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AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (CTC)

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure. Please note for 3D screenings glasses are $1 a pair “AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER contains several sequences of bright lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.” Running Time: 3hrs & 12min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (M)

In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Running Time: 2hrs & 40min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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BLUEBACK (PG)

Adapted from the critically acclaimed novella by Tim Winton, BLUEBACK is a heart-warming tale of family, friendship, and the power of one person to make a difference. While marine biologist Abby Jackson is out on a boat researching the heart-breaking destruction of coral reefs, she’s called back home with the news that her mother has fallen ill. Abby begins reflecting on her childhood and the powerful influence her mother, Dora, had on her worldview. Through flashbacks, we meet teenage Abby, who is taking an increasing interest in protecting the bay where they live, driven by a bond she has formed with the wild blue groper who resides there. Set alongside the pristine blue waters of Australia’s west coast, BLUEBACK will delight and inspire the whole family, from all the wonders that exist just below the ocean’s surface to the power of relationships and the lifelong legacies they create. Running Time: 1hr & 45min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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CELTIC ILLUSION

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA by storm, on its nationwide tour for 2023. Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns to a stage near you! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2023 tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music and choreography, Celtic Illusion is an awe-inspiring night of family entertainment.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community Schools Show

DOCTOR DOLITTLE JUNIOR

The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle JR. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version. The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community Schools Show

DOCTOR DOLITTLE JUNIOR- SCHOOL SHOW

The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle JR. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version. The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES

By Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters? Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal? Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom, Kästner’s 1929 novella is more than a ‘good romp’; it broke ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. Streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale. In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and the Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences. “The company’s theatre productions always have a sense of wonder and magic, and Emil and the Detectives delights, intrigues and astonishes its audience...Emil and the Detectives is an outstanding piece of children’s theatre which makes it an outstanding piece of theatre and an experience to be savoured by all.” - InDaily, Greg Elliott “...Emil and the Detectives adds to Slingsby’s already substantial record of presenting entertainment for families that actually deal with important issues.” - The Advertiser, Peter Burdon Cast & Crew Director: Andy Packer Playwright: Nicki Bloom Composer and Sound Design: Quincy Grant Designer: Wendy Todd Costume Designer: Ailsa Paterson Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham Technical Design: Chris Petridis Animation Director: Luku Trembath

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EUPHORIA

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget. Euphoria is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit. "Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre". ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Limelight "Malcolm portrays Meg with such warmth, and Smith brings an intensity to Ethan...Euphoria is a delight.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Collage Adelaide "This is a little gem of theatre... please go and see this fine production; it will help to restore your faith in the theatrical medium as a vector for changing lives and illuminating our society" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Glam Adelaide Cast & Crew Playwright: Emily Steel Director: Nescha Jelk Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard Assistant Director: Emma Richardson Creative Producer: Alison Howard Meg: Ashton Malcolm Ethan: James Smith

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community Dance

HHB PRESENTS THE BOUNCE TEAM SHOWOFFS 2022

The Bounce Team Showoffs are a coveted opportunity for the HHB competitive teams and soloist to perform their award wining routines one last time and to our community. We would love the opportunity to entertain you with our champion routines in both dance and cheer

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (CTC)

The joyous, emotional and heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical super stardom. Running Time: TBC

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE (G)

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action / CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience. When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. Running Time: 1hr & 45min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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MARINA PRIOR & DAVID HOBSON

After 3 back to back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode. Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour concert. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums. ‘It’s been beyond our wildest dreams to travel this beautiful country of ours being supported by Australians in our own backyard” says Marina & David.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Nunga Screen

NUNGA SCREEN 2023

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film. A FREE annual event that spans National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, and which tours across regional SA from big screen cinemas to remote communities, Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages. For more than 10 years, Nunga Screen (formerly known as Black Screen) has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2023 program will feature the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Films announced soon.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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PRADA CLUTCH'S

Let us take you on a journey from where it all began, Darlings! Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch & her 'girls' pay tribute to the history of Aussie drag – in concert. Revisit the good ol' days with Les Girls in the 60’s, sing along to classic disco hits & sashay into today with a celebration of chart-topping music icons that have inspired drag performers around the world! The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia playing both regional & capital cities. She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler & Cher. The show is Creatively Directed by one of Australia’s original Les Girls of Kings Cross, Monique Kelly. Monique was a member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997. She has a keen eye for detail & a photographic memory of how it was done in her day, making her an asset to the show – she’s the pot of gold from the Golden Mile. The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985. Stephen’s experience extends to working with Kylie & Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper & Diana Ross. Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, headpieces, costumes & performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH (CTC)

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives. Running Time: 1hr & 42min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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QUEEN: IT'S KINDA MAGIC

Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand this August for their first Australian tour in two years! The show is set to again immerse fans in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and Freddie Mercury, but with the incredible Dominic Warren on board things are looking bigger and better than ever! You’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody at the cinemas, now see it all come alive on stage and in concert, with big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes… the REAL ROCK EXPERIENCE!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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STRANGE WORLD (PG)

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-adventure Strange World journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest—and by far— most crucial mission. Helmed by Don Hall (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Raya and the Last Dragon”) and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer “Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Roy Conli (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Tangled”). Running Time:1hr & 35min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE AMAZING MAURICE (CTC)

Rats! They're everywhere… In the breadbins, dancing across the tabletops, stealing pies from under the cook's noses. So, what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice, a streetwise tomcat with the perfect money-making scam, comes in. Everyone has heard of the stories about the pied piper and the town full of rodents. So, Maurice has found his very own pied piper and a plague of rats to trick gullible townsfolk into giving him lots of cash. All is going well until they arrive in the far-flung village of Bad Blintz where they meet a book obsessed girl called Malicia, who enlists their help to solve the mystery of her town ... Running Time: 1hr & 36min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 60’S VARIETY TV SHOW

ollowing their Sold Out National Tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960’s - The Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “It’s different to other shows…I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Joan T, 2022 audience member) Variety TV Show fans will be excited to know the multi-talented Simon Brook McLachlan (from the Original Australian cast of Jersey Boys) will return in 2023 to thrill us with his very special tributes to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as well as Neil Sedaka, together with a brand new Variety Show tribute to the much loved 1960s superstar… Sir Cliff Richard. Another HUGE bonus this year for the Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show fans is the addition of Australia’s internationally acclaimed #1 Roy Orbison tribute artist… Dean Bourne! Dean will perform his very special Variety Show tribute to the one and only ‘Big O’ and his biggest hits from the 1960’s. “It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!” - Ray Hadley, 2GB Unlike anything you have ever seen before this 150 minute ground-breaking and interactive theatrical TV experience is filled with all the fun, music and long forgotten memories of the fabulous 1960’s. The Variety TV Show audience is taken on a unique and emotional journey back to the best years of their lives.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Arts On Screen

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo made its highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2022 with its show, Voices. Over 900 performers took part in Voices, a show filled with immersive cultural showcases and musical presentations by groups, acts and bands from the UK, Mexico, The United States, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Australia (Brisbane Boys College Pipes and Drums), and New Zealand (New Zealand Army Band & The Pipes and Drums of Christchurch City). Voices is a celebration of expression and draws inspiration from people across the globe connecting to share their voices creatively through spoken word, song, music, and dance. In 2022, the Tattoo experienced a revitalisation with the contribution of newly appointed Creative Director, New Zealander, Michael Braithwaite. With a stellar background in entertainment including the likes of the Harry Potter franchise, Jim Henson's Creature Shop and the London 2012 Olympics, Michael brings a sense of renewed excitement, energy and surprise. A spectacular performance, made for the big screen.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season

THE SUNSHINE CLUB

Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch Music by John Rodgers Set is 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home. But this only fills Frank with a strong desire to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club. A place where all people are welcome to come together, laugh, romance and dance the night away as Frank sets out to win the heart of Rose, the girl from next door. The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre. “The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” – Stage Whispers “... a compelling story of humanity, hope and despair. Enoch directs with finesse and sensitivity. – Arts Hub “Come and enjoy this beautiful story of love, hope and acceptance with unforgettable characters who represent what really happens to our First Nations people. Enjoy the wonderful music, incredible band and acknowledge the first owners of the country we call Australia.” – The Fame Reporter “immensely entertaining… a significant achievement. The openness and joy radiating from The Sunshine Club is certain to make your spirits soar.” – Sydney Morning Herald Creative team Christine Harris – Producer Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director John Rodgers – Composer Wayne Freer – Musical Director

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE TONI CHILDS RETROSPECTIVE

Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two-hour performance as she celebrates her life’s musical works. Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith in the first hour of her show then the second hour will be an introduction to Toni’s new music, from two very special albums It’s All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet. Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling. With fans in over 50 countries around the world, Toni has produced a list of international hits such as: Don’t Walk Away, Stop Your Fussin’, Walk and Talk Like Angels, Zimbabwe, Where’s the Ocean, Many Rivers to Cross, I’ve Got to Go Now and Because You’re Beautiful, to name a few. Relive your best musical memories with Toni Childs’ Greatest Hits Live in Concert. EXCLUSIVE VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE This exciting opportunity includes one concert ticket within the first row, a digital copy of Toni Childs Greatest Hits two CD set plus a drink backstage before the concert with Toni.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (CTC)

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure. Please note for 3D screenings glasses are $1 a pair “AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER contains several sequences of bright lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.” Running Time: 3hrs & 12min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (M)

In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Running Time: 2hrs & 40min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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BLUEBACK (PG)

Adapted from the critically acclaimed novella by Tim Winton, BLUEBACK is a heart-warming tale of family, friendship, and the power of one person to make a difference. While marine biologist Abby Jackson is out on a boat researching the heart-breaking destruction of coral reefs, she’s called back home with the news that her mother has fallen ill. Abby begins reflecting on her childhood and the powerful influence her mother, Dora, had on her worldview. Through flashbacks, we meet teenage Abby, who is taking an increasing interest in protecting the bay where they live, driven by a bond she has formed with the wild blue groper who resides there. Set alongside the pristine blue waters of Australia’s west coast, BLUEBACK will delight and inspire the whole family, from all the wonders that exist just below the ocean’s surface to the power of relationships and the lifelong legacies they create. Running Time: 1hr & 45min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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CELTIC ILLUSION

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA by storm, on its nationwide tour for 2023. Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns to a stage near you! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2023 tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music and choreography, Celtic Illusion is an awe-inspiring night of family entertainment.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community Schools Show

DOCTOR DOLITTLE JUNIOR

The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle JR. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version. The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community Schools Show

DOCTOR DOLITTLE JUNIOR- SCHOOL SHOW

The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle JR. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version. The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES

By Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters? Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal? Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom, Kästner’s 1929 novella is more than a ‘good romp’; it broke ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. Streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale. In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and the Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences. “The company’s theatre productions always have a sense of wonder and magic, and Emil and the Detectives delights, intrigues and astonishes its audience...Emil and the Detectives is an outstanding piece of children’s theatre which makes it an outstanding piece of theatre and an experience to be savoured by all.” - InDaily, Greg Elliott “...Emil and the Detectives adds to Slingsby’s already substantial record of presenting entertainment for families that actually deal with important issues.” - The Advertiser, Peter Burdon Cast & Crew Director: Andy Packer Playwright: Nicki Bloom Composer and Sound Design: Quincy Grant Designer: Wendy Todd Costume Designer: Ailsa Paterson Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham Technical Design: Chris Petridis Animation Director: Luku Trembath

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EUPHORIA

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget. Euphoria is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit. "Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre". ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Limelight "Malcolm portrays Meg with such warmth, and Smith brings an intensity to Ethan...Euphoria is a delight.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Collage Adelaide "This is a little gem of theatre... please go and see this fine production; it will help to restore your faith in the theatrical medium as a vector for changing lives and illuminating our society" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Glam Adelaide Cast & Crew Playwright: Emily Steel Director: Nescha Jelk Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard Assistant Director: Emma Richardson Creative Producer: Alison Howard Meg: Ashton Malcolm Ethan: James Smith

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community Dance

HHB PRESENTS THE BOUNCE TEAM SHOWOFFS 2022

The Bounce Team Showoffs are a coveted opportunity for the HHB competitive teams and soloist to perform their award wining routines one last time and to our community. We would love the opportunity to entertain you with our champion routines in both dance and cheer

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (CTC)

The joyous, emotional and heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical super stardom. Running Time: TBC

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE (G)

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action / CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience. When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. Running Time: 1hr & 45min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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MARINA PRIOR & DAVID HOBSON

After 3 back to back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode. Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour concert. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums. ‘It’s been beyond our wildest dreams to travel this beautiful country of ours being supported by Australians in our own backyard” says Marina & David.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Nunga Screen

NUNGA SCREEN 2023

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film. A FREE annual event that spans National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, and which tours across regional SA from big screen cinemas to remote communities, Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages. For more than 10 years, Nunga Screen (formerly known as Black Screen) has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2023 program will feature the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Films announced soon.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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PRADA CLUTCH'S

Let us take you on a journey from where it all began, Darlings! Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch & her 'girls' pay tribute to the history of Aussie drag – in concert. Revisit the good ol' days with Les Girls in the 60’s, sing along to classic disco hits & sashay into today with a celebration of chart-topping music icons that have inspired drag performers around the world! The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia playing both regional & capital cities. She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler & Cher. The show is Creatively Directed by one of Australia’s original Les Girls of Kings Cross, Monique Kelly. Monique was a member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997. She has a keen eye for detail & a photographic memory of how it was done in her day, making her an asset to the show – she’s the pot of gold from the Golden Mile. The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985. Stephen’s experience extends to working with Kylie & Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper & Diana Ross. Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, headpieces, costumes & performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH (CTC)

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives. Running Time: 1hr & 42min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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QUEEN: IT'S KINDA MAGIC

Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand this August for their first Australian tour in two years! The show is set to again immerse fans in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and Freddie Mercury, but with the incredible Dominic Warren on board things are looking bigger and better than ever! You’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody at the cinemas, now see it all come alive on stage and in concert, with big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes… the REAL ROCK EXPERIENCE!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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STRANGE WORLD (PG)

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-adventure Strange World journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest—and by far— most crucial mission. Helmed by Don Hall (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Raya and the Last Dragon”) and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer “Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Roy Conli (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Tangled”). Running Time:1hr & 35min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE AMAZING MAURICE (CTC)

Rats! They're everywhere… In the breadbins, dancing across the tabletops, stealing pies from under the cook's noses. So, what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice, a streetwise tomcat with the perfect money-making scam, comes in. Everyone has heard of the stories about the pied piper and the town full of rodents. So, Maurice has found his very own pied piper and a plague of rats to trick gullible townsfolk into giving him lots of cash. All is going well until they arrive in the far-flung village of Bad Blintz where they meet a book obsessed girl called Malicia, who enlists their help to solve the mystery of her town ... Running Time: 1hr & 36min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 60’S VARIETY TV SHOW

ollowing their Sold Out National Tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960’s - The Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “It’s different to other shows…I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Joan T, 2022 audience member) Variety TV Show fans will be excited to know the multi-talented Simon Brook McLachlan (from the Original Australian cast of Jersey Boys) will return in 2023 to thrill us with his very special tributes to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as well as Neil Sedaka, together with a brand new Variety Show tribute to the much loved 1960s superstar… Sir Cliff Richard. Another HUGE bonus this year for the Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show fans is the addition of Australia’s internationally acclaimed #1 Roy Orbison tribute artist… Dean Bourne! Dean will perform his very special Variety Show tribute to the one and only ‘Big O’ and his biggest hits from the 1960’s. “It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!” - Ray Hadley, 2GB Unlike anything you have ever seen before this 150 minute ground-breaking and interactive theatrical TV experience is filled with all the fun, music and long forgotten memories of the fabulous 1960’s. The Variety TV Show audience is taken on a unique and emotional journey back to the best years of their lives.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Arts On Screen

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo made its highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2022 with its show, Voices. Over 900 performers took part in Voices, a show filled with immersive cultural showcases and musical presentations by groups, acts and bands from the UK, Mexico, The United States, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Australia (Brisbane Boys College Pipes and Drums), and New Zealand (New Zealand Army Band & The Pipes and Drums of Christchurch City). Voices is a celebration of expression and draws inspiration from people across the globe connecting to share their voices creatively through spoken word, song, music, and dance. In 2022, the Tattoo experienced a revitalisation with the contribution of newly appointed Creative Director, New Zealander, Michael Braithwaite. With a stellar background in entertainment including the likes of the Harry Potter franchise, Jim Henson's Creature Shop and the London 2012 Olympics, Michael brings a sense of renewed excitement, energy and surprise. A spectacular performance, made for the big screen.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season

THE SUNSHINE CLUB

Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch Music by John Rodgers Set is 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home. But this only fills Frank with a strong desire to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club. A place where all people are welcome to come together, laugh, romance and dance the night away as Frank sets out to win the heart of Rose, the girl from next door. The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre. “The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” – Stage Whispers “... a compelling story of humanity, hope and despair. Enoch directs with finesse and sensitivity. – Arts Hub “Come and enjoy this beautiful story of love, hope and acceptance with unforgettable characters who represent what really happens to our First Nations people. Enjoy the wonderful music, incredible band and acknowledge the first owners of the country we call Australia.” – The Fame Reporter “immensely entertaining… a significant achievement. The openness and joy radiating from The Sunshine Club is certain to make your spirits soar.” – Sydney Morning Herald Creative team Christine Harris – Producer Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director John Rodgers – Composer Wayne Freer – Musical Director

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE TONI CHILDS RETROSPECTIVE

Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two-hour performance as she celebrates her life’s musical works. Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith in the first hour of her show then the second hour will be an introduction to Toni’s new music, from two very special albums It’s All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet. Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling. With fans in over 50 countries around the world, Toni has produced a list of international hits such as: Don’t Walk Away, Stop Your Fussin’, Walk and Talk Like Angels, Zimbabwe, Where’s the Ocean, Many Rivers to Cross, I’ve Got to Go Now and Because You’re Beautiful, to name a few. Relive your best musical memories with Toni Childs’ Greatest Hits Live in Concert. EXCLUSIVE VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE This exciting opportunity includes one concert ticket within the first row, a digital copy of Toni Childs Greatest Hits two CD set plus a drink backstage before the concert with Toni.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre