Theatre Reviews

RainRainNicole Russo

DreamBIG Children’s Festival. Presented by Drop Bear Theatre, The Seam & Edwina Cordingley. [ ... ]

ChicagoChicagoPaul Rodda

Emma Knight Productions. Secret Location. Media Preview 23 May 2017.   A stunning secret location [ ... ]

Two BrothersTwo BrothersSamela Harris

Red Phoenix Theatre. Holden Street Theatres. 18 May 2017   This is what theatre is all about. What [ ... ]

19841984Paul Rodda

By George Orwell. New adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. Ambassador Theatre Group, [ ... ]

Gretel KilleenGretel KilleenSamela Harris

Guru Grets and her Psychic Sex and Life Advice. La Bohème. 13 May 2017   She’s very [ ... ]

We’re Going on a Bear HuntWe’re Going on a Bear HuntNicole Russo

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd. Dunstan Playhouse. 27 Apr 2017   If you are on a hunt for new [ ... ]

Cavalleria Rusticana / I PagliacciCavalleria Rusticana / I PagliacciDavid O'Brien

The State Opera of South Australia. Festival Theatre. 18 Apr 2017   ‘Uno squarcio di vita’ [ ... ]

The Diary of Anne FrankThe Diary of Anne FrankSamela Harris

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. Arts Theatre. 6 Apr 2017   Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s [ ... ]

Long TanLong TanDavid Grybowski

Brink Theatre Company in association with State Theatre Company and Adelaide Festival Centre. Space Theatre. [ ... ]

The Play That Goes WrongThe Play That Goes WrongSamela Harris

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Stage Presence in association with David Atkins Enterprises, ABA, [ ... ]

Blanc de BlancBlanc de BlancPaul Rodda

Adelaide Fringe. Strut and Fret Production House. Magic Mirror Spiegeltent at The Garden of Unearthly [ ... ]

Rufus WainwrightRufus WainwrightDavid Grybowski

Prima Donna A Symphonic Visual Concert, and Rufus Does Judy Highlights from the Carnegie Hall Concerts. [ ... ]

13 The Musical13 The MusicalDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Fringe. Adelaide Youth Theatre. Star Theatre. 17 Mar 2017   13 The Musical was the first, [ ... ]

GalahGalahDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Fringe. Grapa. The Bakehouse Theatre. 16 Mar 2017   Where do you go when you're unconscious [ ... ]

Buried At SeaBuried At SeaDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Fringe. Second Breakfast. Tandanya Arts Cafe. 16 Mar 2017   Playwright and performer Mark [ ... ]

The Places You’ll GoThe Places You’ll GoDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Lama Theatre Company & The Garage International. 15 Mar 2017   Going a place [ ... ]

BackboneBackbonePaul Rodda

Adelaide Festival. Gravity & Other Myths (GOM). Dunstan Playhouse. 15 Mar 2017   As the curtain [ ... ]

Matrophobia!Matrophobia!Samela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. The Daughter Collective. Bakehouse Studio Theatre. 13 Mar 2017   Hobbling figure. [ ... ]

Professor Flint’s Dinosaurs Down UnderProfessor Flint’s Dinosaurs Down UnderSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Holden Street Theatres. 12 Mar 2017   Pounding one’s feet and flailing the [ ... ]

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood SignThe Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood SignSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden. 11 Mar 2017   Joanne Hartstone has [ ... ]

Justin Hamilton: Bunta BoyJustin Hamilton: Bunta BoyDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Token Events. The Garden of Unearthly Delights. 11 Mar 2017   “Where are [ ... ]

La Gaia ScienzaLa Gaia ScienzaKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Adelaide Town Hall. 8 Mar 2017   What’s in a name? What does La Gaia Scienza [ ... ]

The Motherf**ker With The HatThe Motherf**ker With The HatDavid Grybowski

Lost In Translation. Live at 5, William Margery Room, Adelaide Oval. 10 Mar 2017   Lost in Translation [ ... ]

HeySorryGottaGoByeHeySorryGottaGoByeDavid Grybowski

Ruth Hollows. Holden Street Theatres. 9 Mar 2017   This is a 30 minute gem of a play by Claudia [ ... ]

A Regular Little HoudiniA Regular Little HoudiniSamela Harris

Adelaide Fringe. Bakehouse Theatre. 9 Mar 2017   Playing an Edwardian lad in industrial Newport, [ ... ]

Intimate SpaceIntimate SpaceDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Festival. Restless Dance Theatre. Hilton Hotel. 7 Mar 2017   Restless Dance Theatre’s [ ... ]

The EncounterThe EncounterSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Complicite. Dunstan Playhouse. 7 Mar 2017   Richard Katz’s voice travels [ ... ]

Matt Byrne’s My Kitchen FoolsMatt Byrne’s My Kitchen FoolsPaul Rodda

Adelaide Fringe. Matt Byrne Media. Maxim’s Wine Bar. 5 Mar 2017   Byrne packs ‘em like [ ... ]

The Secret RiverThe Secret RiverSamela Harris

Adelaide Festival. Sydney Theatre Company presented by Adelaide Festival and State Theatre Company of [ ... ]

How’s Your Acting Going?How’s Your Acting Going?David O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Louise O’Dwyer. The GC. 4 Mar 2017   Never base your identity on your job, [ ... ]

Anya Anastasia: Rogue RomanticAnya Anastasia: Rogue RomanticDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Fringe. Anya Anastasia. Royal Croquet Club. 2 March 17   Roguish femininity never came [ ... ]

TradeTradeDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Fringe. Alison Bennett. The Bakehouse Theatre. 3 Mar 2017   Trade is a newish work of [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Silver And GoldSilver And GoldKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 31 Mar 2017   Silver and Gold was the first in [ ... ]

Melbourne Ska OrchestraMelbourne Ska OrchestraLuke Balzan

Melbourne Ska Orchestra. The Gov. 26 Mar 2017   I have been a fan of Nicky Bomba for many years [ ... ]

Third Stone: Jimi Hendrix TributeThird Stone: Jimi Hendrix TributeLuke Balzan

Third Stone. The Gov. 24 Mar 2017   In general, I don’t do reviews of cover bands, since [ ... ]

AWO At The OscarsAWO At The OscarsKym Clayton

Adelaide Wind Orchestra. Concordia College. 19 Mar 2017   Unable to be seen in the wings, somebody [ ... ]

WOMADelaide Day 4 – Monday 13 MarWOMADelaide Day 4 – Monday 13 MarLuke Balzan

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. Fri Mar 10 – Mon Mar 13   Well, it’s the final [ ... ]

WOMADelaide Day 3 - Sunday 12 MarWOMADelaide Day 3 - Sunday 12 MarLuke Balzan

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. Fri Mar 10 – Mon Mar 13   For WOMADelaide day three, [ ... ]

WOMADelaide Day 2 - Saturday 11 MarWOMADelaide Day 2 - Saturday 11 MarLuke Balzan

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. Fri Mar 10 – Mon Mar 13 After a good night’s rest, [ ... ]

WOMADelaide Day 1 - Friday 10 MarWOMADelaide Day 1 - Friday 10 MarLuke Balzan

Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. Fri Mar 10 – Mon Mar 13   There's nothing quite as [ ... ]

David Bowie - Nothing Has ChangedDavid Bowie - Nothing Has ChangedKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre. Adelaide Festival Theatre. [ ... ]

Rhapsody & SymphonyRhapsody & SymphonyKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 11 Feb 2017   Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, [ ... ]

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico EinaudiKym Clayton

Arts Projects Australia. Festival Theatre. 8 Feb 2017   Ludovico’s music is not classic [ ... ]

Organ Recital – Malcom ArcherOrgan Recital – Malcom ArcherKym Clayton

Royal School Of Church Music. Wesley Uniting Church, Kent Town. 8 Jan 2017   Malcolm Archer is [ ... ]

News & Opinion

Interview: Matt Gilberton Mein CampInterview: Matt Gilberton Mein CampSamela Harris

How do we know the Cabaret Festival is a big success? Because it can brag a brilliant burgeoning Cabaret [ ... ]

Interview: Jude Henshall on Mr Burns - a Post-Electric PlayInterview: Jude Henshall on Mr Burns - a Post-Elec...Samela Harris

State Theatre Company and Belvoir. The Space Theatre. From 22 Apr 2017   “What would happen [ ... ]

Interview: Baba Zula; Womadelaide 2017Interview: Baba Zula; Womadelaide 2017Paul Rodda

Womadelaide 2017. Interview with Periklis Tsoukalas. 23 Feb 2017   In the lead up to Womadelaide [ ... ]

Story: Byrne's 20th year at Maxim's with My Kitchen FoolsStory: Byrne's 20th year at Maxim's with My Kitche...Paul Rodda

Matt Byrne Media. Maxim’s Wine Bar.   On the opening night of Matt Byrne’s My Kitchen [ ... ]

Story: All aboard the Adelaide Festival’s Riverbank PalaisStory: All aboard the Adelaide Festival’s Riverban...Paul Rodda

Incredible interactive art sensation House of Mirrors, US singer-songwriter Kurt Vile, US godfather [ ... ]

Interview: Cast prepare for an emotional journeyInterview: Cast prepare for an emotional journeyPaul Rodda

Adelaide Fringe 2017. Davine Interventionz Productions. Star Theatres.   The Tony nominated musical [ ... ]

Interview: Coral Browne for Adelaide FringeInterview: Coral Browne for Adelaide FringeSamela Harris

How could such an extraordinarily vivid and outrageous showbiz character be forgotten?
This troubled [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Lifestyle Reviews

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’ [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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