Review: Confessions from the Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath is one of the most revered poets of the twentieth century. When reading her work, you notice how she’s able to capture what is sometimes hidden in the…

Review: Tartuffe

Moliere’s 1962 lines of comedic verse has been immaculately sliced by former National Poet of Scotland, Liz Lochhead, into a dirty Scottish one-act quickie starring a quartet of Scotland’s finest,…

Review: Vegans

The hungry ensemble of Vegans featured an omnivore, carnivore, herbivore and avoid-gluten-at-all-costs-vore. They welcomed the audience with some classic grapevines and parodies, and the next two hours explored the current…

Review: S-27 by Sarah Grochala

As Australia, and the world, inch closer towards totalitarianism, with raids upon the free press and the subversion of key components of the rule of law, S-27 is a reminder…

Review: Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats

In 2018, with Europe about to shut the gate on the balmy British Isles, Sh!t Theatre’s Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole hoped to squeeze the last dregs of freedom from…

Review: Jackson Vs Jackson

The surname Jackson is highly regarded in pop music, and iconic siblings Michael and Janet boast a combined 88 years of professional experience. The Jacksons had numerous hit songs and…

Review: An Andrews Sisters Tribute

The Norwood Concert Hall was transported back to the twentieth century as music lovers basked in the nostalgia of boogie-woogie and swing. This concert of timeless tunes was presented by…

Exquisite: An evening with Mama Alto

Gender-transcendent diva Mama Alto is a class act. Ever so natural in the limelight, Mama weaves in and out of some truly beautiful jazz and pop standards with a sophisticated…

Review: Jamie Mykaela’s Napoleon Complex

Jamie Mykaela is like Tinkerbell on adrenaline. The pixie-like performer from Perth made her Adelaide Fringe debut last Saturday and endearingly refers to Adelaide as “the big smoke”. Funny and…

Review: Gulliver’s Travels

This delightful three-hander, co-presented by the award-winning Familia de la Noche and Hartstone-Kitney Productions, is a clever adaptation of the Jonathan Swift classic. Protagonist, Elizabeth Gulliver used the classic identity…

Review: Worldline Corporations

Amy McNickle and Steffie Yee’s brainchild, Worldline Corporations, presents a rare opportunity for patrons to experience time travel through a combination of film, music, and narration elements. The animations by…

Review: Amos Gill: Almost Famos (Comedy)

Originally from Adelaide, comic Amos Gill is now based in the USA. Formerly a radio host at Hit107, he’s focusing on his comedy career overseas. Gill has been touted as…

Review: Comedy Tasting at The Wine Centre (Comedy)

If you like laughing over a glass of good wine then this may be the show for you. It’s an excellent way to sample talent should you be an indecisive…

Review: Anatomy of a Power P*ssy (Cabaret)

Sophie deLightful has written and performed the second show in her cabaret series as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival. Following her premiere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in…

REVIEW: LOSING THE PLOT (Comedy / Stand Up)

Sometimes trying to be funny is not funny but it’s better than not trying at all, which is what happens when a comic outsources his job to his audience. Such…

REVIEW: PO PO MO CO (Comedy / Cabaret)

This riotous adults-only cabaret was skilfully presented by five-piece Melbourne comedy troupe, Post Post Modern Comedy (PO PO MO CO). Recently granted the Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Award, these performers…

REVIEW: 41 SECONDS (Theatre / Social Change)

Mary Galouzis is the founder of the not-for-profit organisation Talk Out Loud. She brings a unique self-devised play to The Bakehouse Theatre in an attempt to remove the stigma around…

REVIEW: BUTT DONUT (Comedy)

Adelaide Fringe Festival newcomer, Annie Louey, presents a very personal stand-up show reflecting on her experience as a burns survivor, public servant, first generation Australian, and daughter of a hard-to-impress…

REVIEW: THAT DARING AUSTRALIAN GIRL (Theatre)

Joanne Hartstone returns to the Adelaide Fringe Festival with another original solo show. Daring indeed! She embodies one of the most headstrong, significant South Australian female figures in history, and…

REVIEW: KILLJOY – DESTROY THE FANTASY (CIRCUS / PHYSICAL THEATRE)

This multidisciplinary work presented by Laser Beanz Productions was an unapologetic statement about the unrealistic expectations some women endure in relationships. (language warning)  Performers Cat Scobie, Mahla Bird, and Amy Broomstick…

REVIEW: GRACE (Theatre / Comedy)

British comedian-actress, Katie Reddin-Clancy performed an introspective one-woman show at the Tuxedo Cat. Reddin-Clancy cleverly morphed between various characters as she explored issues of identity, gender, and love. As I…

REVIEW: HER SOUL (Music / Cabaret)

Set in the chic surrounds of La Boheme, Mahalia Barr-Mashei sparkled on stage with her three-piece band. The Adelaide-based songstress paid tribute to soul artists and shared personal stories in…

REVIEW: ORPHEUS (Theatre / Folk)

Ancient Greek poet and musician, Orpheus, is given new life as modern-day Dave, who can only see the world in grey. Dave reaches a milestone, the age of 30, when…

REVIEW: DIAMOND GIRLS (Theatre / Performance)

Canadian producer and writer, Maureen Ulrich, presents a dynamic one-woman show featuring multifaceted performer Amanda Trapp. This show is Ulrich’s first attempt on a script featuring a single actress performing…

REVIEW: IVY + BEAN THE MUSICAL (Children’s / Theatre)

A musical adaptation of Annie Barrows’ best-selling book series by Scott Elmegreen brings Ivy and Bean’s adventures to life at the The Bakehouse Theatre. It’s a tale of two unlikely…

REVIEW: MEG IN THE MAGIC TOYSHOP (Children’s / Performance)

Vintage Vendetta Productions (UK) bring Meg and Penny to Adelaide in a colourful interactive production for small kids and big kids alike. Merrilyn Greer played Meg to perfection using a…

REVIEW: SMOKING WITH GRANDMA (Theatre / Mixed Media)

ThreeWoods Playwright brings a rare cultural gem to Fringe audiences set in a contentious point in history between Taiwan and China. Smoking With Grandma was written and directed by Cathy SK…

REVIEW: LOVE IS EASY (Theatre / Performance)

The universal theme of love was the basis of StarheART’s first original production. Seven actors performed monologues about the pros and cons of human love in this mixed dramatic work.…

REVIEW: CHRYSALIS (Cabaret)

Megan Doherty returns to the Adelaide Fringe having written a new show about transformation, realisations, and personal growth. Sitting in the audience of Doherty’s cabaret felt like reading the pages…

REVIEW: UPSTAIRS DOWNTON (Theatre / Comedy)

Who needs reality TV when Soap! Improv is presenting a different kind of soap opera? Over three weeks, eight actors combine their wit and talent in improvisation to produce one…