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.

Ripcord

Ripcord

Re-emerging from the fog of Covid-19 restrictions like a skydiver coming into view as they plummet through clouds, Ripcord by the State Theatre Company of SA is back on stage and the theatre world is hoping this season will now achieve a safe landing. And what a piece...

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Bent

Bent

You can say one thing about the Nazis; they looked sharp and acted with single minded purpose. And that's exactly what playwright Martin Sherman has done in writing Bent, and what director Rob Croser has achieved in directing it. Bent is a soul wrenching play set in...

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Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Into The Woods we went, a series of full-house audiences, to huddle together under tall trees (the trees are only wood) and be transported into the hilariously fractured, Roald Dahl-like, fairytale world created by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. And it was worth...

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A promenade of shorts

A promenade of shorts

A Promenade Of Shorts is a quirky night of plays, perfectly curated to ease us back into theatre-going mode again. Under the auspices of Red Phoenix Theatre and the watchful eye of Michael Eustice and Libby Drake, Holden Street Theatres is currently home to a short...

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Another Round

Another Round

Imagine for a moment that we are all born with a 0.05% deficit in our blood alcohol concentration. This theory captures the imagination of our four protagonists in Another Round, and they set out to "investigate" and "report upon" the psycho social impact of...

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The Truffle Hunters

The Truffle Hunters

There is much to enjoy and delight in with this film, The Truffle Hunters, showing now as part of the Adelaide Film Festival. This classy documentary about the truffle hunters of rural Italy, by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw and snapped up by Sony after receiving...

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Grug

Grug

Empathy is alive and Grug by Windmill Theatre Company is proof. In a simply creative 35 minutes, the Windmill cast is able to bring to life the adorable children's book character by Ted Prior, Grug. With a colourful and textural set, we learn about how Grug came to be...

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Claire Della and the Moon

Claire Della and the Moon

Most of us have experienced times when anger's gotten the better of us and we've blasted off like a rocket into an orbit of rage and self-pity. In Claire Della And The Moon, Claire's experience becomes quite literal; she climbs to the Moon to be by herself in peace,...

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Gaslight

Gaslight

Gaslighting is a hideous act in which a person undermines another's sense of self and sanity through psychological manipulation. It happens in many relationships, especially when there is a power imbalance, and is common in domestic violence. We have playwright,...

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Mullygrubs

Mullygrubs

Mullygrubs is a Fringe show that sits somewhere between the unsettling imagery of the puzzling, Adelaide-made, pre-schooler TV show from the 90s, Mulligrubs, and the definition of mulligrub, which means to complain or sulk or feel down. Performers Harry Thompson and...

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Biddy O’Loughlin

Biddy O’Loughlin

Amid all the official Adelaide Fringe acts within Gluttony, there are a number of informal shows available for your pleasure as you wander or stagger between bars. One such venue is The Runaway Theatre, run by Imaan Hadchiti. This tiny caravan-based theatre seats...

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