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Xenides

25 October - 11 November 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

Xenides

25 October - 11 November 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground Buy tickets

By Clare Watson and collaborators

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company

Xenides is a top dollar musical that peers behind the glitz, the glamour and the fabulous prizes of Australia’s favourite game show, Wheel of Fortune.

It’s time to take another spin and revisit Adriana Xenides, the darling of ‘TV Week’ and glossy magazines, who made a visit into almost every lounge room across Australia. She wore 4000 dresses, turned 200,000 vowels, traversed 500km in killer heels and always beamed that million-dollar smile. Adriana won our hearts, and after 19 years, won a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest serving gameshow hostess. Xenides gives voice to the woman we all knew but who was largely misunderstood and misrepresented. Her story is operatic in scale: rags to riches, the migrant’s journey, the fairytale princess and the tragic icon, who died far too young.

This hotly anticipated new work by Clare Watson and her team of talented collaborators features a wonderful mash-up of ‘80s songs, from TV theme tunes to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, alongside an original composition by electronic power-pop group, The Twoks. An energetic Australian musical exposé that is both hilarious and tender, a tribute and a protest.

Xenides is the second in a triptych of ‘80s celebrity portraits (alongside I Heart John McEnroe and The People’s Princess), conceived by Clare Watson and created by Uninvited Guests.


Cast and Crew

Director Clare Watson
Musical Director & Composer Xani Kolac
Set Designer Zoë Atkinson
Costume Designer Sarah Duyvestyn
Choreographer Laura Boynes
Lighting Designer Richard Vabre
Lighting Design Associate Chloe Ogilvie
Assistant Director Katt Osborne
Cast includes Adriane Daff, Harriet O’Shannessy, Katherine Tonkin
Collaborators include Virginia Gay, Sophie Ross


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Standard

  • $55.00 Adult
  • $50.00 Concession - Pension Card holders, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, Unemployed
  • $35.00 Student - Full time student

Preview and matinee performances

  • $50.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Student - Full time student

Groups


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Preview

  • Thursday, 25 October 2018 8pm
  • Friday 26 October 2018 8pm

Pre-Show Panel - Conversation Four

  • Thursday 1 November 2018 8pm

Post Show Q&A

  • Tuesday 6 November 2018 7pm

Closing Night

  • Sunday 11 November 2018 5pm
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