Yes! Restless is back in the Adelaide Festival!

We will be premiering Zizanie directed by Meryl Tankard in the Space Theatre in March 2019. With only 6 shows and a small capacity we expect it will sell out so get your tickets early!


Zizanie is a great French word that can mean anything from “shambles” or “discord” to wilfully “stirring the pot”. It can also mean “weeds”. This exciting new work for all ages created by Australian dance icon, Meryl Tankard for Adelaide’s own Restless Dance Theatre, celebrates the beauty in difference and reminds us of Grayson Perry’s inimitable words that “weeds are just flowers in the wrong garden.”

The grump next door wants everything to be as neat as a pin; for him, there’s no wall high enough to keep out life in all its wild, unruly splendour. Can he learn to embrace the zizanie and discover fun?

Designed by Girl Asleep’s brilliant Jonathon Oxlade, and featuring exquisite video projections by Regis Lansac, this joyful, whimsical piece is a worthy successor to 2017’s wonderful Intimate Space and it’s an added joy to see this unique company responding to the magic of one of Australia’s most influential choreographers.


  • Thu 14 Mar, 7:00pm
  • Fri 15 Mar, 11:30am, 7:30pm
  • Sat 16 Mar, 2:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Sun 17 Mar, 3:30pm



  • Standard $49,
  •  RAA $44,
  • Friends $42,
  • Conc $39,
  • U30 $25

Further information and tickets



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