A photo of a woman with blonde hair and blue eyes holding a microphone. She is wearing a black hat, black suit jacket and white gloves.

The Reichstag Is Burning

Cabaret • Theatre
South Australia • World Premiere

A national emergency is declared. Civil liberties are restricted. Theatres and nightclubs -- intellectual, artistic havens - are closing. A chanteuse takes to a smoky stage in musical defiance. A postmodern cabaret for a world on fire, inspired by the Weimar Kabarett tradition.

Written & Performed by Joanne Hartstone - WINNER Frank Ford Award, Made In Adelaide Award

Designed & Directed by Tom Kitney

Musical Direction by Emma Knights

Voice Over & Translation by Michael Morley

Associate Design by George Cort

"One of the most lauded and awarded Fringe performers Adelaide has produced." (The Barefoot Review)

"Joanne Hartstone is an all-round entertainer, oozing comedic, dramatic and musical talent... A true Super Star is Born." (Edinburgh Guide)

"One of Adelaide's most prodigious stage talents." (The Advertiser)

Presented by: Hartstone-Kitney Productions

HARTSTONE-KITNEY PRODUCTIONS is the collaborative work of prolific international theatre-practitioners: Joanne Hartstone and Tom Kitney.

"One of the major figures of the Fringe world both as an entrepreneur curating [their] own mini Fringe in the city and Botanic Gardens, producing shows as well as creating outstanding solo pieces” (Samela Harris-The Barefoot Review)

“Prolific and adventurous… Hartstone-Kitney Productions is a South Australia based theatrical [company] producing livewire theatre... a multi-award winning company, specializing in theatre, and immersive events. Utilizing their international connections, they present high quality productions in Arts Festivals and markets around the globe... and are a significant producing entity at the Adelaide Fringe.” (Global Media Post)

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