Theatre Reviews

The Little Mermaid Jr.The Little Mermaid Jr.Samela Harris

Pelican Productions. Arts Theatre. 22 Mar 2019   Here they come again, a cast of thousands of young [ ... ]

The Scientific Bubble ShowThe Scientific Bubble ShowNicole Russo

Adelaide Fringe. Burnside Community Centre. 16 Mar 2019   Graeme Denton, aka Marty McBubble, has [ ... ]

Fripp & Eno, Laraaji & Satie: An Ambient PrimerFripp & Eno, Laraaji & Satie: An Ambient PrimerKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Ambient Orchestra. Elder Hall. 15 Mar 2019   For some, the lack of formal [ ... ]

The Mark DramaThe Mark DramaDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Fringe. Mark Drama SA. St Barnabas Croydon – Main Auditorium. 16 March 2019   The [ ... ]

By A ThreadBy A ThreadPaul Rodda

Adelaide Fringe. The Peacock at Gluttony. One Fell Swoop Circus. 15 Mar 2019   By A Thread is [ ... ]

Ulster AmericanUlster AmericanSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Traverse Theatre Company of Scotland. Dunstan Playhouse. 15 Mar 2019   He’s [ ... ]

ZizanieZizanieSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Restless Dance Theatre. Space Theatre. 14 Mar 2019   All creatures, great and [ ... ]

Because There Was FireBecause There Was FireSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Jopuka Productions. Breakout at The Mill. 14 Mar 2019   One of the joys of the [ ... ]

UndertowUndertowDavid Grybowski

Jasfair and Holden Street Theatres. Holden Street Theatres – The Arch. 12 Mar 2019   A couch, [ ... ]

Rhys NicholsonRhys NicholsonNicole Russo

Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations. Adelaide Fringe. Masonic - Phoenix Room at Gluttony. 13 Mar 2019   In [ ... ]

Forces Of NatureForces Of NatureKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Adelaide Town Hall. 12 Mar 2019   In an appetite-whetting exposé of the [ ... ]

The Second WomanThe Second WomanSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Space Theatre. 12 Mar 2019   No. This cannot, must not be the last airing of [ ... ]

Rememberance Of Times PastRememberance Of Times PastKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Ukaria Cultural Centre. 10 Mar 2019   In the words of event curator Genevieve [ ... ]

Mahler Chamber Orchestra: Program 1Mahler Chamber Orchestra: Program 1Kym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Adelaide Town Hall. 9 Mar 2019   The French daily Le Monde has billed the Mahler [ ... ]

After YouAfter YouDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Hannah Norris. 9 Mar 2019   Real life stories? Real life people on stage? See [ ... ]

Games By Henry NaylorGames By Henry NaylorKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. The Arch, Holden Street Theatres. 9 Mar 2019   Games, written by award-winning [ ... ]

You & IYou & IKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Casus Circus & Cluster Arts. Ukiyo at Gluttony. 8 Mar 2019   You & I is [ ... ]

ManusManusDavid Grybowski

Verbatim Theatre Group. AC Arts – Main Theatre. 8 Mar 2019   Teenagers’s lips were [ ... ]

Gravity GutsGravity GutsDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Wielding Theatre. 8 Mar 2019   Gravity Guts takes this enormous thing called the [ ... ]

Married At First FightMarried At First FightDavid Grybowski

Matt Byrne Media. Maxims. 7 Mar 2019   I can assure you that no marriages were consummated in the [ ... ]

SchuldfabrikSchuldfabrikDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival. 29 King William Street, Adelaide. 7 Mar 2019   The shop premise at 29 King William [ ... ]

Two Jews Walk Into a TheatreTwo Jews Walk Into a TheatreSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Odeon Theatre. 7 Mar 2019   The Two Jews are actually sitting in the theatre, [ ... ]

Anya Anastasia: The ShowAnya Anastasia: The ShowDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Anya Anastasia. 7 March   A star falls. Sort of. Well, a little bit maybe, involving [ ... ]

Pitchfork: Australian String Quartet & Post DiningPitchfork: Australian String Quartet & Post DiningKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Masonic - Foyer at Gluttony. 5 Mar 2019   Pitchfork is a multisensory experience. [ ... ]

GroundedGroundedSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Martha Lott. Holden Street Theatres. 6 Mar 2019   Hot tip. This is going to be [ ... ]

Bin Laden: The One Man ShowBin Laden: The One Man ShowSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Knaive Theatre. Holden Street Theatres. 6 Mar 2019   The audience files into the [ ... ]

Lords Of Strut: Release The FreakLords Of Strut: Release The FreakKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Masonic - Phoenix Room at Gluttony. 6 Mar 2019   The Lords of Strut are a double [ ... ]

La RepriseLa RepriseSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Histoire(s) du theatre (1). Belgium/Germany. Space Theatre. 5 Mar 2019   Theatre [ ... ]

The Boy, GeorgeThe Boy, GeorgeDavid Grybowski

Patrick Livesey and Holden Street Theatres. Holden Street Theatre – The Studio. 5 March 2019   What [ ... ]

Un Poyo RojoUn Poyo RojoDavid Grybowski

Un Poyo Rojo/T4 in association with Aurora Nova. AC Arts - Main Theatre. 4 Mar 2019   Two buff [ ... ]

All the Lovely MagdalenesAll the Lovely MagdalenesSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Scrambled Prince Theatre. Bakehouse Theatre. 4 Mar 2019   This is a bad time for [ ... ]

Counting and CrackingCounting and CrackingDavid Grybowski

Belvoir and Co-Curious. Ridley Centre – Adelaide Showgrounds. 3 Mar 2019   Counting and Cracking [ ... ]

‘Flood’ By Chris Issacs‘Flood’ By Chris IssacsDavid Grybowski

The Cabbage & Kings Collective. Noel Lothian Hall – Adelaide Botanic Garden. 3 Mar 2019   Chris [ ... ]

PalmyraPalmyraSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. AC Arts Main Theatre. 2 Mar 2019   “The metaphor escaped me,” wailed [ ... ]

The LipsinkersThe LipsinkersKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Little Theatre, Royal Croquet Club, University of Adelaide. 2 Mar 2019   It’s [ ... ]

Baba YagaBaba YagaSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Windmill Theatre Company and Imaginate Theatre. Old Queen’s Theatre. 2 Mar 2019   Once [ ... ]

The Magic FluteThe Magic FluteDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival. Festival Theatre. 2 Mar 2019   Adelaide Festival directors Neil Armfield and [ ... ]

A Day at the ZooA Day at the ZooNicole Russo

Music and Fun. Burnside Community Centre. 23 Feb 2019   This wonderful little show takes the audience [ ... ]

KokodaKokodaKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Star Theatres – The Chapel. 1 Mar 2019   The Kokoda Trail is a defining [ ... ]

Out Of Chaos…Out Of Chaos…David Grybowski

Adelaide Festival and Gravity & Other Myths. Scott Theatre. 1 Mar 2019   The physical theatre [ ... ]

Hans - Like a GermanHans - Like a GermanSamela Harris

The Octagon. Gluttony. 28 Feb 2019

Our Hans can do no wrong. We love him as shamelessly as he is shameless. [ ... ]

The Tiger Lillies Present Edgar Allan Poe’s Haunted PalaceThe Tiger Lillies Present Edgar Allan Poe’s Haunte...David Grybowski

RCC Fringe. RCC Fringe – Elder Hall. 28 Feb 2019   The British trio, The Tiger Lillies, was [ ... ]

Greg Fleet: This is not a Love songGreg Fleet: This is not a Love songSamela Harris

Ignition Entertainment. GC Underground - Dom Polski Centre. 1 Mar 2019   The many-faceted Greg [ ... ]

Pussy Riot: Riot DaysPussy Riot: Riot DaysDavid Grybowski

RCC Fringe. RCC Fringe – The Attic. 27 Feb 2019   One’s first task is to find The Attic! [ ... ]

He's Every WomanHe's Every WomanKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Empire Theatre at Gluttony. 27 Feb 2019   Beautifully balanced in killer heels, [ ... ]

Pss PssPss PssPaul Rodda

Adelaide Fringe. Compagnia Baccalà. Ukiyo at Gluttony. 24 Feb 2019   Let us begin how we [ ... ]

Leather Lungs: Son Of A PreacherLeather Lungs: Son Of A PreacherKym Clayton

Adelaide Fringe. Ukiyo at Gluttony. 23 Feb 2019   Jason Chasland is a force of nature in his one-man [ ... ]

Rich MixRich MixDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Lewis Major Productions. The Odeon, Norwood. 23 Feb 2019   Simplicity blended [ ... ]

Music Reviews

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 [ ... ]

AnniversariesAnniversariesKym Clayton

Corinthian Singers of Adelaide. St John’s Anglican Church. 23 Sep 2018   This was my first [ ... ]

A Time for HeroesA Time for HeroesKym Clayton

Master Series 6. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 21 Sep 2018   The programming [ ... ]

Ray Chen & Julien QuentinRay Chen & Julien QuentinKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 23 Aug 2018   Ray Chen is to the violin what Franz Liszt was to [ ... ]

Romantic RachmaninovRomantic RachmaninovKym Clayton

Master Series 5. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 17 Aug 2018   Maestro Nicholas [ ... ]

Bob DylanBob DylanSamela Harris

Australian Tour. Live in the Park at Bonython Park. 11 Aug 2018   In his Modern Times song, Spirit [ ... ]

Golberg VariationsGolberg VariationsKym Clayton

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 7 Aug 2018   Bach’s Goldberg Variations [ ... ]

Sumi Jo - Mad for LoveSumi Jo - Mad for LoveKym Clayton

Presented by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mckinnon and State Opera of South Australia, in association [ ... ]

Beethoven Widmann BeethovenBeethoven Widmann BeethovenKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 5 Jul 2018   It is a sandwich with a Widman filling, [ ... ]

Steven Isserlis Plays ShostakovichSteven Isserlis Plays ShostakovichKym Clayton

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 26 Jun 2018   Imagine living in fear that the [ ... ]

DeflectorDeflectorLuke Balzan

The Governor Hindmarsh. 23 Jun 2018   I’ve always got time for good rock music and for local [ ... ]

News & Opinion

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 [ ... ]

Story: Frankenstein’s Creature gets a good RepStory: Frankenstein’s Creature gets a good RepSamela Harris

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. The Arts Theatre. 18 Mar 2018   Frankenstein’s Creature is alive [ ... ]

Story: Heavenly Festival closes for 2018Story: Heavenly Festival closes for 2018Paul Rodda

Adapted from Media Release. 13 Mar 2018   WOMADelaide 2018 wrapped up on Monday 12th March after [ ... ]

Reflection: Hamlet - The operaReflection: Hamlet - The operaSamela Harris

A Glyndebourne Festival Opera Production. Festival Theatre. Adelaide Festival 2018.   It is healthy [ ... ]

Story: Holden Street shows drive into new festivals territory.Story: Holden Street shows drive into new festival...Samela Harris

Now established as a vital, vigorous and ground-breaking Fringe Festival entity, Holden Street Theatres [ ... ]

Story: What’s in the Club? The GC Adelaide Fringe PreviewStory: What’s in the Club? The GC Adelaide Fringe ...David O'Brien

The German Club. Adelaide Fringe 2018. 16 Feb 2018   The guided media tour around The German Club’s [ ... ]

Interview: Brad Butvila is Hott to Trott in MBM’s latest offeringInterview: Brad Butvila is Hott to Trott in MBM’s ...Paul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media’s Hott Property. Maxims Wine Bar. 10 Feb 18   Matt Byrne Media will celebrate [ ... ]

Interview: Elephant Sessions play WOMADelaide 2018Interview: Elephant Sessions play WOMADelaide 2018Paul Rodda

Womadelaide 2018. Euan Smillie and Alasdair Taylor. 16 Jan 2018   Appearing at WOMADelaide as part [ ... ]

Story: The River Palais Returns to Glorious LifeStory: The River Palais Returns to Glorious LifeSamela Harris

The river Palais is coming back to glorious life. Hooray.   For almost a year, people have grumbled [ ... ]

Story: House Of Sand 2018 - Welcome The RevolutionStory: House Of Sand 2018 - Welcome The RevolutionDavid O'Brien

Wow! A kick butt statement! How else to ponder allowing a very young emerging arts company to launch its [ ... ]

Interview: Spring Awakening Realises Life Long Dream for Young PerformersInterview: Spring Awakening Realises Life Long Dre...Paul Rodda

The Hills Musical Company. The Stirling Theatre. 4 Nov 2017   For young actors Mitchell Smith and [ ... ]

Story: The Tea Party 20th Anniversary TourStory: The Tea Party 20th Anniversary TourLuke Balzan

As a music lover, there are lots of artists and albums that I rate highly, yet interestingly there are [ ... ]

Lifestyle Reviews

Adelaide Beer & BBQ FestivalAdelaide Beer & BBQ FestivalLuke Balzan

Adelaide Showgrounds, 28 Jul to 30 Jul 17   Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t mind the [ ... ]

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2017McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2017Luke Balzan

Main Street & Various Wineries, 2 Apr 2017   The pairing of an alcoholic beverage and motoring [ ... ]

Adelaide Chrysler FestivalAdelaide Chrysler FestivalLuke Balzan

Urrbrae Agricultural College, Fri Mar 24 – Sun Mar 26   It may seem unusual to be reviewing [ ... ]

Cinnamon ClubCinnamon ClubSamela Harris

Indian   The joy of a creative new restaurant is that it offers wild and glorious adventures right [ ... ]

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