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

Exhibition Review: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives)

What: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives) Where: ACE Open When: until 24 April Do you know about the nuclear testing that took place in the Central Desert? In the 1950s and 60s, there were seven full-scale atomic bombs dropped in Maralinga, part of a series of tests that the British government conducted across Australia. One of these was twice the size of the … Continue reading Exhibition Review: The Image is not Nothing (Concrete Archives)

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar…

Who: Tilda Cobham-HerveyWhere: AuroraWhen: until 21 MarchTickets: here Today, I met a stranger. I don’t know much about her, not even her name, but we had a really nice time together. She bought me a drink. We laughed at each other. We told each other secrets. I met this lovely stranger thanks to Tilda Cobham-Hervey’s Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar… In the lead up, … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: Two Strangers Walk Into A Bar…

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

Who: Sydney Dance Company and Australian String Quartet Where: Festival Theatre When: Final show Thursday 11 March 8.30pm Tickets: here It may feel like a lifetime ago, but it was only in mid-2019 that composer Bryce Dessner (of The National) and choreographer Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company) met in Paris to begin developing a new joint work. Both deeply affected by … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Impermanence

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Deep North

What: The Deep NorthWhen: Until 21 MarchWhere: The LabTickets: here Jasmine (Pontsho Nthupi) lives in Port Augusta and is up for a scholarship at King’s College, one of the most prestigious schools in Adelaide. A very talented singer, for some reason she has been asked to sing a German song by some old dead guy as part of her audition. But is that being true … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: The Deep North

Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: AWO Presents Joysticks & Journeys

Who: Adelaide Wind Orchestra Where: Burnside Ballroom When: Season complete  Cost: Click here for details The Adelaide Wind Orchestra conducted by Angelo Valdivia, takes the audience on a musical journey  through different mythical worlds of video games and anime. The group comprises around 40 members and encompasses an array of wind instruments. For the performance several of them dressed up as their favourite character, notable … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe Review 2021: AWO Presents Joysticks & Journeys

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