Tag Archive: Fringe Reviews

Mar 09

FRINGE 2017 – FABIEN CLARK – DON’T WORRY HE’S NOT PERMANENT – 4K

Appearing in the very small Cranny, where someone had accidentally turned off the aircon, in front of a sweaty audience who had seated themselves so as to be in the direct path of the airflow from the fan was Fabien Clark, heroically appearing at this years fringe despite the fact that he now shares his …

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Mar 02

FRINGE 2017 -LACONIC : A SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – KOFFEE INK – 4K

Laconic : A Short Film Festival featuring film and animation by emerging South Australian film makers. Presented in the intimate setting of Koffee Ink Cafe at Adelaide Oval where sofas, tables and chairs were arranged in front of a large tv screen normally used as background tv and live footage of sports events happening at …

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Feb 24

FRINGE 2017 – NIGHT CREATURE -NOEL LOTHIAN HALL – 4.5K

Charming performance of a modern fable based on an ancient Greek myth. This is the story of Scylla/ Cilla/ Sid, the untwinned resident of Naiad Bay, an insomniac worker in a chip shop devoid of fish.  We hear of monsters, raspberries, messages in bottles, and mysterious lighthouse keepers.  And of Sid’s eventual discovery/ losing of …

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Mar 13

FRINGE 2015: La Soirée – Garden of Unearthly Delights: Aurora Spiegeltent – 5K

The beauty of a variety show is that with the combination of acts, you will never get bored. One performance flows into the next and each provides its own flavour of entertainment. It’s possible that not every act will be to the taste of every audience member, but wait five minutes and the next one …

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Feb 28

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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Feb 25

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 13

FRINGE – The Wau Wau Sisters – Spielgeltent – 2.5K

This was meant to be a new show but it was hard to tell given how old and routine the material was. While the gymnastics were okay, not much else had polish. 2.5K