murraybramwell.com

March 09, 2015

Adelaide Festival 2015

Filed under: 2015,Archive,Festival,Music

Daily Review
Murray Bramwell

Roses and Bryars

Gavin Bryars Ensemble
March 3. Elder Hall

Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
and selected orchestral works
March 5. Adelaide Town Hall

One of the highlights of this year’s Adelaide Festival has been composer-in- residence Gavin Bryars. Yorkshire-born, Bryars has been prominent in minimalist music since the late 1960s, with works such as The Sinking of the Titanic (1969) and Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet in 1972. Both were first released on …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 05, 2015

War and Cyber-love

Filed under: 2015,Archive,Festival

Nufonia Must Fall
by Kid Koala
Directed and designed by K.K.Barrett
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
March 4.
Tickets: $ 30 – $ 59
Bookings : adelaidefestival.com.au
BASS 131246. Until March 7. Duration 1 hr.

SmallWaR
Written and performed by Valentijn Dhaenens
Produced and presented by SKaGeN
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre. March 4.

Not many performances begin with a bingo call, but Canadian Eric San, aka Kid Koala, really likes to mix things around. Not only is he an …

Continue Reading Back to top

February 24, 2015

Memories are hit and miss

Adelaide Festival

Memories are hit and miss

Beckett Triptych:
Footfalls, Eh Joe and Krapp’s Last Tape
by Samuel Beckett
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Scenic Workshop and Rehearsal Room
Adelaide Festival Centre.
February 24. Tickets: $ 31 – $ 69
Bookings : adelaidefestival.com.au
BASS 131246.
Until March 15.

Jean Paul Sartre said that hell is other people, but for Samuel Beckett it is much closer to home. “You know that penny farthing hell you call your mind”, says the …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 12, 2014

O dream of joy this departure is indeed a spellbinding voyage through sight and sound

Adelaide Festival
Music Theatre

O dream of joy this departure is indeed, a spellbinding voyage through sight and sound

Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Tiger Lillies.
Her Majesty’s Theatre , 58 Grote Street.
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
March 12. Tickets $ 30 – $ 79
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidefestival.com.au
Until March 14.

One of the great narrative poems in English literature, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written in 1797 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 06, 2014

Adelaide Festival 2014

The Daily Review

Adelaide Festival : Theatre, Local and Large

Murray Bramwell

The Adelaide Festival has been open for a week and already the theatre program has been terrific. First up was the State Theatre Company’s fine production, directed by Geordie Brookman, of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Hilary Bell’s brisk, unfussy adaptation set the tone for a lively, accessible version of this masterwork. Staged in the company’s scenic workshop, lit and designed by the always inventive Geoff Cobham, Brookman …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 03, 2014

Thoroughly modern classic Rome

Adelaide Festival
Theatre

Roman Tragedies
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Bart van den Eynde, Jan Peter Gerrits,
and Alexander Schreuder
Translated by Tom Kleijn
Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
Duration 5 hours 45 minutes
March 1. Until March 2.

We are well used to up-dated reinterpretations of Shakespeare; they have long been the new orthodoxy. But Roman Tragedies, from Netherlands company, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, is as current as breaking news and infinitely more penetrating. Director Ivo van Hove …

Continue Reading Back to top

February 25, 2014

Over a century later Chekhov still delights

Adelaide Festival
Theatre

The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov
Adaptation by Hilary Bell
State Theatre Company.
The State Theatre Company Scenic Workshop,
Adelaide Festival Centre.
Duration 2 hours 20 minutes
February 25. Tickets $ 26 – $ 67
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidefestival.com.au
Until March 16.

In a letter, written in 1895, to his friend Suvorin, Anton Chekhov described his new play The Seagull : “It’s a comedy with three female and six male roles, four acts, a landscape …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 16, 2013

Holocaust horrors amplified

March 13 , 2013
Adelaide Festival
Theatre

Kamp
Created by Herman Helle, Pauline Kalker and
Arlene Hoornweg .
Hotel Modern
The Space, Adelaide Festival Centre.
March 12. Tickets $ 30 – $ 59
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidefestival.com.au
Until March 17.

It is part of the tragedy of modern times that we can know about catastrophic events but still not fathom them. We are told the statistics from the two World Wars, for instance, soldier and civilian fatalities …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 10, 2013

Parks and Re-creation

Filed under: 2013,Archive,Festival,Music

Van Dyke Parks
with Daniel Johns, Kimbra
and the Adelaide Art Orchestra
Thebarton Theatre
March 8.

Murray Bramwell

Artistic director, David Sefton had always planned to include Van Dyke Parks in his first Adelaide Festival and among the hit-and-miss, mix-and-almost match fare of this week’s Brassland events, this Thebarton show has been a highlight. Much has to do with the genial, outgoing presence of Parks himself. But equally, the enthusiastic participation by Daniel Johns and electro-pop favourite, Kimbra turned an …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 05, 2013

Star’s stand-in acquits himself well in murderer’s tale

March 4 , 2013
Adelaide Festival
Theatre

The Kreutzer Sonata
Based on the Novella by Leo Tolstoy
Adaptation by Sue Smith
State Theatre Company.
The State Theatre Company Scenic Workshop,
Adelaide Festival Centre.
March 2. Tickets $ 25 – $ 65
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidefestival.com.au
Until March 17.

The first night of a new play is always a high pressure event. The first night of a featured work in an arts festival, even more so. When it …

Continue Reading Back to top
« Newer PostsOlder Posts »