Rad Things From RadelaidePosted: Friday 12 July 2013
Our stay in Adelaide was one of the longest stretches we have been in one place throughout the whole tour. We were there for a whole two weeks so there was plenty of time for highlights amongst our 29 shows.
For starters (and mains) and by far the highlight of the whole stay was when AJ found an amazing burger that blew his mind.
We played table tennis with the cast of Bell Shakespeare and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s co-production, The Comedy of Errors. The combined 2012/13 Players team of Joe and Anthony destroyed team Errors, who lived up to their name. There is table tennis in their show. Just another reason to see it when it plays in your town. You can get tickets here: http://www.bellshakespeare.com.au/whatson/thecomedyoferrors.
We were lucky enough to stay in the wonderful Adina Treasury Hotel which features a series of secret tunnels and cellars and a spa. We were there at the same time as the voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones, and his Driving Miss Daisy co-star, Angela Lansbury. Jane was the only one lucky enough to make a sighting.
Joe is from Adelaide so it was a great chance for him to catch up with his family and drink heaps of Farmer’s Union Ice Coffee which he assures us outsells Coke in Adelaide. Apparently this is the only place in the world where any other beverage does that.
And Jane had a chance to see all of the amazing people that she went to drama school with and we joined her play-reading group ‘Play-C-Bo’ for a reading of Duncan Graham’s great play ‘Dreams in White’.
We also met Xavier Samuel’s mum. It was big morning tea day at Cabra Dominican College.
We performed in the haunted theatre at Scotch College and we were mesmerized by Glenunga International School’s resident magician, Matty B who posted a video of one of his tricks on our wall. Matty, we’re still waiting for that Shakespeare themed trick.