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.

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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UnPlotted Potter

UnPlotted Potter

South Australian improv comedy group take us back into the Wizarding World with the hilarious untold, unofficial and completely improvised stories of the series’ supporting characters. With witches, and wizards, and magical beasts, Scriptease is back again with...

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The King

The King

We've seen these stereotypes before, the silver-tongued, middle-aged salesman, the timid husband who feels downtrodden, and the domineering wife, but in the hands of local playwright, Jimmy Lyons, they are equipped with wit and laser-focussed dialogue. The King is a...

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Flow

Flow

Every introvert can step out into the world and do something. This is Iri Roche’s something. Flow is Iri’s debut solo show, and it features a mix of original music, circus, and physical theatre. Having over 10 years of performance experience under his belt, and being...

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Audrey in the Sky with Diamonds

Audrey in the Sky with Diamonds

It’s not just the Adelaide Fringe’s 60th anniversary this year, as the Adelaide University Choral Society is also turning 60, and they’ve pulled off an amazing performance for it. With covers of songs by Queen, Katy Perry, The Beatles, Billie Joel and Smash Mouth, the...

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The Daughters of Róisín

The Daughters of Róisín

The Daughters of Róisín opens with poetic questioning and closes likewise. Through this dramatic device, thoughtful theatre goers are eased into and out of quiet hour of focussed, earnest theatre in which actor Aoibh Johnson takes us on a reflective journey through...

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