Adelaide Festival 1 - 17 March 2013

Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage


United States

“Smart, thoughtful and tuneful… Imagine a younger, rowdier, all-singing, all-slaying version of the Wooster Group crossed with a show such as Action Hero's A Western.”

The Guardian

In this half lecture, half raucous mead-hall romp, BBB (Banana Bag & Bodice) defends the epic ninth century poem Beowulf through hilarious storytelling and rowdy debate. As battles rage in the aisles (and at the bar) the audience is plunged into a unique theatre experience fuelled by an explosive seven-piece band. Weillian cabaret, ‘40s jazz harmony, punk and electronica whip all who brave the award-winning chaos into a fierce, cacophonous swirl.

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The German Club


Mon 11 Mar –Fri 15 Mar 9pm
Sat 16 Mar 6.30pm
Sat 16 Mar 10pm


1 hour 10 minutes


Adult $49, Friends $42, Concession $42, Fringe Benefits $30

For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.

Audience interaction.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access


The German Club

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Co-Artistic Directors: Jason Craig and Jessica Jelliffe
Writer: Jason Craig
Composer: David Malloy
Directors: Rod Hipskind and Mallory Catlett

Credit: Chloé Laetitia Thomas
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