How far could a loved one push the bounds of society, before we would no longer recognise or accept them? And what is it that defines those bounds and keeps them in place, anyway?
These are some of the questions explored in Edward Albee’s 2000 play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, currently showing at Adelaide’s Dunstan Playhouse. Continue reading Theatre review: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Who: BEANS (Ben Bishop, Liam Cobain, Charlie Hamra, and Andre Vafiadis) What: Sketch comedy, for more info see The Magicians’ Secrete Too: Magic Harder When: Last show tonight 26 February, sold out but keep an eye out for BEANS next year! Where: Basement Bar, Hotel Richmond How much: $18 – $20 BEANS lured me into their 2022 show, a sequel of sorts to 2021’s The … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe 2022: The Magicians’ Secrete Too: Magic Harder
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
Photo Credit: Matt Byrne When: 13th – 28th AugWhere: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival CentreHow much: $39-$79 The beginning of the 2020s has thrown us global curveballs from the outset, which has seen a worldwide shift in our collective reality. Exploring this shift and meditating on this collective act of restoration is the world premiere of Finegan Kruckemeyer’s Hibernation, the latest offering from the State Theatre … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Hibernation
Where: Space Theatre When: 7 – 15 May Euphoria follows schoolteacher, Meg (Ashton Malcolm), and her ex-student Ethan (James Smith), navigating the sometimes dull, oftentimes claustrophobic occurrences in their small South Aussie country town. Meg is inspired to hold a spring festival called Euphoria, that will celebrate all the things that make her home special. She swears she isn’t overworking herself, but with the pressure of work, … Continue reading State Theatre Company Review: Euphoria
Who: Production by Back to Back Theatre , directed by Bruce Gladwin What: Open-air theatre When: until March 8, see website for details and ticketing information Where: Moseley Square, Glenelg Small Metal Objects is a refreshingly human, genuinely exciting and compassionate piece of theatre, executed admirably well. I was initially drawn to the show by its open-air setup; the performers emerge from and interact with … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021 Review: Small Metal Objects
WHO: Slingsby and State Theatre Company WHEN: Until 14 March 2021 WHERE: Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide Showground COST: Click here for details Isolated, ridiculed, and oppressed, newly teen-aged Martin needed escape from his hometown of Limerick, Ireland. The Boy Who Talks to Dogs centres around a boy being made the laughing-stock of his school by his cruel teacher, and crouching in fear alongside his mother from his intimidating and … Continue reading Adelaide Festival 2021: The Boy Who Talked to Dogs
What: State Theatre Company South Australia’s latest production, Ripcord Who: Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Mitchell Butel When: Running until December 13th, buy tickets here Where: Dunstan Playhouse Ripcord is heart-warming and cheerful, a ‘senile romp’ (in the words of Milly Farmer) bringing some laughter to the Dunstan Playhouse after what’s been a rough year for the theatre industry. Taking place in a shared … Continue reading State Theatre Review: Ripcord
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
What: Games by Henry Naylor Where: The Arch at Holden Street Theatres When: See website for all dates Starring: Sophie Shad and Tessie Orange-Turner Director: Louise Skaaning Producer: David Dey Lights: Vasilis Apostolates Stage: Eric Morel Writer: Henry Naylor Based on the real lives of athletes Helene Mayer (Shad) and Gretel Bergmann (Orange-Turner), Naylor traces these two women’s struggle to make their mark on the … Continue reading 2019 Fringe Festival Review: Games by Henry Naylor