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The Adelaide Theatre Guide has been South Australia's primary internet resource for live theatre since 1996 and is used extensively by local patrons and tourists alike. It has won numerous awards including an Advertiser Oscart for "Best and Most Useful Theatre Website" and now also acts as the official website of the Theatre Association of South Australia (TASA) Inc. Currently the site boasts over 500 visitors per day on average covering a wide variety of theatre including Drama, Musicals and Comedy and more.

In past years, the Adelaide Theatre Guide has taken an active role in promoting a range of events, including the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, professional, community and amateur events including sending a small poole of reviewers to cover most shows.

Meet the ATG Team

Our reviewers are the peers of Adelaide Theatre. They are fellow audience members, directors, actors, committee members, etc, with experience in journalism.
Like other audience members, their reviews/opinions are given on overall enjoyment and value for money so that you may make a more informed choice.


(Site Coordinator/Reviewer)

Hayley has been involved both on-stage and behind the scenes of a number of theatre companies in Adelaide for the past 14 years. Her production credits include Publicist, Stage Crew, Production Coordinator, Costume Coordinator and more. Her interest in Publicity led her to begin studies in Public Relations including extensive studies in journalism and media writing with Deakin University and currently the University of South Australia.

On stage, Hayley has performed in Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!, Anything Goes, Me & My Girl, Hello Dolly! and many more for the Hills Musical Company as well as more recently playing Sarah Brown in Northern Light's production of Guys and Dolls and Ginger in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Her additional performance credits include working with Mayfair Theatre Company, The Hills Youth Theatre, Gilbert and Sullivan Society and more.

Along with Nikki Gaertner, Hayley is keen to increase the exposure of the Adelaide Theatre Guide to provide even more comprehensive and up to date information on theatre in and around Adelaide.

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(Web Administrator/Reviewer)

Nikki would generally describe herself as a "techie" who loves the limelight! She has worked in the Information Technolgy industry for the past 6 years and has been involved in both large and small IT projects.

Nikki first stepped on stage at the age of five with Allegro School of Dance, and was involved in a number of productions with the company, including Hansel and Gretel and Mary Poppins. Her experience in musicals began when she appeared in Kildare College's productions of Oliver! and Guys and Dolls (in which she played Benny Southstreet!).

Recently, Nikki has appeared in Guys and Dolls and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (both with Northern Light), as well as The Met's Carousel. In 2004 she will be seen in Northern Light's Jesus Christ Superstar and Marie Clarke's Brigadoon.

Nikki is thoroughly enjoying being able to combine her love of performing and theatre-going with her IT flair in her role with the Adelaide Theatre Guide site.

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Stephanie Johnson combined studies in drama and journalism at the South Australian university, Magill Campus. She began reporting for Messenger Press' Northern News-Review in 1979 specialising in arts and entertainment reviews, interviews and news.

Since then she has worked as a journalist in Australia, England and the USA on weekly and daily newspapers, as well as for Australia Associated Press. She has also freelanced for daily newspapers and magazines. Since 1993 Stephanie has been self-employed in her own astrology software marketing company.

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Fran has been involved in amateur theatre in South Australian for almost thirty years. That involvement has spanned just about every aspect of productions. She has notched up 118 productions doing everything from set and costume design, operation of lights and sound, stage management, publicity, front of house, direction and, of course, treading the boards.

Fran has directed a number of award-winning productions for Northern Light Theatre Company, including Annie and The King and I.

Whilst studying drama at Adelaide University she was asked to review for On Dit the campus newspaper, which she did for 5 years, continuing after she graduated as the editors were short of willing reviewers. When she heard that ATG was asking for experienced reviewers she gladly volunteered because she believes that critics and reviews are another important part of theatre and every show deserves balanced feedback.

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Theresa started in theatre in 1987, working backstage at the Shedley Theatre, Elizabeth. Two years later she appeared on-stage ….. as a tree. She has since branched out (bad pun I know but what the heck) appearing in over forty productions for companies including Northern Light Theatre Company, Adelaide Repertory Company, Elizabeth Repertory Company, ACTAD, Tea Tree Players, Burnside Theatre Company and Matt Byrne Media. She has also directed a number of productions including Pinch Penny Phantom of the Opera and Guards Guards for Northern Light Theatre Company and Murder By Misadventure for Halifax Theatre Company.

She has played a wide variety of characters including production credits of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Habeas Corpus, Little Shop of Horrors, Henceforward, Jewels on Black Velvet, Granny Weatherwax in Wyrd Sisters, Maskerade and again in Carpe Jugulum, all for Burnside Players as well as many others.

In 1998 she won Northern Lights 'Best Original Stand-Up award' and was amongst the final 20 in TripleM's search for Adelaide's Funniest Female in 2002.

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Andy has been associated with Adelaide Theatre since his first public performance at the Scott Theatre in 1982 and has since appeared on many stages across Adelaide. Alongside conductor Timothy Sexton, Andy directed his debut production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at Mayfair winning the Advertiser Oscart for best musical for 1998. He followed this in 1999 with Oliver! for the Hills Musical Company and in 2000 directed the multi-award winning production of Les Misérables for Mayfair. This was followed by his first play 12 Angry Men.

In 2002 Andy began studies at Flinders University majoring in Drama (including theatre reviewing) but the call of Godspell took him to the Hills to direct again in 2003. Currently Andy is directing Jesus Christ Superstar for Northern Light Theatre Company.

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Rod is an award-winning actor having worked in amateur, pro-am and professional theatre in a variety of on-stage and off-stage roles, with experience in all aspects of theatre including directing, lighting, set design, artistic director, stage management, sound and publicity.

He is one of Australia's foremost experts and private collectors of old time radio dramas, having been featured on ABC Radio and The Radio Works (USA), and through presenting his own weekly radio drama program on Three D Radio 93.7FM for more than six years.

Rod has previously reviewed for Three D Radio, Coast-FM, The Advertiser, Encore Magazine, the national Stage Whispers theatre magazine, the Come Out Press, and been the South Australian correspondant for the Australian Theatre Guide. Since 1996 he has critiqued for the Messenger Newspaper Group, which he continues to do. He is also the current Editor of Encore Magazine, produced through the Theatre Association of South Australia (TASA) Inc.

As the founder of the Adelaide Theatre Guide, Rod is pleased to continue his association with the ATG as a reviewer. By day, he is a trainer in web publishing but by night, he's one of our most infamous critics! Watch out!

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Simon has been involved in theatre in Adelaide for the last 20 years, on stage, back stage, and in administration.

On stage, he has played roles including Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" for Burnside Players, Max in "The Real Thing" for Elizabeth Rep, and even though he can neither sing nor dance, has been in the chorus of a musical!

He was Assistant Director for "I Hate Hamlet" as part of the National Theatre Series, and also served on the board of Arts Around Adelaide.

Whilst at University, he wrote for both On Dit and Bread and Circuses and so jumped at the chance to review for Adelaide Theatre Guide.

He is the Managing Partner of Lipson Chambers, a specialist Criminal Defence law firm.

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