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 Review: The Photo Box

Who: Emma BeechWhere: Space TheatreWhen: until 7 MarchTickets: here Emma Beech is the ninth of nine children. When her parents turned 60, she tells us that they started preparing for their eventual deaths. We’re doing you a favour, the siblings are told. As part of this, their dad puts family photos into nine boxes, one for each of the children. This show is the second … Continue reading Adelaide Festival Review: The Photo Box

Adelaide Fringe Review: Home Thoughts

Where: Bakehouse TheatreWhen: until 5 MarchTickets: here This review contains spoilers for the plot of Home Thoughts. It also contains mentions of sexual assault and suicide. I am a 20 something year old person who has lived in Adelaide for the bulk of her 20s. Some of my friends now live somewhere else. Some of my friends have left and come back. Home Thoughts, at … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review: Home Thoughts

Adelaide Fringe 2022: SAM x Electric Dreams present Night Lab: Bedtime Stories

What: Night Lab: Bedtime StoriesWhen: Friday 18 FebruaryWhere: SA MuseumMore info: here The SA Museum has been running Night Lab events for the last few years, an adults-only night at the museum complete with cocktails, DJs, and pop up activities. Night Lab gives adults the chance to re-visit the Museum through new eyes. Your childhood favourites are still there, but they provide lots of new … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: SAM x Electric Dreams present Night Lab: Bedtime Stories

State Theatre Company Review: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who: State Theatre Company South Australia What: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 27 Jan – 6 Feb 2022 Link: Click here “George: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha: I am, George. I am.” Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf shocked audiences at the time it was released on Broadway in 1962. Some labelled it ‘perverse’ and ‘dirty minded’ … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Review: Eureka Day

What: Eureka DayWho: State Theatre CompanyWhen: 16-27 NovemberWhere: Dunstan PlayhouseTickets: here Earlier today I, for probably the 600th time since March 2020, read a comments section I knew I shouldn’t. The State Government announced that all teachers, volunteers, and contractors will need to be vaccinated to attend schools and child care centres. I knew what I was getting in for. I knew it was going … Continue reading Review: Eureka Day

State Theatre Company Review: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

WHO: State Theatre Company SAWHAT: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato RaceWHERE: Royalty TheatreWHEN: 8-19 June 2021COST: $39-$79 – view here Appleton seems to encapsulate the typical small Australian country town. It is host to an array of residents that mostly shy away from change, and reject leftist ideals and the new ways of city slickers moving back to town. Penny (Anna Steen) returns to her childhood … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Ramsay Art Prize 2021

Kate Bohunnis, South Australian artist, was awarded the Ramsay Art Prize this morning. The Ramsay Art Prize is fairly unique across Australia and awards $100,000 to an artist under the age of 40. Additionally, the winning work is acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia. This prize is well-established and is guaranteed in perpetuity. At this early point in a career, the Ramsay Art … Continue reading Ramsay Art Prize 2021

State Theatre Company Review: The Gospel According to Paul by Jonathan Biggins

Who: State Theatre Company Where: Dunstan Playhouse When: 19 April – 1 May 2021 Tickets: Click here The stage is set in Keating’s study; neoclassical paintings adorn the walls, record-player in the corner, regal wooden furniture and a luxurious armchair in front of a fireplace.  The opening scene has Jonathan Biggins (Keating) standing centre stage, scowl on his face, posture slightly slouched, and hands held … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: The Gospel According to Paul by Jonathan Biggins