Tag: Fringe Review

FRINGE 2017: Fuego Carnal – Empyrean – Gluttony – 4K

By Tom Eckert Fuego Carnal is a landscape of family friendly S&M undertones circus, Spanish accents and quite a lot of fire. Much like the stock examples of this type of show each performer appears to have a specialty that they perform for the crowd. many of these are very impressive but lose their awe-inspiring …

Continue reading

FRINGE 2017: Clairy Browne – Spiegel Tent – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 4K

By Tom Eckert Clairy Browne is an unapologetic thunderstorm of a vision straight out of an R&B fantasy. manifesting old styles from the golden years of the genre, she brings it into the 21st century on wings of what she’ll do to anyone who dares cross her. Right from the first beat she’s belting with …

Continue reading

FRINGE 2017: The Run Down on the Runners Up – Nexus Arts Centre – 4K

by Tom Eckert As much music trivia as performance, Voice of Transition give the modern vocal treatment to some of the best second-best songs of the last thirty years (with a few throw ins from an earlier time.) Tight harmonies and impeccable balance characterise this group’s performance as well as an impressive dynamic range. Each …

Continue reading

FRINGE 2017:Paradise Lost – Henrietta’s– 4K

By Tom Eckert Whilst perhaps seeming a little avant garde for less artistically inclined audiences, Christopher Samuel Carroll’s performance of Milton’s classic text is engaging and rewards those who attend with an earnest interest. Dramatic monologue mixed with the severe spartan aesthetic of the Japanese dance form of Butoh, Carrol presents himself as a blank …

Continue reading

FRINGE 2017:SOAP – The Peacock – Gluttony – 4K

By Tom Eckert Previous festival winner SOAP returns to Gluttony’s The Peacock and had no trouble selling tickets managing to sell out their very first show of the season. Whether this is because their reputation precedes them or the ubiquitous appeal of the promise of acrobatics, and the promise of a watery novelty remains to …

Continue reading

FRINGE 2016: THEATRE – Defrosted – Le Cascadeur, The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3K

by glen r johns As you can tell from the title, Defrosted is a pastiche of the megahit Frozen. A simple set, designed for touring: just a screen (reminding me of the Paramount Pictures mountain logo) hiding a swag of props, a cheap freezer & a guitar. Cat and Nicko are onstage bantering about favourite …

Continue reading

FRINGE 2016: The Naked Magicians – 4.5K

By Anthony Nguyen Being on the fringe circuit for several years now, Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler return as The Naked Magicians at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe this year. Highly energetic and enthusiastic performers, Wayne and Tyler serve as great comedic hosts for a fun night out with lots of raunchy magic and bare nakedness. …

Continue reading

FRINGE 2015: Rhythm Spectacular – The Music of Beyonce – 4K

By Anthony Nguyen The award-winning Perth-based group, Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys, returns to the Adelaide Fringe 2015 presenting Rhythm Spectacular: The Music of Beyonce. Featuring the energetic Jessie Gordon and soulful Melody Itszein on vocals and a 6-piece rhythm and blues band, Beyonce fans can rejoice and celebrate as several of Beyonce’s top hits …

Continue reading

Fringe 2015: Calypso Nights – Tuxedo Cat – Perske Pavilion – 3K

Venezuelan DJ Juan Vesuvius (Barnie Duncan) finds himself discovering that his audience is not Spanish speaking after about 10minutes of dialogue. To his surprise they all speak English. Rewind. He has to start over in his broken English as he educates the audience about Calypso music with lots of comparisons to non Calypso music, just …

Continue reading

Fringe 2015 – Sous Vide – Holden Street Theatres – The Studio – 4.5k

By Tom Eckert West Australian contemporary dance duo Laura Boynes and Tony Currie put on a unique performance that simultaneously challenges and entertains its audience. The stylistic choreography exploring the modern zeitgeist of achieving immortality or at least leaving something that extends beyond our time is adeptly woven throughout and complimented by a great soundtrack …

Continue reading