela Walker has assembled an excellent cast and without exception they do Shaffer’s play justice. Tracey Walker is superbly delightful as ’Miss Lettice Douffet‘ while Sharon Malujlo’s ‘Miss Charlotte Schoen’ provides a perfect foil. Adealide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    It is a treat in the mould of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw … this is great fun for lovers of a good laugh as well as those who revel in the wonders of language … Kryztoff Raw Link to external website
    … Theatre Guild’s latest production is a faultless interpretation. This is due not only to Angela Short’s superbly detailed direction, but also to tremendous performances from Tracey Walker and Sharon Malujlo who carry the night and whose talents one marvels at. I cannot praise the actors highly enough. John Ovenden Link to external website
    The Theatre Guild has an excellent reputation for developing top amateur and professional theatre productions in Adelaide … Tracey Walker as ‘Lettice Douffet’, a flamboyant tour guide, and Sharon Malujlo as the arrogant bureaucrat are marvellous as they showcase their talents with life and humour. With its rich language it should be a delight to relish and savour, and the intimacy and ambiance of the Little Theatre is perfect for this production. Weekend Notes Link to external website
    … a very joyous and pleasant experience, offering both hilarious and tragic performances from Walker and Malujlo. The AUTG did not disappoint in bringing to the community another stellar production … couldn’t recommend it enough. On Dit Link to external website
  • Three Tall WomenOctober 2017
    A phenomenal piece of theatre … Jean Walker is astounding as the dying woman giving me another to add to my small mental list of the best performances that I have seen over the decades, first as an ordinary audience member and later, as a critic.

    This is definitely one out of the box and will be spoken of for a long time to come. People will judge other performances by this benchmark.

    If you make any claim at all to loving great theatre, you’ll see this one, but speed is of the essence if you want tickets. Word gets round quickly in Adelaide so don’t miss out. Barry Lenny, GlamAdelaide Link to external website
    It is Albee through and through …director Geoff Brittain has fully grasped the nettle and his masterstroke is the casting of Jean Walker … Walker is outstanding, Rachel Burfield superb in both acts. The Advertiser Link to external website
    This is a must see … Albee’s script allows each woman moments to shine and Jean Walker, Rachel Burfield and Jessica Carroll do this with ease. Brittain has assembled a production team that ties it beautifully together with an elegant and understated set design by Ole Wiebkin, enhanced lighting design by Scott Cleggett and stunning costumes by Gilian Cordell. Stage Whispers Link to external website
    What a production! … The language is striking, the characters true to life, and the observation so accurate that this is truly a deeply moving piece of theatre. Well worth seeing. Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    Once again the Theatre Guild has tackled a serious and demanding play ... it’s a challenge they faced and met. Walker gave a splendid, sustained performance, capturing both the pleasures and torment of the character. Her empathy and focus were critical, holding the audience’s rapt attention. Encore, Theatre Association of South Australia Link to external website
    Walker was of course quite the stand out, being both hilarious and tragic … Rachel Burfield was simply fantastic … Overall, Three Tall Women was a great production from the UATG, showcasing some really wonderful performances and a really impressive set design … highly recommend having a look On Dit Link to external website
  • Henry VOctober 2017
    I would highly recommend that you avail yourself of the rare opportunity to view such a dynamic and committed performance of an important play. Encore, Theatre Association of South Australia Link to external website
    Shakespeare is a serious business, so why was there so much laughter in the theatre? It is because unlike so many ‘serious’ directors, Megan Dansie is not afraid to treat the script with the irreverence it occasionally deserves. She doesn’t lose the funny bits! … The entire cast are at home with the language and can convey the meaning with ease, a rare treat with Shakespeare. This is a performance not to be missed! Glam Adelaide Link to external website
    This is a fine cast and a clear and thoughtful interpretation of the play, one that Shakespeare novices will find easy to follow and understand, but with depth enough for the serious theatregoer. Broadway World Adelaide Link to external website
    Dansie has a wonderful cast to work with, led by Nick Duddy, who is close to perfect as Henry. Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    Megan Dansie’s production for the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild hits the spot in a lot of ways … there are many distinguished performances … the comic roles are deliciously played … The Advertiser Link to external website
    Dansie’s production is powerful and accessible … she has definitely created a very watchable piece of theatre. Stage Whispers Link to external website
  • The EffectOctober 2017
    Passionate and compelling performances of great and sometimes wrenching intensity … emotionally strong and rewarding. It’s a good choice for the Theatre Guild of a University with a major research focus. The Advertiser Link to external website
    The Effect is a wonderfully intelligent night of theatre. Stage Whispers Link to external website
    Salter and Palmer’s performances are intense. They are passionate, compelling and ultimately entwine, emotionally and physically. Adelaide Theatre Guide Link to external website
    …Cate Rogers is a standout as Doctor Lorna James … Rogers is able to bring ferocity to parts of her performance as well as moments of humanity, compassion and human fragility. If you like your theatre intense, contemporary and involving modern issues such as mental illness, then The Effect is well worth seeing. Glam Adelaide Link to external website
    Both the multi-talented Palmer and the versatile Salter excel in their roles … This is an excellent production and well worth a visit. Kryztoff Raw Link to external website
  • The CrucibleAugust 2016
    Diesel was a definite scene-stealer aided and abetted by Houston ... a production worth seeing. Glam Adelaide Link to external website
  • 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
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