Review: Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton – State Theatre Company of South Australia

Step away from the live stream, cease compulsively refreshing daily COVID updates detailing the Victorian outbreak; Her Majesty’s is open and resplendent, the curtain is lifted, the boards are being…

Review: Lenka

After two years, Lenka returns to Adelaide with a brand new double EP, unpacking more whimsical tunes and rhythmic piano that has delighted audiences across the globe. From being featured…

Review: Dystopia

A picturesque yet gloomy stage beats to a soundtrack of erupting guitar riffs. A perplexed group of creatures turned aerialists and hula-hoopers rise from the ashes of an environmental war.…

Review: Amyl and the Sniffers

As an Adelaide Uni alumni, I’ve many fond memories of the former UniBar on Level 5 of Union House, jugs of pale, cheap parmis, and roughed-up decor indicative of the…

Review: Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Without skipping a beat, Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster lives up to the hype. Dubbed as beatbox theatre, London’s Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy reimagines Mary Shelley’s gothic science-fiction…

Review: Leather Lungs: Yas Queen!

Jason Chasland as Leather Lungs playfully teases his audience with impeccable vocal strength and epitomise the modern phrase,“Yas Queen,” in his show Leather Lungs: Yas Queen! Leather Lungs begins with…

Review: Rich Bitch- A Parody of Law of Attraction Gurus

With an MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, comedienne Cristina Lark is far too qualified to be an online wellness coach. Thankfully, instead of becoming an…

Review: Petty Bitches

In their triumphant return to the Adelaide Fringe, critically acclaimed duo Tash York and Boo Dwyer are here to embrace our inner pettiness in an hour-long conference of infectious musical…

Review: A Thousand Cranes

Just outside Adelaide’s Himeji Gardens, a troop of five young performers bring the story of Sadako Sasaki and her thousand cranes to life. The Gemini Collective received the Australian Theatre…

Review: Bordertown

Bordertown walks the line between comedy and drama, and while it succeeds with getting laughs, the darkness in this black comedy, suicide, is dealt with so flippantly that the work…

Review: Happily Ever Poofter

‘Once Upon A Time, in a land far, far away’, begin all rewarding fairy tales. Rightly so does Happily Ever Poofter: Untold Story of a Gay Fairytale Prince, a simultaneously hilarious…

Review: Queer House Rules!

Expectations were high for Guy Henderson’s playwriting debut with theatrical production Queer House Rules! While settling into your seat at the Rumpus venue, the anticipation builds. You cannot help but…

Review: Only Human

In 1950 when Alan Turing asked the question of whether machines can think, would he have fathomed a future where machines can self-modify, rebel against humans, and form their own…

Review: Floral Peroxide

Floral Peroxide explores hospitalisation and its disembodying experience with declaration and style. Alison Paradoxx takes words and her audience captive through her eerie and compassionate performance of spoken word, theatre,…

Review: The Book of Faz

Praise his name and hallelujah! In the debut of his one-man show, Tasmanian theatre maker Michael Fazackerley takes his audience on a comedic journey through time as he exposes his…

Review: Dance Nation by State Theatre Company of South Australia, Bevoir, and Adelaide Festival

The Mitchell Butel era begins with Clare Barron’s Pulitzer Prize nominated work, Dance Nation, with the new artistic director starring as a tracksuit- clad dance coach with spirit fingers and…

Review: Gravity

It must be said that this reviewer is a serious Sara Bareilles fan and, thankfully, expectations were met with a warmth that the powerhouse Sara herself, would have been pleased…

Review: Right Here, Right Now

Originally billed as a pared -down reincarnation of his show, Scarred For Life, Josh Belperio’s 2020 Fringe offering, Right Here, Right Now is a topical critique of Australia’s current political…

Review: Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Theatre, drumming finesse, and an incredible energy combine as Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers make their rhythmically and visually enthralling debut at the Adelaide Fringe.  Having recently celebrated 25 years of Taiko…

Review: Friendly Feminism For The Mild Mannered

If the topic of feminism puts you off in any way, then seeing Millicent Sarre’s Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered will change that. It’s exactly what it says it…

Review: Frankly’s Wordrobe

Fringe-award-winning cabaret artist Frankly thinks in pictures; she possesses a pronounced autobiographical memory, which is an ideal trait for a cabaret artist.  Frankly can instantly recall the minutiae of every…

Review: State of Emergency

Featuring three dance stories by Alive Contemporary Dance Company, State of Emergency reaches into the human mind to consider ponderings of freedom, consequence, and responsibility. The montage of flora and…

Review: The True Story Of Dad

Kevin John Byrne was many things: a house painter, a soldier, a Catholic, a truck driver, a joker, a father of five, and a die-hard Port Adelaide Football Club supporter.…

Review: Boys Taste Better With Nutella

Messy, hilarious, endearing, and perfectly relatable. Boys Taste Better with Nutella is the story of two friends, each with their own version of unresolved trauma and self-loathing, reaching for the…

Review: Horrendous

Life is supposed to be a balancing act. But, it can be difficult when the negatives outweigh the positives—when the light at the end of the tunnel seems dim. Even…

Review: A Game Of Circus

Circus meets improvisation meets game play. A Game of Circus is not your typical circus show – instead, it invites the whole family to interact and take charge in directing…

Review: Boss Squad

Boss Squad wastes no time in telling you that you’re about to see five females destroy stereotypes inside and outside the circus tent. “I’m not strong for a girl. I’m…

Review: Josephine

“Oh goodness”, this one-woman biographical show, Josephine, is for darlings and sweets alike who fancy an evening of feathers, folly, and fabulousness. Tymisha Harris was stunning and oozed remarkable artistic…

Review: Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

You would expect Mike, Dave and Dave to be a trio, but the newly-formed Adelaide local band surprised the crowd at their first Adelaide Fringe 2020 show with a fourth…

Review: Bubba-Licious

If you go down to the Fringe this year, you’re sure of a big surprise. Inside a cosy tent, Bubba-Licious adventurers follow Kat Grey through forest and sea in a…