Saturday 17 April 2021  |  7:30PM

After his hugely successful appearance at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2019, multi-award winning actor and singer Philip Quast makes his debut at UKARIA – the first in a series of musical theatre concerts curated by Simon Gleeson.

A three-time Olivier Award recipient, Philip has starred in major musicals, plays and films across the UK, the US and Australia. Best known for his definitive portrayal of Javert in Les Misérables, other notable roles have included Georges Seurat in Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George, and Emile de Becque in Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. His film and television credits include Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Truth (2015), Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), Janet King (2016), and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2015).

Accompanied by Anne-Marie McDonald at the piano, Philip will share the stories and songs that have defined his remarkable career, from his humble upbringing on a turkey farm in Tamworth, to the glitz and glamour of West End and Broadway. Often hilarious, sometimes outrageous, and always authentic, this 'enchanted evening' will be the next best thing to having the much-loved Play School presenter in your own lounge room.

Duration Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval


The wellbeing of our audience and artists is our first priority. We've implemented a number of measures to make your experience at UKARIA as safe as possible.


UKARIA holds an SA Health approved COVID-Safe Plan enabling us to host events up to 75% of our maximum capacity, provided all patrons wear masks.

Checking In

Upon arrival, we require all patrons to register their details for contact tracing. Checking in is quick and easy:

  • Download or log in to the free mySA Gov app
  • Scan the QR code (located in the concert hall foyer and alfresco bar area) with your phone's camera
  • Enter your name and phone number
  • Follow the prompts
  • Done – you're checked in!

If you do not have a smartphone, or experience any issues checking in on your device, don't panic: we will have a sign-up sheet available in the foyer where you can manually write down your details. Please see our Front of House team in the foyer, who will be able to assist you.


All seats are general admission. If you require mobility-impaired access, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or phoning (08) 8227 1277.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the foyer and alfresco bar.

Entering the Auditorium

The doors of the auditorium will open fifteen minutes prior to the start time of the event. Please see our front-of-house team in the foyer, who will check your ticket details and direct you to an usher who will help you find your seats.


Patrons can purchase barista coffee, tea, or a glass of wine to enjoy before the event or during the interval from the alfresco bar. The bar will be open ninety minutes prior to the event. We encourage you to wander through the garden to help us maintain physical distancing.

Photo credit: Kate Williams

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