17 June 2022

There is no doubt, the last few years have been challenging for us all.  

Through this, Slingsby has discovered deep wells of resilience and found new ways to connect with audiences. 

Last year Slingsby premiered The Boy Who Talked to Dogs to our largest Adelaide audience, thanks to partnerships with State Theatre Company of South Australia, Adelaide Festival and Draíocht, Dublin.  

We also welcomed Slingsby’s Flying Squad – a team of artists dedicated to touring across South Australia. 

Our Helpmann Award winning production Emil and the Detectives toured nationally and we connected with audiences remotely through Slingsby by Request, our online platform. 

In all, in 2021, we connected with more than 32,000 people across Australia, USA, Canada, India and Ireland 

And we have had a busy start to 2022 with the Flying Squad touring across the state with workshops and performances of This Tree is a Story, which also enjoyed a brief, sold-out season at Adelaide Fringe, Emil and the Detectives has once again been touring interstate, and our collection project The Memoryologist appeared at Womadelaide and in public spaces across the City of Adelaide.  

As the world slowly begins to open up, we are excited to now be regularly back on stages and touring. Through this we continue to deepen connections to audiences and schools, and enrich communities, and support artists. 

Slingsby is doing important work. Through storytelling, we are shaping lives and inspiring hope. With your support and financial investment, we will be able to reach more people, build new immersive worlds and invite audiences of all ages into the wonder and power of theatre and shared storytelling. 

We invite you to help us to #ShareTheWonder  

Find out how to donate here.

Andy Packer
Artistic Director/CEO