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)

Collage Talks: Kahlia Clarke of Sisters in SMUT

Katerina Grypma talks to Kahlia Clarke about her involvement in Sisters in SMUT, and the ensemble’s 2021 Adelaide Fringe Show Smut Uncut: An Erotica Extravanganza. Check out Sisters in Smut on Facebook and Instagram too. Collage: Hey Kahlia! Tell us a bit about yourself and your involvement in Sisters in SMUT. Kahlia: We all have our talents and hobbies – creative writing, poetry, playing musical … Continue reading Collage Talks: Kahlia Clarke of Sisters in SMUT

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: 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

Adelaide Fringe 2020: This Show Is Our Baby But You Are Its Parents

Who: Pavan Dutta and Timothy Knight Where: Verandah Private at Strathmore Hotel How much: $20 It was the title of the show, This Show Is Our Baby But You Are Its Parents, that first appealed to me when perusing the 2020 program. When I arrived at this hotel conference room venue, I was met with was an energetic screwball night of stand-up. Pavan Dutta and Timothy … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2020: This Show Is Our Baby But You Are Its Parents

Adelaide Fringe 2020: After Hours Cabaret Club – LOCK IN

What: After Hours Cabaret Club – LOCK IN Where: Wonderland Spiegeltent, Gluttony When: Various dates to 14/3 How much?: $35, concession $27 (The Sat 29 Feb show has Auslan interpretation) I am the Oldest Person in the World, so when I realised that the After Hours Cabaret Club – LOCK IN starts at 10.45 at night, I was trepidatious. I love naked women dancing as … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2020: After Hours Cabaret Club – LOCK IN

Adelaide Festival Review 2019: Ulster American

What: Ulster American Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: Fri 15 March (6pm), Sat 16 March (4pm & 9.30pm), Sun 17 March (5pm) Cost: $79 (Standard), $67 (Friends), $64 (Concession), $40 (Under 30) The seemingly cosy apartment of a West End theatre director transforms into a pressure cooker following the unveiling of caustic truths and uncomfortable realisations. In the same vein as David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow and David … Continue reading Adelaide Festival Review 2019: Ulster American

2019 Fringe Festival Review: Humournoid

Who: Ross Noble What: Humournoid Where: Thebarton Theatre When: 15 and 16 March Cost: $45, tickets here or here Ross Noble tours Australia regularly, and his shows have become a bankable comedy show. He famously doesn’t write much for his shows, instead performing a sort of rambling, tangential improvised monologue (or even conversation – he chats with the audience constantly). We are treated to two … Continue reading 2019 Fringe Festival Review: Humournoid

2019 Fringe Festival Review: ASMR Live

What: ASMR Live Who: Issy Phillips Where: Ferguson Room, National Wine Centre When: Friday 22nd February Cost: $15-$20 Autonomous sensory meridian response videos have become an online phenomenon this past year. Characterised by sounds eliciting pleasurable tingling and deep relaxation in some; these sounds include, but are not limited to: whispering, finger tapping, hair brushing, eating honeycomb and dystopian postapocalyptic candy men… naturally this makes … Continue reading 2019 Fringe Festival Review: ASMR Live

Fringe 2018 Comedy Review: Elf Lyons: SWAN

Who: Elf Lyons What: SWAN When: Until the 18th of March (full details on Fringe page) Where: Producers Garden at The Producers How much: $16 to $25 (full details on Fringe page) From certain angles, classical ballet is the quintessential bougie art form. Elaborate costumes crafted with painstaking detail to sweeping mythical narratives; every aspect of training and performance is cloaked in tradition and oozes … Continue reading Fringe 2018 Comedy Review: Elf Lyons: SWAN