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.

Stranger

Matt Brandwood, another Adelaidean magician with only 6 years under his belt quickly got into the flow of things with a quick hidden card selection via knife trick and was soon into the thick of it. His show cracks along at a good pace and he works the audience well,...

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39 Forever – The minority report

How fitting that during International Women's Day celebrations, I happened to find myself at Amity Dry's comedy cabaret, 39 Forever. This review is the minority report of this production because I was one of five men in the 100+ audience of women. In an ironic twist,...

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Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest

Another fantastic mentalism show by Adelaidian Matt Tarrant. With a style and charm in character with the best magicians, Matt puts on a very slick and well produced entertaining show. Inspired by René Lavand of the close up famous magician stable, Matt and his able...

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Scientology: The Musical

I think I need "clearing" after watching Scientology: The Musical. It's fair to say that either I missed the point or I entered the third level of enlightenment and lost my mind, as L. Ron Hubbard warned. I have reviewed many shows in my life and been in many, but...

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Patrick Carl – Radicarlised

There's a good person in there, truly, there is. It's just that Patrick Carl has to exorcise a LOT of profane demons to get down to his genius. None of that previous sentence was meant as a criticism. Rather, it sums up the journey of the hour that is known as Patrick...

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Auslusion: Damfino

Did we see magic or illusion in this show? There is a lot to like about Jason Wonders and Scott Stunz. They combine a boy-next-door, funny uncle persona with that of confidence tricksters; the sort of people around whom you need to keep your eyes open ALL the time!...

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Mikelangelo Sings Cave – Waits – Cohen

The original Michelangelo took painting to new heights by turning the bible into a masterpiece. Mikelangelo Sings Cave - Waits - Cohen sees a brave performer take on the canon of three, immortal songwriters and sculpts them into his own works. These songs would have...

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Razi: Mesmerise

This is Razi’s third time at the Fringe and he rapidly opened with some card work and some sleight of hand. This was followed up by a cleanly performed 3 Rope Mystery trick. Razi then moved on to a series of tricks with a Rubik’s cube where he could really show some...

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Best of Adelaide Comedy – Rhino Room

The show and hence this review did not go exactly to plan, but in a good way. Due to lower than desired ticket sales a couple of shows were combined, Best of Adelaide Comedy and Adelaide Next Generation. Although we’d seen Next-Gen a few days earlier, the nature of...

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Barista Chronicles: A shot of pure Fringe

NOTE: Maria has informed us she will now be doing two extra shows, March 18 and 19, 2017, at 3.15pm I’m old school when it comes to the Adelaide Fringe. I like seeing simple shows that hold a mirror up to ourselves, rather than the razzle-dazzle of big spectaculars or...

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The Expert at the Card Table aka How to cheat at cards

Based on the bible of card manipulation; “sleight of hand, cheating and legerdemain” the show is part live tutorial from the book of the same name by the mysterious S.W.Erdnase and part “How the hell did he do that!”. Jden starts with an introduction and background to...

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