Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Fangirls

Who: Belvoir What: FangirlsWhen: until 14 MarchTickets: here When I was 14, I was deep in the online Twilight and Harry Potter fandoms. This was the mid-late 2000s, where I spent days after school on Live Journal and reading fan fiction with a community of people who loved these worlds as much as me. I was a big nerd, obviously. Watching Fangirls as an adult brought … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Fangirls

Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Late Night Dynamite

Who: Presented by Katie Wright Dynamite What: Cabaret When: Until March 20, see Fringe site for ticketing & event details. Where: Ukiyo at Gluttony Content Warnings: R18+ for occasional language, nudity and sexual references Despite being an avid Festival-goer, I had never attended a cabaret performance before seeing this show. Katie Wright’s Late Night Dynamite was certainly a great place to start. Late Night Dynamite … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Late Night Dynamite

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Anime ‘n’ Chill – a Piano Concert

WHAT: Anime ‘n’ Chill – a Piano Concert WHEN: Until 6 March 2021 WHERE: Nexus Arts COST: more details here Anime ‘n’ Chill is presented by Natalya Plays Piano, a one woman performance and her piano on stage. Natalya has created a set list that includes both niche anime as well the more classic and well-known shows like Pokemon, Naruto and Spirited Away. Throughout her … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Anime ‘n’ Chill – a Piano Concert

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Anti-Experts Guide to the Pandemic

WHAT: The Anti-Experts Guide to the Pandemic WHEN: Until 7 March 2021  WHERE: Gluttony – Cornucopia & Virago COST: more details here When I read this show is presented by Charles Firth (Co-Founder of The Chaser) and James Schloeffel (founder of The Shovel), as a fan, I was already anticipating a night filled with sharp and witty satirical comedy.  They did not disappoint. Both Charles … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Anti-Experts Guide to the Pandemic

Adelaide Festival 2021: The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

WHO: Slingsby and State Theatre Company WHEN: Until 14 March 2021 WHERE: Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide Showground COST: Click here for details Isolated, ridiculed, and oppressed, newly teen-aged Martin needed escape from his hometown of Limerick, Ireland. The Boy Who Talks to Dogs centres around a boy being made the laughing-stock of his school by his cruel teacher, and crouching in fear alongside his mother from his intimidating and … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021: The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

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