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

Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Who: Australian Dance Theatre Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre When: Final show Sunday 14 March 1.00 pm Tickets: here As the curtain rises on Supernature, the audience is transported into an eerie new world. Mysterious structures resembling cocoons and spider webs hang from the ceiling, while a jellyfish-like blob gently breathes and pulsates on the stage. At first, this world is also populated by recognizably human … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 review: Supernature

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: The Surrogate

What: The Surrogate When & how much: There are no further screenings of this film scheduled during the Adelaide Film Festival, but keep an eye out for other festivals or a wider release **This review contains some spoilers for The Surrogate (2020)** In my early undergraduate years, I wrote a research essay on gestational surrogacy for a summer school class on human rights. Wading through … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: The Surrogate

Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Firestarter

What: Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra When: 24 October 8.45pm, 25 October 4.40pm (sold out), 29 October 6.00pm How much: see Adelaide Film Festival website for details Cultural advisory: this review contains references to Aboriginal people who have passed away. “Using our artform as our weapons is the way we have to fight.” – David Page Bangarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘making fire’. … Continue reading Adelaide Film Festival 2020: Firestarter

Adelaide Festival 2020: Garrick Ohlsson

Who: Garrick Ohlsson and Musica Viva Where: Adelaide Town Hall When: 2 March 2020 7:30pm (one and only concert!) details here The stage is empty except for a grand piano and Garrick Ohlsson himself. There was nothing to disguise the music, this performance was purely an honest showcasing of the great skill that Ohlsson possesses as a pianist. He is an imposing figure of 6’4 … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020: Garrick Ohlsson

Adelaide Festival 2020 Review: Requiem

In the 2020 Adelaide Festival’s opera centrepiece, Italian director, playwright and designer Romeo Castellucci takes on Mozart’s Requiem. Bringing together an impressive array of performers, including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australian Dance Theatre, a choir of 36 and soloists including Siobhan Stagg (soprano), Sara Mingardo (alto), Martin Mitterrutzner (tenor), and David Greco (bass), and staged in the Festival Theatre, this is a production of truly grand scale. Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2020 Review: Requiem

Adelaide Fringe 2020: Rebel

What: Rebel Where:  Wonderland Spiegeltent at Gluttony How much: $39, concession from $28, tickets here Back with a new show filled with acrobatics, circus tricks, excellent music, outrageous costumes, and fun, Rebel is a reliably enjoyable night for Bowie-lovers and newcomers alike. Having seen last year’s version and absolutely loved it, I was keen for another packed night. Starting the evening with a rousing version … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2020: Rebel

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

Theatre Review: Jasper Jones

Who: State Theatre Company South Australia What: Jasper Jones (based on the novel by Craig Silvey, adapted by Kate Mulvany) When: On until September 7 Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre Tickets available on the State Theatre Company website A balmy summer evening in a sleepy outback town in the 60s. Crickets chirp and people chatter and laugh behind the curtains of open windows as … Continue reading Theatre Review: Jasper Jones

2019 Adelaide Fringe Review: HYPNOSIS [Live]

What: HYPNOSIS [Live] Who: Isaac Lomman Where: May Wirth and Moa at Gluttony When: See website for details  I think that most people do not believe in the power of hypnosis. No matter how skeptical you are, like me, you will be amazed and rocking yourself with laughter after Isaac Lomman’s show. After tonight I believe that there are many people of a certain disposition, … Continue reading 2019 Adelaide Fringe Review: HYPNOSIS [Live]