Various People


I found it deeply moving. I emerged from the experience almost speechless. It had touched my innermost being… All the elements of the production were of the highest artistic quality and executed with the greatest restraint to create an aesthetic of rare beauty and depth.
Frank Ford

Thank you for a magnificent show! The experience will stay with us for quite some time, I know.
Emma Salter

Various People Inc has presented some quite outstanding shows in recent years, way out of the ordinary in content, innovative in production, sophisticated in performance.
Elizabeth Silsbury, The Advertiser

Orpheus Underground

Orpheus Underground was truly adventurous... intense and memorable.
Gillian Dooley, Australian Book Review

The cast...was fantastic
Melanie Walters, The Advertiser

Orpheus Underground overflowed with creativity. Theatrically vivid and studded with some exceptional singing...
Graham Strahle, The Adelaide Review

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A Highland Odyssey

Cheryl Pickering's excellent Various People has produced many of the most interesting events on the local scene these past couple of years, and raised the bar yet again with a first class concert in the atmospheric setting of the barrel room at Coriole.
Peter Burdon, The Advertiser

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I See Your Beating Heart
– A Mother’s Cantata

I See Your Beating Heart – A Mother’s Cantata, like their previous two recent works, certainly confirms Various People’s appetite for the different, the excellent and the innovative.
Peter Maddern, Kryztoff RAW

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The Velvet Gentleman

…beauty in simplicity… met with rapturous applause… the sold out Artspace audience was enchanted…
Aussie Theatre – Rowan James

...charmed and engaged… faultless; truly beautiful... a moving performance… the production values were excellent...
InDaily – Rubina Carlson

Cheryl Pickering, the epitome of elegance, sings some of his best known songs… with immense grace.
The Advertiser – Ewart Shaw

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Instructions for an Imaginary Man

...this is an aesthetic work of art... original and moving, and probably the most memorable theatrical production I’ve seen in years... Heather Taylor Johnson, InDaily

Theatre that truly removes you from one’s comfortable world and places you in that of the production is rare and this aspect was a triumph. Peter Maddern, Kryztoff RAW

...beautifully crafted miniatures with only hints of dissonance and darkness… the ideal balance between tension, melancholy, and cantabile... Melissa Leslie, Limelight Magazine

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The Magic Flute

That was the greatest possible fun...
Anthony Steel AM exuberant, physical take on Mozart’s much-loved work... gob-smackingly good...
InDaily - Steve Evans

...real entertainment for real people and Mozart, I'm sure, would be delighted with this ingenious take on his masterpiece... adapted with a generous helping of creativity and wit...
Adelaide Theatre Guide - Tony Busch

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Stari Most

An important musical moment… The music: excellent… The message: eternal.
The Advertiser

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Vesalius: a Requiem

…artistic, theatrical, funny, tender.
The Advertiser 

Intelligent, uncompromising, and above all, grown-up.
Anthony Steel AM

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