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.

Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep

Who would have thought a coming of age story could still hold our attention in 2019? I didn't. I was fearing a long night of earnest awkwardness but such fears were dispelled within the opening moments of Windmill Theatre Co's Girl Asleep. This third part of a trilogy...

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Look Back In Anger

Look Back In Anger

Look Back In Anger indeed gives modern audiences every reason to look back in anger, especially at how our society accommodated so many broken models of domestic relationships that allowed flawed males to bully their households purely on the basis of them being male....

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Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones

The State Theatre Company has taken the advice of Jasper Jones and "gotten brave" for attempting to condense the essence of such a beloved book (which has more runoffs and tributaries than the River Murray) into two hours of theatre. Kate Mulvany's adaptation is...

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Don Carlos

Don Carlos

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, according to Monty Python, nor would passersby expect how vibrantly the genteel Goodwood Institute's stage has been transformed into the royal court of 16th Century Spain by Independent Theatre. The company's season of Don...

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Lunch With Jenna: ep #51 The Void Screams Back

Lunch With Jenna: ep #51 The Void Screams Back

Lunch With Jenna online theatre episodes are always challenging to watch while at the same time being an important exploration of this new performance medium. Jenna Britten is a middle-aged woman who, after her husband left her, has been undertaking a journey of...

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A View From The Bridge

A View From The Bridge

The State Theatre Company's new production of Arthur Miller's classic, A View From A Bridge, is a guilty pleasure for theatre goers. A View From The Bridge is a tale told in the intense, claustrophobic style of theatre that forces vibrant characters together in a...

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Double Bass

Double Bass

As a solo show, Double Bass at the Bakehouse Theatre is a triumph in pace and orchestration. Adelaide actor and double-bass player Eddie Morrison, fresh from his run in the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s End of the Rainbow, holds our attention for 75...

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I Forgot To Remember To Forget

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Director Alirio Zavarce calls this "documentary theatre" but rarely is a documentary imbued with profound, emotive triggers like those in I Forgot To Remember To Forget. This collaborative work by the players of No Strings Attached Theatre Of Disability begins with a...

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An Evening with Zoë Coombs Marr

An Evening with Zoë Coombs Marr

An Evening with Zoë Coombs Marr is an ethereal experience. There are strands of stand up, strands of musical interaction, and, possibly, mystical strands of spooky symbolism interwoven together into a deliberately awkward mix of comedy and criticism. Zoë has an...

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Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name

Max Savage knows Adelaide and, more importantly, knows how to reflect her in poetry and song. Nobody Knows My Name was a local highlight of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival because, for one of the first times ever, Adelaide was the centre of a show that had universal...

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Gunhild Carling

Gunhild Carling

To spend an evening with Gunhild Carling is to loll around on the back porch of the homestead of the music gods while their precocious, loveable daughter plays with her musical toys. Gunhild is a Swedish jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist who gives every ounce of...

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Megan Mullally and her band Nancy And Beth

Megan Mullally and her band Nancy And Beth

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has not only witnessed the first band to ever perform a song about a chair but it has also enjoyed some delightfully playful and utterly professional singing and choreography at the Australian premiere of Nancy And Beth. Megan Mullally...

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