Holden Street Theatres is leading the way in theatre and has launched the first live season of events since Covid-19 in South Australia, possibly in Australia, possibly in the world…definitely in South Australia, with, An Evening With…
From 20th June, Holden Street will host an array of actors, musicians and poets including Peter Goers & Martha Lott, Mim Sarre, Mel McCaig and Draw Your (S)Words Poetry and more to be announced!
We are really excited to be able to increase the capacity this week from 20 – 30 and as restrictions lift we will increase it more. We opened sales on Wednesday the 10th and we had sold out 4 of the 5 performances in just over three hours. We have a waiting list for this increase so we don’t see any problem in keeping it sold out, said Artistic Director Martha Lott.
The first industry to shut down and the last to open, the art and entertainment industries have been hard hit, but thanks to the incredible commitment and effort by South Australians their state is slowly opening back up. And, thanks to the huge support of the City of Charles Sturt through their Economic Support and Stimulus Package and Arts South Australia funding they are able to pay the artists and technical staff, many of whom were not eligible for Job Keeper, and start live performances again.
Known as The Home of Theatre during Fringe, Holden St has toured over 65 productions from around the world each year headed by it’s Edinburgh Fringe Award winner. The only award in the world to offer a tour to the Adelaide Fringe and presented each year by Holden St at the Scotsman Awards in Edinburgh. It is the producing and programming of Holden St that has resulted in over 80 awards and nominations in the last 18 years from industry and peers. As a trailblazer of theatre during Fringe Holden St is once again leading the way.
Limited to a strict number of patrons, which this week has increased slightly, they will be adhering to social distancing, hygiene and density requirements, taking contact details for all persons on site, asking that they download the Covid Safe app and will be carrying out temperature checks on entry. There is also a waiting list for tickets in the event that restrictions lift as the season unfolds.
The Arts Industry is an integral part of South Australian life and one of the things that makes Adelaide such a wonderful place to live.
An Evening With… Peter Goers and Martha Lott
Saturday 20th June, 7:30pm
We are incredibly excited for our opening night with not one but two HST favourites, Peter Goers and Martha Lott.
You’ve heard him on the radio, you’ve seen him around town, and on the HST stage, Adelaide’s lovable curmudgeon is here for another night of laughter and good stories. He is joined by long-time friend and HST’s Founder and Artistic Director, Martha Lott for a night of theatre stories and entertainment.
An Evening With… Draw Your (S)Words Poetry Saturday
27th June & Friday 24th July, 7:30pm
Draw Your (S)Words Poetry is a monthly event to allow poets of Kaurna Land/Adelaide to express and inspire others with the beauty of spoken word in a safe space. DYS believe sharing poetry is vulnerable, it takes bravery and that’s what makes the DYS community so special, it’s the support that never fails to show up time after time.
An Evening With… Melissa McCaig
Saturday 18th July, 7:30pm
Melissa McCaig is returning to HST! A National and International performer for over 20 years she is the co-creator and performer of cabaret shows Flat on your Bacharach, Women with Standards and The Fiddle and the Drum. As a member of The Fabulous Singlettes, Mel has performed to sold-out houses across Australia’s major festivals and around the world. Her many other credits include Matthew Robinson’s Metro Street, Shane Warne the Musical, The Beauty Spot, Gifts from The King and she performed as a soloist at Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Mel is bringing her considerable talent to the HST stage so don’t miss out on a night of intimate music.
An Evening With… Mim Sarre
Friday 17th July, 7:30pm
Armed with a bright belty voice, witty songs about feminism, and a head of blonde curls, Millicent Sarre is a singer & songwriter, cabaret artist, music theatre performer and vocal coach.
In June 2019, Mim premiered her first original cabaret show, Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered, in the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe. The show was sold-out, critically acclaimed, and nominated for an ATG award for Best Cabaret. Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered’s return season in Adelaide Fringe 2020 received a further array of awards including the Holden Street Theatres Adelaide Fringe Award 2020.