The Reichstag Is Burning

Dates & times

Content warnings

M

Age Suitability:

M

Sexual References:

Occasional, Mild

Other Warnings:

Loud noises, Smoke Effects, Strobe Lighting

  • Previous Award Winner
  • Watch From Home

About this event

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
Designed & Directed by Tom Kitney
Musical Direction by Emma Knights
Voice Over by Michael Morley
Associate Design by George Cort

WINNER: 2021 Adelaide Critics Circle Award
WINNER: 2021 Hollywood Fringe Encore Producer's Award 

“Digital drama to the level of an art form in its own right” (LondonGrip.co.uk)
★★★★★ "Stunning... a must see" (Barefoot Review)
★★★★★ "A solo tour de force" (The Clothesline)
★★★★★ "Sublime" (Stage Whispers)
★★★★ "A beautifully crafted cabaret" (The Advertiser)

 

Schools Price of $40 per class. Category 1-4 School Price of $15 per class.
45 minute Q&A’s with the creatives may be available by request - $100 per class or $75 for category 1-4 school classes.

Presented by:
Hartstone-Kitney Productions

Hartstone-Kitney Productions (HKP) is a multi-award winning theatre company and production house, specialising in hybrid-digital projects, live theatre & cabaret, and immersive/site-specific events. Formed in 2017, HKP is the collaborative work of prolific international arts-practitioners: Joanne Hartstone and Tom Kitney.

HKP curates ‘Black Box Live’ - a digital platform that makes and hosts livestream and on demand performances across arts genres. The fusion of theatre and broadcast technology has resulted in a new hybrid art form that creates bespoke, accessible theatrical experiences. Black Box Live won the 2021 John Chataway Award for Innovation and is nominated for the 2021 Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation by the Adelaide Critics Circle.

HKP proudly promotes the arts coming from South Australia, and presents sustainable shows for now, for Australia and for the world.

  • “Joanne Hartstone and Tom Kitney have devised a beautifully crafted cabaret meditation on this dark time in modern history.” - Peter Burdon, The Advertiser
  • “Made to be watched from a screen... conveying the atmosphere of an edgy, smoky Weimar cabaret...affording an uninterrupted view of the stage” - Barbara Lewis, London Grip.co.uk
  • “The Reichstag is Burning is stunning - it elevates Fringe Festival artistry to heights that are infrequently seen... an indisputable triumph” - Kym Clayton, The Barefoot Review
  • “Let's hear it for Hartstone and Kitney, pulling magical things out of a black box.” - Ewart Shaw, Broadway World
  • “Joanne Hartstone as Iris London, top of the bill at Die Katakombes, gives a solo tour de force performance.” - Adrian Miller, The Clothesline
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