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.

New Owner

The DreamBIG Children's Festival made storytelling magic happen through the production of New Owner by Perth puppeteers and performers, Arielle Gray and Tim Watts. New Owner is a simple tale about an abandoned puppy being taken in by a new owner, getting parted from a...

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Rocket Man

Rocket Man is a gritty and glittery telling of a story about Elton John that touches on other themes common in the stories of megastars but does it, for the most part, in an enthralling and entertaining way. First up, let's note that Rocket Man is not a documentary...

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Gruffalo

Don't dream about seeing some DreamBIG Festival shows, stop what you're doing and get to the Dunstan Playhouse today or tomorrow (or Wednesday and Thursday in Port Lincoln) to experience Gruffalo. Gruffalo is a physical theatre/musical theatre rendering of Julia...

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Don Juan in Soho

The world's a better place without Don Juan but I had mistakenly expected the world to be a better place without Don Juan In Soho. I've been moving in stand up comedy circles for the past year and I've had my fill of middle-aged guys and their focus on their...

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Hydra

A Greek island is the perfect stage for myth making and when Hydra opened on a whitewashed stage at the Dunstan Playhouse last night, we witnessed an Australian myth in the making. Hydra is a simple tale that yields numerous themes and conflicts, much like the way the...

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The Club

David Williamson's satirical play about the broken politics behind the scenes of a famous football has been rebooted in the key of farce by the State Theatre Company and local theatre company, is this yours? In fact, The Club works well as a boardroom farce because it...

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Bordertown

There's a little Patricia Barnes in us all, that's what playwright, Matt Hawkins, wants us to believe through his latest play, Bordertown. Patricia is a hairdresser who claims to have given locally-born, former prime minister, Bob Hawke, his famous hairstyle, the...

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My Leonard Cohen

Everybody knows you should just buy tickets for any show Stewart D'Arrietta announces. In this year's version of My Leonard Cohen, D'Arrietta dwells even more deeply in the songs he's chosen for his beautifully balanced set. Along the way, he breathes more life and...

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Undertow

Undertow delivers what the title promises. Your spirit will gradually be grasped and pulled under by surges of temper, confusion, despair, and frustration as our couple, played by Jasmine Fairbairn and Clayton Storey, navigate some stormy weather in their...

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That Daring Australian Girl

That Daring Australian Girl is a delightful play that is well elocuted and charts the story of women's suffragist leader, Muriel Matters, in a polite, polished drawing room style. Elocution lessons and recitals gave Muriel an avenue for earning money, leaving Adelaide...

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