The motivations of Jasmine Crisp

Jasmine Crisp doesn’t mind being labelled a maximalist. In fact, when renowned fellow painter Andrew Salgado took notice of her ‘unbridled skill’ and ‘lush’ style, Jasmine was rightly exultant. “I…

Come what May: 7 FringeVIEW picks to see you through the month

With just over a week remaining before the Adelaide Fringe Festival’s FringeVIEW ends, here are my tried and tested picks to see you through this weekend. I encourage you to…

What good is sitting alone in your room? Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 re-imagined

Cabaret aficionados will be able to savour the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in its re-imagined format, Bite-Sized & Home Delivered, where they’ll be serving canapés rather than their usual smorgasbord of…

Adelaide FringeVIEW: a new digital initiative by Australia’s largest open-access festival

In its unforgettable diamond year, Adelaide Fringe has broken its all time box office record with 853,419 tickets sold to the value of $21 million, with a three per cent…

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Australian Theatre Live’s (Virus-) Free Theatre Streaming Festival

Since 1962 the International Theatre Institute has celebrated the art of theatre on 27 March each year. This year is unlike any other with Australian performing arts venues closed, and…

F1 Grand Prix cancelled: COVID-19 situation “fluid” as the Australian Government meets to address mass gatherings

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is currently meeting in Sydney to discuss a national strategy to address Coronavirus concerns, particularly when it comes to sports and entertainment. As share…

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…

“Adelaide’s Great!” according to Tamara Linke, composer of The Hipster

Tamara Linke created an entirely new musical, based in the quirky town of Adelaide (Hindley Street references included), that will celebrate its world premiere on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8…

Ziggy Marley to headline WOMADelaide 2020

It’s official, superstar and eight-time Grammy winner, Ziggy Marley will be performing in Adelaide’s Botanic Park as part of the highly anticipated WOMADelaide. Inspired by his father, reggae legend Bob Marley, Ziggy…

Week Two BankSA Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 BankSA Adelaide Fringe Weekly Fringe Award Winners. Check out our Expressivo page for more information about some of these award recipients. WEEK TWO Adelaide Critics’ Circle Award JosephineOn now at Black…

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…

No endgame in sight for composer Nathan Cummins

Nathan Cummins is an Adelaide-based composer, conductor and performer who is currently finishing his PhD in Sonic Arts and Music Composition at the Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide). Nathan primarily…

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: 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…