I love a good documentary. I love good theatre. Put the two together and you have a fantastic afternoon at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Directors William Yang and Annette Shun Wah have assembled a group of performers with Asian heritage to tell us a story about their parents and grandparents as well as their own… Read more.
If the media were to be believed, Australians wrestle with the impact of a multicultural society regularly. The Instant Café Theatre Company’s production of Parah however highlights a racial struggle of another kind. Set in Kuala Lumpur, Melur, Hafiz, Mahesh and Kahoe are high school students studying a set text in their literature class called… Read more.
Anything goes at the Cabaret, and Hans likes to stretch the limits of this ethos to its glitziest extents. Hans is a well-known celebrity in Adelaide (and increasingly nationally) – he’s kind of like the love child of Liberace and Priscilla (born in Germany and playing the piano accordian), mincing around the room in hot… Read more.
I have a theory. Composers should not be allowed in front of a microphone. Not because they are terrible performers, but because it tarnishes the magic of these musical creations that have always felt from another world. Adam Guettel is a part of musical theatre royalty. He is the grandson of Richard Rodgers (you know,… Read more.
Did anyone see that whirlwind go through Adelaide? That was the ab-fabtastic Georgeois Bourgeois and his sister Maurice Maurice. They swept into town with their big hair, massive lashes and more glitter than Mars Bar on a Saturday night and pretty much slapped us in the face with their awesomeness. This frenetic and hilariously camp… Read more.
The neat ideas that come together for cabaret are one of the bonuses of this art form. So often artists are able to explore ideas that would not normally see the light of day on a large stage. Tyran Parke is an Australian musical theatre performer in his own right and has the vocal talent… Read more.
I f*@king love Paul f*@king McDermott. He’s very naughty, funny, swears like a sailor but sings like an angel. We’ve all kind of worked that out from his various TV appearances, as part of the anarchic group Doug Anthony All Stars, on Ten’s Good News Week or in his stand-up routines. What is pleasantly surprising… Read more.
It’s that time of year again in Adelaide. The stars are coming, the stars are coming! This year is a bumper year for Broadway superstars, in Kate Ceberano’s second year as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. For all the die-hard cabaret fans whose favourite festival of the year is just a couple of weeks… Read more.
Many of us would be aware of some of the atrocities of the holocaust. Most of us have probably seen and read stories about the cruelty and misery in the concentration camps during WWII – many probably during a history lesson or a documentary on TV. Or at least these are my experiences with this… Read more.
Neil LaBute is known for his contemporary insight into relationships, providing a particularly derisive and often abhorrent view of how humans interact when it comes to relationships. Each of his pieces are funny, emotional and often give you a slap in the face that you weren’t expecting. Fat Pig does not hold back in its observations of… Read more.