Theatre Reviews

The Ajoona Guest HouseThe Ajoona Guest HouseKym Clayton

Stephen House. Studio Theatre, The Bakehouse Theatre. 1 Dec 2021   Written and performed by Stephen [ ... ]

Hamlet In The Other RoomHamlet In The Other RoomDavid Grybowski

RUMPUS. Kidaan Zelleke & Poppy Mee with Good Company Theatre. 30 Nov 2021   This is my second [ ... ]

G by Garry StewartG by Garry StewartDavid Grybowski

Australian Dance Theatre in association with Adelaide Festival Centre. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 25 [ ... ]

Humble BoyHumble BoyDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. Arts Theatre. 24 Nov 2021   Twenty years ago, director Kerrin White [ ... ]

DryDryArna Eyers-White

Far and Away Productions. Hart’s Mill Port Adelaide. 18 Nov 2021   Snakes are the least and [ ... ]

How Not To Make It In AmericaHow Not To Make It In AmericaDavid Grybowski

Theatre Republic in association with Adelaide Festival Centre. Space Theatre. 17 Nov 2021   I was [ ... ]

Eureka DayEureka DayDavid Grybowski

State Theatre Company South Australia. Dunstan Playhouse. 16 Nov 2021   Eureka Day is glittering [ ... ]

Eureka DayEureka DaySamela Harris

Dunstan Playhouse. State Theatre Company SA. 16 Nov 21   If we needed a covid tonic, here it is: [ ... ]

The Barber of SevilleThe Barber of SevilleDavid Grybowski

State Opera South Australia. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 11 Nov 2021   Australian Lindy Hume’s [ ... ]

Stones in his PocketsStones in his PocketsSamela Harris

Joh Hartog Productions in association with Bakehouse Theatre. Bakehouse Theatre. 29 Oct 2021   What [ ... ]

Perahu-PerahuPerahu-PerahuSamela Harris

OzAsia Festival. The Space. Adelaide Festival Centre. 27 Oct 2021   Wayang Kulit is an ancient [ ... ]

ChicagoChicagoSamela Harris

The South Coast Choral and Arts Society. Victor Harbor Town Hall. 23 Oct 2021   Never underestimate [ ... ]

Men Who DanceMen Who DanceDavid Grybowski

Star Theatres. 22 Oct 2021   Currently available during the last two weekends of October at Star [ ... ]

Ellis Dolan Sings SondheimEllis Dolan Sings SondheimDavid Grybowski

Ellis Dolan. Star Theatres. 22 Oct 2021   Currently available during the last two weekends of October [ ... ]

The Laramie ProjectThe Laramie ProjectSamela Harris

Adelaide Premiere. Red Phoenix Theatre & Holden Street Theatres. Holden Street Theatres. 21 Oct 2021  [ ... ]

Clock For No TimeClock For No TimeDavid Grybowski

RUMPUS Theatre Association. RUMPUS. 20 Oct 2021   RUMPUS is a grass roots collective of theatre [ ... ]

White PearlWhite PearlSamela Harris

OzAsia Festival. Sydney Theatre Company and Riverside’s National Theatre of Paramatta. Dunstan Playhouse. [ ... ]

Nice Work If You Can Get ItNice Work If You Can Get ItDavid Grybowski

The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Co. of S.A. Inc. Arts Theatre. 14 Oct 2021   Nice Work If You [ ... ]

4000 Miles4000 MilesSamela Harris

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. Little Theatre. 9 Oct 2021   Some Americans walk the Appalachian [ ... ]

Same Time, Next YearSame Time, Next YearSamela Harris

IpSkip Productions. Bakehouse Theatre. 2 Oct 2021   Infidelity as a history lesson. The premise [ ... ]

CinderellaCinderellaSamela Harris

Mighty Good Productions. Star Theatres. 29 Sep 2021   One steps into cutting-edge technological “now" [ ... ]

Circus The ShowCircus The ShowPaul Rodda

Her Majesty’s Theatre. 27 Sep 2021   Roll up, roll up to Her Majesty’s Theatre for [ ... ]

Especially On BirthdaysEspecially On BirthdaysArna Eyers-White

The Paperboats. Goodwood Theatre and Studios. 17 Sep 2021   Guiding children onto a stage brings [ ... ]

ObjektObjektDavid Grybowski

Australian Dance Theatre. Dunstan Playhouse. 18 Sep 2021   Adelaide’s Australian Dance Theatre’s [ ... ]

The Triumph of ManThe Triumph of ManKym Clayton

James Watson & Paper Mouth Theatre. RUMPUS Theatre. 16 Sep 2021   The Triumph of Man is a new [ ... ]

Glengarry Glen RossGlengarry Glen RossSamela Harris

Flying Penguin Productions with Brink. Bakehouse Theatre. 17 Sep 2021   A thrill runs through the [ ... ]

Good PeopleGood PeopleSamela Harris

The Adelaide Repertory Theatre. Arts Theatre. 3 Sep 2021   It’s a highly “Americana” [ ... ]

The World is Looking for YouThe World is Looking for YouSamela Harris

Finegan Kruckemeyer. Festival Centre’s InSPACE Program & Control Party with Country Arts SA [ ... ]

Of Mice and MenOf Mice and MenSamela Harris

Therry Theatre. Arts Theatre. 19 Aug 2021   If ever the legendary Ole Wiebkin created an atmospheric [ ... ]

HibernationHibernationAlex Wheaton

State Theatre Company. By Finegan Kruckemeyer. Dunstan Playhouse. 17 Aug 2021   Does art imitate [ ... ]

I Wish…I Wish…Arna Eyers-White

Patch Theatre. Space Theatre. 14 Aug 2021   No-one really likes being Pollyanna and blathering [ ... ]

Blithe SpiritBlithe SpiritSamela Harris

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. Little Theatre. 15 Aug 2021   It’s always time for [ ... ]

MacbethMacbethSamela Harris

Independent Theatre. Goodwood Theatre. 4 Aug 2021   Independent’s  artistic director, [ ... ]

True WestTrue WestSamela Harris

Bakehouse Theatre. 17 Jul 2021   Out of the cold, wet night and into the convivial warmth and excellence [ ... ]

The Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeThe Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeArna Eyers-White

Tea Tree Players Theatre Youth. Tilley Recreation Park. 15 Jul 2021   A chilly, rainswept Adelaide [ ... ]

The Bridge Of San Luis ReyThe Bridge Of San Luis ReySamela Harris

World Premiere. Brink Productions. Space Theatre. 13 Jul 2021   Is he beautiful or is he grotesque? [ ... ]

Beautiful The Carole King MusicalBeautiful The Carole King MusicalDavid Grybowski

David Gauci & Davine Productions. Star Theatres. 8 Jul 2021   If you missed seeing this remarkably [ ... ]

Alan Cumming is Not Acting His AgeAlan Cumming is Not Acting His AgeSamela Harris

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival Theatre.   Oh, my. Our Cabaret Festival supremo has revealed himself [ ... ]

Hear Me Roar – UnpluggedHear Me Roar – UnpluggedDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Dunstan Playhouse. 25 Jun 2021   From the get go, you know you are in [ ... ]

Cabaret (1972) Movie ScreeningCabaret (1972) Movie ScreeningDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival Theatre. 24 June 2021   Liza, Michael, and Joel would be [ ... ]

Ern: Australia’s Greatest HoaxErn: Australia’s Greatest HoaxSamela Harris

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The Space. 24 Jun 2021   The poet who never lived simply cannot die. [ ... ]

Vince Jones – The Art of ProtestVince Jones – The Art of ProtestDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Dunstan Theatre. 19 June 2021   Vince Jones blows a few notes on one [ ... ]

Songs Of DonSongs Of DonArna Eyers-White

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Claire Bowditch, Katie Noonan, Sarah McLeod. Festival Theatre. 18 Jun 2021   To [ ... ]

Eddie Perfect - IntrospectiveEddie Perfect - IntrospectiveDavid Grybowski

Cabaret Festival. Dunstan Theatre. 18 Jun 2021 Eddie is oh so perfect for what he does. Pictured in [ ... ]

Adelaide TonightAdelaide TonightSamela Harris

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The Famous Spiegeltent. 18 Jun 2021   It’s close up and personal, [ ... ]

We’ll Always Have ParisWe’ll Always Have ParisSamela Harris

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. Arts Theatre. 17 Jun 2021   What a pleasant confection of a play.  Jill [ ... ]

L’HotelL’HotelSamela Harris

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The Space. 13 Jun 2021   Was ever the Space Theatre a more sumptuously [ ... ]

Bathhouse BetteBathhouse BetteArna Eyers-White

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Amber Martin. The Famous Spiegeltent. 11 Jun 2021   Welcome to the bathhouse! [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy NobleTeddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy NobleDavid Grybowski

State Opera South Australia. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 19 Nov 2021   He walks on stage and you [ ... ]

Cameron Hill, Helen Ayres, Stephen King, Simon Cobcroft & Konstantin ShamrayCameron Hill, Helen Ayres, Stephen King, Simon Cob...Kym Clayton

Musica Viva Australia. Adelaide Town Hall. 22 Sep 2021   At the start of the second half of the [ ... ]

Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun & Amir FaridNicolas Fleury, Emily Sun & Amir FaridKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 17 June 2021   Musica Viva’s latest national concert tour [ ... ]

Romantic TreasuresRomantic TreasuresKym Clayton

Kegelstatt Ensemble. Burnside Ballroom. 7 Jun 2021   It is a joy to hear live performances of seldomly [ ... ]

Bartok, Mendelssohn, FisherBartok, Mendelssohn, FisherKym Clayton

Australian String Quartet. Adelaide Town Hall. 24 May 2021   Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus [ ... ]

Konstantin Shamray & ANAM OrchestraKonstantin Shamray & ANAM OrchestraKym Clayton

Musica Viva. Adelaide Town Hall. 13 May 2021   Musica Viva’s current touring program is a [ ... ]

Zevon – Accidentally Like A MartyrZevon – Accidentally Like A MartyrAlex Wheaton

Henry Wagons & The Martyrs. The Gov. 28 Apr 2021   I’m a bit bemused as to how one can [ ... ]

Diana Doherty and The Streeton TrioDiana Doherty and The Streeton TrioKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Musica Viva Australia. Adelaide Town Hall. 2 Mar 2021   Presented as part of [ ... ]

Composer & Citizen 3Composer & Citizen 3Kym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Heath Quartet. Ukaria Cultural Centre. 9 Mar 2020.   The third and final concert [ ... ]

Composer and Citizen 2Composer and Citizen 2Kym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Heath Quartet. Ukaria Cultural Centre. 8 Mar 2020.   Composer and Citizen 2 [ ... ]

Hidden SecretsHidden SecretsKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Hill, Macfarlane, Dundas & Ludovico’s Band and Chorus. Ukaria Cultural Centre. [ ... ]

One Among ManyOne Among ManyKym Clayton

Adelaide Festival. Marwood, Valve & Cassomenos. Ukaria Cultural Centre. 8 Mar 2020.   The combination [ ... ]

Garrick OhlssonGarrick OhlssonKym Clayton

Musica Viva & Adelaide Festival. Adelaide Town Hall. 2 Mar 2020.   Garrick Ohlsson is an authoritative [ ... ]

A Tale of Two CitiesA Tale of Two CitiesKym Clayton

Selby and Friends. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide. 1 Mar 2020.   Selby and Friends concerts [ ... ]

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, [ ... ]

News & Opinion

Interview: Kelly Vincent on UnSeen and disability advocacyInterview: Kelly Vincent on UnSeen and disability ...Samela Harris

Are disabled people “unseen” by the able-bodied? Kelly Vincent thinks so. Indeed, she [ ... ]

Interview: Anchuli Felicia King on White Pearl for OzAsia 2021Interview: Anchuli Felicia King on White Pearl for...Samela Harris

How seriously do we dare to take the promises of the cosmetics industry? And, what is beauty, anyway? Such [ ... ]

Story: Holden Street's innovation for Ed Fringe Award in 2021Story: Holden Street's innovation for Ed Fringe Aw...Samela Harris

In this dire time of pandemic  Adelaide’s Holden Street Theatres is making thrilling history [ ... ]

Wings 2 Fly Theatre Announce Further Scholarship SupportWings 2 Fly Theatre Announce Further Scholarship S...Paul Rodda

Local South Australian youth theatre company Wings2Fly Theatre have announced an extension to their scholarship [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2021: Re-inventing for the PandemicWOMADelaide 2021: Re-inventing for the PandemicMurray Bramwell

Murray Bramwell talks with Artistic Director, Ian Scobie about the challenges of planning a music festival [ ... ]

Story: Claire Della and the Moon prepares to LaunchStory: Claire Della and the Moon prepares to Launc...Samela Harris

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Story: COVID Theatre Sees S.A. Lead The WayStory: COVID Theatre Sees S.A. Lead The WaySamela Harris

South Australia leads the way - again.   From a world of confused, demoralised, and struggling [ ... ]

Story: Her Majesty's Theatre; Stunningly New, Resplendently VacantStory: Her Majesty's Theatre; Stunningly New, Resp...Samela Harris

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide’s new triumph of the arts, has been one of the great victims [ ... ]

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The man is indomitable. The only thing that Dave Brown may have failed at is retirement. He lasted about [ ... ]

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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

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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

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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 [ ... ]

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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 [ ... ]

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

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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! [ ... ]

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