murraybramwell.com

February 25, 2020

Daily Review – The Necks

Filed under: Archive,Current,Fringe,Music

The Necks
RCC Level 5
Union House, University of Adelaide

February 21.

In the house of the Adelaide Fringe there are many mansions. Venues spring up all over the CBD each with distinctive programs and loyal audiences. In the East End, The Garden of Unearthly Delights at Rundle Park and Gluttony at the adjacent Rymill Park attract huge crowds for the four weeks of Fringe activity. The Holden Street Theatres at Hindmarsh have a first-rate program, curated by director Martha …

Continue Reading Back to top

February 17, 2020

From torture to maximum torque – Adelaide Fringe 2020

Filed under: Archive,Current,Fringe

The Nights
by Henry Naylor
Gilded Balloon and Redbeard Theatre
In Association with Holden Street Theatres.
The Arch, Holden Street.
February 15. Bookings www.holdenstreettheatres.com
Tickets: $ 18- $ 28. Until March 15. Duration 60 minutes.

Tartuffe
by Moliere. Adapted by Liz Lochhead.
Ed Littlewood Productions in association with Holden
Street Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and
the Stephen Dunn Theatre Fund.
The Arch, Holden Street.
February 15. Bookings www.holdenstreettheatres.com
Tickets: $ 18- $ 28. Until March 15. Duration 60 minutes.…

Continue Reading Back to top

January 02, 2020

Murray Bramwell’s Cultural Moment of 2019

Among many cultural moments this year, two stand out. Both in the theatre. Both test the possibilities and limits of performance and representation. In the Adelaide Festival, director Milo Lau’s Belgian-German collaboration La Reprise (The Repetition) deconstructs a gay-hate murder which took place in 2012, in Liege, Belguim.

Dissecting the business and strategies of theatre, it explores both human transgression and the tricks of acting – the better for us to understand an unfathomable cruelty. Rau proposes a theatre with …

Continue Reading Back to top

December 15, 2019

The Best of 2019

Filed under: 2019,Archive,Current

“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. Maggie Smith once remarked- “Every performance is a ghost.”

I hope this website, for all its sometimes …

Continue Reading Back to top

August 01, 1998

On top of the world

On Top of the World
Europe
by Michael Gow
Melbourne Theatre Company
The Space

After a whistlestop tour of regional centres from Wagga and Launceston to Griffith and Russell Street, the MTC production of Europe has set up for what deserves to be a successful season in the Space.

For one thing, it is a good play and a keen reminder that Michael Gow deserves being made a fuss of. It is also a play that says more about history …

Continue Reading Back to top
« Newer Posts