State Theatre Company South Australia has announced that it will return to the stage in September with a production of Gaslightto be presented at Adelaide’s newly refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre. Not only will it mark the first time STCSA has performed a full theatrical production in front of a live audience since March when restrictions were introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be the first major production to open at the historic theatre following its $66 million upgrade.

Ksenja Logos will play Belle Manningham in Gaslight. Photograph courtesy of State Theatre Company South Australia

Gaslightwas originally scheduled to open at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse but will be presented at Her Majesty’s Theatre instead in order to accommodate COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. The capacity for the 1467-seat venue will be halved, with one empty seat between each audience member in what the theatre has described as a chequerboard layout.

The Adelaide Festival Centre manages Her Majesty’s Theatre. Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM said that the venue will implement strict...