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"Pilgrims" August 2019 - tickets now on sale!

Tickets for our next production, Pilgrims by Claire Kiechel, are now on sale via the Bakehouse Theatre website. Click here to book!

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the sell-out season of Kreepy Kensington. We have been asked whether we will do a public season of the walk outside of the Fringe later this year. We do not have any plans for this currently, but will be sure to post here and on Facebook if we do.

If you would like us to do the walk as a private once-off for a group this may be possible, please get in touch to discuss at oilyragtheatre @ gmail.com.

We are now taking a short break before rehearsals for our next production, Pilgrims, will get underway in May.

KREEPY KENSINGTON

Our first production for 2019 was "Kreepy Kensington", a historical walking tour written and designed by Oily Rag Theatre co-runner Shannon Norfolk. We had a sell-out season, information on the production is below. 

Sex. Death. Crime. Entrepreneurs, murderers, showmen, sex workers and more will have their stories told on an evening walking tour through the suburb of Kensington by your host, a mysterious woman who last walked these streets over a hundred years ago. Even the most genteel suburbs have a dark story or two to tell...

February: 16, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27 at 7.30 p.m.
March: 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 at 7 p.m.

All tickets are $20.00 with a discount for groups of six or more.

The walk starts Mary Mackillop Park, off Phillips Street, Kensington, and lasts for approximately 75 minutes.

As this is a walking tour rather than a conventional show, the audience is limited to 20 per performance to maximise everyone's comfort and enjoyment of the experience.

The starting …

Tickets now on sale for our Fringe 2019 production

Tickets for all Adelaide Fringe 2019 shows are on sale, which means you can now buy yours for our local-history-with-a-dark-twist walking tour, Kreepy Kensington.

Year One Wrap-up

Oily Rag Theatre are done and dusted for 2018. Given that we currently aspire to undertaking only one full production per year, we definitely hit our first year's goals with our premiere production of dark drama Wolf Lullaby followed by a slightly impromptu two-performance season of the absurdist comedy Matt & Ben.

Next up is our Adelaide Fringe 2019, a guided walking tour entitled Kreepy Kensington, written and designed by Shannon Norfolk.

Please see the menu or sidebar for a page listing our previous productions. Each page contains information including a cast and crew list, plot synopsis, director's notes, reviews, and photos. It's a very short page for now, but hopefully that will change!

MATT & BEN

We didn't actually plan on doing a second show in 2018. Then we got an invitation to register for the Back 2 Back Short Show Festival at Star Theatres, and whipped this quickie comedy out for two performances.  ​ Thank you to Malcolm Harslett and the team at Star Theatres. 
SYNOPSISAn award-winning absurdist comedy written by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers, Matt & Ben is the story of two struggling young actors and BFFs, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, and the day a screenplay falls from the sky onto the coffee table in Ben's apartment. The title: Good Will Hunting. The authors: them! Is this the big break Matt and Ben have been waiting for... or are they being tested by a higher power? 
DIRECTOR'S NOTES Much like the screenplay for Good Will Hunting falling from the sky into Ben’s apartment, this opportunity to do Matt & Ben came about quite unexpectedly when Malcolm Harslett reached out to Oily Rag Theatre informing us about the Back 2 Back Short Show Festival and invit…

WOLF LULLABY

Oily Rag Theatre's first official production under our official name. Response to this challenging play was mixed (see the reviews below) but we are not inclined to take the path of least resistance. Thanks and gratitude to everyone who supported us, especially Martha Lott and Holden Street Theatres.  ​ SYNOPSISA small boy is found dead in a popular children's play spot and suspicion quickly falls on nine-year-old Lizzie Gael. Local policeman Ray is already set against Lizzie due to recent antisocial behaviour. Her father Warren is outraged at what he perceives as a witch hunt against his daughter. But her mother Angela finds herself torn between a natural instinct to protect her child and a growing fear that Lizzie did the deed. Lizzie herself can only give increasingly strange and contradictory accounts of her movements on the day in question, and wakes up screaming from nightmares in which a menacing "Wolf" looms out of the darkness to devour her. 
Inspired by real e…