Tag: ADLFringe

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 …

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The Wine Bluffs – RCC – 4K

  With arrogant ignorance and eloquent bullshit, Damian and Paul have pulled together one of the most hilarious shows at this year’s Fringe. The Wine Bluffs is an hour of chaotic wit, a brilliant display of Callinan and Calleja’s humour. A show perfectly suited to Adelaide, where wine wankers are as readily available as bad …

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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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FRINGE THEATRE / COMEDY – Once Upon a Pop Star – Treasury Tunnels – 3.5K

  Not for the cynic or the kazoo hater, “Once Upon a Pop Star” is one part comedy, one part pop concert, and one part theatre.

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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 …

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FRINGE 2017 – ARRR is for Adventure by Atmospheric Artistries – La Petite Grande, Gluttony – 4K

To riff further on a subject of constant consternation for me, it must be beyond challenging to design and perform a children’s show. Who can pinpoint with any accuracy what the little ones will find funny or boring, entertaining or tiresome? Regardless of the source of the entertainment, it is immediately obvious when a kid’s …

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FRINGE 2017: Stories in the Dark – Holden Street Theatres – 4K

Performed in the Manse at Holden Street, this is an intimate experience, with audience members filling seating around the walls of a room no bigger than an average bedroom, and clustered on pouffes on the floor. Absolute darkness is essential, so do yourself and your fellow audience members a favour and switch off all phones …

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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 …

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FRINGE 2017 – A Frayed Knot by DADO – La Petite Grande, Gluttony – 3K

It must be incredibly difficult designing a show for children which is simple enough to keep the little ones amused but also contains enough comedy to keep mum and dad chuckling in the audience. Certainly DADO’s “A Frayed Knot” does its best to transcend these boundaries – the one-man show contains plenty of winks, double …

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FRINGE 2017: Angel by Henry Naylor – Holden Street Theatres – 4.5K

There is a war happening right now. People are fleeing, people are fighting, people are dying. On the other side of the world, we often only see the “after” images – the destruction and rubble, the streets deserted but for a handful of men with guns, and the nameless dead bodies. This can accentuate the …

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