Cats is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s longest-running creations (35 years and going strong since its West End debut in 1981). Trevor Nunn (original director) and Gillian Lynne (original choreographer) and Lloyd Webber created the feline musical based on a collection of poems by T.S. Elliot, peeking into the true lives of cats through a series of vignettes… Read more.
It was the 1990 movie that became a cult classic and brought together the holy trinity of 80’s movie royalty; Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. For anyone of the era, the movie had it all – comedy, romance, and Swayze’s oh-so-drool-worthy charm that crosses dimensions. With the rabid desire of producer-types in the… Read more.
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.