February 27, 2015

Around the Fringe in Adelaide

Filed under: 2015,Archive,Fringe

Murray Bramwell

Now two weekends into a four week season, the Adelaide Fringe continues to expand. In its amorphous, uncurated way it grows ever more confident and inclusive and the citizens love it. Even before the calendar page has officially turned to “Mad March” the city is feeling festive. The nights are warm, and everyone is out strolling to bars, cafes, eateries – and to see a show.

There is plenty to choose from. Adelaide has the second biggest Fringe …

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February 24, 2015

Memories are hit and miss

Adelaide Festival

Memories are hit and miss

Beckett Triptych:
Footfalls, Eh Joe and Krapp’s Last Tape
by Samuel Beckett
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Scenic Workshop and Rehearsal Room
Adelaide Festival Centre.
February 24. Tickets: $ 31 – $ 69
Bookings :
BASS 131246.
Until March 15.

Jean Paul Sartre said that hell is other people, but for Samuel Beckett it is much closer to home. “You know that penny farthing hell you call your mind”, says the …

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February 19, 2015

Companies willing to take risks put vibrant creativity centrestage

Filed under: 2015,Archive,Fringe

Adelaide Fringe 2015

by Duncan Graham
Presented by Hannah Norris
Holden Street Theatres. Until March 14.

Mush and Me
by Karla Crome
Lip Sink Theatre
Holden Street Theatres. Until March 15.

Destroyer of Worlds
by Caleb Lewis
Rock Surfers Theatre Company
Tuxedo Cat, 54 Hyde Street.
Until February 28.
Bookings :
Fringetix phone : 1300 621 255.

The Fringe in Adelaide is misnamed. It doesn’t skirt the edges of the city, it envelopes it. For four weeks the …

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December 14, 2014

The Best of 2014

Filed under: 2014,2015,Archive

“When you hear music,” jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy once remarked, “After it’s over, it’s gone, in the air, you can never capture it again.”

In varying degrees that is true of all live performances. They have their moment, their season and then are gone. Sometimes they remain vivid, but eventually, even excellent productions and outstanding performances drift into imperfect recollection and generalised hearsay.

I hope this website, for all its sometimes unwelcome opinions, is a useful record of some of …

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