Peter Maddern

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FRINGE THEATRE – Damian Callinan: The Merger – Holden Street – 4.5K

The Merger is great fun and even out of season it can only get the juices flowing for the winter competitions ahead. 4.5K

FRINGE THEATRE – Build a Rocket – HST – 4.5K

Manteghi delivers what will surely be one of the best performances to be witnessed this Fringe; she is masterful as she dances round, over and under the set turning from cynic to sad, tired to triumphant in flashes. The energy sustained is formidable, the passion for her character unflinching. 4.5K

FRINGE THEATRE – Games By Henry Naylor – HST – 4.5K

It all amounts to great theatre and not to be missed by serious theatre-goers this Adelaide Fringe. Tessie Orange-Turner is quite brilliant. 4.5K

MUSICAL – Madiba – Entertainment Centre – 3K

The songs and music move the show along and the last few are well worth the price of admission. Otherwise the story telling and choreography is somewhat lame. 3K

THEATRE – NORTH BY NORTHWEST – Festival Theatre – 4K

It’s clever, well-crafted and typically great fun for a summer Festival Theatre season. 4K

THEATRE – OzAsia – Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land – Playhouse – 4.5K

Adelaide audiences treated to a classic of contemporary Chinese theatre. 4.5K

THEATRE – The Gods of Strangers – State Theatre – Playhouse – 3.5K

Dina Panozzo gives one of the best performances seen on the boards of the Playhouse this year – 3.5K

DANCE – OZ ASIA – Andropolaroid 1.1 – Space Theatre – 3K

Yui Kawaguchi’s production ‘Andropolaroid 1.1’ is an other-worldly exploration of movement, light and sound. If you enjoy dance and visual art, and want to see something a little different (that isn’t too long), this is an enjoyable night out.

MUSIC – DANCE – Patina – OzAsia – Space – 3.5K

Being in a contemplative mood will certainly elevate the effect of Patina and help summon up the appreciation of the conception and performance the work deserves. 3.5K

DANCE – OZ ASIA – Sutra – Dunstan Playhouse – 4.5K

Sutra is a beautifully choreographed and put together production. For a production reaching its 10-year anniversary, its energy and unique artistic voice continue to push it beyond the realm of just ‘dance’, into something much more powerful.