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November 21, 2011

The Dead Ones

November 21 , 2011
Feast Festival
Adelaide
Theatre

The Dead Ones
by Margie Fischer
Vitalstatistix Theatre Company
Higher Ground, Light Square, Adelaide.
November 20 . Tickets $15- $20
Bookings : Ph.08 84630684
Until November 26.

What are memories when there is no one left to share them ? What are the traces of a family when there is no-one to identify the people in the photograph or recognize a favourite book or chair ? In The Dead Ones , theatre …

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November 06, 2011

Womad Earth Station

Filed under: 2011,Archive,Womadelaide

Adelaide
October 24

Womad Earth Station
Long Gully, Belair National Park, Adelaide
October 21-23.

When, back in March 1992, Adelaide Festival director Rob Brookman was launching his first ever Womad event, he had intended that it be held in Belair National Park in the Adelaide Hills. Severe seasonal fire danger alerts put paid to that plan and, at the last minute, everything re-located to Botanic Park in the CBD where Womadelaide has been a great biennial, and now annual, success …

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Holding the Man

October 25, 2011
Adelaide
Theatre

Holding the Man
by Tommy Murphy
from the book by Timothy Conigrave
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
October 25 . Tickets $ 29 – $59. Bookings : BASS 131 246
Until November 13.

As anyone who knows footy will tell you, holding the man is not just against the rules, but against Australian Rules. Timothy Conigrave’s 1995 memoir, Holding the Man, about his fifteen year gay relationship with his …

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October 20, 2011

That Face

September 23, 2011
Adelaide Theatre
BRIEF

That Face
By Polly Stenham
five.point.one
Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide
September 22. Wednesday to Saturday until October 8.
Tickets: $12 – $25. Bookings: www.bakehousetheatre.com
Or by phone on (08) 8227 0505.

UK playwright Polly Stenham was just nineteen when That Face premiered at London’s Royal Court in 2007 and it was a startling debut. Bright young Adelaide independents five.point.one have shown that its grim, sometimes macabrely comic take on middle class neglect …

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Jack’s back with a whisper and cheers

Filed under: 2011,Archive,Music

October 4, 2011

Adelaide
Music

John Farnham
Whispering Jack…25 years on

Adelaide Entertainment Centre
October 4. Tickets: $99 – $ 149. Bookings Ticketek 132 849
Until October 8.
Sydney: State Theatre. October 11-22.
Bookings Ticketmaster 1300 139 588
Brisbane: Lyric Theatre QPAC. November 1-6
Bookings 136 246
Melbourne: Palais Theatre . November 9-19
Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100
Perth: Burswood Theatre. November 22-26
Bookings: Ticketek 132 849

In just two weeks time, John Farnham celebrates, to the day, the 25th anniversary …

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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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Buried Child

September 13, 2011
Adelaide
Theatre

Buried Child
by Sam Shepard
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
September 13 . Tickets $ 29 – $59. Bookings : BASS 131 246
Until October 2.

When we enter the ruined farmhouse of Sam Shepard’s 1979 Pulitzer prize winning play Buried Child we go through a familiar portal in American writing. This mix of realism and the grotesque, of Greek tragedy and grim comedy, is the territory of Eugene …

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September 01, 2011

Timelessness of Chekhov’s exiles

August 9, 2011
Adelaide
Theatre

Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
August 9. Tickets $ 29 – $59. Bookings : BASS 131 246
Until August 28.

In Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, the second last of the extraordinary quartet of plays he wrote between 1895 and the year of his death in 1904, the characters have often been described as exiles – in time, as well as place. Not only are …

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July 07, 2011

Speaking in Tongues

Adelaide
Theatre

Speaking in Tongues
by Andrew Bovell
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
July 6. Tickets $ 29 – $59. Bookings : BASS 131 246
Until July 24.

There is something spellbinding about Speaking in Tongues, Andrew Bovell’s intricately threaded mystery about love, marriage and the secret chambers of the heart. His title suggests the Pentecostal glossolalia of spiritual and emotional revelation but, when his characters reluctantly channel their deepest thoughts and feelings, they …

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June 29, 2011

Something Nobody Counted On

Filed under: 2011,Archive,Books

Parallel Worlds

Travesty
by Mike Johnson
Graphic Art by Darren Sheehan
Titus Books
[email protected]
RRP. $ 39.00

Fosterling
by Emma Neale
Vintage
RRP. $ 29.99

Wulf
by Hamish Clayton
Penguin NZ
RRP. $ 30.00

Like many futuristic nightmares, the naming of the nihilistic Gaia colony of Travesty is both literal and metaphoric. Mike Johnson’s grim tale begins in a crummy tenement called the Rathouse where we meet the seedy principals of this sci-noir yarn. They have names reminiscent of William …

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