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.

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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The Eulogy

The Eulogy

Death is the great finishing line in the race of life and here stands our late friend, Tomas, as the winner. And, thus, one of Michael Burgos' characters gets entangled in metaphors as one of six mourners delivering eulogies in The Eulogy, a parody of funeral...

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Dead Gorgeous: A True Crime Clown Show

Dead Gorgeous: A True Crime Clown Show

Dead Gorgeous: A True Crime Clown Show is an interesting blend of genres by the Adelaide based theatre collective Madness of Two. With an emphasis on the clown show, the cast of 5 use dark humour, satire, and of course clowning, to explore true crime and our obsession...

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Enterprise

Enterprise

Good theatre gives us a glimpse into our inner world. However, in the case of Enterprise, we get a glimpse into the inner workings of all those corporate skyscrapers that tower over us in most modern cities. Behind the impressive structures of steel, glass, and...

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Slowly but Surely

Slowly but Surely

Slowly but Surely (for my father) is the creation of Gemma Thorne’s love and loss of her father, and the retelling of hardships through art. With an enlightening mix of poetry, music, singing, meditation, and a touch of taboo, Gemma and a small group of local and up...

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I, AmDram

I, AmDram

There's no family business like show business, that seems to be one of the central themes of I, AmDram. Hannah Maxwell comes from a long line of am-dram devotees, stretching back to great grandparents. With such a heritage of "amateur dramatics" in her bloodline, it...

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Bad Daddy

Bad Daddy

Having met Nicky Boy Nick Stevens recently for an interview on The Adelaide Show Podcast, it was quite an eye opener to witness a gentle, quiet guy transform into a truly "bad daddy" on stage. And such is the joy and attraction of stand up comedy. Someone can be meek...

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Werewolves

Werewolves

Werewolves plague the small town of Millers Hollow, and in this incredible interactive fringe show the villagers must band together to scout out who's a werewolf, while the creatures of the night place the blame on innocents. If you’re looking for a fun night with...

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Boats and Bogans

Boats and Bogans

Comedy is generally a subjective thing, especially stand up. In a show like Boats and Bogans, audiences should expect a lot of racially-based humour and much "punching down" on the bogan front. And although that is the main fare, there were plenty of surprises in this...

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When the mirror bird sings

When the mirror bird sings

Children's theatre is a hard gig these days with productions in the recent DreamBIG Festival raising the bar beyond that of much contemporary adult theatre. Thus, companies like PaperBoats need to draw deeply from the well of imagination to create theatre on smaller...

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