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By Ferdinand von Schirach

Presented by Red Phoenix Theatre & Holden Street Theatres


Terror is a play for our times.”
Broadway World, London

“The audience plays the jury in a stickily complex moral tale that will leave you debating long after the defendant’s fate is sealed.”
The Sunday Times

A plane from Berlin to Munich is hijacked by terrorists and being flown towards a packed football stadium where Germany is playing England. Major Lars Koch, fighter jet pilot for the German Federal Forces, has to react. Ignoring orders to the contrary, he takes matters into his own hands and shoots down the plane, killing all on board. As a result, he is charged with murder. The play begins in the courtroom with his trial. The audience listens to the evidence presented by lawyers and witnesses and then votes on whether Major Koch is guilty or not guilty.

The audience vote decides how the play ends.

Ferdinand von Schirach is a German lawyer and writer, who lives in Berlin. The play was first performed in Berlin in 2015 and has since became a worldwide hit. Records are kept of the verdict of each audience around the world.

Terror is directed by Brant Eustice and Tracey Walker and features an outstanding cast including Rachel Burfield, Samuel Creighton, Bart Csorba, Pete Davies, Ruby Faith, Fahad Farooque, Sharon Malujlo, and Kate van der Horst.

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.


More from Red Phoenix Theatre


"Red Phoenix has a pretty slick track record and this production keeps right up with it under the seasoned direction of Brant Eustice with Tracey Walker." - Barefoot Review

"...it's no ordinary courtroom drama. Red Phoenix give the local premiere in an absorbing production..." - The Advertiser

"We are not merely at the theatre; we are participating in a criminal trial." - Stage Whispers

" It is a tribute to a fine and evenly talented cast that their words and delivery held us in such thrall... Not to be missed." – TASA Online

"...this is one more excellent production from Red Phoenix that lovers of quality theatre will not want to miss." -Broadway World

"...an engaging production with many layers to the characters on show. It provided for plenty of thoughts on right and wrong, guilty and not guilty..." - Glam Adelaide

"Terror involves the audience members in a unique way, demanding that they be drawn into the immediate drama... This is the stuff that makes theatre such an important part of our culture. " - Radio 5mbs



HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure theatre experience. 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.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.

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 evening out.

Learn More about our Covid Safe Practices Here.



Genre: Theatre

Season: 2022

Dates: 20 - 29 Oct

Duration: 2hr 30min
(including 20
min interval)

20 - 22; 26-29 Oct: 7:30pm
23 Oct: 2pm

General Admission: $27
Concession: $21
Group (6+): $23

Venue: The Studio

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 Studio. Please note there is no accessible toilet at this time of the year.

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