Olivia Henry

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Tinder Surprise – Goodwood Institute – 4.5K

Local productions can be hit-and-miss during the fringe season; especially when comedy is thrown into the mix. Luckily, the cast of Tinder Surprise hit all the right notes with excellent chemistry and comedic timing. The show is an interesting combination of theatre and sketch comedy, and follows Mike and Fiona as they wade through the …

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FRINGE 2017 – Comfort Food Cabaret – Adelaide Central Market – 4K

You’ve heard of dinner and a show, but what happens when dinner is the show? Comfort Food Cabaret is new to the Adelaide Fringe this year and it has certainly brought life to the Market Kitchen at Adelaide Central Markets.   The evening was full of surprises, with artist Michelle Pearson singing, cooking and storytelling …

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COMEDY – Australia: A Whinging Pom’s Guide – PJ O’Brien’s – 3.5K

Daniel Willis is a whinging pom and proud of it. On the balcony of PJ O’Brien’s on cheapo Tuesday, Willis entertained a charming crowd of 14 people. The size of the crowd did not phase this seasoned comedian, as he took the time to shake the hands of his audience members, say hello, and genuinely …

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Cabaret Festival – Sammy J: The Sammy J Songbook – 4K

By Olivia Henry   You might recognise Sammy J from his shows with Randy the purple puppet, the Adelaide Fringe, or ABC’s Playground Politics. Well, he’s back in Adelaide for the Cabaret Festival with The Sammy J Songbook.   Armed with a piano and a juice box, Sammy J takes the audience on a musical …

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CABARET FESTIVAL – Emma Pask: A Latin Fiesta – 4.5K

Olivia Henry   The award-winning Emma Pask is an Australian vocalist with a new album heavily influenced by Latin Jazz. With an impressive resume (having performed with big names such as James Morrison and George Benson), Pask is the real deal when it comes to nailing that Latin feel. Pask and her band produce music …

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The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 – Edinburgh Castle Hotel – 5K

By Olivia Henry The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 is the final instalment of an epic trilogy featuring music throughout the decades. This year, The Independent Project played the greatest hits from the last 25 years, and as a 24 year-old, I was delighted to find that I knew – literally – EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. …

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Dave Thornton – So On and So Forth – Studio 7 – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 4K

By Olivia Henry   You may recognise Dave Thornton from ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan or Comedy Channel’s Just for Laughs Stand-Up series. Although this is an impressive resume, I knew for sure I would enjoy the show when I approached the box office to pick up my tickets, the lady serving me exclaimed, “oooh!” as …

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Fringe 2016: Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World – Le Cascadeur – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3.5K

By Olivia Henry   Upon walking into Le Cascadeur, the audience is met with a colourful pile of rubbish, and a pair of long, stiletto-clad legs protruding from a trash can.   What follows is a very odd, one-woman cabaret adventure to save the world. Betty Grumble is a self-described surreal showgirl and obscene beauty …

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Fringe 2016: Nazeem Hussain – Hussain in the Membrane – Studio 7 – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3.5K

By Olivia Henry   You may recognise Nazeem Hussain: he’s an Australian comedian of Sri Lankan descent, and star of SBS’s Legally Brown. Hussain is back in Adelaide this year for his hour-long stand up show, Hussain in the Membrane. In this show, he tackles a wide variety of topics such as home ownership, marriage, …

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FRINGE 2016: HEARTACHE & DRUM BREAKS – DELUXE – 3.5K

By Olivia Henry   Heartache & Drum Breaks is “not a dance party. It’s a listening party.” Created by DJ and sound designer, Tim Whitt, this show is a collection of his 300 favourite songs, set to a unique visual experience created by Trav Nash. It is a simple concept, three years in the making: …

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