Category: Theatre

RAW: The Wyrd Sisters – Bakehouse – Til 25th June – 3.5K

For a nice take on the rotten world we live in, with all our cunning vanities and other assorted failings, Wyrd Sisters makes for an enjoyable evening by a fine and (mostly) young cast. 3.5K

RAW: Cabaret Fringe Festival Gala – The Promethean – 1 June

The Cabaret Fringe Festival – the lesser known cousin of the international Cabaret Festival – high-kicked off to a grand start at The Prom on 1 June 2011. One of my favourite venues in Adelaide, the intimate Prom accommodated both distinguished guests and keen punters for a high energy display of the best of the June fest.

RAW: The Zoo Story – Space – Til 4th June – 4K

This is a simple play – one act, one lazing set and two players – but it conveys a myriad of meanings and issues that broach social class and taboos, the contented and safe pretences and hubris of the gainfully and well rewarded employed the those who struggle day by day.

RAW: Molly’s Shoes – Bakehouse – Til 4th June – 3.5K

As an example of what is possible in local amateur or independent theatre, Molly’s Shoes is worthy of the attention of any theatre lover. 3.5K

RAW: Modern American Masters – Early Worx – Higher Ground

This was a teriffic local production well worth engaging with for a short dose, straight up, of Americana in all its kitschiness, tragedy and brashness. 3.5K

RAW: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum – 4K

Adelaide is most fortunate to have a theatre company devoted to musicals like the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA. Not only devoted to that genre (which is enjoying a surge in popularity over the past five years or so) but capable of delivering a great show as well. 4K

RAW: Africa by My Darling Patricia – Space – Til 14th May – 4K

It is refreshing to see a theatrical work that focuses on the realities of home grown Australian domestic life rather than the usual struggles of refugees or indigenous Australia. Refreshing but sobering. It is perhaps a coincidence only that Africa opens in Adelaide in the same week or so as Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys does …

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RAW: November – State Theatre Company – Dunstan Playhouse – 3K

Though not a triumph, there is potential in this show and hopefully as the run goes on, the energy will rise and it will be fulfilled. 3K