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How to Kill your Husband

(and other handy household hints)

Dunstan Playhouse

10 Jun - 12 Jun 2022


From $79

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and State Opera of South Australia

How to Kill your Husband (and other handy household hints)
An opera based on the book by Kathy Lette
Adapted for the stage by Timothy Daly
Music by Alan John
Libretto by Alan John and Timothy Daly
Originally commissioned by Victorian Opera in 2009. First performance CUB Malthouse, Melbourne 2011.

A stiletto sharp satire of domestic bliss.

A story about sex, love, murder and marriage. Could there be a more lethal cocktail? Based on Kathy Lette’s hit novel, How to Kill your Husband (and other handy household hints) is the story of two friends, a domestic goddess and a juggling working mum, each wanting more from their marriages and from their lives. Theyโ€™re after fulfilment, and a little revenge, is that too much to ask for? Enjoy a night of high drama and cheeky intimacy at this uniquely Australian cabaret opera.

Christie Anderson
Nescha Jelk
Set & Costume Designer
Kathryn Sproul
Mark Oakley

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*Seating: As of Saturday 12 March 2022, Theatres in South Australia are at 100% capacity, with masks mandatory for all patrons. You will be seated next to others, be they family, friends, or other opera goers and must be wearing a mask.

  • Duration 2h 5m (incl. 20m interval)
  • Suitability 16+ - Coarse Language, Adult Themes, Violent Themes
    • English
  • Surtitles N/A
  • Accessible Venue Yes