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1927

From the golden era for Australian rock bands, to reinvigorating fans today, 1927 have been entertaining audiences for 30 years and have stood the test of time as icons of the Australian music scene. With a debut album that became a smashing success that went five times platinum, stayed in the ARIA chart for 46 weeks, selling an excess of 400,000 copies and winning Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards for best debut single and album, 1927 became a household name in Australia overnight. The album was …. ish. Ian McFarlane in his opus The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, put it perfectly when he wrote “…. ish is brimful of stirring, stately rock anthems.” It is one of the top 10 most successful debut albums for an Australian artist, to multiple ARIA awards, a multi-platinum second album, chart success in Europe and America. 1927 live is a show not to be missed.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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BAND OF SA POLICE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Get into the Christmas spirit with Australia’s oldest police band. Enjoy their extensive repertoire of classic carols and sing-a-longs for an afternoon of traditional cheer just in time for Santa. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season for the young and the young at heart.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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BJORN AGAIN

Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 AUSTRALIAN TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

CATHEDRAL

A man kneels by his dive gear. It’s late afternoon on the Limestone Coast. He has a story to tell. It starts in the water. A powerful, visceral and form-busting new work by award-winning South Australian born playwright Caleb Lewis, Cathedral is a thriller, a family drama and an epic journey of self-discovery. From Mount Gambier to Thailand to the North Sea, from soaring first love to shattering loss to ultimate hope, this powerful story ponders a diver’s life shaped by the ocean, and its power to both upend and heal. Beloved Adelaide actor Nathan O’Keefe (Gaslight, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors) returns to State Theatre Company South Australia to become the man at the centre of this riveting and suspenseful one-person show directed by rising South Australian star Shannon Rush (Limit). Like Complicite’s The Encounter, Cathedral uses technology and soundscape to provide the theatrical pool in which this compelling story will swim. An ultimately life-affirming piece of storytelling, Cathedral asks the question: do we turn away from our pain, or dive right in?

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms, now more spectacular than ever before as it celebrates its 10yr anniversary. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music, and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2021

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Country Arts SA Season

DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (M)

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Running Time: 2hrs & 6min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA (PG)

From award-winning creator, Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Running Time: 2hrs & 5min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Ballroom Programming

Finger Bun "Time Warp Back to the 80's"

Finger Bun' are coming to Port Pirie to rock the Northern Festival Centre Ballroom! The gang have stepped into their DeLorean and wound the clock all the way back to the 1980s. Get ready for a massive set containing all your favourite '80s rock hits – guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping. Stew, Maria and the gang have been working hard on classics from a truly eclectic mix of artists such as The Go-Go’s, John Cougar Mellencamp, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen, Billy Idol, Kim Wilde and Pat Benatar, to name just a few. Come and join 'Finger Bun' as they pay homage to the icons who shaped the music, fashion and vibe of the '80s! Dust off the Hypercolor t-shirts and double denim, plus don’t forget the blue eye shadow because it's time to party like it's 1985! Dress up in your favorite 80s costumes there is are prizes for best dressed! BYO food platters drinks are sold through our bar.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre Ballroom

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GENE & JUDY

Starring JTM’s ‘dancing man’ Mikey Halcrow and his Leading Lady Sophie Loughran together with Matt Hadgraft on piano, step back in time as they take you on a musical journey through the life, music and dance of Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. With powerhouse vocals, stunning tap dancing and fabulous costumes, and featuring some of the most beloved songs from their three movies together as well as songs from their own films and TV Shows, songs like Get Happy, Me and My Gal, If You Knew Susie, You Made Me Love You, The Trolley Song, Singin in the Rain and many more, GENE & JUDY is pure entertainment bliss. Written and Produced by Margaret Fisk AM Directed by Margaret Fisk Choreography by Luke Alleva Musical Direction and Arrangements by Martine Wengrow Design by Christina Logan-Bell

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show

HICCUP

t’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show , Shows On The Road

HOME

It’s a feeling, not a place. A place that feels good to leave. A place that feels even better to return to. Is there any one place more important than our home? At first, a child's home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world they discover that not all homes are alike, and neither are the people within them. Wondrous, inclusive, bold. Home delves into questions around difference whilst celebrating diversity in a unique Patch Theatre and Restless Dance Theatre collaboration. Bringing together the renowned child-centred design lead approach of Patch and the unique personalities and devising methods of Restless, Home will enlighten and delight.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN (M)

Gina is not feeling fabulous. She has lost her job and feels stuck and frustrated in a passionless marriage. She has always lived life on the sidelines – that is, until she is met with the groundbreaking business opportunity of converting a team of well-built moving guys into well-built house cleaners. Initially the response from her ocean-swimming community is immediate, and her all-male cleaning staff an instant hit. Finally, she is the boss she has always wanted to be. But, as her business booms, her clientele demands something more – sex, or better yet, pleasure. Faced with something far more than she imagined, Gina and her team, including her foodie manager Steve, launch an enterprise that is all about getting intimacy right between people. For the first time, the women experience desire on their own terms. As Gina faces the highs and lows, the joys and struggles of maintaining such a unique business, she learns to stand up for herself, to look out for her own happiness and pleasure, and to take control of her life. HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN is a precarious, often hilarious and revealing journey into the vulnerable world of what women really want and how hard it can be to get it right. Running Time: 1hr & 47min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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LEGACY CHARITY CONCERT

The Australian Army Band Adelaide presents a variety program of theatre, jazz, light classic, and contemporary music, suitable for the entire family. Songs you’ll remember, and others you won’t want to forget, this is a musical expedition you don’t want to miss! Proudly supported by Country Arts SA, The Australian Army Band Adelaide charity concert supports the work of Legacy in South Australia. Proceeds from the ticket sales provide much needed support to the families of veterans who have lost their life or health in the service of our nation.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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NOW WE'RE SWINGIN'

This dazzling, energetic show presents a montage of swing classics by Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, through to the songs made famous by supercool swingers of the current era - Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams. Accompanying Tom on stage will be a seven piece band,including some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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NUNGA SCREEN 2022

Film program announced soon! Free entry, bookings essential. Nunga Screen is held annually during National Reconciliation Week, is a FREE short film showcase that shares and celebrates Aboriginal culture, stories and language, through the diversity of Indigenous film culture. Formerly know as Black Screen, Nunga Screen features an entertaining program of independent films for all ages from emerging to the more established film-makers. Inspiring docos, compelling dramas, quirky animation, contemporary to traditional storytelling – this film event is dedicated to bringing communities together to share in culture.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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QUEEN FOREVER

QUEEN FANS IT’S TIME TO BREAK FREE AND ROCK WITH AUSTRALIA’S MOST POPULAR QUEEN SHOW - QUEEN FOREVER Queen Forever present a highly entertaining evening paying tribute to one of the top rock bands of all time – Queen and its legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury. Queen Forever is regarded as the world’s most entertaining Queen show due to the skilful and hilarious impersonation of Freddie Mercury by the incomparable Gareth Hill. Queen Forever look and sound like Queen and will take you back to the glory days of the 1970s and 80s when Queen rocked the world with their classic rock anthems. With authentic costumes, a lavish production that features video clips and a superb band of musicians, this very popular show generates an audience atmosphere that has to be seen to be believed. You will feel like you’re at a real Queen concert at Wembley Stadium.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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SUNSHINE SUPER GIRL

Evonne Goolagong’s heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation. This is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town became the number one tennis player in the world.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON (MA)15+

The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson is a reimagining of Leah Purcell’s acclaimed play and Henry Lawson’s classic short story. A searing Australian western thriller asking the question: how far do you go to protect your loved ones? Running Time: 1hr & 49min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE LAKE OF SCARS

‘“A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation.” - Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist. An ancient site, a ticking clock, and the unlikely allies calling for change. The Lake of Scars is supported by The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Documentary Australia Foundation, Eucalypt Australia, and The Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk – until an unlikely intergenerational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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THE WEDDING SINGER

The Wedding Singer is a hilarious musical comedy based on the Hollywood movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It's big, it's bright, it's everythign 80's fun. New Jersey's number one wedding singer and the life of the party, Robbie Hart knows howe to have a good time. That is until his own fiancee leaves him stranded at the alter. Broken and just a tad bitter. Robbie starts to wreak havoc and begins making every wedding a distarous as his own until he is stoppe din his tracks by a beautiful, war heated waitress named Julia. Only problem is Julia is about to married to soimeone else!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK (CTC)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Running Time: 2hrs & 11min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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1927

From the golden era for Australian rock bands, to reinvigorating fans today, 1927 have been entertaining audiences for 30 years and have stood the test of time as icons of the Australian music scene. With a debut album that became a smashing success that went five times platinum, stayed in the ARIA chart for 46 weeks, selling an excess of 400,000 copies and winning Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards for best debut single and album, 1927 became a household name in Australia overnight. The album was …. ish. Ian McFarlane in his opus The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, put it perfectly when he wrote “…. ish is brimful of stirring, stately rock anthems.” It is one of the top 10 most successful debut albums for an Australian artist, to multiple ARIA awards, a multi-platinum second album, chart success in Europe and America. 1927 live is a show not to be missed.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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BAND OF SA POLICE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Get into the Christmas spirit with Australia’s oldest police band. Enjoy their extensive repertoire of classic carols and sing-a-longs for an afternoon of traditional cheer just in time for Santa. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season for the young and the young at heart.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

BJORN AGAIN

Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 AUSTRALIAN TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

CATHEDRAL

A man kneels by his dive gear. It’s late afternoon on the Limestone Coast. He has a story to tell. It starts in the water. A powerful, visceral and form-busting new work by award-winning South Australian born playwright Caleb Lewis, Cathedral is a thriller, a family drama and an epic journey of self-discovery. From Mount Gambier to Thailand to the North Sea, from soaring first love to shattering loss to ultimate hope, this powerful story ponders a diver’s life shaped by the ocean, and its power to both upend and heal. Beloved Adelaide actor Nathan O’Keefe (Gaslight, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors) returns to State Theatre Company South Australia to become the man at the centre of this riveting and suspenseful one-person show directed by rising South Australian star Shannon Rush (Limit). Like Complicite’s The Encounter, Cathedral uses technology and soundscape to provide the theatrical pool in which this compelling story will swim. An ultimately life-affirming piece of storytelling, Cathedral asks the question: do we turn away from our pain, or dive right in?

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms, now more spectacular than ever before as it celebrates its 10yr anniversary. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music, and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2021

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Country Arts SA Season

DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (M)

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Running Time: 2hrs & 6min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA (PG)

From award-winning creator, Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Running Time: 2hrs & 5min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Ballroom Programming

Finger Bun "Time Warp Back to the 80's"

Finger Bun' are coming to Port Pirie to rock the Northern Festival Centre Ballroom! The gang have stepped into their DeLorean and wound the clock all the way back to the 1980s. Get ready for a massive set containing all your favourite '80s rock hits – guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping. Stew, Maria and the gang have been working hard on classics from a truly eclectic mix of artists such as The Go-Go’s, John Cougar Mellencamp, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen, Billy Idol, Kim Wilde and Pat Benatar, to name just a few. Come and join 'Finger Bun' as they pay homage to the icons who shaped the music, fashion and vibe of the '80s! Dust off the Hypercolor t-shirts and double denim, plus don’t forget the blue eye shadow because it's time to party like it's 1985! Dress up in your favorite 80s costumes there is are prizes for best dressed! BYO food platters drinks are sold through our bar.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre Ballroom

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Country Arts SA Season, Mornings At

GENE & JUDY

Starring JTM’s ‘dancing man’ Mikey Halcrow and his Leading Lady Sophie Loughran together with Matt Hadgraft on piano, step back in time as they take you on a musical journey through the life, music and dance of Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. With powerhouse vocals, stunning tap dancing and fabulous costumes, and featuring some of the most beloved songs from their three movies together as well as songs from their own films and TV Shows, songs like Get Happy, Me and My Gal, If You Knew Susie, You Made Me Love You, The Trolley Song, Singin in the Rain and many more, GENE & JUDY is pure entertainment bliss. Written and Produced by Margaret Fisk AM Directed by Margaret Fisk Choreography by Luke Alleva Musical Direction and Arrangements by Martine Wengrow Design by Christina Logan-Bell

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show

HICCUP

t’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show , Shows On The Road

HOME

It’s a feeling, not a place. A place that feels good to leave. A place that feels even better to return to. Is there any one place more important than our home? At first, a child's home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world they discover that not all homes are alike, and neither are the people within them. Wondrous, inclusive, bold. Home delves into questions around difference whilst celebrating diversity in a unique Patch Theatre and Restless Dance Theatre collaboration. Bringing together the renowned child-centred design lead approach of Patch and the unique personalities and devising methods of Restless, Home will enlighten and delight.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN (M)

Gina is not feeling fabulous. She has lost her job and feels stuck and frustrated in a passionless marriage. She has always lived life on the sidelines – that is, until she is met with the groundbreaking business opportunity of converting a team of well-built moving guys into well-built house cleaners. Initially the response from her ocean-swimming community is immediate, and her all-male cleaning staff an instant hit. Finally, she is the boss she has always wanted to be. But, as her business booms, her clientele demands something more – sex, or better yet, pleasure. Faced with something far more than she imagined, Gina and her team, including her foodie manager Steve, launch an enterprise that is all about getting intimacy right between people. For the first time, the women experience desire on their own terms. As Gina faces the highs and lows, the joys and struggles of maintaining such a unique business, she learns to stand up for herself, to look out for her own happiness and pleasure, and to take control of her life. HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN is a precarious, often hilarious and revealing journey into the vulnerable world of what women really want and how hard it can be to get it right. Running Time: 1hr & 47min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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LEGACY CHARITY CONCERT

The Australian Army Band Adelaide presents a variety program of theatre, jazz, light classic, and contemporary music, suitable for the entire family. Songs you’ll remember, and others you won’t want to forget, this is a musical expedition you don’t want to miss! Proudly supported by Country Arts SA, The Australian Army Band Adelaide charity concert supports the work of Legacy in South Australia. Proceeds from the ticket sales provide much needed support to the families of veterans who have lost their life or health in the service of our nation.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

NOW WE'RE SWINGIN'

This dazzling, energetic show presents a montage of swing classics by Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, through to the songs made famous by supercool swingers of the current era - Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams. Accompanying Tom on stage will be a seven piece band,including some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Season Schools Show, Nunga Screen, Country Arts SA Season

NUNGA SCREEN 2022

Film program announced soon! Free entry, bookings essential. Nunga Screen is held annually during National Reconciliation Week, is a FREE short film showcase that shares and celebrates Aboriginal culture, stories and language, through the diversity of Indigenous film culture. Formerly know as Black Screen, Nunga Screen features an entertaining program of independent films for all ages from emerging to the more established film-makers. Inspiring docos, compelling dramas, quirky animation, contemporary to traditional storytelling – this film event is dedicated to bringing communities together to share in culture.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial

QUEEN FOREVER

QUEEN FANS IT’S TIME TO BREAK FREE AND ROCK WITH AUSTRALIA’S MOST POPULAR QUEEN SHOW - QUEEN FOREVER Queen Forever present a highly entertaining evening paying tribute to one of the top rock bands of all time – Queen and its legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury. Queen Forever is regarded as the world’s most entertaining Queen show due to the skilful and hilarious impersonation of Freddie Mercury by the incomparable Gareth Hill. Queen Forever look and sound like Queen and will take you back to the glory days of the 1970s and 80s when Queen rocked the world with their classic rock anthems. With authentic costumes, a lavish production that features video clips and a superb band of musicians, this very popular show generates an audience atmosphere that has to be seen to be believed. You will feel like you’re at a real Queen concert at Wembley Stadium.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Country Arts SA Season

SUNSHINE SUPER GIRL

Evonne Goolagong’s heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation. This is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town became the number one tennis player in the world.

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON (MA)15+

The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson is a reimagining of Leah Purcell’s acclaimed play and Henry Lawson’s classic short story. A searing Australian western thriller asking the question: how far do you go to protect your loved ones? Running Time: 1hr & 49min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Arts On Screen

THE LAKE OF SCARS

‘“A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation.” - Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist. An ancient site, a ticking clock, and the unlikely allies calling for change. The Lake of Scars is supported by The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Documentary Australia Foundation, Eucalypt Australia, and The Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation. In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk – until an unlikely intergenerational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Community

THE WEDDING SINGER

The Wedding Singer is a hilarious musical comedy based on the Hollywood movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It's big, it's bright, it's everythign 80's fun. New Jersey's number one wedding singer and the life of the party, Robbie Hart knows howe to have a good time. That is until his own fiancee leaves him stranded at the alter. Broken and just a tad bitter. Robbie starts to wreak havoc and begins making every wedding a distarous as his own until he is stoppe din his tracks by a beautiful, war heated waitress named Julia. Only problem is Julia is about to married to soimeone else!

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre

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Commercial Film

TOP GUN: MAVERICK (CTC)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Running Time: 2hrs & 11min

Location Northern Festival Centre.

subvenue Northern Festival Centre