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.

Pat McCaffrie: Pat Riot

Managing to slip under the Border Watch radar, Pat returned to a less criminally influenced Producers this year to continue his political humour. Bringing us up to speed with some local news and then amusingly outing half the (disappointingly small) crowd including...

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How to Drink Wine like a Wanker

The concept was novel, wine tasting matched with the narrative of a change in life’s direction. For an extra $10 you could experience the wines the show was crafted around and I would recommend this option. Every week on The Adelaide Show podcast we review wine, and...

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Good Wills Huntley

This was exactly the sort of show I had been waiting for. Nicholas Huntley and Carla Wills totally nailed it with a mix of dry wit, cutting observation and the meaning of life. Hint, it’s to do with stardust. Nick started the evening with observations of some...

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Burlesque by force

All the ramifications of sexual assault by a close friend are laid bare in Brodie John’s searing one-person show set in a theatre dressing room after a drag-show performance. A talented young actor who never skips a beat, Brodie exposes his scars, self-doubt and...

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Port Adelaide Ghost Crime Tour

Everyone loves a good ghost story. The early days of Port Adelaide, also known as Port Misery has led to many. And many of those came about through violence and crime. This walking tour of the port, which goes for over two hours takes you amongst and under historic...

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The Guilty Feminist Podcast

Reading this review, and sharing it, is a feminst act. Really, it is! There is much to like about The Guilty Feminist podcast and stage show. I think it is the self-deprecation, self-forgiveness, and honesty in the DNA of the enterprise, as espoused by its creator,...

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Peter Goers is Hard Rubbish

Discovering Peter Goers is Hard Rubbish in the Adelaide Fringe guide was like discovering a worn but worthy Chesterfield lounge on the footpath. At once, I was drawn to it for its comfort and to contemplate the stories it has participated in and been witness to. This...

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The Dark Seeds – the songs of Nick Cave

The spirit of Nick Cave was channelled in Adelaide tonight as The Dark Seeds took to the stage to pay tribute to the Aussie storytelling and songwriting legend. There was a hint of Nick when the band first took to the stage, as we spied Brett Monten's generous white...

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Comedians Against Humanity

Based on the hit card game, Cards Against Humanity, where players fill in random sentences with typically non-PC answers my curiosity was piqued as to how this play out with a live audience. As we lined up we were given three cards, the potential answers and prompts...

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Scottish Comedian of the Year WINNER

Leo opened interestingly with a quick check around the room, getting some names and feel for the room (or “the lay of the land”). Starting off with Scottish food, an area of potential comedy gold for anyone not from Scotland, the show was off and racing. Moving...

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Rhino Room Late Show

If you want to get a sampler of the best comedy shows for the Fringe you would be hard pressed to go past the Rhino Room Late Show. With a surprise MC of Hans, for over two hours of hilarious comedy we seemed to have picked a pretty good night. First up was Nurse...

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After episode 246
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After episode 246
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