Tag: Theatre

Fringe Review – Bucks (Or a bag of (D*cks) – 4K

Bucks is a raw and emotional show. It portrays the multiple faces of Australian masculinity through it’s many characters, on stage and off, and discusses many of the issues of Australian rural life. The show follows Kyle, a young man returning to his home town for his wedding after living in Melbourne for multiple years. …

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FRINGE 2016 – Without a Hitchcock – 3.5K

By Julia Cudsi On the Fly Inc is an Adelaide improvisation troupe which has been making the rounds for the past few years, providing entertainment which is generally completely without a script and, well, on the fly. Although improv is a genre which best lends itself to hilarity, one of On the Fly’s Fringe 2016 …

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Fringe 2016: Nicole Henriksen is Makin it Rain – 4.5K

Makin it Rain is unlike any show you have seen before. An upfront and confronting look at the sex work and stripping industries in Australia interlaced with laugh out loud comedy and a frank discussion of a dancer’s portrayal in society. Nicole takes the audience on a journey through her life, a very personal and …

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Fringe 2016: Theatre – That Siege in Adelaide – The Bakehouse – 3.5K

‘That Siege in Adelaide’ is a farcical tale similar to those of Dario Fo. Over the top characters and witty commentary of the state government and media’s response to a ‘violent’ stand off. There were stand out performances from Todd Gray and Cassandra Scalzi, the two  journalists on the scene of the seige. Gray’s voice …

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FRINGE 2016: My Life as a Gay Bum – 2K

By Anthony Nguyen Set in the darkest of rooms illuminated only by the faint light of a single lamp, Peter Baecker stands in the middle of the small stage for his 2016 Adelaide Fringe one-man show titled My Life as a Gay Bum. Written, produced and performed by Baecker under the alias ‘nick42berlin’, the autobiographical …

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FRINGE 2016: FAG/STAG – 4K

By Anthony Nguyen Based in Perth, Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs debut at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe with their award-winning show FAG/STAG. Narrated separately between the two performers, the story tells of the troubled struggles of two best friends (gay and straight) from different and sometimes conflicting perspectives. As told through the eyes of …

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FRINGE 2016: Scotch and Soda – 4.5K

With an increasingly large amount of circus and physical theatre options to choose from throughout Fringe season, it can be easy to miss one or two gems in favour of the bigger names. One such show that shouldn’t be missed is Scotch and Soda, an hour-long acrobatic ode to Outback Australia, located in the Panama …

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Hills Musical Company – Stirling Community Theatre – 2015 – 4K

By Tom Eckert Heading into The Hills Musical Company’s rendition of Clark Gesner’s 1967 musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, I personally can’t help but be nervous about small cast productions. Whilst logistically they may be somewhat easier, on the flipside it only takes a single element to pull the entire production down. I …

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FRINGE 2015 – Tinder Surprise – Goodwood Institute – 4K

Tinder Surprise is a local stage production at the Goodwood Institute. With a simple yet versatile set, characters Mike and Fiona journey through the dangers and disasters of Tinder dates. While it was a little slow to get started, the show was generally well-written and had a number of memorable, quotable moments. The show improved …

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Fringe 2015 – Little Egypt’s Speakeasy – The Deluxe – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 4K

By Tom Eckert Walking into The Deluxe, turned Little Egypt’s Speakeasy club and finding a booth is stepping straight back into the 1950s. A six piece band, a handful of characters and brilliant baritone MC who speaks in rhyme and all dressed to the nines. At the heart of this show it is a pleasant …

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