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Brink Productions in association with Adelaide Festival Centre and State Theatre Company South Australia presents

Shore Break

By Chris Pitman
Space Theatre
Shorebreak 1224
6 shows


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The poetic, gut-wrenching, and electric debut play by Chris Pitman, Shore Break, is a meditative solo theatre work about an isolated man looking to the ocean for answers. 

The waves are about to break. A man sits with his surfboard, observing the water. He remembers moments shared with people. Laughs. But is alone. Just him, the surf, and memories of a distant time, giving comfort, causing pain. A patch work of story-telling, poetry, and haunting performance, this new monodrama from one of Adelaide’s most esteemed performers is a touching theatrical experience.

Simple and raw, addressing the search for human connection and meaning, in a life filled with rejection and regret, Shore Break elegantly depicts the vulnerability of masculinity through a tour de force performance, sharp writing, and an emotional sucker-punch you won’t see coming.

He had us all by both the jugular and heart strings.

— Lia Loves

The performance and script by Chris Pitman are a tour de force, and the standing ovation well-deserved after this marathon of a monologue.

— David Cronin, The Clothesline

Shore Break is authentic and genuine. Pitman and director Chelsea Griffith have crafted a really persuasive piece. And it’s not just the words, poetically rich and beautiful though they are. It’s the silence in between, one of the most difficult things in theatre. And so successful it is, that this audience member, for one, could have done with even more...

— Peter Burdon, The Advertiser

Ages 15 and up

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Brink makes universal stories and takes them to the world. For more than 25 years, from our home on Kaurna Yerta, Brink has been creating transcendent Australian theatre to contribute to the creation of a more compassionate society.

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Creative Team

Writer and Performer: Chris Pitman

Director: Chelsea Griffith with Chris Drummond

Dramaturg: Chelsea Griffith



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Tue 03 Sept

Wed 04 Sept

Thu 05 Sept

Fri 06 Sept

Sat 07 Sept

Sun 08 Sept

Performance Location: Space Theatre

Space Theatre

You can enter the Space Theatre by foot from North Ter­race, Ade­laide Rail­way Sta­tion, Ade­laide Oval, or King William Road. 

From North Ter­race, walk down the laneway along­side SkyC­i­ty Casi­no. From King William Road, you can walk over Fes­ti­val Plaza (there’s a lift and esca­la­tor down to the Dunstan Play­house lev­el) or along the Walk of Fame from Elder Park.


There is an acces­si­ble drop off area locat­ed off Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under the River­bank Footbridge.

A des­ig­nat­ed dis­abil­i­ty drop off is also avail­able 45 min­utes before per­for­mances. To access this drop off area, turn onto Fes­ti­val Dri­ve from King William Road, pass the Fes­ti­val Plaza car park entrance and stay left, dri­ving through the EOS Hotel vis­i­tor drop off loop to arrive at the Dun­stan Play­house & Space Theatre access drop off. 

Taxi services

The best place to be dropped off by taxi is on King William Road at the Fes­ti­val The­atre or on North Terrace. There is also a drop off area locat­ed off low­er Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under­neath the River­bank Footbridge. 

Car parking

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. Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

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.

We want to make your vis­it as enjoy­able as pos­si­ble and offer many ways to assist if sup­port is required.

Accessible seating

Patrons using a wheel­chair and those unable to man­age stairs can be seat­ed in the bal­cony or on floor lev­el depend­ing on the venue configuration. 


Stair-free seat­ing is avail­able at the upper bal­cony lev­el only. 


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

Space Theatre has 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. Please advise the oper­a­tor at the time of booking. 

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