News on your favorite shows, specials & more!

Us/Them at Space Theatre

Dates: (3/8/2018 - 3/12/2018 )


Space Theatre

Festival Drive

Phone: +61 8 8216 8600

Tickets: $30-$50

Running Time: 1 hour

  1. View All Australia - Adelaide Shows
  2.  > 
  3. Us/Them

In September 2004 a group of terrorists stormed a school in Beslan, Russia taking hundreds of children hostage. The ensuing siege lasted three days and left many dead. A brutalising, relentlessly grim night at the theatre? Not quite. Us/Them is not a straightforward account of this terrible tragedy, but an exploration of the entirely individual way children cope with traumatic situations. With humour and pragmatism, this extraordinary piece performed in English by two actors from the Brussels-based art house for younger audiences, BRONKS, tells the story entirely through the clear, young eyes of a girl and a boy who were on the inside.

There’s no histrionics, and while the cats-cradle of tripwires in the playground-like space evokes the precariousness of their situation, the events are recalled with the matter-of-fact seriousness of kids explaining the rules of a game. Their innocence in the face of adult atrocity, and the intertwining of tragedy and comedy is powerfully moving, frequently heart-breaking and wholly original.

This exclusive Adelaide season follows a sell-out season at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, winning The Scotsman Fringe First Award and a sell-out 2017 season at London’s National Theatre.


King Lear in Australia - Adelaide King Lear
Little Theatre (8/16 - 8/25)
Jack Maggs in Australia - Adelaide Jack Maggs
Dunstan Playhouse (11/15 - 11/30)
Starweaver in Australia - Adelaide Starweaver
Flinders University Drama Centre (6/25 - 7/6)
Shore Break in Australia - Adelaide Shore Break
Space Theatre (9/3 - 9/7)
The Questions in Australia - Adelaide The Questions
Space Theatre (7/26 - 8/17)
Julia in Australia - Adelaide Julia
Dunstan Playhouse (8/16 - 8/31)
The Puzzle in Australia - Adelaide The Puzzle
Dunstan Playhouse (9/20 - 10/12)

Recommended For You