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.

Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross

"When you die, you're gonna regret the things that you don't do," and one of those things will be not seeing this production of Glengarry Glen Ross. In a constrained and then expansive Bakehouse Theatre, four desperate, brash, scared characters buzz and crash and yell...

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Good People

Good People

Do you consider yourself "good people"? That really is the underlying theme and question of this latest production by the Adelaide Repertory Theatre of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People. Set in Boston, the play centres on the character of Margaret (Rachel Burfield),...

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Roleplay

Roleplay

In the midst of a chilly winter, a delightfully hilarious play has fallen from the comedy heavens into the laps of audiences at the Tea Tree Players Theatre. Robert Andrews has directed a well-paced production of Alan Ayckbourn's Roleplay in which a couple, Julie-Ann...

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Hibernation

Hibernation

Hibernation by Finegan Kruckemeyer is fascinating Arthur C Clarke-ian, Peter Carey-esque thought experiment about dealing with climate change by all humans going into hibernation for one year. The beauty of this State Theatre Company production goes beyond the...

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Variously described as one of Shakespeare's most sublime plays, this Independent Theatre production is a worthy heir to such tidings and in no way should such a "title hang loose about [it], like a giant's robe upon a dwarfish thief". Indeed, from the opening moment...

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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 "Leo"...

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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 Kristyn...

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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...

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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 and personal life...

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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...

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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 performances of...

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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 our attention...

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