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Martin Sherman's ground-breaking play Bent comes to Adelaide for a strictly limited season this November. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast!

Following the sold-out success of their one-day-only play reading of Beecham in September, Independent Theatre is excited to present Bent.

Bent is a gripping masterpiece which premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 1979, later transferring to the West End with Ian McKellen and Tom Bell in the lead roles. The 1979 Broadway production starred Richard Gere and David Dukes.

Independent Theatre's production comes 40 years since the South Australian Theatre Company performed it, with John Hargreaves and Tim Considine.

Bent begins in Berlin in June 1934, on the "Night of the Long Knives", when Hitler issued an order to purge all homosexuals from the Army. Max, a small-timer wheeler-dealer, and his dancer boyfriend, Rudy, are recovering from a night of debauchery with an SA trooper, when two soldiers burst into their apartment, thus forcing them on a nightmare odyssey through Nazi Germany - through a Berlin nightclub, a forest hideout, a prison-train, and, ultimately, Dachau concentration camp.

Ever the survivor, in Dachau, Max elects to wear the Yellow Jewish Star rather than the Pink Triangle for homosexuals.

But, it's in the dehumanising grind of the prison stone-yards that he learns, from fellow-prisoner, Horst, love, acceptance, sacrifice and ultimate redemption.


Stark, confronting and brilliant, Bent will captivate you from the opening scene and never let you go.

Tickets are now on sale for this strictly limited season at Goodwood Theatre, 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia 5034.

Choose from the following performances:

  • Friday 13 November 2020, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT

  • Saturday 14 November 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Sunday 15 November 2020, 4:00 PM

  • Tuesday 17 November 2020, 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday 18 November 2020, 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday 25 November 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Thursday 26 November 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Friday 27 November 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Saturday 28 November 2020, 2:00 PM

  • Saturday 28 November 2020, 7:30 PM

    Secure your tickets today at Early bookings are advised as places are strictly limited.

    For more information on Independent Theatre's anticipated production of Bent, please see and join the Facebook Event.

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    Where: Goodwood Theatre, 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia 5034
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