Especially on Birthdays | Adelaide Festival Centre | 27 Apr 2019

Especially on Birthdays

Especially on Birthdays

Especially on Birthdays comes to Adelaide Festival Centre this April.

The sounds of an internationally-renowned American composer, producer and musician will come to Adelaide Festival Centre later this month, for the children’s show ‘Especially on Birthdays’.

Matthew Wilder achieved a worldwide hit with his iconic single “Break My Stride”. He produced the No Doubt album, Tragic Kingdom, which has sold 22 million copies worldwide, and has written songs for Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and Disney’s Mulan. He’s earned three Grammy nominations, along with nominations for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Especially on Birthdays

Now, he’s composed a score for Especially on Birthdays, aimed at children 4-8 years, which premiered in Mount Gambier before heading to Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre on 27 April 2019. All the Mount Gambier performances featured Matthew’s music, while the final three shows in Adelaide will be his score. The first three Adelaide performances will be composed by Zephyr Quartet and voiceROM.

Director Dave Brown said Especially on Birthdays is a performance about friendships and birthdays.

“Birthdays are the most anticipated days of every child’s life, so every child will relate to Especially on Birthdays in their own way according to their life experiences, interests and age. It’s a show with lots of action, amazing music and very little language that will evoke recognition and surprise, anticipation and joy, curiosity and wonder. Children are entranced and enchanted by this show from start to finish. It takes us to the very heart of childhood.”

Part performance, part game and part celebration, Especially on Birthdays tells the tale of twins and a sixth birthday one of them doesn’t want to have. The story unfolds in an intimate setting with audience members facing each other across the performance space.

Especially on Birthdays

Something On Saturday Free Kids Corner Workshop: Party Animals

27 April 2019 | 11am-3pm
Make pop up cards and party dioramas.

See all Something On Saturday events HERE


  • Adult | $25.00
  • Concession | $20.00
  • Groups 6+ | $20.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 kids) | $80.00


Check out our April School Holiday Guide here: 

April School Holidays Adelaide

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

WhatEspecially on Birthdays

WhenSaturday 27 April 2019 | 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm

WhereSpace Theatre | Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide

Who: Ages 4-8 years

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