Peter Maddern

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FRINGE 2019 – Benchmarks – The Breakout at the Mill – 3.5K

Benchmarks is a show about a meeting of opposites. A thought provoking piece that excels in its ability to create collisions of the unlikely. Kryztoff Rating 3.5 K

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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THEATRE – Judas – Bakehouse – 4.5K

This is well crafted theatre delivered by three talented performers on top of their games; Marriott’s performance is particularly powerful. 4.5K

FRINGE MUSIC — PUSSY RIOT LIVE — Maths Lawns @ RCC Fringe — 3K

Frustrating programming marred what was otherwise a truly unique, high-energy performance by the Pussy Riot girls. It was certainly memorable and not something we’ll get to see again anytime soon. 

FRINGE 2019 – Kokoda – Star Theatres/Stirling Theatre – 4K

Kokoda is an account of the ordinary confronting the extraordinary. An original theatre work with a message resonant today. Kryztoff Rating 4 K

FRINGE COMEDY — ERIC’S TALES OF THE SEA — Ferguson Room @ The National Wine Centre — 4K

‘Eric’s Tales of the Sea’ is exactly what it sounds like — good old-fashioned storytelling by a former submariner of the Royal Navy Submarines. And it’s excellent. 4K

FRINGE THEATRE — THE SORRY MUM PROJECT — Exhibition Hall @ The National Wine Centre — 3.5K

Both a cathartic performance of coming to terms with her own guilt and a sincere apology to her mum, ‘The Sorry Mum Project’ is a modern, fun and honest theatre performance that is firmly grounded in the real world. 3.5K

FRINGE 2019 – Rouge – Gluttony – 4.5K

By Julia Cudsi Circuses of the adult variety have been exceedingly popular in recent years of the Fringe, and generally for very good reason: amazing acrobatics, combined with burlesque, bawdy humour and a strong dose of titillation generally makes for an excellent night out. “Rouge” fits perfectly within this description. From the welcoming words of …

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