Wednesday, 5 March 2008


National and international performers from around the world will bring the magic of theatre to thousands of children and young people in Adelaide from 9-18 May, 2008.

Held once every three years, ASSITEJ 2008 will feature some of the finest theatre productions from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Australia, including a diverse program of work by indigenous artists. Entitled “Old Knowledge, New Word”, the festival and congress will attract more than 2,000 international and interstate industry players, artists and visitors from more than 50 countries.

From a stage flooded in water, to a performance set in a wrestling ring, 40,000 South Australian children and young people will have the unique opportunity to experience a dynamic program of shows in spoken word, multi-media, dance, music, large-scale and miniature puppetry and physical theatre.

Highlights include:
The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy
DIRECTOR Andy Packer PLAYWRIGHT Finegan Kruckemeyer
Ages 10 +

Age 2+

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea
WRITER Pamela Allen DIRECTOR Dave Brown
Age 4-8

For more information on other programes through the festival and booking details: Visit

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