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October 04, 2014

Brook captivates with tale of betrayal and revenge

Adelaide
Theatre
Brook Captivates with Tale of Betrayal and Revenge

The Suit
Direction, Adaptation and Musical Direction
by Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne, Franck Krawczyk
Based on The Suit by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse and Barney Simon
Production by CICT/ Theatre des Bouffes du Nord
State Theatre Company SA
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
Duration 70 minutes.
October 3. Tickets $ 26 – $ 67
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or bass.net.au
Until October 12.

“I can take an empty space …

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September 01, 2014

Programming the Asian Century

OzAsia Festival, Adelaide, 2014.

Murray Bramwell

Now in its eighth year, OzAsia opens its 2014 program this week and it is an engaging mix of spectacle and hybrid innovation. Initiated by Douglas Gauthier in 2006 when he became Adelaide Festival Centre CEO (after a stint directing the Hong Kong Arts Festival) OzAsia has steadily gained ground.

For seven years, in the capable hands of highly-regarded director, Jacinta Thompson, OzAsia has presented programs incorporating nearly all countries in the Asia Pacific, …

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March 18, 2014

Roman Tragedies to Faunacation

Daily Review
Adelaide Festival

Roman Tragedies to Faunacation

Three days into the new week and, in Adelaide, it feels like the circus has left town. After four hyperactive weeks, the Fringe, manifest in every nook, cranny, park and temporary performing space, has dismantled, Writers Week has had its seven days, Womadelaide is long gone from Botanic Park, the ubiquitous orange Clipsal 500 road barriers and many tonnes of scaffolding have gradually defenestrated and, last weekend David Sefton’s excellent Adelaide Festival …

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March 15, 2014

Film star’s guide to creaturely sex

Adelaide Festival
Theatre

Film star’s guide to creaturely sex

Green Porno
Isabella Rossellini
Text by Isabella Rossellini and Jean-Claude Carriere
Translated by Julia Groopman
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote Street.
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
March 12.
Touring other Australian cities in March.

“I am a method actress,” declares Isabella Rossellini, star of catwalk and screen, “and I like to slide into the skin of animals.” Green Porno, a closing attraction in the final weekend of the Adelaide Festival, …

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Mind-altering voyagers

Adelaide Festival
Theatre

Mind-altering voyagers

Needles and Opium
Written and directed by Robert Lepage
Ex Machina
Duration 1 hours 45 minutes
March 15.

Created by Quebecois director Robert Lepage, Needles and Opium, last performed in 1992, has been recently revived and ambitiously redesigned. Like other Lepage creations (including previous Adelaide Festival triumphs, The Dragons Trilogy in 1988 and The Seven Streams of the River Ota ten years later) it threads disparate elements to create unexpected thematic and emotional connections.…

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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, …

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March 03, 2014

Fringe Wrap 2014

The Daily Review

Fringe Report
Adelaide Fringe 2014

Murray Bramwell

The Adelaide Fringe is like a shoebox full of grasshoppers. And it keeps getting voraciously bigger and busier. Second only in size and influence to the Edinburgh Fringe (on which it was modelled forty four years ago), the Fringe went annual in 2008 and each year has set new records for attendance and box office. In 2014, the Fringe has more than 970 events scattered across the Adelaide inner city …

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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 …

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September 15, 2013

Coward’s ironies lost in the action

Brief Encounter
by Noel Coward
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Kneehigh (UK)
Presented by Arts Projects Australia,
with State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
September 13. Tickets $ 25 – $ 65
Bookings: BASS 131 246, bass.net.au
Until September 28.
Duration : 1 hours 40 minutes (no interval)

Tour dates : Canberra Theatre, October 2-5; Melbourne:
Athenaeum Theatre, October 9-27; Sydney, The Concourse Theatre, October 31-November 17; Wollongong, IMB Theatre November 20-24; Perth , …

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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 …

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