Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Together

What: Together Where: Nexus Arts Tickets: Concession from $25, available here Content warnings and accessibility: Strong depictions of domestic violence, discussion and portrayal of homophobia and racism. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Together, the latest from starheART theatre, follows in a long theatrical tradition of one-act plays about dysfunctional dinner parties. While I admire the attempt to touch on so many things that feature in … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Together

Adelaide Festival 2021: A German Life

WHAT: A German Life WHEN: 19 February – 14 March 2021 WHERE: Dunstan Playhouse COST: Click here for details In the setting of a nursing home, an elderly Brunhilde Pomsel (Robyn Nevin) sits in a wooden armchair and ruminates about her life in early twentieth century Germany. Her time of growing up during the Great Depression and working for the Propaganda machine – Joseph Goebbels, … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021: A German Life

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Yer Old Faither

What: Yer Old Faither Where: Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla, or The Capri Tickets: $20, concession from $15, available here Dates: Sat 27/2 at the Capri, Fri 12/3 in Whyalla Content warnings and accessibility: some nudity and birth scenes. Both venues are wheelchair accessible. Fringe director Heather Croall‘s Yer Old Faither first premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2020. Telling the story of Croall’s father, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Yer Old Faither

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: DIRT

What: DIRT Where: Holden Street Theatres, The Arch Tickets: $30, concession $25, available here. Dates: Sun 21/2 to Sun 21/3 Content warnings and accessibility: discussion of homophobic violence, drug use, mild nudity. Wheelchair accessible. DIRT is an immensely compelling and upsetting work that explores both the acute violence and insidious shame of homophobia, set against the backdrop of Russia and Chechnya’s purges against LGBTQIA+ people. … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: DIRT

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Kevin Kropinyeri Goes Talkabout

Who: Kevin Kropinyeri What: Stand-up comedy When: In Adelaide until March 21st Where: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute as well as locations in Whyalla and Murray Bridge. See Fringe website for details and ticketing information. Kevin Kropinyeri is practically a veteran of the Australian comedy scene: He’s been doing stand-up across Australia (including in countless regional towns and Indigenous communities) for 14 years, and he’s … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Kevin Kropinyeri Goes Talkabout

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: 1000 Doors – Door Within A Door

Who: Created by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, presented by Buxton Walker What: Interactive installation 1000 Doors When: 19th Feb- 18th March, from 5pm-10pm weekdays, from 11am-10pm weekends Where: Garden of Unearthly Delights. Buy tickets and view details. 1000 Doors- Door Within A Door has been created by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, the team behind the 2018 Garden of Unearthly Delights’ House of Mirrors. … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: 1000 Doors – Door Within A Door

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Eating Tomorrow

Who: Post Dining What: Eating Tomorrow Where: WEA Basement When: 19-28 February Tickets: here In my day job, I’ve spent the last couple of years thinking about and researching what the future will look like. How will we get around? What will housing look like? What will we eat? This last question is something that Post Dining are answering in their 2021 Fringe show, Eating … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Eating Tomorrow

Japanese Film Festival Review: The Girl from the Other Side

Where: Online When: Screening in Australia from 12 December How: check it out here An exquisitely detailed animated film that interrogates the notion of dualities on both the personal and environmental scale, The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún (とつくにの少女) is a truly charming short directed by Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Maiya. Adapted from the 2015 graphic novel written by the mononymous Nagabe, produced by … Continue reading Japanese Film Festival Review: The Girl from the Other Side

State Theatre Review: Ripcord

What: State Theatre Company South Australia’s latest production, Ripcord Who: Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Mitchell Butel When: Running until December 13th, buy tickets here Where: Dunstan Playhouse Ripcord is heart-warming and cheerful, a ‘senile romp’ (in the words of Milly Farmer) bringing some laughter to the Dunstan Playhouse after what’s been a rough year for the theatre industry. Taking place in a shared … Continue reading State Theatre Review: Ripcord