Julie Robins

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Mar 15

CAFE CANTANTE – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 – 5K

Greeted warmly at the door by one of the dancers and ushered to our seats we were soon transported from the Spiegelzelt at Gluttony to a Café Cantante of 19th century Spain. The music started slowly and gently with stunning singing and beautifully fluid solo flamenco guitar work. The three dancers, who were initially seated, …

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Mar 09

LAURIE BLACK : LIVE – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 – 4K

Who would have thought that a pre-apocalypse party could be so much fun? Laurie Black welcomes us into her living room and regales us with apocalypse-tips, poetry and song. With her warmth, wit and charm she soon has the audience doing anything she asks them to do, even when she’s telling them not to do …

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Mar 08

KILLJOY – DESTROY THE FANTASY – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018 – 4.5K

Sometimes confronting and often hilarious, the super-talented Killjoys have brought their joyous burlesque-cabaret-circus-rock show to the Adelaide Fringe. On their opening night on Tuesday, despite having to deal with injured muscles and broken shoes, they gave a wonderful performance in front of a very appreciative and engaged audience. Presented almost as a series of variety …

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Mar 03

MARATHON – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018

With their dialogue falling into sync with the pounding of their feet on a lonely road at night Steve and Mark discuss life and love. They are in training for the New York Marathon. Brilliantly and convincingly brought to life by Ross Vosvotekas and Adam Cirillo who run for virtually the entire 55 minutes (they …

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Feb 25

MOJITO ! – THE HEMINGWAY CABARET

Mojito! is an entertaining fast-paced cabaret set in Cuba in 1959 on the eve of the Cuban Revolution. Songs from Spain, Cuba and Latin American countries are brought to life by an excellent 7 piece band consisting of trumpet, trombone, drums, congas, piano, bass and classical guitar.  The fabulous vocals are mainly provided by Nancy …

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Feb 20

THE BRIDGE – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018

Two people, brought together by chance, search for ways to keep hope alive. Through their nightly shadow-puppet play they are able to create stories and worlds over which they have control.  They can make plans, express their fears, laugh, and make it through another night. Nameless throughout and with their pasts virtually erased by the …

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Feb 20

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018

It was a full house on a balmy Adelaide evening in the Tin Shed at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, but one could have heard a pin drop when Cal Williams unassumingly took to the stage and began playing some lovely slide guitar.  After a few minutes he was joined by Kory Horwood plucking and bowing his …

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Feb 20

We Live By The Sea – Adelaide Fringe – Feb 2018

We Live By the Sea is a wonderfully atmospheric, imaginative and tender theatre piece which draws the viewer into the world of an autistic person and the lives of those who care about them. Katy is a friendless autistic teenager with an imaginary dog named Paul Williams.  She lives by the sea with her sister …

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Oct 01

SHONEN KNIFE – OZ ASIA FESTIVAL – SEPT 2017 – 4K

   READY – SET – GO! The Shonen Knife adventure continues with their trademark high energy fun performances full of positivity and humour. Lead by Atsuko Yamano on bass guitar and vocals ( she also makes their costumes ), who has been with the band since its beginnings 26 years ago, Shonen Knife is a …

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Sep 26

FAIRWEATHER – OZ ASIA FESTIVAL – 4.5K

An evocative, haunting multimedia performance incorporating spoken word, visual imagery and music, “Fairweather” is based on the life and work of the enigmatic artist Ian Fairweather. Composer Erik Griswold, artist Glen Henderson, and poet/narrator Rodney Hall have come together to present his story in a way that reflects Fairweather’s paintings : their multi-layered nature, rhythm …

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