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July 01, 2009

Cabaret Nights

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2009
June 5 -20.
Adelaide Festival Centre.

Reviewed by Murray Bramwell

Now in its ninth go-round, the Adelaide Festival is well into its groove. Even from its first years discernible patterns emerged that continue to identify it and secure its success. Significantly, it has found – and kept- a consistently older audience who bring their bountiful grey dollar and their generous enthusiasm to a festival which has more than its share of retro and nostalgic programming. There …

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June 20, 2009

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

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Generation Why
Hayden Tee
Dunstan Playhouse
June 10.
Magpie Blues
Ursula Yovich
The Space
June 17.
Adelaide Festival Centre.
Bookings BASS 131 246. Cabaret Festival until June 20.

It perhaps comes as no surprise that a show called Generation Why ? raises more questions than it answers. Now in his late 20s, talented singer Hayden Tee is contemplating his Saturn Return, that point in the astrological cycle when thresholds are crossed and life choices are consolidated. For Mr Tee everything …

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June 08, 2009

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2009

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Variety Gala
June 5.
Bernadette Peters
June 6
Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
Bookings BASS 131 246. Cabaret Festival until June 20.

This year sees the Adelaide Cabaret Festival putting on the Ritz. In his gold lame jacket Artistic Director, David Campbell is looking anything but shy as he and his co-producer wife, Lisa Campbell step out on the Adelaide Festival Centre’s opening night red carpet. Now it’s time to see whether his program is going to cut a rug …

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July 01, 2008

Cabhooray

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Adelaide Festival Centre. June 6 – 14.

Reviewed by Murray Bramwell

Trimmed from twelve working days to seven, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this year has been a bonsai affair but it has packed in plenty of events of interest and quality all the same. The fretful fortunes of last year’s International Guitar Festival have forced economies in many areas of the Centre’s operations. Nevertheless, it seems tough that the Cabaret Festival, which over its short eight years …

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June 19, 2007

Outside the Square

Filed under: Archive,Cabaret

Gyan and Leunig:
Billy the Rabbit
Dunstan Playhouse
June 10.

Point Blank
Dave Graney
JB Room
June 13

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
Tina C and Auriel Andrew
Banquet Room
June 14

Shane Warne: The Musical
by Eddie Perfect
Dunstan Playhouse
June 17.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2007
Adelaide Festival Centre

Reviewed by Murray Bramwell

It is wintertime and the living is again easy at the re-activated Festival Centre. Despite the nippy nights, devotees of the cabaret form – …

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June 30, 2006

Cabaret Funnies with a Cutting Edge

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Tina C in Manifesto
Christopher Green

Double Exposure
Marty Murphy and Flacco

Keating !
Casey Bennetto and the Drowsy Drivers
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2006
Festival Centre

Murray Bramwell

There have been many snazzy ladies in the Cabaret Festival but none quite like Tina C. She is the leggy creation of the surprisingly leggy Christopher Green, a UK actor and comedy scriptwriter who has waxed and wigged and put a ten gallon hat on the newest ultra-patriotic queen of country music. …

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June 19, 2006

Cabaret Festival 2006

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Adelaide Festival Centre
Until June 24.

Here’s to the Ladies
Christine Andreas
Festival Centre Stage
June 13.

Camille
La Fille du Cirque
Space
June 13.

Waterloo Sunset
Barb Jungr
Banquet Room
June 14.

Keating !
Casey Bennetto and the Drowsy Drivers
Space
June 15

Tina C in Manifesto
Christopher Green
Banquet Room
June 14. Tickets : $25- $30
Bookings BASS 131 246
Until June 24.

Murray Bramwell

It’s wintertime and the living is easy. The Adelaide Cabaret …

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July 08, 2005

Cabaret Funnies – Fond and Furious

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iBob
Bob Downe

We Don’t have Husbands
The Kransky Sisters

The Big Con
Max Gillies and Eddie Perfect

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2005
Festival Centre

Murray Bramwell

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, in part, arose from the need to separate from the avalanche of stand-up comedy that dominates the Fringe. However, there has been no shortage of funny business in the Festival Centre recently in a program that has included the CNNNN jokers, Sandman and Flacco, Wil Anderson – and Bob Downe.…

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June 13, 2005

Top drawer program

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12 June
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2005

Cabaret

Murray Bramwell

I Protest!
Robyn Archer, Paul Grabowsky and the Agitators
Space Theatre,
Adelaide Festival Centre.
10 June

Paul Kelly A-Z
10 June
Space Theatre
Until 15 June. Bookings BASS 131 246
Tickets $ 42 – $ 50

Australia’s Leading Ladies
Festival Theatre,
Adelaide Festival Centre.
11 June.

It must be a portent that Adelaide’s drought broke the same day that the fifth Cabaret Festival opened. It is clear that this annual fixture …

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July 01, 2004

Cabaret Funnies

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2004

Kit and The Widow
Banquet Room

Peter Berner ‘Live’
Dunstan Playhouse

Greg Fleet
Radioville : Population 1
Dunstan Playhouse

Murray Bramwell

I can understand why baritone Kit Hesketh-Harvey is Kit, but why is pianist Richard Sisson the Widow ? These and other questions are not answered in the duo’s song and satire show but with its sleek, fast-paced tux-and-tails camp, you don’t even think to ask. No cow is too sacred, no area too no-go for these purveyors of …

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