Theatre Reviews

The LighthouseThe LighthouseDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival. Patch Theatre. Queen’s Theatre. 25 Feb 2020   Geoff Cobham has had an [ ... ]

EightEightDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival. By Michel van der Aa featuring Kate Miller-Heidke. Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute [ ... ]

Spitfire SoloSpitfire SoloKym Clayton

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Bakehouse Theatre. 26 Feb 2020   There is some compelling and [ ... ]

The KingThe KingSamela Harris

★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Red Phoenix Theatre. Holden Street Theatres, The Arch. 26 Feb 2020   For [ ... ]

Kafka’s ApeKafka’s ApeSamela Harris

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Holden Street Theatres. 26 Feb 2020   Among existential questions [ ... ]

Ashley Hribar Plays Dr CaligariAshley Hribar Plays Dr CaligariKym Clayton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Musical Rebirth Of A Silent Film Legend. Mercury Cinema. 26 Feb 2020   The [ ... ]

Haus of Hans: Disco SpektakularHaus of Hans: Disco SpektakularSamela Harris

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Moa, Gluttony. 25 Feb 2020   For an international superstar, [ ... ]

A Special DayA Special DayKym Clayton

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Black Box Theatre, Neil Lothian Hall. 25 Feb 2020   You will [ ... ]

RailedRailedKym Clayton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. The Octagon at Gluttony. 25 Feb 2020   Railed is a western-themed [ ... ]

Innuendo Everywhere: Becky Blake and Steve Davis do itInnuendo Everywhere: Becky Blake and Steve Davis d...Samela Harris

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Duke of Brunswick Hotel. 23 Feb 2020   It’s there if you look [ ... ]

Mr Badger tells the story of Wind in the WillowsMr Badger tells the story of Wind in the WillowsArna Eyers-White

★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Carrick Hill. 22 Feb 2020   Mr Badger is not often the star of the [ ... ]

The Wives of WolfgangThe Wives of WolfgangArna Eyers-White

★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Adelaide Town Hall. 21 Feb 2020   When Marika Marosszeky slips off [ ... ]

OrpheusOrpheusArna Eyers-White

★★★★★
The Flanagan Collective & Gobbledigook Theatre. Open Air Theatre, Adelaide Botanic [ ... ]

Amore e MorteAmore e MorteKym Clayton

★★★
Adelaide Fringe Festival. Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre. 23 Feb 2020   Presented [ ... ]

Faulty Towers The Dining ExperienceFaulty Towers The Dining ExperienceDavid Grybowski

★★★★
Interactive Theatre International. Terrace Ballroom at Stamford Plaza Adelaide. 21 Feb 2020   There [ ... ]

Circus’cisionCircus’cisionKym Clayton

★★★ Adelaide Fringe. The Octagon at Gluttony. 22 Feb 2020   Presented by Melbourne based [ ... ]

Ukelele Death Squad: The SquadfatherUkelele Death Squad: The SquadfatherArna Eyers-White

★★★★★ Adelaide Fringe. Regal Theatre. 22 Feb 2020   Sometimes one is born into a squad; [ ... ]

The Nights by Henry NaylorThe Nights by Henry NaylorSamela Harris

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. The Gilded Balloon and Red Book Theatre in association with Holden Street [ ... ]

Jukebox Chorus - The Ultimate Australian PlaylistJukebox Chorus - The Ultimate Australian PlaylistArna Eyers-White

★★★
The Ultimate Australian Playlist. Gospo Collective. Cornucopia, Gluttony. 20 Feb 2020   When [ ... ]

RagnarøkkrRagnarøkkrDavid Grybowski

★★★★
Variegated Productions and Holden Street Theatres. Holden Street Theatres. 20 Feb 2020   OMG! [ ... ]

Matt Byrne’s The True Story of DadMatt Byrne’s The True Story of DadDavid Grybowski

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Matt Byrne Media. Don Pyatt Hall, Norwood Town Hall. 20 Feb 2020   Matt [ ... ]

L.I.A.R. (Life Is A Rehearsal)L.I.A.R. (Life Is A Rehearsal)Kym Clayton

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. The Factory at The Garden of Unearthly Delights. 20 Feb 2020   L.I.A.R. [ ... ]

The KagoolsThe KagoolsAlex Wheaton

★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Cirque du Kagool. Studio 7, Garden of Unearthly Delights. 18 Feb 2020   It’s [ ... ]

Beautiful - The Carole King MusicalBeautiful - The Carole King MusicalPaul Rodda

★★★★★
Davine Productions. Star Theatres. 20 Feb 2020   Rave, rave, rave! Davine have [ ... ]

By A ThreadBy A ThreadKym Clayton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe Festival. The Peacock at Gluttony. 19 Feb 2020   The Fringe typically [ ... ]

Tom Gleeson – Lighten UpTom Gleeson – Lighten UpKym Clayton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. The Peacock at Gluttony. 19 Feb 2020   The best stand-up comedians [ ... ]

Best of Fringe VarietyBest of Fringe VarietyDavid Grybowski

★★★
Motley & Mac. Gluttony, Rymill Park. 18 Feb 2020 Motley & Mac is an Australian performing [ ... ]

The Anti Expert’s Guide to EverythingThe Anti Expert’s Guide to EverythingDavid Grybowski

★★★★
The Chaser Quarterly and The Shovel Present. Gluttony, Rymill Park. 18 Feb 2020   Fresh [ ... ]

HorrendousHorrendousKym Clayton

★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Bakehouse Theatre. 18 Feb 2020   Horrendous is written and performed [ ... ]

Two Cats Drove into the Cuckoo’s NestTwo Cats Drove into the Cuckoo’s NestSamela Harris

★★★
Steve Davis and Ralf Hadzic. Historian Hotel. 18 Feb 2020   The dear old Historian Hotel [ ... ]

A Butterfly EffectA Butterfly EffectKym Clayton

★1/2
Adelaide Fringe Festival. Bakehouse Theatre. 18 Feb 2020
  Presented by Melbourne based [ ... ]

Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus ShowBig Tops & Tiny Tots Circus ShowAlex Wheaton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Ukiyo, Gluttony. 16 Feb 2020   A one woman show from Luth Wolff, [ ... ]

Amazing Drumming MonkeysAmazing Drumming MonkeysAlex Wheaton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Le Cascadeur, Garden Of Unearthly Delights. 16 Feb 20   Here’s [ ... ]

Hotel ParadisoHotel ParadisoAlex Wheaton

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. The Peacock, Gluttony. 16 Feb 20   A five star review, without [ ... ]

Pearl: The Janis Joplin ShowPearl: The Janis Joplin ShowKym Clayton

★★★1/2
Adelaide Fringe. Main Stage at Gaslight Tavern. 17 Feb 2020   Janis Joplin was hugely [ ... ]

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood SignThe Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood SignKym Clayton

★★★★1/2
Adelaide Fringe. Blackbox Theatre, Noel Lothian Hall. 16 Feb 2020   The Girl Who [ ... ]

The Choir Of ManThe Choir Of ManKym Clayton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe Festival. The Moa at Gluttony. 15 Feb 2020   The Choir of Man is [ ... ]

Medea and Jason – A Mini Musical with Loucas LoizouMedea and Jason – A Mini Musical with Loucas Loizo...David Grybowski

★★★
Athens Productions. Treasury 1860 – The Adina Treasury Tunnels: The Long Room. 15 Feb [ ... ]

EvokeEvokeKym Clayton

★★★
Adelaide Fringe Festival. Hetzel Lecture Theatre at State Library. 15 Feb 2020   Richard [ ... ]

Peter Goers in Best We ForgetPeter Goers in Best We ForgetSamela Harris

★★★★1/2
Adelaide Fringe. Holden Street Theatres. 15 Feb 2020   You can’t keep a [ ... ]

Matt Tarrant: EvolveMatt Tarrant: EvolveAlex Wheaton

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. The Flamingo, Gluttony. 15 Feb 2020   He describes himself as a [ ... ]

Aboriginal Comedy AllstarsAboriginal Comedy AllstarsAlex Wheaton

★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Le Cascadeur, Garden Of Unearthly Delights. 14 Feb 2020   Sean Choolburra [ ... ]

A Fast Life On WheelsA Fast Life On WheelsSamela Harris

★★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Tim Ferguson. The Box, Garden of Unearthly Delights. 14 Feb 2020   The [ ... ]

Friendly Feminism for the Mild ManneredFriendly Feminism for the Mild ManneredArna Eyers-White

★★★1/2
Adelaide Fringe. Millicent Sarre. The Bally, Gluttony. 14 Feb 2020   Such a gentle [ ... ]

Matt Byrne’s VegansMatt Byrne’s VegansDavid Grybowski

★★★
Matt Byrne Media. Don Pyatt Hall under Norwood Town Hall. 14 Feb 2020   Theatre impresario [ ... ]

Right Here, Right NowRight Here, Right NowDavid Grybowski

★★★★
Holden Street Theatres and Josh Belperio. Holden Street Theatres. 13 Feb 2020   Josh [ ... ]

TartuffeTartuffeSamela Harris

★★★★
Adelaide Fringe. Moliere’s Tartuffe by Liz Lochhead. The Arch Holden Street Theatres. [ ... ]

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with ExpatsSh!t Theatre Drink Rum with ExpatsSamela Harris

★★★★★
Sh!t Theatre. Adelaide Fringe. The Studio Holden Street Theatres. 12 Feb 2020   Sh!t [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Master Series 1: The Adventure BeginsMaster Series 1: The Adventure BeginsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 8 Feb 2020   With its majestic and upbeat opening [ ... ]

Skride Piano QuartetSkride Piano QuartetKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 7 Nov 2019   The Skride Piano Quartet is a relatively new ensemble [ ... ]

Master Series 8: New WorldsMaster Series 8: New WorldsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 27 Sep 2019   It is uncommon, even difficult, [ ... ]

Master Series 7: Idyllic VisionsMaster Series 7: Idyllic VisionsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 6 Sep 2019   On a cold early spring evening, hearts [ ... ]

Heah, Roose & MansfieldHeah, Roose & MansfieldKym Clayton

Concerts @ Kent Town. Wesley Uniting Church, Kent Town. 14 Aug 2019   There is much to like about [ ... ]

The Choir Of King’s College, CambridgeThe Choir Of King’s College, CambridgeKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 22 Jul 2019   The famed Choir of King’s College, Cambridge [ ... ]

Master Series 5: Faith & BeautyMaster Series 5: Faith & BeautyKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 12 July 2019   The fifth Master Series concert [ ... ]

Thunder & LightningThunder & LightningKym Clayton

Adelaide Wind Orchestra. Concordia College. 6 Jul 2019   If a concert is successful, then part [ ... ]

Master Series 4: Winter FireMaster Series 4: Winter FireKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 28 Jun 2019   The fourth concert in the ASO’s [ ... ]

From The Mists Of TimeFrom The Mists Of TimeKym Clayton

Master Series 1. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 29 Mar 2019   Nicholas Carter, [ ... ]

Beethoven & ProkofievBeethoven & ProkofievKym Clayton

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 19 Mar 2019   In this particular tour, the Australian [ ... ]

Natalie Clein & Katya ApekishevaNatalie Clein & Katya ApekishevaKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 7 Mar 2019   Natalie Clein (cello) and Katya Apekisheva (piano) [ ... ]

Haydn Winkelman SibeliusHaydn Winkelman SibeliusKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 21 Feb 2019   The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) [ ... ]

Arvo Pärt & Js BachArvo Pärt & Js BachKym Clayton

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 12 Feb 2019   Apart from displays of superb musicianship [ ... ]

The Flying Dutchman SessionsThe Flying Dutchman SessionsKym Clayton

Ensemble Galante. Adelaide Fringe Festival. La Bohème. 15 Feb 2019   What would a group [ ... ]

Season Opening GalaSeason Opening GalaKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Festival Theatre. 2 Feb 2019   If a gala concert is meant to be something [ ... ]

Northern LightsNorthern LightsKym Clayton

Intervarsity Choral Festival. St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide. 19 Jan 2019   Singing [ ... ]

Olafur ArnaldsOlafur ArnaldsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Dunstan Playhouse. 4 Dec 2018   Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds [ ... ]

Freedom & JoyFreedom & JoyKym Clayton

Master Series 10. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town hall. 16 Nov 2018   If you had never [ ... ]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in ConcertHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concer...Samela Harris

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Entertainment Centre. 10 Nov 2018   Hindmarsh swarmed with Harry Potters, [ ... ]

FirebirdFirebirdKym Clayton

Master Series 9. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 2 Nov 2018   The ninth in this [ ... ]

Ilya Gringolts Plays PaganiniIlya Gringolts Plays PaganiniKym Clayton

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 2 Oct 2018   Ilya Gringolts is an electrifying [ ... ]

Love And WarLove And WarKym Clayton

Master Series No 7. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 28 Sep 2018   Expressions [ ... ]

Borodin QuartetBorodin QuartetKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 27 Sep 2018   The first tour of the celebrated Borodin Quartet [ ... ]

News & Opinion

Interview: Orang Orang Drumming up Crowds at Womadelaide 2020Interview: Orang Orang Drumming up Crowds at Womad...Samela Harris

As you let the fantastical throbbing of Orang Orang’s mighty drumming ensemble thrill your core [ ... ]

Interview: Gavin Robertson for Fringe 2020Interview: Gavin Robertson for Fringe 2020Samela Harris

Is it bravery or chutzpah that brings a flow of astonishing solo performers to our city each year? If [ ... ]

Interview: Nouvelle Vague opens AFC 2020 SeasonInterview: Nouvelle Vague opens AFC 2020 SeasonSamela Harris

There is nothing “vague” about Nouvelle Vague. Marc Collin, co-founder with Olivier Libaux [ ... ]

Interview: Train Lord Departing for the Adelaide FringeInterview: Train Lord Departing for the Adelaide F...Samela Harris

All life is fair game out there for the visiting wonderland of Fringe-Festival performers and no subject [ ... ]

Interview: Tale of a Dark MasterInterview: Tale of a Dark MasterSamela Harris

The Dark Master’s creative master is Kuro Tanino among whose claims to fame is that of being a prankster. [ ... ]

Interview: CONTACT with Kiah GossnerInterview: CONTACT with Kiah GossnerSamela Harris

Composer and Producer   Kiah Gossner is the new kid on the block in South Australian music. And [ ... ]

Interview: Shedding Light on Light at OzAsiaInterview: Shedding Light on Light at OzAsiaSamela Harris

Thomas Henning is braced for his OzAsia work to be contentious.   In collaboration with Malaysian [ ... ]

Interview: A View from SA’s HistoryInterview: A View from SA’s HistorySamela Harris

Words and reflections by Samela Harris.   So much changes and yet stays the same.  It was [ ... ]

Story: South Australia Pioneering with Festival SuccessesStory: South Australia Pioneering with Festival Su...Samela Harris

With eleven wildly successful festivals ratcheting up records for the state economy, Adelaide has taken [ ... ]

Interview: Julia Zemiro’s CabFest ArrivesInterview: Julia Zemiro’s CabFest ArrivesSamela Harris

It is out! At last. The Cabaret Festival program is public. We can start booking our seats. Phew. And [ ... ]

Interview: The Club that Leong BuiltInterview: The Club that Leong BuiltSamela Harris

State Theatre Company. 30 Mar 2019   The winds of change have blown a gale on the world of Aussie [ ... ]

Story: 35 Years Young and IndependentStory: 35 Years Young and IndependentPaul Rodda

With the alarming flight of time, suddenly a big birthday has come around for the Independent Theatre [ ... ]

Interview: Thrones! The musical Parody, it’s no Game!Interview: Thrones! The musical Parody, it’s no Ga...Paul Rodda

Presented by Spark Creative.   Now in its fifth year, and returning to the Adelaide Fringe for [ ... ]

Interview: Yohai Cohen QuintetInterview: Yohai Cohen QuintetSamela Harris

Last time Yohai Cohen was at WOMADelaide, he was just one voice in Ensemble Piyut, a large male Jewish [ ... ]

Interview: Derek Tickner Tinkers in TinkeringsInterview: Derek Tickner Tinkers in TinkeringsDavid Grybowski

Derek Tickner. Broadcast Bar.   Direct to Adelaide from his most recent engagement at the hip [ ... ]

Interview: Belperio Under The MicroscopeInterview: Belperio Under The MicroscopeKym Clayton

“Roll up one, and roll up all! // For an announcement I pronounce // Meant to amuse and inform! [ ... ]

Interview: Silkroad Ensemble for WOMADelaide 2019Interview: Silkroad Ensemble for WOMADelaide 2019Samela Harris

Deciding on what ingredients should constitute a concert performance is not unlike arranging a fine dinner [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announce Early ReleasesStory: Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announce Early Re...Paul Rodda

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival have announced a taste of their June 2019 programme with the release of [ ... ]

Interview: Las Cafeteras for WOMAD 2019Interview: Las Cafeteras for WOMAD 2019Samela Harris

It’s funny the way things happen. Lives as travelling musicians were never a future envisaged by [ ... ]

Interview: Fatoumata Diawara for WOMAD 2019Interview: Fatoumata Diawara for WOMAD 2019Paul Rodda

Malian singer songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will once again grace Australia’s shores when she takes [ ... ]

Story: Lott Grounded at Holden StreetStory: Lott Grounded at Holden StreetDavid Grybowski

Holden Street Theatres. Holden Street Theatres – The Arch.   While all weapons present moral [ ... ]

Story: 2 Cats On A Hot Fringe Roof  Story: 2 Cats On A Hot Fringe Roof Paul Rodda

Chalk and cheese doesn’t begin to describe them. Steve Davis is a thorough man. He believes in [ ... ]

Story: #UsTwo PreviewStory: #UsTwo PreviewSamela Harris

Here comes the Fringe you have before you have a Fringe - or at least a piece of theatrical fun and games [ ... ]

Interivew: 24.One Takes Two with  24.TwoInterivew: 24.One Takes Two with 24.TwoSamela Harris

As if we don’t get thrills enough from the vitality of Adelaide theatre life, we’re now faced [ ... ]

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra: 2019 Season LaunchAdelaide Symphony Orchestra: 2019 Season LaunchKym Clayton

Adelaide Town Hall. 30 August 2018   This week the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra – affectionately [ ... ]

Interview: House of Sand’s Welcome to the Bright WorldInterview: House of Sand’s Welcome to the Bright W...Samela Harris

It was back in the vivid Adelaide theatre days of the 1980s that the great Australian playwright Stephen [ ... ]

Interview: The Season, Country Arts on tourInterview: The Season, Country Arts on tourSamela Harris

Still, after all these years, most white Australians know pitifully little about Aboriginal culture. But, [ ... ]

Story: Melbourne Ska Orchestra - One Year Of SkaStory: Melbourne Ska Orchestra - One Year Of SkaLuke Balzan

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Nicky Bomba in all his various musical guises. One of [ ... ]

Interview: Mark Holden’s life of CircusInterview: Mark Holden’s life of CircusSamela Harris

Mark Holden has circus in his blood.   He is, he reveals, descended from a one-legged trapeze artist [ ... ]

Interview: Ali McGregor; A heart full of CabaretInterview: Ali McGregor; A heart full of CabaretSamela Harris

Ali McGregor has stolen our hearts - and we, it seems, have stolen hers.   The Cabaret Festival [ ... ]

Interview: DeLaine and Raymond side by side, by Side ShowInterview: DeLaine and Raymond side by side, by Si...Paul Rodda

Side Show. The Hills Musical Company. The Stirling Theatre. 15 Apr 2018   Side Show the musical [ ... ]

Interview: Grug & the RainbowInterview: Grug & the RainbowSamela Harris

Funny little Grug, who grew from fallen a bit of an Aussie Baobab tree, has risen into an international [ ... ]

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