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Australian Premiere

The Promise

Wende | Royal Court Theatre | 2024 Adelaide Festival
Music Theatre
Space Theatre
The Promise 2560x1280
4 shows

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Post-show Q&A with Wende and Adelaide Festival Artistic Direct Ruth Mackenzie

Please note, the first show on Thursday 7 March will include a post-show Q&A with the artist Wende and Adelaide Festival Artistic Director Ruth Mackenzie CBE.

The Promise began as a bold experiment at London’s famous new writing theatre, the Royal Court, bringing together playwrights, artists and musicians to co-create a captivating modern song cycle. 

A truly collaborative work, The Promise was co-conceived by Dutch singer and composer Wende and Royal Court Associate Designer Chloe Lamford, working with renowned English composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, choreographer Imogen Knight and leading Royal Court writers, including EV Crowe, Debris Stevenson, Stef Smith, Somalia Nonyé Seaton and Sabrina Mahfouz. It delves into themes often overlooked in traditional songbooks, exploring women’s experiences of motherhood, identity and self-discovery. 

With mesmerising music, compelling storytelling and a powerful performance by Wende, The Promise is an intimate theatrical concert that pushes the boundaries of musical tradition. 

★★★★★ “Sensational. Memorable. Totally intoxicating.”

— WhatsOnStage 

Something truly magical. Ninety minutes of Wende is not nearly enough. [The Promise] feels like a one-woman musical with pop music. It’s Fleabag meets Lady Gaga.

— Broadway World

Accessibility
Ages 12 and up
Runtime

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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.

Access

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. 

Lifts

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

Toilets

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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