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Terrestrial by State Theatre Company South Australia

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Join Liddy and Badar in Remote South Australia
Terrestrial is the story of Liddy, a young lady who moves to a remote South Australian town with her mum seeking escape. Liddy is different, quirky, eccentric and obsessed with aliens and quickly makes friends with Badar, another youngster just like her: witty, cynical, lover of sci-fi and an outsider.

The town and community is collapsing and quickly becoming a ghost town in the wake of an impending mine closure and the two friends closely connect as they embrace their shared eccentricities. However, when Badar disappears, Liddy is left to explore her most recent past and find the point where reality and fantasy divide.

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Terrestrial is the State Theatre Company debut for Jill Blewett Playwright Award winner Fleur Kilpatrick. Directed by Nescha Jelk (Gorgon, Othello), this play ideal for 9 to 12 year olds is set to engage the mind and touch the heart with a cast including Annabel Matheson and Patrick Jhanur.

Terrestrial is showing at many regional South Australian locations on the following dates:

Cornerstone College Mount Barker – Thursday 10 May 2018 at 1.15 pm (Contact 8398 6000 for bookings)

Centenary Hall Goolwa – Friday 11 May 2018 at 1 pm (Conact 8555 7000 for bookings)

Chaffey Theatre Renmark – Monday 14 May 2018 at 1 pm

Tatiara Civic Centre Bordertown – Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 1 pm (Contact 8752 1044 for bookings)

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre Mount Gambier – Thursday 17 May 2018 at 1 pm

Barossa Arts and Convention Centre Tanunda – Monday 4 June 2018 at 1 pm (Contact 8561 4299 for bookings)

Northern Festival Centre Port Pirie – Wednesday 6 June 2018 at 1 pm

Cummins Institute Cummins – Thursday 7 June 21018 at 7 pm

Nautilus Arts Centre Port Lincoln – Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 1 pm

Middleback Arts Centre Whyalla – Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 1 pm

Roxbylink Auditorium Roxby Downs – Friday 15 June 2018 at 11 am (Contact 8671 5941 for bookings)

Port Augusta Institute Theatre Port Augusta – Monday 18 June 2018 at 1 pm and 7 pm (Contact 8641 9176 for bookings)

Leigh Creek Auditorium Leigh Creek – Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 7 pm

Tickets for Bordertown, Cummins, Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek are $27 adults, $10 under 17 or $24 per person for groups of 6 or more.

Tickets for Renmark, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta are $27 adults, $24 for groups of 6 or more.

For tickets in Mount Barker, Goolwa, Tanunda please contact the listed number for ticket prices.

Terrestrial will also be on at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Drive, Adelaide from Wednesday 23 May to Saturday 2 June 2018 at 7 pm (excluding Sunday – Tuesday) with additional shows on Saturday at 2 pm. For those wishing to attend on Wednesday 30 May 2018, you are invited to stay over the show for a post-show Q&A session.

Tickets are $30 primary/secondary student, $34 under 30 years, $66 concession and $76 adults. Wednesday and Saturday matinee tickets are $10 cheaper for adults and concession. Booking and credit card fees may apply.

On street parking is available around the Adelaide Riverbank including North Terrace and Adelaide Oval. Discounted parking is available for Theatre goers at Wilson Adelaide Central Car Park, 225 North Terrace, Adelaide.


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Why? A play specially for 9 to 12 year olds
When: 10 May to 19 June 2018
Where: Adelaide and various locations around regional South Australia
Cost: From $24 to $76
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