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Air (M)

From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Air (M)

From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Argonuts (G)

In Yolcos, a port city of ancient Greece, the population is threatened by the wrath of Poseidon. A young mouse and the cat who adopted her will help old Jason and his Argonauts to save the city by facing mythical creatures.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Argonuts (G)

In Yolcos, a port city of ancient Greece, the population is threatened by the wrath of Poseidon. A young mouse and the cat who adopted her will help old Jason and his Argonauts to save the city by facing mythical creatures.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Celtic Illusion

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA by storm, on its nationwide tour for 2023. Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns to a stage near you! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2023 tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music and choreography, Celtic Illusion is an awe-inspiring night of family entertainment.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Cirque Mother Africa

Celebrating 15 years and DIRECT from a sell-out BROADWAY SEASON, Cirque MOTHER AFRICA is returning to Australia in 2023 with an all NEW SHOW featuring the amazing hand to hand balancing act as seen on AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT performed by the RAMADHANI BROTHERS. "It’s the Lion king on steroids" - Dominion Post, NZ “Mother Africa is exuberant, high-energy entertainment” 
- New York Times "Pure spectacle, colorful costumes, immense physicality, powerfully rhythmic music, song, dance, cirque acts and comedy, something for everybody" - Glam Adelaide The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artists transport audience members to the breath-taking continent of Africa. This 90-minute entertainment extravaganza combines the very best talent from nine African countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to provide the wonder, suspense and joy that is Cirque Mother Africa. Seen by more than 2 MILLION people worldwide, Cirque Mother Africa is guaranteed to captivate audiences young and old. Combining the best of contortion, acrobatics, traditional dance, live music, pan spinning, hand balancing and so much more. www.cirquemotherafrica.com

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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French Film Festival

Country Cabaret (M)

Hard work and big ideas aren't enough. David's dairy farm is on the brink of liquidation. When he chances upon a dazzling nightclub performance by Bonnie Starlight, inspiration strikes. What if he turned his big old barn into a country cabaret? Not just for entertainment, but to promote local food producers, including his mother's delicious cheese. A crazy plan, for sure - which is exactly why he loves it! David has to convince sophisticated "City Girl" Bonnie to live in a converted barn loft out in the middle of nowhere and work around the clock to make a great show out of nothing. Finiding local talent is no small feat either, but together they manage to assemble a zany cast of characters and create a troupe. Through blood, sweat and tears, and a whole lot of laughs, they not only build a great stage and get their act together, they also learn a thing or two about themselves and each other. Everything seems on track for the big opening night, until David's traditionalist grandpa steps in, hell-bent on putting an end to their follies. Can they save the show and the farm?

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Dreams Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Show

Dreams – the Fleetwood Mac show that is winning fans all over Australia and within Fleetwood Mac itself. "The Dreams Show was a breath of fresh air when it comes to Fleetwood Mac tribute shows.. these guys deliver.. Big Time! I was thoroughly impressed from start to finish.. Don’t miss this show if you're a Mac fan!" Dennis Dunstan Manager Fleetwood Mac (1981-1999) All the outfits + moves + moving stories + big guitar leads + harmonies that undergird all those iconic Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks songs >>> Go your Own way + Gypsy + Edge of Seventeen + Rooms on Fire + Say you love me + Sara + Dreams + Seven wonders + Rhiannon + Little lies + Oh Well + World Turning + You make loving fun + Don’t stop + Gold dust woman + Songbird + I don’t want to know + Big love + Landslide + The chain + Hold me + many more!

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

Emil And The Detectives

By Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters? Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal? Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom, Kästner’s 1929 novella is more than a ‘good romp’; it broke ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. Streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale. In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and the Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences. “The company’s theatre productions always have a sense of wonder and magic, and Emil and the Detectives delights, intrigues and astonishes its audience...Emil and the Detectives is an outstanding piece of children’s theatre which makes it an outstanding piece of theatre and an experience to be savoured by all.” - InDaily, Greg Elliott “...Emil and the Detectives adds to Slingsby’s already substantial record of presenting entertainment for families that actually deal with important issues.” - The Advertiser, Peter Burdon Cast & Crew Director: Andy Packer Playwright: Nicki Bloom Composer and Sound Design: Quincy Grant Designer: Wendy Todd Costume Designer: Ailsa Paterson Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham Technical Design: Chris Petridis Animation Director: Luku Trembath

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

Euphoria by Emily Steel

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget. Euphoria is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit. "Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre". ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Limelight "Malcolm portrays Meg with such warmth, and Smith brings an intensity to Ethan...Euphoria is a delight.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Collage Adelaide "This is a little gem of theatre... please go and see this fine production; it will help to restore your faith in the theatrical medium as a vector for changing lives and illuminating our society" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Glam Adelaide Cast & Crew Playwright: Emily Steel Director: Nescha Jelk Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard Assistant Director: Emma Richardson Creative Producer: Alison Howard Meg: Ashton Malcolm Ethan: James Smith

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Evil Dead Rise (R18+)

A woman finds herself in a fight for her life when an ancient book gives birth to bloodthirsty demons that run amok in a Los Angeles apartment building.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Evil Dead Rise (R18+)

A woman finds herself in a fight for her life when an ancient book gives birth to bloodthirsty demons that run amok in a Los Angeles apartment building.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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John Wick: Chapter 4 (MA15+)

With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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John Wick: Chapter 4 (MA15+)

With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Arts On Screen

Life Of Pi

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel. After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Makva: The Forest Song (PG)

Mavka — a Soul of the Forest and its Warden — faces an impossible choice between love and her duty as guardian to the Heart of the Forest, when she falls in love with a human — the talented young musician Lukas.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Country Arts SA Season

Manta Milmilpa

Robert K. Champion gives the past and present a voice, shedding light on the nation’s truth through song and story in his latest show Manta Milmilpa (Sacred Ground). Manta Milmilpa means Sacred Ground in Pitjantjatjara and refers to the sacredness of the land where the dead are buried. Robert enthrals audiences with his warmth, poignancy and humour, even on confronting and sombre subjects, and this moving performance connects on a fundamentally human level. For Manta Milmilpa, Robert is joined by an ensemble cast of the finest musicians from across Melbourne and South Australia. Manta Milmilpa is presented by Robert K. Champion Music in partnership with Country Arts SA. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Mark Vincent pays Tribute to Mario Lanza & the 3 Tenors

Join us for two amazing shows in one night with Mark Vincent one of Australia’s most beloved tenors. Mark has released nine consecutive #1 ARIA Classical Crossover Albums, earning accolades both nationally and internationally. 1st Half A Tribute to Mario Lanza Mark was introduced to Mario by his music teacher and was blown away and wanted to follow in his footsteps. Mario Lanza was one of the greatest voices of the twenty first century. Audiences can expect an intimate evening with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza, including, Because You're Mine, Be My Love, The Loveliest Night of the Year and Nessun Dorma to name a few. 2nd Half A Tribute to the Three Tenors Mark Vincent is truly honoured to be paying tribute to the greatest singers in the world; Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras on his South Australian tour. “I can remember as a child watching the three tenors in concert at Madison Square Garden in 1992. There was the President of the United States, President George Bush, Frank Sinatra, and many other performers that day. It made me as a young boy realise that I wanted to follow in these tenors’ footsteps, it inspired me to become a tenor.” In this show, expect a variety of different songs from arias to classic ballads. As well as musical theatre numbers that the tenors performed through their career. These will be songs that the audience will love and know.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Multicultural Comedy Gala

The Multicultural Comedy Gala is a side-splitting celebration of Australia’s rich cultural diversity, by a world class selection of the most acclaimed and celebrated comedians in the nation.  This star-studded line up will poke fun at everything that makes us different, but so much the same.  So, do your soul a favour and treat it to a night of laughter you’ll never forget!    FEATURING…  IVAN ARISTEGUIETA (NOMINEE – Most Outstanding Show, MICF 2021)  KEVIN KROPINYERI (RECIPIENT – Uncle Jack Charles Award, VIPA Awards 2013) JAMES LIOTTA (NOMINEE – Favourite Digital Creator, AACTA Awards 2022) NEEL KOLHATKAR (AWARDED - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Equity Foundation Awards 2019) REBECCA DE UNAMUNO (RECIPIENT – Pick of the Sydney Fringe 2013) 

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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French Film Festival

November (M)

In November 2015, a series of unprecedented and deadly attacks hit Paris. The anti-terrorist police led by Heloise (Sandrine Kiberlain) and her chief commander Fred (Jean Dujardin) face an unprecedented level of pressure: in a race against the clock, they must find the perpetrators of the attacks as quickly as possible before they can strike again, travelling across Eurpoe and beyond in one of the biggest manhunts in history.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Nunga Screen

Nunga Screen 2023

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film. A FREE annual event that spans National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, and which tours across regional SA from big screen cinemas to remote communities, Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages. For more than 10 years, Nunga Screen (formerly known as Black Screen) has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2023 program will feature the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Films announced soon.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Robertson Brothers 60’S Variety TV Show

Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960’s - The Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “It’s different to other shows…I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Joan T, 2022 audience member) Variety TV Show fans will be excited to know the multi-talented Simon Brook McLachlan (from the Original Australian cast of Jersey Boys) will return in 2023 to thrill us with his very special tributes to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as well as Neil Sedaka, together with a brand new Variety Show tribute to the much loved 1960s superstar… Sir Cliff Richard. Another HUGE bonus this year for the Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show fans is the addition of Australia’s internationally acclaimed #1 Roy Orbison tribute artist… Dean Bourne! Dean will perform his very special Variety Show tribute to the one and only ‘Big O’ and his biggest hits from the 1960’s. “It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!” - Ray Hadley, 2GB Unlike anything you have ever seen before this 150 minute ground-breaking and interactive theatrical TV experience is filled with all the fun, music and long forgotten memories of the fabulous 1960’s. The Variety TV Show audience is taken on a unique and emotional journey back to the best years of their lives.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Running In The Shadows of Fleetwood Mac

They’ve sold more than one hundred million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Fleetwood Mac’s songs are part of international music history. Now, the Internationally acclaimed The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" is heading to Country Arts SA Venues to pay homage to the superstar band. The six-piece rock band explore Fleetwood Mac’s extensive back catalogue, covering all the classic ballads, blues and rock songs from their five decade plus career. The Running In The Shadows show covers the best of Fleetwood Mac’s career. From the early hits from the music of Peter Green, through to the Rumours album era, spanning up to Tango In The Night and even some of Stevie Nicks solo material, there is something for every Fleetwood Mac fan to enjoy. Audience members who have seen The Australian Fleetwood Mac show in the past have found it hard to believe they were not experiencing the real deal on stage. They have spawned some of the biggest songs in recent memory, with tracks like Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, The Chain, Tusk, Sara and Big Love to name a few, they carved music history and their music is appreciated by young and old. Don’t miss The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" as they explore the iconic music of Fleetwood Mac.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (M)

Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with their superhero alter egos. When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam and his allies get thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (M)

Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with their superhero alter egos. When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam and his allies get thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Country Arts SA Season

The Sunshine Club

Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch Music by John Rodgers Set is 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home. But this only fills Frank with a strong desire to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club. A place where all people are welcome to come together, laugh, romance and dance the night away as Frank sets out to win the heart of Rose, the girl from next door. The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre. “The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” – Stage Whispers “... a compelling story of humanity, hope and despair. Enoch directs with finesse and sensitivity. – Arts Hub “Come and enjoy this beautiful story of love, hope and acceptance with unforgettable characters who represent what really happens to our First Nations people. Enjoy the wonderful music, incredible band and acknowledge the first owners of the country we call Australia.” – The Fame Reporter “immensely entertaining… a significant achievement. The openness and joy radiating from The Sunshine Club is certain to make your spirits soar.” – Sydney Morning Herald Creative team Christine Harris – Producer Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director John Rodgers – Composer Wayne Freer – Musical Director

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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The Toni Childs Retrospective

Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two-hour performance as she celebrates her life’s musical works. Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith in the first hour of her show then the second hour will be an introduction to Toni’s new music, from two very special albums It’s All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet. Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling. With fans in over 50 countries around the world, Toni has produced a list of international hits such as: Don’t Walk Away, Stop Your Fussin’, Walk and Talk Like Angels, Zimbabwe, Where’s the Ocean, Many Rivers to Cross, I’ve Got to Go Now and Because You’re Beautiful, to name a few. Relive your best musical memories with Toni Childs’ Greatest Hits Live in Concert.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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French Film Festival

Two Tickets To Greece (M)

Recently divorced, Blandine is struggling to get back to her life. Her former best friend Magalie, loud and fearless, resurfaces and imposes herself on a trip they've always dreamed of as teenagers: Amorgos, the amazing location where The Big Blue was shot. When they reach their destination, they realise the dreamy holidays don't go as they had planned since they now have a very different approach to holidays.... and to life!

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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University of SA Graduation Ceremony 2023

University of South Australia Graduation Ceremony 2023

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Air (M)

From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Commercial Film

Air (M)

From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Argonuts (G)

In Yolcos, a port city of ancient Greece, the population is threatened by the wrath of Poseidon. A young mouse and the cat who adopted her will help old Jason and his Argonauts to save the city by facing mythical creatures.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Commercial Film

Argonuts (G)

In Yolcos, a port city of ancient Greece, the population is threatened by the wrath of Poseidon. A young mouse and the cat who adopted her will help old Jason and his Argonauts to save the city by facing mythical creatures.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Commercial

Celtic Illusion

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA by storm, on its nationwide tour for 2023. Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns to a stage near you! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2023 tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music and choreography, Celtic Illusion is an awe-inspiring night of family entertainment.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Cirque Mother Africa

Celebrating 15 years and DIRECT from a sell-out BROADWAY SEASON, Cirque MOTHER AFRICA is returning to Australia in 2023 with an all NEW SHOW featuring the amazing hand to hand balancing act as seen on AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT performed by the RAMADHANI BROTHERS. "It’s the Lion king on steroids" - Dominion Post, NZ “Mother Africa is exuberant, high-energy entertainment” 
- New York Times "Pure spectacle, colorful costumes, immense physicality, powerfully rhythmic music, song, dance, cirque acts and comedy, something for everybody" - Glam Adelaide The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artists transport audience members to the breath-taking continent of Africa. This 90-minute entertainment extravaganza combines the very best talent from nine African countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to provide the wonder, suspense and joy that is Cirque Mother Africa. Seen by more than 2 MILLION people worldwide, Cirque Mother Africa is guaranteed to captivate audiences young and old. Combining the best of contortion, acrobatics, traditional dance, live music, pan spinning, hand balancing and so much more. www.cirquemotherafrica.com

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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French Film Festival

Country Cabaret (M)

Hard work and big ideas aren't enough. David's dairy farm is on the brink of liquidation. When he chances upon a dazzling nightclub performance by Bonnie Starlight, inspiration strikes. What if he turned his big old barn into a country cabaret? Not just for entertainment, but to promote local food producers, including his mother's delicious cheese. A crazy plan, for sure - which is exactly why he loves it! David has to convince sophisticated "City Girl" Bonnie to live in a converted barn loft out in the middle of nowhere and work around the clock to make a great show out of nothing. Finiding local talent is no small feat either, but together they manage to assemble a zany cast of characters and create a troupe. Through blood, sweat and tears, and a whole lot of laughs, they not only build a great stage and get their act together, they also learn a thing or two about themselves and each other. Everything seems on track for the big opening night, until David's traditionalist grandpa steps in, hell-bent on putting an end to their follies. Can they save the show and the farm?

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Dreams Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Show

Dreams – the Fleetwood Mac show that is winning fans all over Australia and within Fleetwood Mac itself. "The Dreams Show was a breath of fresh air when it comes to Fleetwood Mac tribute shows.. these guys deliver.. Big Time! I was thoroughly impressed from start to finish.. Don’t miss this show if you're a Mac fan!" Dennis Dunstan Manager Fleetwood Mac (1981-1999) All the outfits + moves + moving stories + big guitar leads + harmonies that undergird all those iconic Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks songs >>> Go your Own way + Gypsy + Edge of Seventeen + Rooms on Fire + Say you love me + Sara + Dreams + Seven wonders + Rhiannon + Little lies + Oh Well + World Turning + You make loving fun + Don’t stop + Gold dust woman + Songbird + I don’t want to know + Big love + Landslide + The chain + Hold me + many more!

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

Emil And The Detectives

By Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters? Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal? Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom, Kästner’s 1929 novella is more than a ‘good romp’; it broke ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. Streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale. In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and the Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences. “The company’s theatre productions always have a sense of wonder and magic, and Emil and the Detectives delights, intrigues and astonishes its audience...Emil and the Detectives is an outstanding piece of children’s theatre which makes it an outstanding piece of theatre and an experience to be savoured by all.” - InDaily, Greg Elliott “...Emil and the Detectives adds to Slingsby’s already substantial record of presenting entertainment for families that actually deal with important issues.” - The Advertiser, Peter Burdon Cast & Crew Director: Andy Packer Playwright: Nicki Bloom Composer and Sound Design: Quincy Grant Designer: Wendy Todd Costume Designer: Ailsa Paterson Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham Technical Design: Chris Petridis Animation Director: Luku Trembath

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

Euphoria by Emily Steel

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget. Euphoria is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit. "Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre". ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Limelight "Malcolm portrays Meg with such warmth, and Smith brings an intensity to Ethan...Euphoria is a delight.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Collage Adelaide "This is a little gem of theatre... please go and see this fine production; it will help to restore your faith in the theatrical medium as a vector for changing lives and illuminating our society" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Glam Adelaide Cast & Crew Playwright: Emily Steel Director: Nescha Jelk Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard Assistant Director: Emma Richardson Creative Producer: Alison Howard Meg: Ashton Malcolm Ethan: James Smith

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Commercial Film

Evil Dead Rise (R18+)

A woman finds herself in a fight for her life when an ancient book gives birth to bloodthirsty demons that run amok in a Los Angeles apartment building.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Evil Dead Rise (R18+)

A woman finds herself in a fight for her life when an ancient book gives birth to bloodthirsty demons that run amok in a Los Angeles apartment building.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Commercial Film

John Wick: Chapter 4 (MA15+)

With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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John Wick: Chapter 4 (MA15+)

With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Arts On Screen

Life Of Pi

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel. After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Commercial Film

Makva: The Forest Song (PG)

Mavka — a Soul of the Forest and its Warden — faces an impossible choice between love and her duty as guardian to the Heart of the Forest, when she falls in love with a human — the talented young musician Lukas.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Country Arts SA Season

Manta Milmilpa

Robert K. Champion gives the past and present a voice, shedding light on the nation’s truth through song and story in his latest show Manta Milmilpa (Sacred Ground). Manta Milmilpa means Sacred Ground in Pitjantjatjara and refers to the sacredness of the land where the dead are buried. Robert enthrals audiences with his warmth, poignancy and humour, even on confronting and sombre subjects, and this moving performance connects on a fundamentally human level. For Manta Milmilpa, Robert is joined by an ensemble cast of the finest musicians from across Melbourne and South Australia. Manta Milmilpa is presented by Robert K. Champion Music in partnership with Country Arts SA. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Mark Vincent pays Tribute to Mario Lanza & the 3 Tenors

Join us for two amazing shows in one night with Mark Vincent one of Australia’s most beloved tenors. Mark has released nine consecutive #1 ARIA Classical Crossover Albums, earning accolades both nationally and internationally. 1st Half A Tribute to Mario Lanza Mark was introduced to Mario by his music teacher and was blown away and wanted to follow in his footsteps. Mario Lanza was one of the greatest voices of the twenty first century. Audiences can expect an intimate evening with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza, including, Because You're Mine, Be My Love, The Loveliest Night of the Year and Nessun Dorma to name a few. 2nd Half A Tribute to the Three Tenors Mark Vincent is truly honoured to be paying tribute to the greatest singers in the world; Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras on his South Australian tour. “I can remember as a child watching the three tenors in concert at Madison Square Garden in 1992. There was the President of the United States, President George Bush, Frank Sinatra, and many other performers that day. It made me as a young boy realise that I wanted to follow in these tenors’ footsteps, it inspired me to become a tenor.” In this show, expect a variety of different songs from arias to classic ballads. As well as musical theatre numbers that the tenors performed through their career. These will be songs that the audience will love and know.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Multicultural Comedy Gala

The Multicultural Comedy Gala is a side-splitting celebration of Australia’s rich cultural diversity, by a world class selection of the most acclaimed and celebrated comedians in the nation.  This star-studded line up will poke fun at everything that makes us different, but so much the same.  So, do your soul a favour and treat it to a night of laughter you’ll never forget!    FEATURING…  IVAN ARISTEGUIETA (NOMINEE – Most Outstanding Show, MICF 2021)  KEVIN KROPINYERI (RECIPIENT – Uncle Jack Charles Award, VIPA Awards 2013) JAMES LIOTTA (NOMINEE – Favourite Digital Creator, AACTA Awards 2022) NEEL KOLHATKAR (AWARDED - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Equity Foundation Awards 2019) REBECCA DE UNAMUNO (RECIPIENT – Pick of the Sydney Fringe 2013) 

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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French Film Festival

November (M)

In November 2015, a series of unprecedented and deadly attacks hit Paris. The anti-terrorist police led by Heloise (Sandrine Kiberlain) and her chief commander Fred (Jean Dujardin) face an unprecedented level of pressure: in a race against the clock, they must find the perpetrators of the attacks as quickly as possible before they can strike again, travelling across Eurpoe and beyond in one of the biggest manhunts in history.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Nunga Screen

Nunga Screen 2023

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film. A FREE annual event that spans National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, and which tours across regional SA from big screen cinemas to remote communities, Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages. For more than 10 years, Nunga Screen (formerly known as Black Screen) has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2023 program will feature the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Films announced soon.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Commercial

Robertson Brothers 60’S Variety TV Show

Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960’s - The Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “It’s different to other shows…I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Joan T, 2022 audience member) Variety TV Show fans will be excited to know the multi-talented Simon Brook McLachlan (from the Original Australian cast of Jersey Boys) will return in 2023 to thrill us with his very special tributes to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as well as Neil Sedaka, together with a brand new Variety Show tribute to the much loved 1960s superstar… Sir Cliff Richard. Another HUGE bonus this year for the Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show fans is the addition of Australia’s internationally acclaimed #1 Roy Orbison tribute artist… Dean Bourne! Dean will perform his very special Variety Show tribute to the one and only ‘Big O’ and his biggest hits from the 1960’s. “It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!” - Ray Hadley, 2GB Unlike anything you have ever seen before this 150 minute ground-breaking and interactive theatrical TV experience is filled with all the fun, music and long forgotten memories of the fabulous 1960’s. The Variety TV Show audience is taken on a unique and emotional journey back to the best years of their lives.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Running In The Shadows of Fleetwood Mac

They’ve sold more than one hundred million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Fleetwood Mac’s songs are part of international music history. Now, the Internationally acclaimed The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" is heading to Country Arts SA Venues to pay homage to the superstar band. The six-piece rock band explore Fleetwood Mac’s extensive back catalogue, covering all the classic ballads, blues and rock songs from their five decade plus career. The Running In The Shadows show covers the best of Fleetwood Mac’s career. From the early hits from the music of Peter Green, through to the Rumours album era, spanning up to Tango In The Night and even some of Stevie Nicks solo material, there is something for every Fleetwood Mac fan to enjoy. Audience members who have seen The Australian Fleetwood Mac show in the past have found it hard to believe they were not experiencing the real deal on stage. They have spawned some of the biggest songs in recent memory, with tracks like Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, The Chain, Tusk, Sara and Big Love to name a few, they carved music history and their music is appreciated by young and old. Don’t miss The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" as they explore the iconic music of Fleetwood Mac.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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Commercial Film

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (M)

Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with their superhero alter egos. When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam and his allies get thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (M)

Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with their superhero alter egos. When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam and his allies get thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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Country Arts SA Season

The Sunshine Club

Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch Music by John Rodgers Set is 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home. But this only fills Frank with a strong desire to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club. A place where all people are welcome to come together, laugh, romance and dance the night away as Frank sets out to win the heart of Rose, the girl from next door. The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre. “The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” – Stage Whispers “... a compelling story of humanity, hope and despair. Enoch directs with finesse and sensitivity. – Arts Hub “Come and enjoy this beautiful story of love, hope and acceptance with unforgettable characters who represent what really happens to our First Nations people. Enjoy the wonderful music, incredible band and acknowledge the first owners of the country we call Australia.” – The Fame Reporter “immensely entertaining… a significant achievement. The openness and joy radiating from The Sunshine Club is certain to make your spirits soar.” – Sydney Morning Herald Creative team Christine Harris – Producer Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director John Rodgers – Composer Wayne Freer – Musical Director

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 1

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Cinema 2

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The Toni Childs Retrospective

Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two-hour performance as she celebrates her life’s musical works. Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith in the first hour of her show then the second hour will be an introduction to Toni’s new music, from two very special albums It’s All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet. Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling. With fans in over 50 countries around the world, Toni has produced a list of international hits such as: Don’t Walk Away, Stop Your Fussin’, Walk and Talk Like Angels, Zimbabwe, Where’s the Ocean, Many Rivers to Cross, I’ve Got to Go Now and Because You’re Beautiful, to name a few. Relive your best musical memories with Toni Childs’ Greatest Hits Live in Concert.

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

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French Film Festival

Two Tickets To Greece (M)

Recently divorced, Blandine is struggling to get back to her life. Her former best friend Magalie, loud and fearless, resurfaces and imposes herself on a trip they've always dreamed of as teenagers: Amorgos, the amazing location where The Big Blue was shot. When they reach their destination, they realise the dreamy holidays don't go as they had planned since they now have a very different approach to holidays.... and to life!

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.

Community

University of SA Graduation Ceremony 2023

University of South Australia Graduation Ceremony 2023

Location Middleback Arts Centre.

subvenue Middleback Arts Centre.