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.

T.Rex vs David Bowie

T.Rex vs David Bowie

Back in September 2019, Steve interviewed Gary Turner, a musician who was obsessed by a dream of creating a live, authentic T.Rex tribute band and experience. Fast forward to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe and we now have a show entitled, T.Rex vs David Bowie, in which...

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La Belle Époque

La Belle Époque

The Belle Époque or Beautiful Epoch was a period of French history that dates from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914 and in the film, La Belle Époque, this is a reference to that time in a relationship when things are...

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Any Number Can Die

Any Number Can Die

"Weird duck, that one," utters TJ Lathrop (Tim Cousins) in relation to Zenia (Chris Galipo), and that could easily be an endearing way to refer to this production of Any Number Can Die by Tea Tree Players. In short, the story revolves around distant family members...

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Phantom Of The Opera – Broadway

Phantom Of The Opera – Broadway

Last night, we saw Crawford in the role of Phantom at Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway. Not Michael Crawford, of course, but Ben Crawford from Arizona who's been making his mark in the Big Apple. His journey to becoming the Phantom began when his grandparents raved...

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The Wolves

The Wolves

To stumble across a pack of wolves in a forest at night, is akin to stumbling into Rumpus Theatre's production of Pulitzer-nominated play, The Wolves, by US playwright Sarah DeLappe. This is an edgy theatre experience for many reasons. Firstly, the set is an indoor...

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Contact

Contact

Kiah Gossner is a modern-day Mozart. His multi-artform performance piece, Contact, at The Adelaide Festival Centre, is a showcase of virtuosity that would standalone as a work of contemporary classical music without the extra layers of projected video and poetry....

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Marathon

Marathon

Good theatre has good pacing and that includes this production of Marathon at the Bakehouse Theatre. Steve (Todd Gray) and Mark (Ross Vosvotekas) are two friends who get together to jog, and for most of this 55-minute show the actors are physically jogging on the...

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Mrs Warren’s Profession

Mrs Warren’s Profession

Of all the plays Independent Theatre could have chosen to perform at this time, Mrs Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw has proven to be the most perfect choice for all the saddest of reasons. This story of a young woman discovering that sex work has been (and...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

The Adelaide Repertory Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol is a festive romp that breathes new life into the Dickens classic. There is magic in the way this cast bubbles with joy throughout the show, with more ham than a Christmas feast. Director Megan Dansie...

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Outwitting the Devil

Outwitting the Devil

The young man can not imagine the old man he will become. That spoken reflection in the opening moments of Outwitting the Devil, sets the theme for this mesmerising dance production by choreographer, Akram Khan. The retired dancer's first work in which he is not on...

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The Dark Master

The Dark Master

The Dark Master is a strange and enchanting piece of theatre, as mystical and sensual as some of the most colourful, detailed, and obscure dishes served in gourmet Japanese restaurants. The set is a timeworn restaurant in Osaka and travellers next to me in the...

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Vessel

Vessel

To watch Vessel is to experience a moment as Charles Darwin, stumbling into a primordial oasis, quickly realising something special is about to take place, and then remaining transfixed for 70 minutes as life unfolds and evolves before you. Vessel takes dance to its...

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