State Theatre Company Review: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

WHO: State Theatre Company SAWHAT: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato RaceWHERE: Royalty TheatreWHEN: 8-19 June 2021COST: $39-$79 – view here Appleton seems to encapsulate the typical small Australian country town. It is host to an array of residents that mostly shy away from change, and reject leftist ideals and the new ways of city slickers moving back to town. Penny (Anna Steen) returns to her childhood … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Ramsay Art Prize 2021

Kate Bohunnis, South Australian artist, was awarded the Ramsay Art Prize this morning. The Ramsay Art Prize is fairly unique across Australia and awards $100,000 to an artist under the age of 40. Additionally, the winning work is acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia. This prize is well-established and is guaranteed in perpetuity. At this early point in a career, the Ramsay Art … Continue reading Ramsay Art Prize 2021

State Theatre Company Review: Euphoria

Where: Space Theatre When: 7 – 15 May Euphoria follows schoolteacher, Meg (Ashton Malcolm), and her ex-student Ethan (James Smith), navigating the sometimes dull, oftentimes claustrophobic occurrences in their small South Aussie country town.  Meg is inspired to hold a spring festival called Euphoria, that will celebrate all the things that make her home special. She swears she isn’t overworking herself, but with the pressure of work, … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Euphoria

State Theatre Company Review: The Gospel According to Paul by Jonathan Biggins

Who: State Theatre Company Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 19 April – 1 May 2021 Tickets: Click here The stage is set in Keating’s study; neoclassical paintings adorn the walls, record-player in the corner, regal wooden furniture and a luxurious armchair in front of a fireplace.  The opening scene has Jonathan Biggins (Keating) standing centre stage, scowl on his face, posture slightly slouched, and hands held … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: The Gospel According to Paul by Jonathan Biggins

Exhibition Review: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives)

What: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives) Where: ACE Open When: until 24 April Do you know about the nuclear testing that took place in the Central Desert? In the 1950s and 60s, there were seven full-scale atomic bombs dropped in Maralinga, part of a series of tests that the British government conducted across Australia. One of these was twice the size of the … Continue reading Exhibition Review: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives)

Miiesha at WOMADelaide 2021

What: Miiesha at WOMADelaide 2021Where: King Rodney Park/Ityamai-Itpina WOMADelaide returned to the parklands this year without missing a beat. The new, smaller concert format set up at King Rodney Park/Ityamai-ItpinaItyamai-Itpina centred on a single stage and a reduced lineup of performers. Miiesha and Kaiit opened for Tash Sultana on Sunday night. Both Kaiit and Miiesha (who also share the same manager) have a neo-soul sound … Continue reading Miiesha at WOMADelaide 2021

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Who: Australian Dance Theatre Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre When: Final show Sunday 14 March 1.00 pm Tickets: here As the curtain rises on Supernature, the audience is transported into an eerie new world. Mysterious structures resembling cocoons and spider webs hang from the ceiling, while a jellyfish-like blob gently breathes and pulsates on the stage. At first, this world is also populated by recognizably human … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Adelaide Festival 2021: Igor Levit at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Igor Levit performed for one night only this year – browse through his quarantine concerts on Twitter, and his new album for more. Other shows this year are also presented in a livestream format. I got my first taste of the Adelaide Festival’s ‘livestream’ format last night watching Igor Levit performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre. In lieu of having performers perform live in person, some … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021: Igor Levit at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar…

Who: Tilda Cobham-HerveyWhere: AuroraWhen: until 21 MarchTickets: here Today, I met a stranger. I don’t know much about her, not even her name, but we had a really nice time together. She bought me a drink. We laughed at each other. We told each other secrets. I met this lovely stranger thanks to Tilda Cobham-Hervey’s Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar… In the lead up, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar…

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

Who: Sydney Dance Company and Australian String Quartet Where: Festival Theatre When: Final show Thursday 11 March 8.30pm Tickets: here It may feel like a lifetime ago, but it was only in mid-2019 that composer Bryce Dessner (of The National) and choreographer Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company) met in Paris to begin developing a new joint work. Both deeply affected by … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence