Articles on ‘Adelaide Cabaret Festival’
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.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, where there are no rules, becomes a classroom in Hannah Gadsby’s show, Art Lite. Armed with a lectern, a PowerPoint presentation and a nifty laser pointer, Gadsby’s class is not one to be missed! Gadsby, in true lecture series style, clearly outlines the learning objectives. It is obvious from the outset… Read more.
Two decades worth of hits, innumerable studio albums, scandals, image revamps, an unwavering rock and roll lifestyle and delusions of grandeur. This could describe several well-known rock bands – in this instance, the forgotten Australian band: The Narelles. Having stood the test of time, The Narelles are now astounding cabaret audiences with renditions of the… 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.
It’s convenient to imagine that the glitz and glamour of show business transcends the stage. One might assume that artists are blessed with a glittering and shiny ‘everyday life’ that suitably compliments their lives onstage. Audiences savour the glory of a ‘finished product’; the training, auditions, rejections, auditions, rehearsals, travel and fatigue are rarely considered…. Read more.
After many years on foreign shores, local-boy-turned-West-End-star Daniel Koek returns to home soil with his long-awaited cabaret show, Bringing Him Home with his West End Story. If the two standing ovations are anything to go by, it’s quite a welcome return, too. Daniel Koek has been hooked on musical theatre since seeing The Phantom of… 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.
The undeniable Queen of Kamikaze Kabarett has, upon the request of new Cabaret Festival curator, returned to Adelaide to stupefy audiences with her audacious, vivacious, and brave cabaret style. Meow Meow’s ability to romp through Weimar repertoire while simultaneously fascinating and frightening audiences makes for an enthralling evening. His Master’s Choice is such a show… Read more.