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March 15, 2014

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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March 05, 2013

Delightful farce delivers a dose of Britain in ‘63

March 3 , 2013
Adelaide Festival
Theatre

One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters
by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding
National Theatre of Great Britain
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
March 1. Tickets $ 30 – $ 109
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidefestival.com.au
Until March 9.

Sydney Theatre Company season
March 30 –May 11.
Melbourne Theatre Company season
May 17- June 22.

From the moment The Craze, a young skiffle …

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September 24, 2012

Ibsen’s Peer Gynt

September 19, 2012
Adelaide

OzAsia Festival
Adelaide Festival Centre
September 14 – 30.

Ibsen’s Peer Gynt
Adapted by Jung-Ung Yang
Yohangza Theatre Company
Dunstan Playhouse. September 19.
Tickets: $ 35- 40. Bookings : BASS 131 246
Until September 21.

Now in its sixth year, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia program has not only introduced some outstanding productions from the Asia Pacific region but established continuing links with individual companies. Prominent among them is the Yohangza Theatre Company from South Korea …

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September 19, 2011

Rhinoceros in Love

September 18, 2011
Adelaide

OzAsia Festival
Adelaide Festival Centre
September 2-17.

Rhinoceros in Love
by Yimei Liao
National Theatre of China
Her Majesty’s
September 15.
Brisbane Festival
Powerhouse September 21-24.
Melbourne Festival, The Arts Centre Playhouse
October 6-9.

The OzAsia festival this year has had a special emphasis on bright young Asian culture with music popster Shugo Tokumaru, ska band Cool Wise Man, Japanese female DJ Likkle Mai, and mime performers CAVA. Also, in theatre, it has showcased Rhinoceros in …

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September 26, 2008

PM backs festive Pacific solution

Adelaide

OzAsia Festival 2008
Adelaide Festival Centre
September 14-28.

The Tale of Haruk
by Bae Yo Sup
Tuida
The Space, Adelaide Festival Centre
September 17.

Once Upon a Midnight
by Alex Vickery-Howe
Music by Tim Lucas
Kijimuna Festival and Flinders University Drama Centre
The Space, Adelaide Festival Centre
September 24.

Shastriya Syndicate
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
September 24.

Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival is now in its second year and already showing new signs and directions. Among a number of program …

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