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.

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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Classic Bruce

Classic Bruce

Who could have guessed that my hometown had a contingent of musicians and singers so fascinated by the words and music of Bruce Springsteen that they'd create an open-air tribute to the man attracting hundreds of fans to sing along and dance in the dark? David Minnear...

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The Real Housewives Choir

The Real Housewives Choir

An incredible show, filled with incredible women, The Real Housewives Choir performed brilliantly blended songs and fun parodies galore. Framed around the group trying to plan a Fringe show without their director, each member discusses a song they want to sing or a...

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Swinging on a Star! Songs of the Rat Pack

Swinging on a Star! Songs of the Rat Pack

The best way to describe Jack Raft's delivery of Rat Pack classics is that he glides over the songs. His voice is right in the zone, his performance is as smooth and has that smoky/honey quality all Rat Pack fans adore. Raft's rendition of Fly Me To The Moon was one...

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Art & Craft Workshops by Studio Rags

Art & Craft Workshops by Studio Rags

The Adelaide Fringe is filled with so many creative and interesting shows, but none are quite like the Art & Craft Workshops by Studio Rags. Unleash your own creativity with Rehana Usman’s expertise in various art forms and have some fabric fun. Studio Rags was...

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Still Alive (and kicking)

Still Alive (and kicking)

There's something significant about the theatre-going experience that is easy to overlook. In the darkness, as fellow audience members, our hearts all get into sync and beat as one, just as our breathing falls into lockstep as well. And so it is, when a bomb has gone...

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Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

Shakespeare, Shakespeare, wherefore art thou, Shakespeare? That question has been answered by Essential Theatre. Shakespeare is alive and well among the vines at Deviation Road winery in the Adelaide Hills. With the 19th season of Shakespeare In The Vines underway...

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Rusalka

Rusalka

Rusalka is a unique cabaret focused on the myths and tales of the mermaid. Incorporating a mix of circus, dance, and music, Cirque Nocturne showcases an alluring all women cast of mermaids, selkies and sirens. With a variety of acts performed for a variety of people,...

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Portrait of a Narcissist

Portrait of a Narcissist

Nick Stevens has finally embraced his narcissism and re-created and rebranded his comedy act as Portrait of a Narcissist. There is a sense of Stevens finding his comedic spiritual centredness with this show. His classic material which pushed the boundaries of common...

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