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Famous Last Words Presents
Home Thoughts 
12th - 14th August 7.30pm 


 

After a successful fringe season, ‘Home Thoughts’ is back for Adelaide audiences who may have missed this little gem!

Clara has returned to Adelaide. Sarah never left. When these sisters find themselves torn between remaining in the past and an uncertain future, they need to seriously question what “Home” means to them. An original play from James Watson (‘Triumph of Man’, ‘Empty Vanity’) filled with tough decisions, millennial anguish, and fruchocs.

★★★★ “Anyone who has spent a portion of their 20s in Adelaide is immediately able place themselves in the scenes of 'Home Thoughts'.” Michelle Wakim, InReview

★★★★ “As South Aussie as Villi’s pies, Cooper’s Ale and FruChocs, this knockout new play explores the complexities of where is home”  Craig Cook, The Advertiser

★★★★★ “What does 'Home' really mean? This play is a fine example of the exciting young talent that is emerging in Adelaide's thriving arts scene.” Julia Wakefield, Weekend Notes

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Taylor Nobes Presents
Music & You 
19th August 8.00pm 


 

A night of music from some of the greats
and how their music helps us through life

Join local artists Taylor Nobes and Samuel Lau for not your average night out at the cabaret. With songs from Bette Midler to Elton John, Celine Dion and even some
Disney classics, there will be something for everyone.

 

You are guaranteed a night of laughs, tears and jammed packed entertainment. Join us as we bring to you covers

and original songs that will take you through all the emotions.

“Nobes, whose stage presence is consistently electric.” – Adelaide Theatre Guide

“Nobes’ vocals are simply outstanding ranging from heart-wrenching gentle, melodic phrasing to full on Broadway belt; her song writing is of the highest

calibre” – Theatre Travels

“Taylor’s voice is incredible, one that really captivated the audience.” – The Advertiser

“Nobes has endearing stage presence and shows great range, from the grotesque observational comedy of her misogynistic producer character to her

powerful and poignant role as singer.” – The Adelaide Show

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Lori Bell Presents
Granny Flaps & Friends 
20th August 7.30pm 


 

Award winning comedian and Adelaide Fringe favorite, Granny Flaps is heading to the Goodwood
Theatre and bringing two of South Australia’s best comedians to come along for the ride!


Granny has toured with Puppetry of the Penis, played at the Big Day Out, and performed all over
Australia as well as selling out her Adelaide Fringe shows for the past four years and now she’s bringing
her comedy, and her mates to you! With Mickey D who stormed the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne
International Comedy Festival in 2000 and is now a Multi Award winning comedian and a veteran of
international comedy festivals.

 

Mickey D has performed across the UK, throughout Europe, and the States
and acquired an impressive list of TV and radio credits. As well as the instantly likable and infinitely
relatable, Kel Balnaves. Kel is a laconic storyteller with a keen eye for those everyday things we all
experience.

 

Practical, and funny, Kel’s a comedy Swiss army knife. When he’s not touring all over the
country, Kel can usually be found making home brew or fixing a knackered Land Rover.
This is a jam-packed night of the finest comedy South Australia has to offer and all happening at the iconic Goodwood Theatre. This is a night best enjoyed with friends!

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The PaperBoats Presents
the Boy and the Ball 
22nd - 26th August 9.30am & 11.00am 


 

In a world of cylinders of all shapes and sizes, we meet a very shy boy and witness how, with the assistance of his ball, he makes a friend and how that single friend becomes many friends.

Navigating the world of friendship is a “rite of passage” experience for almost every child in the early days of their kindergarten life. This nonverbal performance is a wonderous tale of reassurance, joy and connection…with a little magic.

Insightful and highly skilled early-childhood theatre maker, Stephen Noonan has created an intimate performance designed for kindergarten audiences and their families.

 

22-26th August ELC & Reception

27th August Families
 

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Stephen House Presents
The Ajoona Guest House
25th - 26th August 8.00pm 


 

Written on an Asia-link India literature residency, direct from a sold-out Adelaide hit season, award-winning writer and actor, Stephen House, presents “The Ajoona Guest House”. Following his nationally acclaimed, “Appalling Behaviour” & “Almost Face to Face”, this latest monologue, opens the door on a dangerously beautiful, hidden New Delhi world.

Written & performed by Stephen House
Directed by Rosalba Clemente
Sound by Alain Valodze

A master storyteller… exquisite
STAGE WHISPERS


The Ajoona Guest House gets five stars
THE ADVERTISER


Deeply evocative… a theatrical gem
THEATRE TRAVELS


An excellent script… a masterful actor
BAREFOOT REVIEW

 

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Manadi Lopa Presents
Angel & Gabrielle
27th August 7.30pm 


 

Manadi, which means “sit and share together” in his Sisaala dialect, is from Tumu, an African village in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Manadi’s music speaks from the heart, conveying cultural traditions & bringing audiences fusions of West African folk, roots reggae & Afro-pop. 

 

His warm and earthy vocal timbre and his passion for peace have become his trademarks, inspiring audiences with catchy lyrical tracks.

 

Whether it’s love like ‘sugar-sweet coffee’, skanking ‘Like a Lion’ or having a ‘Chatty Chatty Mouth’, Manadi shares his messages through infectiously happy tunes underpinned by a deep humanity that resonates universally.

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8th -31st AUGUST
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10am to 1pm

 
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Sue Webb Exhibition
8th - 31st August

March 4th & 5th

 
Sue Webb is a 75 year old woman who came to painting later in life (when she retired). 

She loves to paint whether in oils, gouache or acrylics and she especially loves using colour.

 

Over time her paintings have become more abstract. 

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Deborah Baldassi Exhibition
9th - 31st August

 

Deborah Baldassi - Deborah Baldassi always dreamt of being an artist…  The idea of starving in a Parisian garret whilst producing angst-fueled masterpieces appealed to her.  However, the lure of creature comforts (and a taste for quality red wine!) got the better of her, and she compromised by becoming an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer.  


After a career spanning over 40 years and boasting clients as diverse as “Better Homes and Gardens”, the Wiggles and the Communist Party of Australia, she has returned to her first love - painting. 


And while her masterpieces are not angst-ridden, and the Parisian skyline still eludes her, a lifetime of honing her skills and accumulating experience has left rich and complex residues beneath the flowing barnyard funk that has always characterised her art. 

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Rosemary Warminton Exhibition
9th - 31st August

 

Rosemary Warmington paints from her beautiful Goodwood Garden studio. Her contemporary paintings are drenched in colour, influenced by the natural world and the Australian light and landscape, in styles that reflect pure abstraction and traditional landscape.

Rosemary’s most recent significant solo exhibition, Colour Echoes, was at BMG Art in February 2021. This was followed by a group exhibition ‘Are You Home Tonight?’ at The Main Gallery in September 2021. With tertiary qualifications in both social work and business, Rosemary was a CEO of a not-for-profit organisation for many years, retiring in 2017 to paint more. In 2012 Rosemary was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

“My abstract paintings are echoes of the colours and forms I’ve seen, remembered, or contrived from my travels over time. I paint with saturated colours using mixed media, line work and scratchings into the canvas in an intuitive process towards an unknown outcome.  I want the colours in my paintings to echo within us, to awaken that feeling of ‘aliveness’ that can be hidden and forgotten in our daily grind. My works are, therefore, about experiencing our human condition more deeply, through colour and its impact on us”.
 

Also this June & July

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Homemade, ecofriendly, and recycled gifts made with love from a little bit of anything!


Founders Jaylah (13yrs) Ivy (11 yrs) and Asha (11 yrs) use anything and everything with a zero-waste policy. Using recycled bits and pieces, from bottle tops to buttons, fabric to paper they have created a unique range of delightful things you will adore.


Gifts include jewellery, terrariums, snow-globes, house numbers, bookmarks, cards, cork plants, and much more!


If you are looking for a special gift and not sure what to buy, come check out their beautiful handmade goodies in the bar area at The Goodwood Theatre & Studios throughout June & July.