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Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Two Worlds – Modern Maori Quartet – 4.5*

As we eagerly await the show, the lights go up to reveal an invisible quartet, which when made visible, is comprised of merely three performers. Finding themselves in a ‘trilemma’ they invite a latecomer from the audience to join them on stage to complete the foursome. Fortunately he happens to be both talented and appropriately …

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FRINGE 2019 – In Transience – 4K

by Riccardo Barone “Enjoy some peaceful and gentle piano music”. The Pianist and Composer Rich Batsford enriches the audience’s tranquillity with kind and simple chords softened by genuine melodies. Everything is In Transience, temporary, life’s unstoppable cycle, here and now, the present; and we want a nice present, free from any kind of pressure, free from …

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FRINGE 2019 – Sound Bath – Plant Song – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Sacred Resonance are an electronic music duo consisting of Darren Curtis and Bradley Pitt, often collaborating with the Visual Artist Jessica Curtis. Their extremely interesting research project presented for the Fringe 2019 has been inspired by two books: The secret life of plants by P. Tompkins and The hidden geometry of flowers by …

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FRINGE 2019 – Septem – Bakehouse Theatre – 3K

By Julia Cudsi ‘Experimental’ theatre is one of the stalwarts of the Adelaide Fringe, and Eclipse Productions’ ‘Septem’ fits nicely within this category. Advertised as running in ‘real time’ (which I did find somewhat confusing, given that by definition theatre is portrayed in ‘real time’), ‘Septem’ focusses on seven strangers who are locked into a …

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FRINGE 2019 – “A Total Cop Out” – The Adelaide Room at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel – 3K

By Julia Cudsi Improv shows have long been a staple of the Adelaide Fringe. Generally inexpensive, they provide an excellent night out for audience members who want to have a few drinks and laugh at side-splittingly funny people making hilarious things up on the spot. As long as improv artists do not stray too far …

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FRINGE 2019 – Dance – “Abyss” – Goodwood Institute – 3K

By Julia Cudsi The concept of sin has given artists fodder for thousands of years, including in this world premiere collaboration between MAD / DAN Productions. Featuring only four performers, this contemporary dance piece takes the audience on a journey through what appears to be the various circles of hell, along with their associated sins, …

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FRINGE 2019 – Circus & Physical Theatre – Railed – Gluttony – 4K

By Julia Cudsi Regular readers of this blog will appreciate my preference for physical theatre and circus, especially of the adult variety. “Railed”, brought to the Adelaide Fringe by The Head First Acrobats, certainly delivers on that brief by providing not only a high energy show but a clear narrative theme of the old-fashioned Western, …

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FRINGE – Circus & Physical Theatre – The Otherworld – Empyrean – Gluttony – 3.5K

  By Alisha Dyer With a late timeslot in Gluttony’s Empyrean, The Otherworld is an interesting little nightcap. Sit through the witching hour with a circus performance that fringes on the dark side of the arts. Olio Circus came together just last year and have spent eight months preparing their debut show. The line-up includes …

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LUCY GRANSBURY – “Drama”

LUCY GRANSBURY – “DRAMA” – Friday 8th March 2019 7:15pm At THE BALCONY – Griffins Hotel – Hindmarsh Square Adelaide Review by Gary Clarke    5 stars Lucy Gransbury is a consummate performer. She commands a room and serves up a veritable feast of cabaret, stand up, song, witty repartee and “Fantales” lollies!! Lucy informs …

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FRINGE 2019: Lewis Garnham: You Can’t Always Get What You Want – 3.5K – Rhino Room

Lewis Garnham is certainly not a book you should judge by his cover. As a young woman attending his show on International Women’s Day, I found myself in a room that was about 80% filled with men. No, not men – lads; bros, if you will. I was very, very unsure of the type of …

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