The Producers

The Producers

Little Broadway came to Adelaide last night, for the opening night of Marie Clark Musical Theatre’s production of The Producers. This classic, comedy musical, is the story of failing Broadway producer, Max Bialystock (Sam Davy), whose new accountant, Leopold...
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Tea Tree Players’ youth show in the July school holidays is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, as dramatised by Joseph Robinette. In a common story of Covid woes, this production had a shorter preparation time that usual and directors Rhi Shapcott and...
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is dense, brilliant theatre, with two levels of access. Director, Chris Drummond, has produced another hallmark experience of performance and vision and, as usual, the angel is in the detail. But let’s start with the story. A rope bridge...
Beautiful: The Carole King Story

Beautiful: The Carole King Story

There’s a reason the return season of Beautiful: The Carole King Story is sold out; it is pure bliss. This, so-called “jukebox musical” intertwines snippets and renditions of hit after hit, with vignettes capturing milestone moments in the creative...
333 – John Schumann on protest songs in times like these

333 – John Schumann on protest songs in times like these

John Schumann of Redgum fame joins us to reflect on the role of protest songs, especially in times like these, given that protest songs are often rooted in a particular time and place. The SA Drink Of The Week is from Andrew Pike in the Clare Valley And in the musical...
No Strings Does Cabaret

No Strings Does Cabaret

Under the fairy lights at the Woodville Town Hall last night, No Strings Attached Theatre Of Disability produced a gala event of musical performances in the key of cabaret. After CEO Kari Seeley opened formalities briefly, MCs Catherine and Paddy took over and kept...
Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

To understand the show, Alan Cummings Is Not Acting His Age, you need to understand the man and his career. This “Puckish”, Scottish-American actor, activist, author, and entrepreneur, provided the finale for his Adelaide Cabaret Festival with dual...
Mostly Marlene

Mostly Marlene

Kim David Smith exudes the very spirit of cabaret. Firstly, he adores the spotlight, so much so, it’s quite possible that such a light would be the one thing he’d take if he were to be abandoned on a desert island. His entrance from the audience, trains...
Max Savage – ERN – Australia’s Greatest Hoax

Max Savage – ERN – Australia’s Greatest Hoax

The story of Ern Malley is one of malice imitating art and Max Savage’s ERN is one of maddened, passionate frenzy co-opting art. This enjoyably nightmarish and jazz/blues-soaked, gravelly-operatic indulgence is an excruciating spectacle of art from many...
332 – Alex Frayne on framing Adelaide and South Australia

332 – Alex Frayne on framing Adelaide and South Australia

Alex Frayne first came to public attention with his release of a stunning coffee table, photography book, Adelaide Noir. He’s back with a new book of South Australian landscapes and will take us behind the scenes of a professional photographer. The SA Drink Of...
The Art Of Protest

The Art Of Protest

Remember you’re dangerous because only when you realise you’re dangerous, will the system take notice. Systems don’t fear anything they can buy or roll over. That is how David Olney (Blind Insights with David Olney podcast) summarises anarchists of...
We’ll always have Paris

We’ll always have Paris

Three school friends who are English ladies of a “certain age”, attracted to Paris for various reasons, reunite in this play of light entertainment, produced by The Adelaide Repertory Theatre. We’ll Always Have Paris revolves around Nancy (Deb...