Theatre Reviews

The Pearl FishersThe Pearl FishersKym Clayton

State Opera Of Sa. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 15 May 2018   There are two performances left of [ ... ]

GodspellGodspellPaul Rodda

Irregular Productions and Lydian Productions. The Parks Theatre. 12 May 2018   I do not consider [ ... ]

Sense And SensibilitySense And SensibilityDavid Grybowski

State Theatre Company in association with Adelaide Festival Centre. Dunstan Playhouse. 10 May 2018   Sense [ ... ]

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary AmericaMyth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and ...David Grybowski

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. Little Theatre. 5 May 2018   My first viewing of Australian [ ... ]

Born YesterdayBorn YesterdayDavid Grybowski

Independent Theatre. Goodwood Theatre. 27 April 2018   Born Yesterday is officially a classic American [ ... ]

A Little Night MusicA Little Night MusicSamela Harris

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Arts Theatre. 26 Apr 2018   A Little Night Music is arguably [ ... ]

Side Show Side Show Samela Harris

Hills Musical Company. Stirling Community Theatre. 20 Apr 2018   The story may be tragic, but the [ ... ]

Grug and the RainbowGrug and the RainbowNicole Russo

Windmill Theatre. Space Theatre. 14 April 2018   The Grug team are back in Adelaide after numerous [ ... ]

After DinnerAfter DinnerSamela Harris

State Theatre Company of SA. Dunstan Playhouse. 11 Apr 2018   Andrew Bovell’s first play. Methinks [ ... ]

Private PeacefulPrivate PeacefulDavid Grybowski

Promise Adelaide. Bakehouse Theatre. 7 Apr 2018 Ben Francis. His is a name to remember. Not only did [ ... ]

FrankensteinFrankensteinDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. Arts Theatre. 5 April 2018 You would have to be brain-dead to not have [ ... ]

The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of OzPaul Rodda

Presented by John Frost & Suzanne Jones. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 5 Apr 2018   There is a [ ... ]

Her Majesty’s Theatre Closing Benefit ConcertHer Majesty’s Theatre Closing Benefit ConcertSamela Harris

Her Majesty’s Theatre. 24 Mar 2018   There have been countless nights of triumphant [ ... ]

Freeze!Freeze!Samela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Grainger Studio. 16 Mar 2018   Art comes in many forms. This, our history of [ ... ]

The CocoonThe CocoonDavid Grybowski

Kotryna Gesait. Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury Tunnels. 15 Mar 2018 Descending the steps into [ ... ]

BennelongBennelongDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Festival. Bangarra Dance Theatre. 15 Mar 2018   Beauty followed by jolting, soul rendering [ ... ]

TahaTahaSamela Harris

By Amer Hlehel. Directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi. Adelaide Festival. Space Theatre. 15 Mar 2018   A [ ... ]

That Daring Australian GirlThat Daring Australian GirlSamela Harris

Written and performed by Joanne Hartstone. Holden Street Theatres. 11 Mar 2018   She was born in [ ... ]

Can You Hear Colour?Can You Hear Colour?David O'Brien

Patch Theatre Company. AC Arts Main Theatre. 9 Mar 2018   There’s a delicious promise of [ ... ]

Kings of WarKings of WarSamela Harris

Toneelgroep Amsterdam. William Shakespeare. Directed by Ivo van Hove. Festival Theatre. 10 Mar 2018   Foolish [ ... ]

Help! I Think I Might Be FabulousHelp! I Think I Might Be FabulousKym Clayton

Plaza Parlour at Royal Croquet Club. 9 Mar 2018   Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous is a highly [ ... ]

Marcel Lucont's Whine ListMarcel Lucont's Whine ListDavid Grybowski

Due Bus Ltd. The Howling Owl. 8 Mar 2018   Not happy, Jan, that Monsieur Lucont started up 20 minutes [ ... ]

WordshowWordshowSamela Harris

Joanne Hartstone & Gavin Robertson. Treasury 1860. 7 Mar 2018   There's literary earnestness [ ... ]

Anya Anastasia: The ExecutionersAnya Anastasia: The ExecutionersDavid O'Brien

Anya Anastasia. Queen's Theatre at The Lab. 8 Mar 2018   Social activism, politics, varied media [ ... ]

RougeRougeKym Clayton

Gluttony & Highwire Events & Entertainment. The Octagon at Gluttony. 7 Mar 2018   Red is [ ... ]

Gary Little: Scottish Club ClassicsGary Little: Scottish Club ClassicsKym Clayton

Ha Ha Comedy Pub Crawl with Scottish English & Irish Comedy Awards. Pig Tales at Gluttony. 7 Mar 2018   Gary [ ... ]

MemorialMemorialSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Brink Productions. Dunstan Playhouse. 6 Mar 2018   There aren’t enough [ ... ]

MengeleMengeleSamela Harris

Guy Masterson – CIT, in Association with Smokescreen Productions. Bakehouse Theatre. 5 Mar 2018   He [ ... ]

Arrr We There Yet?!Arrr We There Yet?!Samela Harris

Head First Acrobats. The Flamingo at Gluttony. 4 Mar 218   Three swashbuckling pirates in a ship [ ... ]

Grandma is Not Growing UpGrandma is Not Growing UpSamela Harris

Nikki Britton. Gluttony, The SpiegelZelt. 4 Mar 2018   She’s strident. She’s vulgar. [ ... ]

ClanstowClanstowSamela Harris

Glassroom Theatre Company. Noel Lothian Hall. 3 Mar 2018   A new play by a new company. That is [ ... ]

ThyestesThyestesDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Festival. The Hayloft Project/Belvoir. 4 Mar 2018   Ripping up the basic storyline of [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Album Review: Emily Davis – You, Me and the Velvet SeaAlbum Review: Emily Davis – You, Me and the Velvet...Luke Balzan

One of the most interesting aspects of being a music journo is discovering tunes that I otherwise would [ ... ]

Organ Symphony - Master Series 1Organ Symphony - Master Series 1Paul Rodda

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 6 Apr 2018   The audience is huge. There [ ... ]

Bernstein On StageBernstein On StageKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra In Assocation With Adelade Festival. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 16 Mar 2018   Bernstein [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Gratte Ciel, Place des AngesWOMADelaide 2018 - Gratte Ciel, Place des AngesNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Foundation Stage. 11 Mar 2018   The ultimate moment of this year’s festival [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Hypnotic Brass EnsembleWOMADelaide 2018 - Hypnotic Brass EnsembleNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Foundation Stage. 10 Mar 2018   Eight years after first appearing at WOMADelaide, [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Jojo AbotWOMADelaide 2018 - Jojo AbotNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Stage 2. 10 Mar 2018   In a performance that stays with you, JoJo Abot is a blast [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2018 - Anoushka ShankarWOMADelaide 2018 - Anoushka ShankarNicole Russo

Botanic Park. Foundation Stage. 9 Mar 2018   On the opening night of WOMADelaide 2018, Anoushka [ ... ]

Beethoven By BallotBeethoven By BallotKym Clayton

Selby & Friends. Elder Hall. 11 Mar 2018   Beethoven by Ballot is the first in Kathryn Selby’s [ ... ]

Glass, Dean & MendelssohnGlass, Dean & MendelssohnKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 15 Feb 2018   Glass, Dean and Mendelssohn. Interesting [ ... ]

Album Review: Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is OverAlbum Review: Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is OverLuke Balzan

Von Hertzen Brothers. Music Theories / Mascot Label Group. 15 Dec 2017   Finland is an interesting [ ... ]

Beauty & DefianceBeauty & DefianceKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 1 Dec 2017   Aptly styled “Beauty and Defiance”, [ ... ]

Natsuko Yoshimoto & Konstantin ShamrayNatsuko Yoshimoto & Konstantin ShamrayKym Clayton

Recitals Australia. Ukaria Cultural Centre. 26 Nov 2017   Natsuko Yoshimoto (violin) and Konstantin [ ... ]

No. 3 BeginningsNo. 3 BeginningsKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 15 Nov 2017   For live classical music, programming [ ... ]

The Tea Party 20 Years of Transmission TourThe Tea Party 20 Years of Transmission TourLuke Balzan

The Tea Party. Thebarton Theatre. 2 Nov 2017   It’s no secret that Canadian trio The Tea [ ... ]

Album Review: Fleur Green and The Keepers – When The Tide Rushes InAlbum Review: Fleur Green and The Keepers – When T...Luke Balzan

Fleur Green And The Keepers. Independent. 30 Oct 2017   One thing I’ve learned over many [ ... ]

Album Review: 10 Years – (How To Live) As GhostsAlbum Review: 10 Years – (How To Live) As GhostsLuke Balzan

10 Years. Mascot Label Group. 25 Oct 2017   I’ve been involved with music ever since I [ ... ]

Pilgrimage Of The SoulPilgrimage Of The SoulKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 13 Oct 2017   The eighth in the ASO’s Master [ ... ]

Album Review: The New Yorks – I Wish I Was You, But That’s Just MeAlbum Review: The New Yorks – I Wish I Was You, Bu...Luke Balzan

The New Yorks. Independent. 15 Oct 2017   The first thing that strikes me as I listen to the second [ ... ]

Album Review: Supersonic Blues Machine – CalifornisoulAlbum Review: Supersonic Blues Machine – Californi...Luke Balzan

Supersonic Blues Machine. Provogue/Mascot Label Group. 15 Oct 2017   I’m definitely a summer [ ... ]

Album Review: SIMO – Rise & ShineAlbum Review: SIMO – Rise & ShineLuke Balzan

SIMO. Provogue/Mascot Label Group. 15 Oct 2017   It’s a rare occasion these days that a piece [ ... ]

Album Review: Black Stone Cherry – Black To BluesAlbum Review: Black Stone Cherry – Black To Blues...Luke Balzan

Black Stone Cherry. Mascot Label Group. 15 Oct 2017   It’s well known that modern hard rock [ ... ]

Zuckerman Trio - Special EventZuckerman Trio - Special EventKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 27 Sep 2017   At short notice, my ‘plus-one’ [ ... ]

Of Knights and LegendsOf Knights and LegendsKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Town Hall. 16 Sep 2017   This is surely one of the best, [ ... ]

Album Review: Triggerfinger – ColossusAlbum Review: Triggerfinger – ColossusLuke Balzan

Triggerfinger. Mascot Label Group. 17 Aug 2017

It’s an interesting experience to consider yourself [ ... ]

News & Opinion

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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’ [ ... ]

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