Australian Premiere

Games by Henry Naylor

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1936, Berlin. When Jewish athlete Helene Mayer is selected for the Nazis' Olympic Squad, she realises she is fighting for much more than gold. Based on a true story, 'Games' is a cautionary tale for our times. A multi-award-winning, sell-out success, the show received an astonishing 14 five and four star reviews in Edinburgh. Brought to you by the team which has won over 30 of the world's leading Fringe titles -- including Overall Best Theatre in 2016, and the Overall Adelaide Critics' Circle Awards in 2017 & 2018. Written by three-time Fringe First-winner Henry Naylor.

★★★★★ "This two-hander is a gem" Theatre London

★★★★★ "Breathtaking and powerful, Henry Naylor's Games is sharp, funny and poignant- a must see." EdFest Magazine

★★★★★ "A truly genius piece of writing" Voice Mag


“Yet another perceptive and engaging tale from Henry Naylor.”
Fran Edwards, GLAM Adelaide

“I cannot fault this performance. It is brilliant in every right, and I highly recommend it to everyone. An experience I will never forget...”
Rachel Wong, Collage Adelaide

“It is a riveting piece of theatre… Simple and dramatic...It is a Fringe must-see”
Samela Harris, The Barefoot Review

Presented by:
Gilded Balloon and Redbeard Theatre in Assoc. with Holden Street Theatres

Holden Street Theatres are the 'Home of Theatre' in Adelaide and are proud to present a phenomenal 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival program, full of talented artists with a diverse range of stories.

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Venue Map

The Arch at Holden Street Theatres

34 Holden St, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

Event info


The Arch at Holden Street Theatres

34 Holden St, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: PG


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