[INTERACTIVE/Performance ~ SA]
West Terrace Cemetery, Sat 22 Feb.
West Terrace Cemetery has become the final resting place to over 150 000 souls since colonisation, and a team of dedicated performers tells the stories of the lives of just a few of them.
Tales include unrequited love, jealousy, and of course the infamous, mysterious, and still unsolved tale of ‘Somerton Man’, as well as an early version of ‘going postal’, a woman who killed her husband with an axe, another woman who was the housekeeper (and some say lover) of Colonel William Light, then after his death married Dr George Mayo.
Each audience member carries a lantern, which is programmed to change the colour of the light, some also produce audio. In addition to the pre-recorded audio, live actors guide us around the cemetery, and appear out of the darkness to testify to their experiences.
While there are still some vacant spots in the cemetery today, if you are one day buried there, and if your life is interesting, you too may one day feature in one of these tours.
A fascinating night’s entertainment for those interested in history and things that go bump in the night. Wear your most comfortable shoes.
‘Mavericks, Madness, And Murder Most Foul!’ West Terrace Cemetery by Night Tour continues at West Terrace Cemetery from 9pm until Sat 14 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.