Past Shows

Christmas Eve 1948..... a group of parishioners staged a Nativity Play in Grundy Hall, Brighton South Australia and thus began the St. Jude’s Players.

St Jude's Players - Living Together

May 2024 – Living Together

Living Together is the second play in Alan Ackybourn’s comedy trilogy The Norman Conquests, each about the same traumatic family weekend in a country vicarage. Set in Southern England in the mid-1970s, Living Together covers the action in the living room.

Unmarried Annie lives in a Victorian house with her (unseen) bed-ridden widowed mother. So that Annie can go away for the weekend for some respite from her caring tasks, her brother and his wife have come to hold the fort. They believe Annie should pair off with the rather dim local veterinarian, but Annie has other ideas. She has made an assignation…but not with the vet.

St Jude's Players - Scarlett O'Hara At the Crimson Parrot

November 2023 – Scarlett O’Hara at The Crimson Parrot

Scarlett is a 36-year-old waitress who lives with her mother and has no boyfriend. She has an active fantasy life and dreams of being with her boss, Steve, but is also pursued by the awkward Alan.

St Jude's Players - Mr Bailey's Minder

August 2023 – Mr Bailey’s Minder

Abusive, cantankerous and burned out by booze, Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s national treasures. A gifted and renowned painter and chronic alcoholic, he can no longer take care of himself. His resentful daughter has employed a succession of minders who haven’t lasted, that is, until Therese comes along, fresh out of prison and determined to make a go of her limited options.

St Jude's Players - All About Eve

APRIL 2023-All About Eve

Set in the 1940’s, during the most vulnerable point in her career, a leading lady of the time, Margo Channing, encounters an aspiring young actress, Eve Harrington, who ingratiates herself into the lives of the most successful theatre practitioners in town – Lloyd Richards, Bill Sampson & Max Fabian.

St Jude's Players - Dogfight

AUGUST 2022 – Dogfight

Set in November 1963, Dogfight tells the story of three young marines, on the town for their last boys’ night out of partying before deployment into a small, but growing, conflict in Vietnam.

St Jude's Players - Vincent in Brixton

APRIL 2022 – Vincent in Brixton

It’s 1873, and at the age of 20, Vincent Van Gogh is renting a room in the London suburb of Brixton, whilst he is preparing for a career as an art dealer in his family’s business. The play explores the transforming effects of sex and love on Van Gogh’s still unformed talent all whilst falling in love…

St Jude's Players - Oliver Twisted

NOVEMBER 2022 – Oliver Twisted

Oliver Twisted, written and directed by Larry Waller, creates a very different version of Dickens’ original tale, using a mix of adventure, shock and mirth.

St Jude's Players - The Pig Iron People

The Pig Iron People

The winds of conservative political change are blowing hard in Australia, but satirist John Doyle’s moving, funny and at times shocking play The Pig Iron People is not about politics. It’s an absorbing and sharply observed tale about different generations and how life, love, prejudice and memories impact the way we see ourselves and others.

Game Plan

One of the funniest plays we have ever seen. Very well acted so thanks very much.

St Jude's Players - Graphic Musical Memories

Musical Memories

We will be presenting a night of fun, friendship and fabulous entertainment as we re-visit some of the wonderful songs we have presented over our 70 years.

St Jude's Players - I'll Be Back Before Midnight

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

A psychological thriller by Award winning playwright Peter Colley.  This play has been produced in over 35 countries and is also a major motion picture.

St Jude's Players - Things I Know to be True

Things I Know To Be True

Bob and Fran Price have four adult children. Each child has his or her own unique struggles and secrets they try to keep hidden from their parents.

St Jude's Players - Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Jeffrey Archer’s first stage play – ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’

In the Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey, Sir David Metcalfe, distinguished QC and Chairman of the Bar Council, is conducting the most important defense of his career – his own…

St Jude's Players - Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

Tony Award winning musical Man of La Mancha written by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time.

St Jude's Players - The Memory of Water

The Memory of Water

What do you leave behind after death?

In Vi’s case, there’s a ward-robe full of dresses and three daughters – each with their own version of the events of their childhood.

St Jude's Players - One Act Play

A Man for Four Seasons

This play reading was directed by our new committee member Gigi Jeffers. The play was written especially for this event by her son; definitely a St Jude’s Players family theatre experience.

St Jude's Players - Taking Steps

Taking Steps

This riotous farce is set in a dilapidated Victorian three-storey country house, reputedly a former bordello and said to be haunted by a deceased prostitute.

St Jude's Players - The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is classic Oscar Wilde at his wittiest best. Last year David Suchet played Lady Bracknell in London and this year Andrew Clark will be playing Lady Bracknell in Adelaide – you won’t want to miss it.

St Jude's Players - Rose's Dilemma

Rose’s Dilemma

In her beach house in the Hamptons, celebrated writer Rose Stern stands at a crossroads: she hasn’t written anything in years and money is getting short. Her former lover, literary lion Walsh McLaren, offers her an opportunity to re-gain her fame and fortune.

St Jude's Players - Madame Butterfly

M. Butterfly

David Henry Hwang’s beautiful, heartrending play was winner of a 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.

St Jude's Players - Calendar Girls - November 2016

Calendar Girls

‘Calendar Girls’ was first a movie and then adapted for the stage. It won the ‘What’s On Stage’ Award for Best New Comedy 2010.

St Jude's Players - Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing

One of the funniest and longest-running comedy/farces ever to hit London’s West End stage!

St Jude's Players - When the Rain Spots Falling

When The Rain Stops Falling

A unique piece of storytelling by Andrew Bovell, set against the vastness of the Australian landscape and a dramatically changing climate

St Jude's Players - David Williamson's Soulmates

Soulmates

November 2015

St Jude's Players - Heroes

Heroes

April/May 2015

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