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June 25, 2017

Songs of Love and Revolution

Filed under: Archive,Cabaret,Current

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Songs of Love and Revolution
Closing Variety Gala
Her Majesty’s Theatre
June 24.

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival always begins, and concludes, with a Variety Gala. It has been a feature of the event since it began seventeen years ago and it highlights one of the Festival’s most endearing aspects – which is that, temporarily at least, it creates a community of artists.

This is much remarked upon by internationals and out-of-towners. It is a very hospitable festival, …

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June 24, 2017

The Sound of Falling Stars

Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Murray Bramwell
Forever Young

The Sound of Falling Stars
Cameron Goodall
with George Butrumlis and Enio Pozzebon
Written and directed by Robyn Archer.
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
June 21.
Four Stars

“Things they do look awful c-c-old” sang The Who, talking about their generation, “I hope I die before I get old.” But the bittersweet legend of an early death long preceded 1965. Take your pick – you might start with Goethe’s 1774 sturm und drang

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June 19, 2017

Jacques Brel is alive and well and visiting Adelaide

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2017

Brel – The Immortal Troubadour
Dunstan Playhouse
Adelaide Festival Centre
June 18.

It is nearly forty years since Belgian-born, French singer songwriter Jacques Brel left the world. But as this tribute gala, devised by Adelaide Cabaret Festival co-director Ali McGregor attests, he is an immortal troubadour and the more time passes, the better his songs sound. It is currently apt to note his influence on David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, but his songs have been interpreted …

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June 16, 2017

Smorgasbord of tasty bites from a perky and intriguing festival menu

Filed under: Archive,Cabaret,Current

Variety Gala Performance
Her Majesty’s Theatre
June 9.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Until June 24. Bookings : bass.net.au or 131 246

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is not its usual self this year. The world at the Festival Centre has been turned upside down by demolition and reconstruction on every side. There has been a strategic retreat to Her Majesty’s Theatre (especially since the Matilda season has taken over the Festival Theatre) but with a new, more snug, location for the Wintergarden, …

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June 20, 2016

Breath of Heaven

Filed under: 2016,Archive,Cabaret,Music

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
Dunstan Playhouse
Adelaide Festival Centre
June 18.

Murray Bramwell

Lisa Fischer has performed on the biggest stages in the world. She played to more than 500,000 people in Rio, and to sold-out stadiums from London to Berlin, the US to Australia. Since 1989 – along with keyboard player Chuck Leavell and bassist Darryl Jones – Fischer has been an indispensible part of The Rolling Stones touring band. Stones fans will never forget her show-stopping solo …

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June 12, 2016

Far from a Weimar museum, cabaret undergoes a youthful makeover

Filed under: 2016,Archive,Cabaret

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Variety Gala Performance
Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
June 10.

It’s that time again. Defying the mid-June wintry blast, the Adelaide Festival Centre opens every door and available performance space for thirteen nights of the best of burlesque, Broadway, music theatre and punk satire. Now in its sixteenth year the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has consolidated a reputation that has attracted legends and innovators from Europe, the UK and the Big Apple itself.

On the Festival Theatre stage …

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February 18, 2016

Four of the Best of the Adelaide Fringe …So Far

Filed under: 2016,Archive,Cabaret,Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe gets ever bigger and more successful. This year an estimated sixty-six thousand citizens turned out for last week’s opening parade marking the beginning of the month long Fringe season. On the same day a record 10,000 tickets were sold. With more than 1100 events and 5000 artists, it is the second largest (and second oldest) Fringe after the legendary Edinburgh fixture.

The venues spread around the Adelaide CBD have all been packed. At Rundle Park, Rymill Park …

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January 11, 2016

Haunting melodies

Ghost : The Musical
Book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin
Music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard
Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by Bruce Joel Rubin
Ambassador Theatre Group Asia Pacific, GWB Entertainment and Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Colin Ingram, Hello Entertainment and Paramount Pictures.

Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
January 9. Tickets: $ 64.90 – $ 129.90
Bookings : BASS 131246 or bass.net.au
Until January 31.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes including …

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June 23, 2015

Nights of laughter leave festival on a firm footing

Filed under: 2015,Archive,Cabaret

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015
Adelaide Festival Centre

Steve Sheehan’s Tristan and Isolde
with Norma Knight
Festival Theatre Rehearsal Room
June 16

Naughty or Nice
Ray Jessel
The Space
June 20

Love Songs for Sir Les
Barry Humphries and Guests
Festival Theatre
June 20.

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has closed shop and it is all smiles in the counting house. With 45 sold-out shows, and the best box office numbers in its 15 year history, the festival is stronger and more …

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June 08, 2015

Boisterous gala ushers in festival without rules

Filed under: 2015,Archive,Cabaret

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015

Variety Gala Performance
Festival Theatre
June 5.

Peter and Jack
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, The Idea of North
Greta Bradman with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
June 7.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015
Adelaide Festival Centre
Bookings BASS 131 246;
adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au
until June 20.

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival mid-winter revels have begun. Now in its 15th year, it is currently in the mischievous care of that Lord of Misrule, Barry Humphries.

Soon after he was appointed, he impishly …

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