October 14, 2015

A Lighter White

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow,
Based on a short story by Patrick White.
Brink Productions with the Zephyr Quartet
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
October 13. Tickets: $ 25 – $ 48.
Bookings : BASS 131246 or
Until October 24.
Duration: 80 minutes

Patrick White called his short story Down at the Dump but in their visually captivating , splendidly lucid stage adaptation, Brink Productions have re-named it The Aspirations of Daise Morrow. Aspirations, we know, are things we …

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May 31, 2015

Puppeteers delight youngsters with the whole world in their hands

Come Out Children’s Festival
May 22 – 30.

Dead Puppet Society
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
May 23.

A Kid Like Me
Presented by True North Youth Theatre Ensemble
The Parks Theatre, Angle Park
May 20.

History of Autism
by Julian Jaensch
Company@ Autistic Theatre
The Opera Studio, Netley
May 30.

The biennial Come Out Children’s Festival has been an Adelaide fixture since 1974 and it gathers in tens of thousands of children, from littlies to high school …

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April 24, 2015

Burlesque centrestage in the moving tale of Joseph and Josephine


Madame : The Story of Joseph Farrugia
Creators/directors Ross Ganf, Ingrid Weisfelt and Vincent Crowley
Vitalstatistix, with State Theatre Company and Torque Show.
Burnside Ballroom, Portrush Road, Adelaide.
April 22. Tickets $ 25 – $ 35.
Bookings: BASS 131 246,
Until May 2.
Duration : 70 minutes.

When Torque Show director, Ross Ganf, first interviewed Joseph Farrugia, owner-manager of Adelaide’s Crazy Horse burlesque club, he wanted to make a show about the strip industry. “I was fascinated by …

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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

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
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


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
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

Come Out Festival 2013
May 22 – 31.

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
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

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
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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