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.

The Gospel According To Paul

The Gospel According To Paul

When Jonathon Biggins takes to the stage as Paul Keating, the audience is instantly drawn to his likeness, his swagger, and his schtick. Five minutes in and we wonder, while laughing, whether this barrage of comedic quips means this show will be all tip and no...

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How To Survive Being In A Shakespeare Play

How To Survive Being In A Shakespeare Play

My horse, my horse, my kingdom for a horse! Never before has this iconic Shakespearean quote been treated to such horseplay as happens in How To Survive Being In A Shakespeare Play by Don Zolidis. If fact, much of the Bard's work is trampled on and teased about as our...

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The Day The Internet Died

The Day The Internet Died

The Day the Internet Died by Ian McWethy & Jason Pizzarello is a pastiche of vignettes highlighting the various "crises" that internet-dependent people would experience if they lost their virtual umbilical cords. There are some clever scenes and lines in this...

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The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

If ever a show was the perfect antidote to the blues, it's The Wedding Singer. This production draws upon all the bold, exuberant, and kitsch elements of the 80s, wraps them in pulsating music and song, and then flashdances away any heavy emotions you might be...

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Hiccup

Hiccup

Windmill Theatre has returned with a fun, Australian puppet play for kids, Hiccup. The simple premise involves Eddie (Nathan O'Keefe), a man who finds the city too noisy to enable him to get a good sleep at night, heading out to the country to spend a night in a tent...

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Crimes Of The Heart

Crimes Of The Heart

The Rep has rolled into 2021 with a hearty serving of homemade sibling strife and sentimentality, in its production of Crimes Of The Heart. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in Mississippi and centres around three sisters who are reunited when one of them is...

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The Preacher

The Preacher

One might say that comedy based on eternal truths is not novel, after all there is nothing new under the Sun, but there are few comedians who dive head first into the wisdom literature for source material like "David 'Dave' Davidson" (Anthony Noack). In his Adelaide...

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Call of the Malleefowl

Call of the Malleefowl

Call of the Malleefowl, presented by Bluestocking Theatre Co, is an incredible Adelaide-based true crime mystery, filled with talented actors, an emotional story, and interesting set design. Writer and Director Charlie Kay has reflected her experiences as a Queer,...

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Blinky Bill is On The Loose

Blinky Bill is On The Loose

When John Williamson sang goodbye to Blinky Bill in 1986, many of us believed that would be the last we'd hear about this "quaint little Australian" created by Dorothy Wall in the 1930s. But, as it happens, Michael Eustice and his KoBugs Theatre Company, has brought...

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My Joe Cocker

My Joe Cocker

A false start was an omen for a great night at My Joe Cocker last night at the Norwood Concert Hall. With band members on stage, Stewart D'Arrietta, strolled onto stage like a prodigal son returning home, sat at the Hall's brand new grand piano, and started the first...

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See The Big Man Cry

See The Big Man Cry

Cabaret comes in all shapes and sizes and with See The Big Man Cry it comes in Country AND Western. Drought Turgid (Eddie Morrison) and his band, create a dodgy, shady, community club or RSL club environment, called the Bugalong Commercial Club, for their 60-minute...

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The End is High-Concept

The End is High-Concept

In an intriguing and hilarious blend of theatre, art and technology, Cackling Jackal Productions, led by Kyron Weetra and Josh Mensch, present a fun sci-fi take on the classic shipwreck tale. When their ship’s computer develops a few issues in an update, the...

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