Lady Rizo is our diva and we commune with her in the religion of glitter and cabaret. An established and well-respected cabaret performer from New York City, Lady Rizo is a Grammy winner, has performed for just about all the famous people known today (Beyoncé and Prince to name just a couple) and won a… Read more.
An ageing opera singer, a miniature horse and a background comedian walk into a pokey, underground performance space. It’s the setup to one of the most abstract cabaret acts of the Festival. There’s no doubt that venue spaces at the Festival Centre are packed during the Cabaret Festival, but the use of the pokey, rehearsal… Read more.
It’s an exclusive club of the greats. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse are all members, and all coincidentally died at 27 years old. Henry Wagons MC’s this nostalgic trip down music-legend-memory-lane apparently as a cross-roads demon or some such, implying entry to this exclusive club involves selling… Read more.
Edith Piaf is one of the most recognisable voices to come out of Europe with her guttural rolling of R’s and belty chansons, any music-lover would be well aware of her unique vocal stylings. While this production may be a celebration of Piaf’s centenary with her life sadly ending almost sixty years ago, the ‘little… Read more.
OK. Let’s get something out of the way first, I think I have a girl-crush on Storm Large. I’ll admit it, she is sassy, sexy, brilliant and so freaking rock it hurts. Returning to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Storm Large wants to talk about love. Love with its addictive, twisted and overwhelming hold on the… Read more.
In the 1990s, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello joined forces to write the song, ‘God Give Me Strength’. They continued writing together, releasing the 1998 album, Painted from Memory. This production is a song-cycle showcasing songs from that album. Luke Kennedy and Michael Falzon were last seen at the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival as part… Read more.
Good sequels are rare and unique. Like The Godfather Part II, Empire Strikes Back and Toy Story 2, this sequel reunites its original team of Joanna Murray-Smith (playwright), Simon Phillips (director) and powerhouse performer Bernadette Robinson to be one of the greats in sequels for the stage. Robinson is once again holding her own, recounting… Read more.
Frisky and Mannish were last at the Cabaret Festival five years ago. Sure, they’ve been to Adelaide since then in other Festivals, but Cabaret is where they truly belong. For the un-initiated, Frisky (Laura Corcoran) and Mannish (Matthew Jones) are Britain’s maestros of music mayhem, mashing, mixing and making pop music funny. Their new show… Read more.
Michael Griffiths has wowed Cabaret Festival audiences in the past with his quirky take on a wide variety of musical styles and eras. In this new show, he becomes Cole Porter and takes us through some of the most recognisable music of 20th Century musicals. Hobbling out to the stage with a cane and spiffy… Read more.
It is always exciting to be an audience member of a new musical. The sense of possibility, of artistic creation and drive to produce something new and unique is a joy to be a part of. Lane Hinchcliffe (Composer and Writer) has been working on The Front for 13 years. This concert presentation is the… Read more.