Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Talk Dirty, Stay Classy

Who: Host Arnault, presented by Sips & Giggles What: Comedy, educational workshop When: Last show Sunday 20th March Where: The Library at Ayers House Tickets for this show have sold out! Follow Sips & Giggles for similar events throughout the year. Talk Dirty, Stay Classy does what it says on the can: it’s an hour-long lesson on swearing in French. Known as the language of … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Talk Dirty, Stay Classy

Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Takashi Wakasugi (JPN): Farm Backpacker (Subclass 417)

Who: Stand-up comedian Takashi Wakasugi When: March 11-13 Where: Balcony Room at Hotel Richmond View details and buy tickets on Fringe website. Takashi Wakasugi is, quite obviously, and in his own words, ‘a f*cking Japanese.’ About three years ago he left his comfortable life and job in Nikon’s HR department in Japan to come to Australia on a working holiday visa. To extend his visa, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Takashi Wakasugi (JPN): Farm Backpacker (Subclass 417)

Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Ember

What: Ember Where: Watch at home When: season is finished Tickets: $10 Content warnings and accessibility: discussion of mental health issues, potential self-harm. The video is closed captioned. I have a confession to make. My initial interest in Ember was sparked by the fact that it was online. I’m still a bit nervous about big crowds sans vaccination, and also really like my couch: a … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review: Ember

Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Medea

Medea has always been a source of fascination to me. I first read Euripides’ monstrous revenge text in high school, and remember having a heated debate with my teacher about whether Medea could be read according to feminist principles (I thought yes, she thought no). It always stuck in my mind after that. Maybe that, along with my lifelong love of fantasy lit, is why … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Medea

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Magicians’ Secret

Who: BeansWhere: Ayers House BallroomWhen: until 6 MarchTickets: sold out, but see more info here The Magicians’ Secret promised no magic. But it did promise secrets. Between that and the fantastic Microsoft Paint-style illustration, I was hooked. And for a show that I knew literally nothing about other than the fact it was sketch comedy, I got exactly what I wanted. Beans, the production company, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Magicians’ Secret

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Very Happy Children with Bright and Wonderful Futures

Who:  Jopuka Productions (NSW) and South Australian Youth Arts (SA)Where: RumpusWhen: Until 7 MarchTickets: It’s sold out already, but more info here After the destructive fires of 2019-2020, Australia was reeling. COVID may have interrupted its momentum, but before the pandemic began the wave of School Strike 4 Climate seemed unstoppable. These bushfires took too much land and too many lives, they should have been … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Very Happy Children with Bright and Wonderful Futures

GOUD 2021 Review: RECLINE By Hot Dub Time Machine

Music (Electronic) Presented by Hot Dub Time Machine @ The Spiegeltent, The Garden of Unearthly Delights Monday 15th March, Tuesday 16th March: 6.30pm. View ticketing information. Content Warnings: PG, Loud noises, Smoke Effects, Strobe Lighting Tom Lowndes, more commonly known as Hot Dub Time Machine is back at the Adelaide Fringe for the world premier of RECLINE. Joined by jazz saxophonist Matt Keegan, RECLINE is … Continue reading GOUD 2021 Review: RECLINE By Hot Dub Time Machine

Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Small Metal Objects

Who: Production by Back to Back Theatre , directed by Bruce Gladwin What: Open-air theatre When: until March 8, see website for details and ticketing information Where: Moseley Square, Glenelg Small Metal Objects is a refreshingly human, genuinely exciting and compassionate piece of theatre, executed admirably well.  I was initially drawn to the show by its open-air setup; the performers emerge from and interact with … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Small Metal Objects

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