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April 11, 2015

Suburban hope cruelled by fate

The Good Son
by Elena Carapetis
The Other Ones
The Bakehouse Theatre, Angas St. Adelaide
April 10. Tickets: $ 20- $30. Until April 25.
Duration 70 minutes.

“He curses his virtue like an unclean thing.” Playwright Elena Carapetis has taken her epigraph and title from Nick Cave’s The Good Son. This fine new work is an inner suburban tragedy of addiction, dependency and quiet desperation.

Frank (Renato Musolino), a dutiful son in his thirties, lives with his Greek mother …

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March 01, 2014

A familiar blend of comedy and fantasy

Adelaide Festival
Theatre

Girl Asleep
By Matthew Whittet
Windmill Theatre.
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
Duration 1 hours 20 minutes
February 28. Tickets $ 29 – $ 39
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidefestival.com.au
Until March 15.

It is Greta Driscoll’s fifteenth birthday and everybody is having a great time except her. She’s in her bedroom, miserable, quarrelling with only best friend Elliot, and besieged by family and mean girls from school. Then Greta retreats into somnolence and Girl

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February 19, 2014

Festival Trifecta

Murray Bramwell talks with Rosemary Myers about Windmill Theatre’s program of new work and revivals in the Adelaide Festival.

If you look under “Our Claims to Fame’ on Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre’s website there is a list of awards and nominations the company has received over the past five years – and it is astonishing. Last year alone, for their hit show School Dance, there were six Helpmann nominations (including two winners –Best Presentation for Children and Best Supporting Actor …

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July 06, 2013

Wolf lights up the house with poetry

Adelaide
Theatre

Big Bad Wolf
by Matthew Whittet
Windmill Theatre
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
July 6. Duration 50 minutes, no interval
Tickets: $15 – $20. Family rate $ 75 (2 adults, 2 children)
Bookings BASS 131 246 or bass.net.au
Until July 13.

The Big Bad Wolf has quite a case to answer. Just ask the Three Little Pigs or, if you can find her, the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. However, according to Windmill Theatre’s latest production (written …

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June 05, 2013

Matters of life, death …and slapstick

Adelaide
Come Out Festival 2013
May 22 – 31.

Random
by debbie tucker green
State Theatre Company
The Space, Adelaide Festival Centre
May 29.

The Vistors
by Sean Riley
Urban Myth Theatre Company
The Goodwood Institute, Adelaide
May 31. Tickets : $ 18.50
Bookings: BASS 131 246 or bass.net.au
Until June 8.

The Moon is a Balloon
Devised and performed by Patch Theatre
Odeon Theatre, Norwood, Adelaide.
June 1.

Come Out, Adelaide’s leading festival for young people began in 1974 …

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April 24, 2013

A Night in Bohemia

Homage to Uncertainty
Emma Beech

The Giovanni Experiment
Hew Parham

La Boheme
April 20

The Adelaide Festival and Fringe programs have long been an embarrassment of riches. There are only so many places you can be at 8 pm on a Tuesday, or 7 pm on a Thursday and, with so many events scheduled, inevitably there are clashes and missed opportunities – especially when the enthusiastic buzz begins about particular shows and, alas, bookings and commitments have already been locked …

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March 05, 2013

When London was hit by bombs

March 3 , 2013
Adelaide Festival
Theatre

Thursday
by Bryony Lavery
Brink Productions
and the English Touring Theatre
Norwood Town Hall, The Parade, Norwood
February 28. Tickets $ 30 – $ 59
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidefestival.com.au
Until March 16.

“This is a play, not a documentary,” Bryony Lavery writes in the program notes for Thursday, “ It is a theatrical response and offering to an enormous human event.” The event was on Thursday,  July 7, 2005 …

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November 01, 2012

Endgame

November 1, 2012

Endgame

The Call
by Patricia Cornelius
Junglebean
The Bakehouse
October 27. Season: October 13 – 27, 2012.

Enterprising local company Junglebean, founded several years ago by recent AC Arts acting graduates Renee Gentle, Nic English and Tim Overton, have already  made their mark with productions of Neil Labute’s Autobahn and Jim Cartwright’s Two but it is their preference for Australian works that is especially refreshing. Recently they staged Adelaide director and writer, Michael Hill’s fine play Boxing

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July 12, 2012

Pinocchio

July 12, 2012
Adelaide
Theatre

Pinocchio
Based on the books of Carlo Collodi
by Julianne O’Brien
Windmill Theatre and the State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
July 11. Tickets: $25 – $47.
Bookings BASS 131 246
Until July 28.
Malthouse Theatre Melbourne season
September 6 – 29.

First appearing in 1883 in the stories of Italian writer Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio, the mischievous wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy, has become a modern …

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May 15, 2012

Lost in sea of troubles

May 14, 2012

Adelaide
Theatre

Land & Sea
by Nicki Bloom
Brink Productions
Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide
May 12. Tickets $ 25 – $ 45
Bookings : BASS 131 246
Until May 26.

Land&Sea”, Nicki Bloom explains in her program notes, “exists in the in-between space. In between consciousness and unconsciousness, knowing and not knowing”. Which is where, it might be added, all music and most poetry comes from. Brink Productions newest work, directed by Chris Drummond and performed …

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