Directionless Basil is smitten by the strident Delia, but Delia is more than she appears to be. As Basil
begins to see the world through her eyes, he realises that when it comes to environmental activism,
there are those who talk the talk and those who walk the walk.
Hunted by mysterious government agents and judged by family and friends, Basil and Delia balance new
love against the hard decisions we can no longer defer both as individuals and as members of a global
Over a year in the making, Watchlist is part-romantic comedy, part-mystery thriller and part-Kafkaesque
journey into the shadowy and surreal. Copies of the playscript have flown off the physical and digital
shelves, already selling out from Currency Press.
Don’t miss the world premiere of this funny, engaging and searingly relevant work.
Alex Vickery-Howe’s Watchlist is amusing, ambitious, provocative, and a sharp reminder that the changes we know we need to make as global citizens will not be easy, even if we agree to them. This production eases us in with its comedy, but leaves us staring at a plateful of unpalatable options.
Murray Bramwell - Indaily
There is an era of smart, sassy, homegrown theatre upon us and Alex Vickery-Howe’s Watchlist is a darkly stupendous example...buy a ticket and see this show. This is what modern, thoughtful entertainment is all about...
Steve Davis - The Adelaide Show Podcast
We watch avidly the rise and rise of Alex Vickery-Howe as an Australian playwright of substance. His latest work, Watchlist, has been lurking under covers of Covid to at last be revealed as a thrill of living theatre. This is a brave, bold, agit-prop piece. It is a didacticism-enabler. It is a work of passionate, acerbic, satiric prose.
Samela Harris - The Barefoot Review
Cloaked in mystery, Sortini shines as Delia. Sortini’s passionate angsty characterisation subverts the manic pixie dream girl trope as her relationship with Basil feels tangible despite the secrecy and strategy that lay beneath it. Noble’s portrayal of the boyish Basil becoming more confident throughout the show is brilliant.
Adults $28, Conc $22,(MEAA members, Tertiary Students, Flinders University staff, Pensioner, SA Support Act) Students (High School) $15, Previews $20
110 minutes plus a 10 minute interval
Written by Alex Vickery-Howe
Directed by Lisa Harper Campbell
Produced by Lucy Combe
Featuring: Gianluca Noble, Katherine Sortini, Katie O’Reilly, Eddie Morrison and Matt Hawkins.
Lighting Design & Tech Operator: Stephen Dean
Sound Design: Sascha Budimski
Stage Manager: Claire Miyuki Guerin