Tag Archive: Kryztoff Review

Jul 22

Kokoda – by Peter Maddern – Star Theatres – 2017 – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Wandering into the Star Theatre’s space, one is struck by the closeness of the venue. An opera theater on a micro scale, and surprisingly well suited to a one man play. Kokoda follows the experience of one Private Morris Powell (played by Todd Gray) as he lives through the trials of the …

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Mar 14

FRINGE 2017 – COMEDY – Sam Peterson: Sammy P Has Friends/Creationism with Fiona O’Loughlin – 3K

Creationism (Formerly Sammy P Has Friends) is a situational/sketch comedy stage show at Adelaide’s beloved Rhino Room. It features God’s chosen angels, Sam and Fiona, discussing the creation of the world as it unfolds over seven days. The angels create things like sleep, regret and kangaroos, and discuss the effects of these things on humans. …

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Mar 11

FRINGE 2017: COMEDY – Aunty Donna: Big Boys – Arts Theatre – 5K

Aunty Donna is back at the Adelaide Fringe with their unique brand of stupidly clever, high energy sketch comedy.  With sold-out shows, Mark, Broden and Zach have probably outgrown the cramped-but-comfortable Arts Theatre on Angus Street. Their growing popularity is no surprise: The boys are talented professionals, and with the help of music-man Tom Armstrong, …

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Feb 25

FRINGE 2017 – Comfort Food Cabaret – Adelaide Central Market – 4K

You’ve heard of dinner and a show, but what happens when dinner is the show? Comfort Food Cabaret is new to the Adelaide Fringe this year and it has certainly brought life to the Market Kitchen at Adelaide Central Markets.   The evening was full of surprises, with artist Michelle Pearson singing, cooking and storytelling …

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Feb 21

COMEDY – Australia: A Whinging Pom’s Guide – PJ O’Brien’s – 3.5K

Daniel Willis is a whinging pom and proud of it. On the balcony of PJ O’Brien’s on cheapo Tuesday, Willis entertained a charming crowd of 14 people. The size of the crowd did not phase this seasoned comedian, as he took the time to shake the hands of his audience members, say hello, and genuinely …

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Sep 22

Oz Asia Festival – 2016 – Under Electric Clouds – Aleksey German – The Mercury Cinema4K

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By Tom Eckert Aleksey German’s Under Electric Clouds is a sprawling narrative deeply metaphorical and richly referential to the long cultural and political history of Russia it is an intimate examination of the Russian condition on a grand scale. This two-and-a-half hour epic follows the stories of seven characters seemingly unrelated but proven to be …

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Sep 19

Oz Asia Festival – 2016 – Paths of the Soul – Yang Zhang – Mercury Cinema – 4K

By Tom Eckert Yang Zhang’s Paths of the Soul is a deeply meditative experience that touches on the deep spirituality of native Tibetans in an idiosyncratic pilgrimage journey of 2,000km to their most holy site made, unbelievably, whilst prostrating themselves to pray every few steps. The cinematography is simultaneously deeply respectful and awe-inspiring. Keeping his …

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Sep 18

Oz Asia Festival – 2016 – Stranger – Emek Tursunov – 4K

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By Tom Eckert   Stranger is the completion of Ermek Tursunov’s trilogy examining the Kazakh identity. Whilst described as apolitical by the director, Stranger is set in the times leading up to world war two after its protagonist defies to Soviet Union by not serving in the military following a situation where his father dies …

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Jun 25

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival – 2016 – The Birds – The Space Theatre – 3K

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By Tom Eckert To walk into The Space Theatre occupied by The Birds is to feel like you are walking into the dimly like smoke halls of burlesque past. Women lounge lasciviously around the hall awaiting you to take your seat. From the outset this takes the form of a typical burlesque show. Each individual …

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Mar 13

Dave Thornton – So On and So Forth – Studio 7 – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 4K

By Olivia Henry   You may recognise Dave Thornton from ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan or Comedy Channel’s Just for Laughs Stand-Up series. Although this is an impressive resume, I knew for sure I would enjoy the show when I approached the box office to pick up my tickets, the lady serving me exclaimed, “oooh!” as …

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