State Theatre Company Review: Single Asian Female

When: Until 19th NovWhere: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreHow much: $39-$80, purchase tickets here Rounding out the State Theatre Company 2022 season is the rambunctious Single Asian Female. Set within a cross-section of the Wong household, above their family restaurant, The Golden Phoenix, Pearl embraces life as a divorcee as she raises her two daughters; Zoe, a painfully-single exceptional violinist, and Mei, on the brink of adulthood braving … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Single Asian Female

Review: Antigone

Who: Elena Carapetis (after Sophocoles)Presented by: State TheatreWhen: until 11 JuneWhere: Odeon TheatreTickets: here The ludicrous thought that ancient misogynistic narratives are exhibits of the past is shattered in Playwright Elena Carapetis’ Antigone.   What starts as a retelling of the classic Greek Tragedy takes an uncomfortable and all-too-real dive into the twenty-first century, revealing the prevalence of the well-known plotline in our society today.   … Continue reading Review: Antigone

State Theatre Company Review: Cathedral

When: Until 21st MayWhere: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival CentreHow much: $39-$80, purchase tickets here State Theatre Company brings the expansive and atmospheric Cathedral to Space Theatre this May. Stalwart of the company, Nathan O’Keefe portrays vagrant Clay, a Limestone Coast boy who spent his childhood learning how to dive with his grandfather. When tragedy strikes, Clay flees his hometown, only to find that he cannot escape his grief … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Cathedral

Adelaide Festival 2022: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Who: by Oscar Wilde / Sydney Theatre Company / Adapted and directed by Kip Williams Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre When: 13 – 20 March 2022 Details: Link here With the direction of Kip Williams and performance of Eryn Jean Norvill, a new re-imagining of Oscar Wilde’s literary classic The Picture of Dorian Gray leaps into the twenty first century. Although originally released in 1890, the … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2022: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Adelaide Festival 2022 Review: Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Who: Chineke! Chamber Ensemble Where: Adelaide Town Hall When: 16-17 March 2022 Details: Here This Adelaide Festival season, Chineke! Chamber Ensemble makes their Australian premiere at the Adelaide Town Hall. Ten principal players made the trek over, and made a point to state that this is “the most south part of the world that they have ever performed“. The double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2022 Review: Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Adelaide Festival 2022: Wudjang: Not the Past

Who: Bangarra Dance Theatre/ Sydney Theatre Company What: Dance Theatre When: 15 – 18 March Where: Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre More ticket information on Adelaide Festival website To my embarrassment, I was first introduced to the iconic Bangarra Dance Theatre through the award-winning documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra in 2020. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do soon – it’s as deeply … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2022: Wudjang: Not the Past

Adelaide Fringe 2022: No Hat, No Play! The Cabaret

Who: Mel & Sam What: Comedy Cabaret When: 11 Mar – 14 Mar 7:20pm Where: The Bally at Gluttony How much: $30, more info here Bringing back all the primary school drama, Mel O’Brien and Samantha Andrew evoke Year 6 realness with No Hat, No Play! The Cabaret. From the snap-on clips to the almighty Smash water bottle with the twist lid, the mems came … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: No Hat, No Play! The Cabaret

Adelaide Festival Review: Sex and Death_and the Internet

Who: Samara Hersch Where: University of Adelaide When: until 20 March Tickets: here There are lots of games doing the rounds that give players an opportunity to have a deep conversation. Between Flex Mami’s series of REFLEX games and We’re Not Really Strangers, the market is full of prompts to help us connect better with each other. However, we usually do this with groups of … Continue reading Adelaide Festival Review: Sex and Death_and the Internet

Adelaide Festival 2022: Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan

Who: Composed by Joseph Twist with a libretto by Alana Valentine and Christos Tsiolkas, featuring the Adelaide Chamber Singers. What: Operatic oratorio When: Last show tonight, 8 March at 7pm Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre. More details on the Adelaide Festival website. If you’re like me, and you’re an Adelaidean who went to the University of Adelaide, you’ve likely heard of Dr Duncan and … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2022: Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan

Adelaide Festival Review: Juliet and Romeo

Who: Lost Dog (UK)Where: Scott TheatreWhen: until 12 MarchTickets: here Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t have been as big a hit if they had lived. The whole point of Shakespeare’s classic is the turmoil and the tragedy. But.. what if they had lived? Would this pair of star-crossed 14 year old lovers have made it? In Juliet and Romeo, we find out what Ben Duke, the … Continue reading Adelaide Festival Review: Juliet and Romeo