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Australian Premiere

Goodbye, Lindita

Mario Banushi | 2024 Adelaide Festival
Dunstan Playhouse
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4 shows


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Turning theatre into visual meditation, Goodbye, Lindita is a wordless work from Albanian theatre-maker Mario Banushi that comes to Adelaide after a critically acclaimed debut in the National Theatre of Greece Showcase. 

This visually striking play tracks the life of a family through death and new birth, with domestic chores tangled up with poetic images and rituals from Balkan traditions. A series of strange events brings to the surface a hidden world of dreams and nightmares, an upside-down reality with its own rules. 

At just 24 years old, Athens-based director Mario Banushi has been hailed as a rising star of Greek theatre. In Goodbye, Lindita, he works with lighting designer Tasos Paleoroutas and set designer Sotiris Melanos to create an intimate space, bringing together uncanny and everyday elements. 

Beautiful and moving, Goodbye, Lindita is a chance to witness a fresh new voice in theatre. 

A production of astonishing visual and symbolic power.

— Athinorama

I felt I was witnessing the emergence of an exciting new talent... At times I was reminded of the hyperrealism of the Bavarian dramatist, Franz Xaver Kroetz. At other moments Magritte came to mind.

— The Guardian

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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

The best routes for reaching Adelaide Festival Centre by bicycle include the Torrens Linear Park and cycle paths along all major arterial roads.

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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