The Punter's Siren

Monday, 2 March 2020 to Saturday, 14 March 2020
Adelaide Fringe

“Riveting, exhilarating, poignant, pants-wettingly hilarious. Jacqui Robson is Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore and Jim Carrey all rolled into one.” Stage Whispers, Sydney.

We put money on that horse to win. Then, if we win…’

The Punter’s Siren is an Australian comedy by award-winning playwright Gina Schien that wowed Sydney audiences during two sell-out seasons.  We’re now thrilled to be taking it to the Adelaide Fringe in 2020.  The outstanding Jacqui Robson reprises her role as the timid Helen who falls for a mysterious woman at her first day at the races. A woman who tempts Helen with an outrageous proposal.

Will she say yes? Should she say no?

The Punter’s Siren is a richly satisfying, life-affirming hour on stage. Produced as a two-hander in Sydney The Punter’s Siren will be performed in Adelaide as it was originally written – a high-octane one-woman show with a twist.  ‘Robson is Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore and Jim Carrey all rolled into one. Hers is a thoroughbred performance - and is most definitely the reason why punters have been barracking for more...This actress is a bolter!’ - Rose Cooper, Stage Whispers.

‘Some of the most refreshing and wittiest play-writing you’ll find this side of the equator.’ Bridget Conway, Lip magazine.

Get your tickets and put on that fascinator. You’re in for the ride of your life.

Gina Schien’s plays have been produced in Australia, the US, Italy and Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals in the UK. She has won a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in the US and an Australian Writers Guild award. Her writing has been described by critics as ‘gobsmackingly brilliant’, ‘wonderful, poetic and beautiful’ and ‘sidesplittingly funny’.

Jacqueline Robson’s acting credits include playing Louisa Collins in ‘A Poison Crown’, Aphrodite in ‘Metamorphoses’, Kyra in ‘Skylight’, Helena in ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’, Harper in ‘Angels in America’, Karen in ‘The Children's Hour’, and Miriam in ‘The Women’, among other roles. She has trained at the Actors Centre Australia, Impulse Theatre London and the Working Actors Gym, Vancouver.


Previews and Cheap Tuesday $18, Full price $24-27, Concession $20-22, Fringe members 25% off full price

Writer, director, co-producer: Gina Schien
Performer and co-producer: Jacqui Robson.
Lighting Design: Stephen Dean
Operator: Stephen Dean

Monday, 2 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Friday, 6 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Monday, 9 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Friday, 13 March 2020 - 9:00pm
Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 9:00pm

Hire Us

We have a Main Theatre (capacity 87) and a Studio Theatre (capacity 40) available for hire. Click here for more information.

Visit Us

255 Angas Street
South Australia 5000
Google Map

Contact Us

Tel: (08) 8227 0505
Intl: +61 8 8227 0505

Follow Us