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2017 Season

We are pleased to announce the plays selected for our 2017 season

February 17th to March 4th 2017 - Forget Me Not  by Tom Halloway - Directed by Megan Dansie. Auditions will be held on Saturday 17 September 2016. See our Auditions page for detailed information.
September 22nd to October 7th 2017 - The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl - Directed by Kevin Burrett

DramatiCAL Award for The Beaux' Stratagem!

At the Theatre Association of South Australia (TASA) on Monday 8 February 2016, The Beaux' Stratagem was announced as the winner of the 2015 DRAMATICal Award for Best Drama. This award is decided by the TASA reviewers' panel and we were honoured to be included in the list of high calibre nominees. Congratulations to Dave Simms, his cast and crew on receiving the award. We are thrilled to have been recognised again for the quality of this production and are delighted to have the same creative director and crew working on our current production

Two ATG Curtain Call Awards for The Beaux' Stratagem!

At a lavish ceremony at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Saturday 19 September, The Beaux' Stratagem received two Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call awards for the best in professional and amateur theatre in 2014/15!

Best Comedy - Amateur      
Best technical - Amateur - Costumes - Viki Burrett, Rob Andrewartha, Anna Baker, Jane Bleby & Jasmin Muller

Congratulations to Director, Dave Simms, his fabulous cast, the Costume Team and the entire Stirling Players' production crew!

Read the full list of nominees here...

Revisit the production and see the costumes on our Past Productions page



Looking for a special gift for a theatre-lover? Why not give a Stirling Players' Membership, which entitles the recipient to two discounted tickets, invitations to Members' Only events & and benefits? 

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"Ms Scharber's exchange with Alan Crawford at the start of Act Two is some of the finest acting I've seen on an amateur stage"

"An outstanding 'unmissable' production. Bravo!"
John Overnden
Weekender Herald
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"That Adelaide company The Stirling Players is prepared to stage the controversial play’s Australian premiere says much for the company’s confidence in local Director Dave Simms. Stirling’s faith in Simms has been rewarded with a fine production"

"Stirling has excelled once again with the show’s set, lighting, sound and superb costumes"

"By the time the unpredictable plot reaches its conclusion everyone in the audience has experienced fine acting and a top level community theatre experience"
Lesley Reed
Stage Whispers
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"Stirling has excelled once again with the show’s set, lighting, sound and superb costumes.

"The Stirling Players have done it again... Following up on their award winning show of 2015, The Beaux’ Stratagem, their first offering for 2016 is a delightful play"     

"Director David Simms has gathered a talented cast of performers"

"The stand out performance for me was Alan Crawford... his characterisation and delivery were superb amongst an extremely talented cast"  

Jacqui Wall   
Encore Magazine  

"The Stirling Players are well known for their consistent, high-quality shows, and "Variation on a Theme" is no exception"

"Allison Scharber makes an excellent Rose"

"The set was one of the stand-out elements of the performance – the aesthetic is perfect for the French Riviera in the 50’s"

"It may be the only chance to see this play performed in Australia for quite some time"
Paige Mulholland
Adelaide Theatre Guide
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