Peter Maddern

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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.

THEATRE – Baling – OzAsia – Nexus – 4K

This is an excellent production, well conceived and thought through and delivered with credibility and respect for the people of the time they represented. 4K

DANCE – Salt – OzAsia – Odeon – 3.5K

While entrancing, it probably requires a well-trained dance eye to fully appreciate the work as Salt is not as accessible as Cry Jailolo was three years ago. 3.5K