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.

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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2 Cats Drove Into The Cuckoo’s Nest

2 Cats Drove Into The Cuckoo’s Nest

2 Cats Drove into the Cuckoo’s Nest is Steve Davis and Ralf Hadzic’s sequel to their show last year, 2 Cats on A Hot Fringe Roof, and this time its all about celebrities. Light up shoes, 11 different types of tissues, and terrible travel companions are just some of...

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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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