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Australian Premiere

Antigone in the Amazon

Milo Rau | NTGent & MST | 2024 Adelaide Festival
Dunstan Playhouse
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4 shows


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Full lockout applies to this performance

Please note, there is a full lockout for this performance. No latecomers will be admitted.

The heroic protest of Sophocles’ Antigone is restaged by Belgian theatre company NTGent and Brazilian activists from MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra) in this innovative new work. 

Award-winning Swiss theatre director Milo Rau returns to Adelaide Festival in 2024 after making his incredible Australian debut with La Reprise: Histoire(s) du théâtre in 2019. In his latest piece, he creates a political Antigone for the 21st century, fusing music, film, documentary and live theatre to tell a story about the devastations to the land and people of the Brazilian state of Pará. 

Antigone in the Amazon is a powerful work of theatre from one of the “most influential” (Die Zeit), “most awarded” (Le Soir), “most interesting” (De Standaard) and “most ambitious” (The Guardian) theatre artists of our time. 

Not one video that doesn’t hit the mark. Not one word that does not enhance the images. Not one movement on stage that does not resonate with the images. The realisation sets in that theatre, when it moves so far out of its comfort zone, makes one experience and understand something that is so much bigger than itself.

— Le Monde 

[Milo Rau] has perfected the art of bringing real events onstage, by laying bare the process and inviting audience members to think along.  

— The New York Times

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Performance Location: Dunstan Playhouse

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By foot

From North Terrace, walk to Dunstan Playhouse via the laneway between the Intercontinental Hotel and Adelaide Railway Station. Or, cross the Riverbank Footbridge at Adelaide Oval, heading south. From King William Road, walk along the Walk of Fame to the Riverbank Footbridge.

By bike

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By car

A drop off area with two disability access parking spaces is available via Festival Drive. An accessible drop off for visitors with disability is available 45 minutes before performances at the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Driving west on Festival Drive, pass the Festival Plaza car park entrance and stay left, driving through the EOS Hotel visitor drop off loop to arrive at the Adelaide Festival Centre access drop off.

The nearest car park is located behind Adelaide Convention Centre on Festival Drive - next to the Riverbank Footbridge. The eastern lift will take you to the promenade level where it's a short walk to the theatre entrance and Walk of Fame. 

Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

By public transport

Accessible by many forms of public transport. Including trains, buses, the tram (stop at Railway Station) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

Accessible Seating

Boxes 1 and 4 plus selected seats in row L have removable seats to accommodate patrons who wish to remain seated in their wheelchair or transfer to a theatre seat.


Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Assistance Animals

Every theatre and event/function area of Adelaide Festival Centre is assistance animal friendly. 

Audio Assistance

Festival Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse have hearing loop facilities, limited to particular seats in the venues.

Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System.

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