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.…

Week One: Adelaide Fringe BankSA award winners

Congratulations to the 2020 BankSA Adelaide Fringe Weekly Fringe Award Winners, many of whom we have either reviewed or interviewed. Check out our Expressivo page for more information. Adelaide Critics’ Circle Award…

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: 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: 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…

Family Fun time at the Fringe 2020

Who says parents can’t come out and play? Entertaining a little person can be a tough gig, but this year’s Adelaide Fringe rises to the challenge with a variety of…

11 recommended Fringe presenters in 2020

There are just over three weeks until the Adelaide Fringe Festival opening night and with over 7000 artists to discover, it can be overwhelming for festival-goers when it comes to…

Fringe Frenzy: 20 per cent off tickets for 20 hours

From 8.00 am (Australian Central Standard Time) today Adelaide Fringe is going into a Frenzy. For a limited time selected events will offer twenty per cent off their standard ticket…

Booked and blessed – (part two) – Adelaide Fringe 2020

Further to my Booked and Blessed blog entry on 25 October 2019, here are more exciting 2020 announcements. I will be performing in the Adelaide Fringe this year and, in…

A cutting edge Adelaide Fringe program is launched for its diamond year

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the largest open access festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Every year artists and festival-goers flock to Adelaide to experience the hundreds of performances on…

OzAsia Festival returns to Adelaide

One of Australia’s most vibrant festivals opens tomorrow! Held from October 17 to November 3, the 13th annual OzAsia Festival will feature 850 artists from more than 20 countries in…

Umbrella Winter City Sounds heats up Adelaide

Music SA’s popular winter festival is back for another year. Last night’s opening night street party was headlined by the legendary Archie Roach at the Lion Arts Factory. Roach was…

The ABC of Feminism

Adelaide singer-songwriter Millicent Sarre will make her cabaret debut in June. Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered features an original score penned by Sarre who describes it as a “…crash-course…

Riding out the storm of depression with Amelia Ryan

At the end of this year’s summer arts festival season, acclaimed cabaret performer and mother of one, Amelia Ryan, reached out on social media for help. Touring three shows across…

Come to the cabaret!

In just over three weeks, Adelaide will once again become a melting pot of arts and culture as Julia Zemiro makes her debut as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret…

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival 2019

One of Australia’s award-winning regional arts festivals is in its 28th year. Held annually on the Limestone Coast it boasts music, literature, art, stunning coastal scenery, and wineries. It officially…

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2019

Port Adelaide’s city centre became the go-to destination for Australian and international street artists between 29 – 31 March 2019. Co-presented by Wonderwalls Port Adelaide and The Big Picture Fest,…

Farewell to a record-breaking Adelaide Fringe Festival

Adelaide Fringe has broken its previous box office record with an impressive 825,000 tickets sold, a 17 per cent increase on last year – the biggest boost in recent years.…