Tag: Theatre

A Bee’s Dick Away FRINGE 2015 4K

Lisa Harper Campbell’s one woman show, a Bee’s Dick Away, begins with a cantankerous teenager bursting into her bedroom and revealing that she was quite close to having never existed. The play is a frank and humorous discussion of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have a child and the difficult questions …

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FRINGE 2015: The Princess and the Glass Piano – Channel 9 Studios: The Chapel of Love – 3.5K

A princess appears and makes the unusual statement that inside her small frame, there is a glass piano. How it got there, she’s not exactly sure, but it has been there for a while and appears to be permanent. Aside from this minor affliction, she seems a bright, intelligent and sensible girl; though perhaps she …

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FRINGE 2015: Late Night Story – Ayers House Museum: State Dining Room – 4K

There’s something peculiarly appealing about a horror story that takes place in your own city. Writer Van Badham has crafted an intriguing and creepy tale, delivered in a classical gothic mystery style but set in Adelaide in the mid-19th century. There are the archetypal elements of such a story: a young seemingly innocent protagonist, an …

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FRINGE 2015 – White Rabbit Red Rabbit – Royal Croquet Club: The Rastelli – 3.5K

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a fascinating concept. Written in 2010 by Iranian author Nassim Soleimanpour, the script is given to an actor on stage and they are then expected to cold read it to the audience.  The actor has as little idea of what to expect as the audience and it is up to …

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Fringe 2015 – Shotspeare Presents Romeo and Juliet – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Umbrella Revolution – 4K

By Tom Eckert Shotspeare is what you get when fraternity initiation and classical theatre have a love child. If that sounds like something you would enjoy, then this show is for you. Nearer to a drinking game than a traditional play, as you are ushered in you are reminded there is in fact a bar …

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FRINGE 2015: King in Exile Holden St Theatre – 4.5K

The humble Holden Street Theatre hosts The King In Exile, a witty, fantastical exploration of culture, regime change and impotence in many of its forms. Initially, the play is focused on an alien king removed from his home planet and placed in Australia, where he faces traumatizing adversity. A not so subtle metaphor for the …

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FRINGE 2015: Medicine – Bakehouse Theatre: The Studio – 4.5K

TJ Dawe has an unassuming presence as he takes to the stage, but once he starts to speak, this transforms into a quiet powerfulness that engages and holds your attention. He tells the story of his quest to understand his inner workings more intimately through consumption of ayahuasca, a psychotropic plant (the Medicine of the …

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FRINGE 2015: Stop Start – Bakehouse Theatre: Main Stage – 5K

At its heart, Stop Start is an intricately crafted portrait of two brothers, estranged for a long time, with a shared past, but with very different recollections of the details. It is also an interesting exploration of addiction and craving, their history, and the different ways they can manifest themselves. The show has a self-aware …

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FRINGE 2015 – Elvis Hates Me – Producers Warehouse- 3K

Highlights have to be the vital energy, the diverse and distinct characterisations of Craig McArdle and a strong sense of physical and aesthetic style running throughout. 3K

FRINGE 2015: Kinski and I – The Studio, Holden Street Theatres – 3K

Kinski and I, is an interesting experience. It explores the life of German actor Klaus Kinski, through readings from the original (since banned) text of his autobiography and small snippets of other information provided by presenter C J Johnson. Less like a traditional theatre production and more like a documentary – biographical dialogue accompanied by …

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