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…

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: 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…