Tag: 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival

CABARET: Vandemonian Lags – Festival Theatre – 4.5K

An impressive group of Australian performers has been gathered by writer and songwriter, Mick Thomas, to tell the story of the Vandemonian Lags – the almost seventy thousand men and women transported to Tasmania to serve out sentences for convictions ranging from minor theft through to murder. In this incarnation of the show, we heard …

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CABARET: Yon and His Prism of Sexy Thoughts – Art Space Gallery – 3.5K

Simon Hall, better known as Yon, has swapped his Tripod bandmates for solo leading-man status and the eighties inspired musical accompaniment (all the drum machines) of Georgia Mooney and Nao Anzai. Yon got the crowd onside straight away and knew exactly how to interact with them successfully. The demand for audience participation in the first song …

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CABARET: Freedman Does Nilsson – Dunstan Playhouse – 4.5K

Harry Nilsson is responsible for many well-known songs, whether performed by himself or famous acts like The Monkeys (Cuddly Toy) or Three Dog Night (One). He did not tour his music, but rather focussed on writing and producing albums. In this show, Tim Freedman (of The Whitlams fame) creates his idea of what a performance …

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CABARET: Little Bird – State Theatre Company of SA – Her Majesty’s – 2.5K

Little Bird is presented as a dark fairy tale for adults. Penned by Nicki Bloom, it is a theatrical staging of one soul’s biography, as the protagonist, Wren (Paul Capsis), is born, grows up, seeks to find his true self in the world and wraps up any loose ends in his life; all the while …

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CABARET: Perfect Tripod – Festival Theatre – 4K

Perfect Tripod is the marrying of musical comedy trio Tripod (Scott Edgar, Simon Hall and Steven Gates), with actor, comedian and composer Eddie Perfect, to create a group that reimagines Australian songs in enchanting, almost entirely a cappella, four-part harmonies. From The Bee Gees to Silverchair, this quartet adds their own flavour to some well-known …

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The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and David M. Hawkins are thrilled to announce that legendary singer- songwriter Melanie Safka is making her long awaited return to Australian shores this June with her People In The Front Row Tour.