The Hypochondriac Brink, The Space, August. Chris Drummond directed the funniest, most outrageous and vividly performed 350-year-old farce in, well, 350 years. Left: Paul Blackwell
True West Flying Penguin Productions, Holden St Theatres, May. Nick Garsden and Renato Musolino gave gripping performances as brawling brothers battling for dominance in this Sam West classic.
Wolf Slingsby Presents, Odeon Theatre, May. Innovative children’s theatre with a combination of pre-recorded and live projection exciting the audience.
The Girl of the Golden West State Opera, Festival Theatre, September Nigel Jamieson conceived a monochrome silent-movie era setting and added Jacqueline Mabardi in Technicolor as the gun-totin’ Minnie.
The Wizard of Oz Windmill, Dunstan Playhouse, July. Oz moved into the 21st century with an indigenous Dorothy in Ursula Yovich, a new take on the characters and songs which segued into jazz versions.
Bahok Akram Khan Company, Festival Theatre, October. A highlight of the OzAsia Festival, Bahok had wonderful solos and ensemble dancing as British choreographer Khan explored our hopes and fears.
G Australian Dance Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse, August. Garry Stewart’s reworked Giselle was fast, furious and memorably green. Above right: Lauren Langlois
Emma Horwood and Aleksandr Tsiboulsk Ngeringa Farm, November. A performance of the very highest quality, totally professional, that would proudly grace an international stage.
3xperimentia Live Cut Mercury Cinema, March This is truly unique, a live, interactive performance using world-class technology available only in Adelaide. Tanja Liedtke’s Construct Space Theatre,
An important document to a lost talent. Liedtke was killed by a truck in 2007 just before she was to take up her position as Sydney Dance Company artistic director.