Presented by Safari Street Creative


HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we have implemented a COVID Safe plan. Social distancing, density and hygiene practices will be adhered to at all times. Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover.

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In a world stripped of value, what can revolt signify?

Inside a university Dean's office, a modern power couple are summoned to discuss their daughter's punishment for an act of petty vandalism on school property. But when that act is alluded to instead be a case of political activism, the pair are forced to question their beliefs, their marriage, their role as parents, and even the very nature of revolt.

A new play by Safari Street Creative, Demagogue is a fast-paced and unflinching social satire addressing human hypocrisy and how nothing is older than the idea that this is new.

Tickets available through the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

Due to the current climate strict Covid restrictions will be in place, please follow all rules on density, social distancing and follow directions from staff.

This is a Masked Event, please help reduce waste by bringing your own mask.
This event requires proof of double vaccination or exemption upon entry.




Praise for Demagogue

★★★★★ "outstanding original theatre work"- The Advertiser

★★★★★ "Spencer Scholz and Samantha Riley are a tour de force.” - Stage Whispers

9.2/10 "Demagogue is a play Australian audiences need to see now. It is a smart, witty, philosophically-brutal romp... " - The Adelaide Show

Previous Praise for Safari Street Creative

"Safari Street Creative are bold & well equipped as serious theatre contenders."
- Stage Whispers

"Refreshingly honest & unpretentious..."
- Kryztoff RAW

Cast & Crew


Spencer grew up in SA and studied acting at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy, having since worked as a performer, director and creative. During his time acting for stage, television and film he has been lucky enough to perform with the likes of Warwick Thorton, Thomas M Wright, Sean Harris, Callan Mulvey, Stuart Broad, Greg Carrol and Aunty Donna. He is a founding member

of Safari Street Creative and has worked with Australian Shakespeare Company, Red Stitch Actors Theatre and SeeSaw Films.


Samantha Riley has performed nationally & internationally with musical productions such as The Boyfriend (The Production Company), Australiaʼs premiere production of Addams Family: The Musical and the most recent Gordon Frost production of Annie: The Musical alongside Anthony Warlow, Chloe Dallimore and Todd McKenney. She is also a talented theatre director with South Australian Playwrights Theatre.


Safari Street Creative is a South Australian-based independent theatre company fiercely focused on telling fresh Australian stories in innovative ways. Operating over the last two years with a specific focus on new local writing and site-specific performance, Safari Street aims to challenge audiences with stories that disrupt entrenched cultural narratives and reflect modern-day intercultural Australia.

Described as 'refreshingly honest and unpretentious' (Kryztoff RAW) and having already gathered excellent reviews and audience acclaim, Safari Street Creative is committed to continue pushing the boundaries of modern theatre and ambitious artistic practices to give audiences works which are dangerous, exhilarating and without ceremony.




Genre: Theatre/Drama

Origin: SA

Rating: MA15+

Duration: 60 Mins

Season: Fringe 2022

Dates: 22 - 27 Feb

22 - 27 Feb: 7:30pm
26 - 27 Feb: 2:30pm

General Admission: $26.00
Concession: $21.00
Midweek Treat: $21.00
Double Your Applause: $52.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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