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Australian Premiere

Qui a tué mon père (Who killed my father)

Édouard Louis and Thomas Ostermeier | Schaubühne Berlin and Théâtre de la Ville Paris | 2024 Adelaide Festival
Dunstan Playhouse
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3 shows


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Writer and philosopher Édouard Louis takes to the stage in Qui a tué mon père (Who killed my father), a deeply personal work directed by internationally acclaimed theatre-maker Thomas Ostermeier. 

Growing up as a young gay man in the French provinces, Édouard Louis long held a deep disgust for his violent, alcoholic father, whose homophobic outbursts plagued his childhood. His book about this relationship, Qui a tué mon père, caused an international sensation and led to Thomas Ostermeier inviting him to the Schaubühne Berlin to stage it as a piece of theatre. The play is both an intimate story about family and a polemic against the French class system. 

Qui a tué mon père (Who killed my father) is an indignant and impassioned piece of autobiographical theatre from one of France’s most influential young writers. 

Truly great art – dramatic, political and social.

— Télérama

Édouard Louis speaks with an emotional authenticity and a stylistic confidence that is hard to ignore.

— 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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