Reviews

Here are the latest reviews of plays, music, festivals, art, museums – you name it. But mainly, it is our reviews of the Adelaide Fringe. Enjoy.

The Dark Seeds – the songs of Nick Cave

The spirit of Nick Cave was channelled in Adelaide tonight as The Dark Seeds took to the stage to pay tribute to the Aussie storytelling and songwriting legend. There was a hint of Nick when the band first took to the stage, as we spied Brett Monten's generous white...

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Comedians Against Humanity

Based on the hit card game, Cards Against Humanity, where players fill in random sentences with typically non-PC answers my curiosity was piqued as to how this play out with a live audience. As we lined up we were given three cards, the potential answers and prompts...

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Scottish Comedian of the Year WINNER

Leo opened interestingly with a quick check around the room, getting some names and feel for the room (or “the lay of the land”). Starting off with Scottish food, an area of potential comedy gold for anyone not from Scotland, the show was off and racing. Moving...

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Rhino Room Late Show

If you want to get a sampler of the best comedy shows for the Fringe you would be hard pressed to go past the Rhino Room Late Show. With a surprise MC of Hans, for over two hours of hilarious comedy we seemed to have picked a pretty good night. First up was Nurse...

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socially [un]acceptable

How socially unaccepted is sexual assault and rape in Adelaide? According to Laura Desmond's stories of five "assaults", it seems interwoven into university life and even Adelaide Fringe culture. In short, this "socially [un]acceptable" behaviour is happening all...

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Leigh Qurban – Good Effort

Leigh Qurban aims his sights at the motivational guru sector in his Adelaide Fringe show, Good Effort. Well, at least that's where he starts. As he strips away the veneer of success, he takes us on a vicious roasting of himself and his Gen Y cohorts. Marriage and...

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Kel Balnaves – Yeah, Good On Ya

Yeah, good on ya, is what you should say to yourself if you've bought a ticket to see Kel Balnaves at the Adelaide Fringe. But I don't mean that in the ironic, sarcastic way in which Kel uses the term in his show, but rather, as a figurative pat on the back for...

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Duncan M. Turner – The Ends Is Nigh

Well, now that we have the show title correct we can move onto the rest of the performance. With some improv HipHop we were straight into it with humorous observations of life as a receptionist for a school of sciences and the stories of the strange callers he...

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Red Dress and the Sugar Man: Pure Waits

Let's deal with formalities first. South Australia, if you enjoy the music and poetry of Tom Waits, consider it rude NOT to buy some of the last tickets to experience Red Dress and the Sugar Man at the Adelaide Fringe. This is not a tribute show, this is an immersion...

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Fabien Clark

Don’t mistake his looks, which are due to poor hygiene, for spirituality. However as a mode of transport through the journey of men’s feelings (don’t worry, this bit doesn’t last long) his empathy with the male train wreck of life indeed shines through. A compelling...

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The Ends Is Nigh

What should we expect when seeing a show entitled, The Ends Is Nigh? I was expecting a rollicking critique of all the various doomsayers throughout history, broken down one by one and revealed as misguided delusionists or masterful control freaks. Instead, we got a...

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Frehd the Clown: Stripped Bare

Yeah…didn’t really read the full name of the show, nor check the rating. Which was a pleasant surprise but that comes later. Frehd was our clown for the night. Our own personal clown, slowly revealing herself. Starting at the beginning, which is always a good place to...

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