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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013 – Love. War. Death. Brel – Space Theatre

For many, Jacques Brel is synonymous with raw, dark cabaret which exudes despair, fear, loneliness and black humour. This atmosphere was heightened in the especially set-up Space Theatre, which was only lacking thick clouds of cigarette smoke and weeping sailors to completely transform it into a mid-century Parisian or Brusselier nightclub. Helen Morse, doyenne of …

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Kristin Chenoweth – Festival Theatre

I knew pretty early on in the show that the pint-sized star of stage and screen would blow my socks off. Despite standing a mere 4 foot 11, Kristin Chenoweth owned the stage within seconds of stalking onto it in a tiny dress and enormous heels. Known to most as the ‘Good Witch’ Glinda from …

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013 – Darren Percival – A Tribute to Ray Charles – Dunstan Playhouse

I may have been the only person in the audience who did not know that Darren Percival had the illustrious honour of becoming ‘runner up’ in 2012’s version of reality TV show ‘The Voice’. Then again, judging by the disparity in ages in the filled-to-capacity Dunstan Playhouse, it appears that many people simply wanted to …

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SA-175 Snap Shots of our State – How To Buy

Last year, 2011, was the 175th year of European settlement of South Australia. SA-175 Snap Shots of our State is a brilliant editorial and pictorial review of that year by local photographer and writer, Peter Maddern. Check post for details on book and where to buy.

FRINGE EDITORIAL – In 2012, The Great Fear About Annual Fringes Has Became A Reality

When the Fringe went annual, the great concern was that at some point it would all lose its sparkle and freshness and the excitement that biennial festivals bring. Despite the hero talk of the Fringe Office about every increasing ticket sales and the like, in 2012 those fears have indeed been realised.