Tag Archive: Dunstan Playhouse

Sep 23

OZ ASIA FESTIVAL – UNTIL THE LIONS – AKRAM KHAN COMPANY -5K

A stunning retelling of the story of Amba / Shikhandi ( The Mahabharata ) through the eyes of a woman abducted on her wedding day and subsequently rejected by all, which leads her to challenge notions of gender and time and to invoke the help of the gods in order to exact revenge on those …

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Sep 28

Oz Asia Festival – 2016 – Split Flow & Holistic Strata – Hiroaki Umeda – Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Hiroaki Umeda’s two performances Split Flow, and Holistic Strata are in essence dance of the modern age. Split Flow is a dance piece that challenges traditional conceptions of the media. Hiroaki Umeda’s movements relentlessly shift between the organically graceful and violently mechanical, but nothing that could be described as either traditional nor …

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Jun 19

Cabaret Festival – Sammy J: The Sammy J Songbook – 4K

By Olivia Henry   You might recognise Sammy J from his shows with Randy the purple puppet, the Adelaide Fringe, or ABC’s Playground Politics. Well, he’s back in Adelaide for the Cabaret Festival with The Sammy J Songbook.   Armed with a piano and a juice box, Sammy J takes the audience on a musical …

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Apr 18

THEATRE – MACHU PICCHU – STATE THEATRE – 3.5K

Image by Brett Boardman

Machu Picchu embraces a subject matter and contains well researched, personal writing that deserved a more candid approach than the dash for laughs presented here.

Jun 21

CABARET FESTIVAL – Eddie Perfect: Songs from the Middle – Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

With Songs from the Middle, Eddie Perfect shows that there can be stories worth telling found in even the most mundane of settings. In this case, that setting is the comfortable, middle class town of Mentone, Victoria, and the stories focus on both the town itself and its history, plus Perfect’s experience of growing up …

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Apr 05

THEATRE – The Long Way Home – Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

The Long Way Home was developed by Sydney Theatre Company, at the invitation of, and in conjunction with, the Australian Defence Force, following a similar project by director Stephen Rayne in the United Kingdom. It is brought to Adelaide in conjunction with the State Theatre Company of South Australia. While biographical plays are not uncommon, this production …

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Jun 21

CABARET FESTIVAL: Martha Wainwright – Come Home to Mama – Dunstan Playhouse – 3.5K

This is one of those shows that prompts you to question just how wide the definition of “cabaret” can be. With the full band behind her, it seemed a little odd to be sitting in the surrounds of a theatre for a show that felt like it would go off in a pub. 3.5K

Jun 16

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013 – Tom Burlinson – Now We’re Swinging

If you are a fan of swing, this is a show worth watching. But if you’re not – pick something else from the line-up. 3K

Jun 08

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013 – Darren Percival – A Tribute to Ray Charles – Dunstan Playhouse

I may have been the only person in the audience who did not know that Darren Percival had the illustrious honour of becoming ‘runner up’ in 2012’s version of reality TV show ‘The Voice’. Then again, judging by the disparity in ages in the filled-to-capacity Dunstan Playhouse, it appears that many people simply wanted to …

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Aug 22

THEATRE: Top Girls – State Theatre Company of SA – Dunstan Playhouse – 3K

While there are several things to like about this production – the opportunity to see seven highly talented women on stage at once being one – there are also too many flaws to allow it to be entirely enjoyable. 3K

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