University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Matthew Chapman
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company
“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…
Tickets: $25 Full / $20 Concession
Group Bookings: 10+ at Concession rate
Tickets also available at the door (subject to availability)
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES AVAILABLE.
Thursday 11 August, 7.30pm
Friday 12 August, 7:30pm
Saturday 13 August, 7:30pm
Sunday 14 August, 4pm Matinée
Thursday 18 August, 7:30pm
Friday 19 August, 7:30pm
Saturday 20 August, 7:30pm
Sunday 21 August, 4pm Matinée
Victoria Drive (Gate 10), The Cloisters, The University of Adelaide
Please allow yourself extra time for parking, especially if there is an event on at Adelaide Oval or Botanic Park.
Duration: Arcadia will run approximately 3 hours including interval.
MASKS REQUIRED AT THIS VENUE
For the best protection possible for our cast, crew and audiences we ask all patrons to please wear a mask while in the Little Theatre.
As we operate under the umbrella of The University of Adelaide, we follow their protocols and therefore the Theatre Guild currently does not expect vaccination to be mandatory.
The Cloisters, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005