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Story: Adelaide Festival 2017 Program LaunchedStory: Adelaide Festival 2017 Program LaunchedDavid O'Brien

Trepidation as to what may follow on from the rare, lengthy David Sefton era of the Adelaide Festival [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2017 season Story: Adelaide Festival Centre 2017 season David O'Brien

Bulldozers and wrecking balls are about to start ripping into the Adelaide Festival Centre environs to [ ... ]

Interview: 12 Angry Men Pass JudgementInterview: 12 Angry Men Pass JudgementPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. 27 Sep 2016   Holden Street theatres will morph into the jury room of a 1957 [ ... ]

Story: A Wicked Winter for AdelaideStory: A Wicked Winter for AdelaidePaul Rodda

The South Australian amateur premiere of Wicked kicks off at the Arts theatre on the 7th of July and with [ ... ]

Interview: Melbourne Ska OrchestraInterview: Melbourne Ska OrchestraLuke Balzan

Nicky Bomba speaks to Luke Balzan   One of my favourite musical artists is Australia’s own [ ... ]

Interview: Black Stone CherryInterview: Black Stone CherryLuke Balzan

Chris Robertson speaks to Luke Balzan   After many years of creating music, relentless touring [ ... ]

Story: 2016 Fringe Welcomes The German ClubStory: 2016 Fringe Welcomes The German ClubSamela Harris

They call it "The GC". It is the latest acronym in Fringe destinations.   The German Club at 223 [ ... ]

Story: WOMADelaide 2016 PreviewStory: WOMADelaide 2016 PreviewPaul Rodda

The World’s Festival. Botanic Park. 11 to 14 March 2016.
As sure as the sun rises every morning, [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Critics Circle Award Winners 2015Story: Adelaide Critics Circle Award Winners 2015Paul Rodda

The Adelaide Critics Circle awards were again held at the University of Adelaide's Little Theatre this [ ... ]

Story: What's In A Name? AFC Season 2016Story: What's In A Name? AFC Season 2016David O'Brien

Adelaide Festival Centre 2016 Season. 4 Nov 2015   OzAsia Festival, Guitar Festival, Adelaide Cabaret [ ... ]

Story: Actors In Good Company For A Wedding ProposalStory: Actors In Good Company For A Wedding Propos...Paul Rodda

Company. The Hills Musical Company. Nov 2015   For actors Jessica Rossiter and Jonathan Knoblauch, [ ... ]

Story: Ghost The Musical Australian Cast AnnouncedStory: Ghost The Musical Australian Cast AnnouncedPaul Rodda

Superb cast announced for Australian Premiere.   The Producers of Ghost The Musical have today [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

Dusty Dusty Samela Harris

  The Look, The Legend, The Musical. The Production Company and Adelaide Festival Centre. Adelaide [ ... ]

Singin' In The RainSingin' In The RainPaul Rodda

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Michael Cassel Group & TEG DAINTY. Adelaide [ ... ]

Don Parties OnDon Parties OnDavid O'Brien

Red Phoenix Theatre. Holden Street Theatres. 12 Nov 2016   Nostalgia is dangerous. The good old [ ... ]

ToscaToscaKym Clayton

State Opera Of SA. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 12 Nov 2016   “My dream of love has vanished [ ... ]

Educating RitaEducating RitaDeborah Hawke

By Willy Russell. Christine Harris and HIT Productions. The Q Theatre. 26 Oct 2016   A higher education [ ... ]

12 Angry Men12 Angry MenPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Holden Street Theatres. 27 Oct 2016   12 Angry Men is a play about deliberation. [ ... ]

ObjektObjektDavid O'Brien

Australian Dance Theatre. Adelaide College of The Arts. 5 Oct 2016   The art of going places no [ ... ]

A Steady RainA Steady RainDavid Grybowski

Lost In Translation. Holden Street Theatres. 16 September 2016   Although A Steady Rain was only [ ... ]

The Wharf Revue – Back to Bite YouThe Wharf Revue – Back to Bite YouDeborah Hawke

Sydney Theatre Company. Canberra Theatre Centre. 13 Sep 2016   The month of September is highly [ ... ]

The Faithful Servant   The Faithful Servant Deborah Hawke

    By Tom Davis. The Street Theatre. 9 Sep 2016       If you grew [ ... ]

RentRentPaul Rodda

Marie Clark Musical Theatre. The Goodwood Institute. 31 Aug 2016   The all-too-rarely performed [ ... ]

Titus AndronicusTitus AndronicusDavid O'Brien

Red Phoenix Theatre. Holden Street Theatres. 20 Aug 2016   Shakespeare invented this thing the [ ... ]

Island TimeIsland TimeDeborah Hawke

The Laughing Samoans. The Street Theatre. 20 Aug 2016   With such a massive saturation of American [ ... ]

The Sound Of MusicThe Sound Of MusicDavid Grybowski

Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and The Really Useful Group. Festival Theatre. 12 Aug 2016   The [ ... ]

The CrucibleThe CrucibleDavid Grybowski

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild.  Little Theatre.  6 Aug 2016   Director Geoff [ ... ]

Biography: A GameBiography: A GameDavid O'Brien

Bakehouse Theatre. 6 Aug 2016   Swiss dramatist Max Frisch’s Biography: A Game, delves deeply [ ... ]

Quick FixQuick FixDavid O'Brien

One Point 618. 5 August   Quick Fix is a wonderfully rare thing in contemporary dance. It presents [ ... ]

The Red Cross LettersThe Red Cross LettersDavid Grybowski

State Theatre Company. Space Theatre. 3 Aug 2016   Over the last couple of years during this centenary [ ... ]

The Verbatim ProjectThe Verbatim ProjectDeborah Hawke

Canberra Youth Theatre. Gorman House Arts Centre. 23 Jul 2016   We live in a mediated world where [ ... ]

ExtinctionExtinctionDeborah Hawke

By Hannie Rayson. Red Stitch Actors Theatre and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Canberra Theatre Centre. [ ... ]

Price Check! The MusicalPrice Check! The MusicalDavid O'Brien

Loaded Productions. Bakehouse Theatre. 10 Jul 2016   Good musical theatre should be about fun in [ ... ]

IgnitionIgnitionDavid O'Brien

Australian Dance Theatre. Adelaide College of the Arts. 9 Jul 2016   History, time, and the flow [ ... ]

WickedWickedPaul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Arts Theatre. 8 Jul 2016   The South Australian amateur premiere of Wicked is [ ... ]

Straight White MenStraight White MenDavid Grybowski

State Theatre Company and La Boite Theatre Company.  Space Theatre.  6 Jul 2016   First [ ... ]

Pigman’s LamentPigman’s LamentDeborah Hawke

By Raoul Craemer. The Street Theatre. 25 Jun 2016   Writer Maya Angelou was quoted as saying that [ ... ]

Cat On A Hot Tin RoofCat On A Hot Tin RoofDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. Arts Theatre. 25 June 2016   Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, they say, was Tennessee [ ... ]

The Last GalahThe Last GalahPaul Rodda

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival Theatre. 25 Jun 2016   The first Cabaret Festival for Artistic [ ... ]

Debora Krizak: Laugh Be A LadyDebora Krizak: Laugh Be A LadyDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival Centre. Artspace. 24 June 2016   Debora Krizak is certainly a hard worker. She [ ... ]

StarmanStarmanDavid Grybowski

Sven Ratzke. A show with the music of David Bowie. Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Space Theatre. 22 Jun [ ... ]

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand BatonMs. Lisa Fischer and Grand BatonMurray Bramwell

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton. Dunstan Playhouse. 18 Jun 2016   Lisa [ ... ]

Joe Stilgoe: Songs on FilmJoe Stilgoe: Songs on FilmDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival Centre. Festival Theatre Stage. 17 June 2016   This is a playful and delightful [ ... ]

Love And Death The Songs of Jim SteinmanLove And Death The Songs of Jim SteinmanDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Space Theatre Stage. 18 Jun 2016   The hook for me to see this fascinating [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Handel’s MessiahHandel’s MessiahKym Clayton

    Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 9 Dec 2016     Handel’s [ ... ]

Fantastic SymphonyFantastic SymphonyKym Clayton

Master 9. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 2 Dec 2016   The programme was named [ ... ]

Zukerman And FriendsZukerman And FriendsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 27 Nov 2016   This was the third of three concerts [ ... ]

Zukerman In ConcertZukerman In ConcertKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 25 Nov 2016   This, the second of three concerts [ ... ]

Zukerman TrioZukerman TrioKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 23 Nov 2016   The Zukerman Trio is a world class [ ... ]

Trio DaliTrio DaliKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 9 Nov 2016   Trio Dali comprises three 20-something soon-to-be-superstars [ ... ]

The Tallis ScholarsThe Tallis ScholarsKym Clayton

Adelaide Town hall. 3 Nov 2016   The Tallis Scholars are Renaissance choral music specialists, [ ... ]

A Hero’s LifeA Hero’s LifeKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 29 Oct 2016   Beethoven’s Piano Concerto [ ... ]

Tate & LittleTate & LittleKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 7 Oct 2016   Tasmin Little is a passionate conversationalist: [ ... ]

Beilman & TysonBeilman & TysonKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 5 Oct 2016   In a concert comprising Mozart, Janáček, [ ... ]

Elgar’s Cello ConcertoElgar’s Cello ConcertoKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 23 Sep 2016   The main billing was Elgar’s [ ... ]

Jerusalem QuartetJerusalem QuartetKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 15 Sep 2016   Music and politics are not uncommon sparring partners. [ ... ]

Lifestyle Reviews

Cinnamon ClubCinnamon ClubSamela Harris

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

Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Paul Rodda

Adelaide Convention Centre. 21 Feb 2015   On arrival at the Cellar Door Wine Festival there is a friendly [ ... ]

Howard Park & Heartland: PairsHoward Park & Heartland: PairsTony Keys

  Below, two reviews; one for a pair of Howard Park wines from Western Australian, the other for [ ... ]

Story: Once an icon always an iconStory: Once an icon always an iconTony Keys

  "Penfolds poisoned chalice leaves trail of corporate hangovers" was the headline of an article [ ... ]

Hardy'sHardy'sTony Keys

The Eileen Hardy wine range is the top end of the ‘Accolade Wines’ ladder. To quote the Hardy's Wines’ [ ... ]

Jacob's CreekJacob's CreekTony Keys

The big often get a bashing, recently a small family wine producer (Crittenden) based in the Victorian [ ... ]

d’Arenberg Winesd’Arenberg WinesTony Keys

The d’Arenberg Dozen   Any person with an interest in wine living in Adelaide or surrounds will [ ... ]

Tyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTony Keys

I have been privileged to know three generations of the Tyrrell family, Murray (deceased), current head [ ... ]

Grant Burge, BarossaGrant Burge, BarossaTony Keys

The Burge family can be traced back 5 generations to John Burge and his wife Eliza who arrived in Australia [ ... ]

fermentAsianfermentAsianDarren Richards

Lunch Review
After a brief absent stint from the restaurant scene to focus on my own culinary creations, [ ... ]

Nepenthe, Peter Lehmann, Yalumba & De BertoliNepenthe, Peter Lehmann, Yalumba & De BertoliTony Keys

There are some wines that have fallen into the hands of the marketeers and they believe a new label and [ ... ]

Fox Creek 2011 Reserve ShirazFox Creek 2011 Reserve ShirazTony Keys

  Fox Creek of the Mclaren Vale have a proud history in wine making. In this review, Tony Keys [ ... ]

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