Tag: Theatre

FRINGE 2020 – Renfield : In the Shadow of the Vampire – 4K

Is it madness to want to live forever? What lengths would you go to in order to postpone death? To maintain your youth, strength, vitality? This darkly funny production poses these questions and more. Nominally set in a lunatic asylum of the late 1800s the ideas it contains are pertinent to today’s world where we …

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Fringe Theatre – Cold War – Little Theatre @ RCC – 2K

Doppelgangster’s ‘Cold War’ is high energy, fast-paced contemporary theatre – complete with live punk interludes. It’s frenzied, chaotic and doesn’t make much sense, but if you can leave any expectations at the door, you might just enjoy yourself.

Fringe 2020 : The Nights by Henry Naylor : 5K

The Nights is a brilliantly executed piece of theatre by three times Fringe First Award winning playwright Henry Naylor. Set in Britain in the wake of 9/11 and the invasions of Iraq and Syria it deals with how our lives have been transformed by those events. It exposes the moral ambiguities that arise when we …

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FRINGE 2020: Promise & Promiscuity – 4K – Gluttony Masonic

New Zealand actress, singer, and writer Penny Ashton is no stranger to Adelaide after previous Fringe and Adelaide Cabaret Festival seasons with this show, Promise & Promiscuity. Sometimes repeat seasons can be a hinderance, but in Ashton’s case what she’s left with is a polished, professional, and engaging show. A retelling, mash-up, and homage all at once, Promise …

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Fringe Theatre – No.33 – nthspace Gallery – 3.5K

No.33 is an interactive and immersive theatre and multimedia experience that explores a family’s experience of mental health through several generations of women.

OZASIA THEATRE – £¥€$ (LIES) – Space Theatre – 4K

Ontroerend Goed’s £¥€$ (LIES) delivers an absolutely unique and engaging theatre experience in this year’s OzAsia Festival, that will leave you questioning the foundations of the global economy. It’s all about trust, and how far you’re willing to go.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Two Worlds – Modern Maori Quartet – 4.5*

As we eagerly await the show, the lights go up to reveal an invisible quartet, which when made visible, is comprised of merely three performers. Finding themselves in a ‘trilemma’ they invite a latecomer from the audience to join them on stage to complete the foursome. Fortunately he happens to be both talented and appropriately …

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival : iOTA – Slap And Tickle : 4*

Utilising the Variety Show genre but with a back storyline which ties the different acts together, Slap And Tickle is a clever, witty, and very funny show. We meet Slap the clown (iOTA), Tickle the Gimp (Russell Leonard), and the third element of the show : a multi-piece jazz orchestra who provide sound effects as …

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2019 – Dickie Beau – Unplugged -4.5*

Dickie Beau : Unplugged : photos by Claudio Raschella ‘Unplugged’ begins with an upbeat vaudevillian cabaret performance in which Dickie Beau channels the actor Kenneth Williams via brilliant lip-sync and physical performance. But the tone of the show soon shifts into something much more meditative and philosophical. Through his masterful use of the ancient art …

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FRINGE THEATRE CABARET – Hero Girl: Raising a Revolutionary! – Tandanya – The Third Space, Adelaide – 4K

By Alisha Dyer Delia Olam brings an immediate warmth to the stage, and I’m not even referring to the torch she carries for revolutionary change – which is bright! With Hero Girl, she has opened up a conversation about gender equality and the roles of females throughout history and in today’s society. With the help …

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