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A Promenade of Shorts: A Mini Festival of Tiny Plays

Red Phoenix Theatres and Holden Street Theatres presents


A Promenade of Shorts is a uniquely COVID inspired mini-Festival of tiny plays. Three separate audiences will promenade between the The Studio, The Arch and the Box Bar in a single night all at Holden Street Theatres. Along the way you will experience the thrill of 9 individual plays and an array of exciting and unexpected Fringe like encounters. The performances will feature comedy, drama, a puppet, a nymphomaniac librarian, free trial COVID vaccines and the occasional death. Don’t miss out on this wonderful evening of creative delight as Red Phoenix Theatre returns to the Adelaide stage.

Directed by Libby Drake, Brant Eustice, Michael Eustice and Nick Fagan and featuring performances by many of Adelaide’s most outstanding community actors including, Wayne Anthoney, Laure Antoniazzi, Kyla Booth, Anita Zamberlan Canala, Josh Coldwell, Pete Davies, Brant Eustice, Nick Fagan, Ruby Faith, Fahad Farooque, James Fazzalari, Tom Filsell, Brian Godfrey, Therese Hornby, Rebecca Kemp, Jasmine Leech, Sharon Malujlo, John Rosen, Nicole Rutty, Petra Schulenburg, Joanne St Clair, Tom Tassone, Stephen Tongun, Kate van der Horst, Anthony Vawser, Jean Walker, Tim Williams, and Jamie Wright.

Reviews for A Promenade of Shorts

"extraordinary power" - The Advertiser

"The satisfying thing about A Promenade Of Shorts is that there are many twists, some great moments and performances, and enough variety to meet the needs of most theatre-hungry audiences." -The Adelaide Show

"It is imagination and initiative. It is Red Phoenix rising once again." - The Barefoot Review

"The theatrical drought is well and truly broken with Red Phoenix Theatre making a grand entrance in a Promenade of Shorts." - Theatre Association of South Australia

"there is something for everybody in this theatrical festival" - Broadway World

"It is a stroke of genius" - Stage Whispers

"Bold and imaginative in conception and delivery, A Promenade of Shorts is a wonderful return to local theatre in this town." - Kryztoff Raw

"Unmissable! GO!"-The Weekender Herald

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About the Tiny Plays

Up Close and Personal by Anne Graham Roz

Directed by Michael Eustice

Cast: Petra Schulenburg, Kyla Booth

Tuesday is singles night. It says so on the giant poster. What could go wrong?

Attack of the Killer Banana Spider! by John Moorhouse

Directed by Michael Eustice

Cast: Joshua Coldwel, James Fazzalari

A London flat, a bunch of Fair Trade bananas and a huge spider ... we reckon you can see where this is going…..

The Book of Leviticus Show by Christopher Durang

Directed by Libby Drake

Cast: Ruby Faith, Jamie Wright, Therese Hornby, Tom Tassone, Laura Antoniazzi

Lettie Lu is broadcasting her own public TV access show from a local motel. She is focussed on doing God’s work … literally….

Words That Matter by Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and Julia Gillard.

Directed by Michael Eustice

Cast: Sharon Malujlo, Anthony Vawser, Stephen Tongun

Great words that tell us there is still much more to do.

Intermission by Daniel Meltzer

Directed by Nick Fagan

Cast: Pete Davies, Fahad Farooque, Rebecca Kemp, Jenny Allan, Kate van der Horst, Sharon Malujlo

Intermission at a playwright’s first show on Broadway. Meanwhile, a young woman drinks at the bar by herself.

Electric Roses by David Howard Russ

Directed by Nick Fagan

Cast: Brant Eustice, Lyn Wilson and John Rosen

Russ sits in gaol recounting the fateful events which led up to his imprisonment.

Loyalties by Murphy Guyer Rudy

Directed by Libby Drake

Cast: Tom Filsell, Laura Antoniazzi, Tom Tassone, Jasmine Leech

Two couples gather to celebrate the new and positive economic times they are enjoying. The conversation sours over the subject of patriotism and military honour.

Driving Mr Diddy by Mandy Bannon

Directed by Brant Eustice

Cast: Joanne St Clair, Brian Godfrey, Nick Fagan

An elderly couple on their way to a line-dancing class experience an unexpected adventure with a bank robber.

Auto Incorrect by Bridgette Dutta Portman

Directed by Libby Drake

Cast: Tim Williams, Anita Zamberlan Canala

Nate tries to impress Claire on their first date, but his brain keeps “auto-correcting” his speech.

Left Image: Laura Antoniazzi, Tom Filsell, Jasmine Leech, and Tom Tassone - Loyalties by Murphy Guyer

Centre Image: James Fazzalarri and Joshua Coldwell are planning their escape from The Attack of the Killer Banana Spider! by John Moorhouse

Right Image: Stephen Tongun is Martin Luther King in Words That Matter by Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and Julia Gillard.



HST is incredibly excited to be able to open and 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. The safety and health of our patrons, staff and performers is our main priority and we will do everything we can to ensure a fun and safe night out.

A Promenade of Shorts


Genre: Theatre

Season: 2020

Dates: 22 - 31 Oct

Duration: 2.5 hrs (including interval)

Doors and Bar will open 1 hr prior to show start.

Thurs 22 - Sat 24 Oct: 7:30pm
Sunday 25 Oct: 2:00pm
Wed 28 - Sat 31 Oct: 7:30pm


Adult: $25
Group (6+): $21
Concession: $19

Venue: The Box Bar, The Studio & The Arch

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


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


All venues will are accessible, please call our Box Office to arrange a safe and easy night out on 08 8225 8888


A Promenade of Shorts