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: 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 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

WOMAdelaide 2020: Day Four Wrap Up

WHAT: WOMADelaide Festival & Adelaide FestivalWHERE: Botanic ParkWHEN: 6-9 March 2020 The final day of WOMAD has come and it was a bittersweet one. Today was a bit slower than other days, you need it after a long weekend! But we still managed to see quite a few good acts, including starting the day at the Chai tent having one last WOMAD drink. Odette Odette … Continue reading WOMAdelaide 2020: Day Four Wrap Up

Adelaide Festival 2020: Lyon Opera Ballet

The Grosse Fuge was composed by Beethoven in the final years of his life, at which point he was almost entirely deaf. At the time it was described as an inaccessible and eccentric composition. Three prominent female choreography legends interpret the piece with the Lyon Opera Ballet in vastly different performances within Trois Grandes Fuges.  What defines the Lyon Opera Ballet is their inclusive and diverse range … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Lyon Opera Ballet

Adelaide Festival 2020: Cold Blood

Where: Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showgrounds When: 7 Mar 7:00pm, 8 Mar 2:00pm How much: $30 – $79 When trying to explain Cold Blood in a sentence to someone since I’ve seen the show, a jumble of words comes out, ‘The hands represent people, but it’s similar to puppetry, and it’s filmed live in front of you… It’s awesome, basically’. Belgian husband and wife team conceptualised this creation … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Cold Blood

2019 Adelaide Festival Review: Palmyra

What: Palmyra Who: Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas When: March 4 and 5 Where: AC Arts – Main Theatre Cost: $25 – $49 (see website for full details) Duration: 70 minutes (no interval) The title of this show, Palmyra, is named after the ancient Syrian city, it has a troubled political history and has changed hands multiple times during the war. This is the backdrop … Continue reading 2019 Adelaide Festival Review: Palmyra

2019 WOMADelaide Festival: TOP PICKS

What: WOMADelaide Festival  Who: WOMADelaide Foundation When: 8 – 11 March 2019 Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide  Cost: See website for various ticket options Allow me just to preface that this list is in no particular order. I could not bring myself to rank these worthy experiences. Which, when encompassed together create a well-rounded and complete WOMADelaide festival! MUSIC Christine & the Queens Friday 10:20pm // … Continue reading 2019 WOMADelaide Festival: TOP PICKS

Adelaide Festival 2018 Theatre Review: The Far Side of the Moon

Who: Written and Directed by Robert Lepage, performed by Yves Jacques What: The Far Side of the Moon When: 2nd March to 7th March (full details on Adelaide Festival page) Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre How much: $35 – $99 (full details on Adelaide Festival page) The Space Race between the United States and Soviet Union was an epoch-making series of events which has come to … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2018 Theatre Review: The Far Side of the Moon

Collage Talks: Sophie Potts of the State Theatre Company

With the commencement of the first State Theatre Company production of 2018 a few days away, I had the opportunity to chat with the publicist, Sophie Potts. We talk about the significance of In the Club, which is a part of this years’ Adelaide Festival, as well as productions she’s excited for in the upcoming season.   How long have you been a publicist for … Continue reading Collage Talks: Sophie Potts of the State Theatre Company