Review: Antigone

Who: Elena Carapetis (after Sophocoles)Presented by: State TheatreWhen: until 11 JuneWhere: Odeon TheatreTickets: here The ludicrous thought that ancient misogynistic narratives are exhibits of the past is shattered in Playwright Elena Carapetis’ Antigone.   What starts as a retelling of the classic Greek Tragedy takes an uncomfortable and all-too-real dive into the twenty-first century, revealing the prevalence of the well-known plotline in our society today.   … Continue reading Review: Antigone

State Theatre Company Review: Cathedral

When: Until 21st MayWhere: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival CentreHow much: $39-$80, purchase tickets here State Theatre Company brings the expansive and atmospheric Cathedral to Space Theatre this May. Stalwart of the company, Nathan O’Keefe portrays vagrant Clay, a Limestone Coast boy who spent his childhood learning how to dive with his grandfather. When tragedy strikes, Clay flees his hometown, only to find that he cannot escape his grief … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Cathedral

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 2022: Wudjang: Not the Past

Who: Bangarra Dance Theatre/ Sydney Theatre Company What: Dance Theatre When: 15 – 18 March Where: Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre More ticket information on Adelaide Festival website To my embarrassment, I was first introduced to the iconic Bangarra Dance Theatre through the award-winning documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra in 2020. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do soon – it’s as deeply … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2022: Wudjang: Not the Past

Adelaide Fringe 2022: Does it Please You? The Final Saga

Who: Too Dumb Blondes When: 12 Mar – 20 Mar Where: The Studio, Holden Street Theatres How much: $20, more info here Does It Please You? challenges the Fringe form, bringing variety to the stage. Written by Taylor Nobes, who also starred in the piece as the central character, this show portrays stories of autobiographical significance. It combines acting, monologues, emotional songs, and various dance … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: Does it Please You? The Final Saga