Peter Maddern

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CABARET FESTIVAL – Joanna Allen – Space Theatre – 4K

Allen was in fine form with her melodious voice carrying sweetly whether comfort eating on Cole Porter or making marshmallows with Material Girl. 4K

CABARET FESTIVAL – Butt Kapinski – Artspace – 3.5K

Maybe a challenge for Adelaide’s more traditional Cabaret Festival patrons but in a room of engaged punters this has the potential of being a golden hour. 3.5K

CABARET FESTIVAL – Rock Venus – Banquet Room – 4K

It does not take much dreaming off to feel the legend is in the room with us so well does Clifton catch some of the most distinctive notes of Ronstadt’s voice. 4K

CABARET FESTIVAL – Em Rusciano – Festival Theatre – 2K

If we need a crusader to smash down the male dominated phallocentric world of modern Australia then Ms Rusciano is your gal. 2K

CIRCUS – Stomp – Entertainment Centre – 4K


Highly rated family entertainment performed with an ease that belies its skill. 4K

THEATRE – Terrestrial – State Theatre – The Space – 3.5K

Annabel Matheson (Liddy) Pat Jhanur (Badar) by Kate Pardey

This is entertaining fare for a teenage / school audience by a talented team. 3.5K

THEATRE – After Dinner – State Theatre – Dunstan Playhouse – 3.5K

Not exactly thinking person’s theatre but a sure winner as night out. 3.5K

FRINGE THEATRE – That Daring Australian Girl – Holden Street Theatres – 4.5K


Muriel Matters – heroine, warrior, woman! An intimate journey of suffrage and self-actualisation made alive under the magic touch of Joanne Hartstone. Kryztoff 4.5K

FRINGE COMEDY – Mark Twain Tonight – Buckingham Arms – 2K

When one reflects that the four most famous quips of Twain as rated by Mr Wikipedia didn’t make it to this show, it is hard to conclude this show nailed his subject or his target audience. 2K

FRINGE COMEDY – The Gong Show – Producers – 3.5K

For a different take on the Best of format, the Gong Show is fun. 3.5K