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Paige Mulholland is an Adelaide based writer, reviewer and perpetual volunteer for all things artsy in Adelaide. She has a double degree in International Relations and Journalism, and and writes for Adelaide Theatre Guide and ArtsHub as well as In her spare time, she takes classes in dance, voice and theatre, and sometimes has deep philosophical discussions with her cats.

Paige has written 39 articles on AussieTheatre

Johanna Allen finds her dream as Mother Abbess

Johanna Allen. Image by Alex Vaughan

Musical theatre veteran Johanna Allen, who performing onstage as Sister Sophia in Australian tour of The Sound of Music, will be promoted to the coveted role of Mother Abbess for the musical’s final run in Perth. Allen will be taking over the role from Helpmann Award winner Jacqui Dark. Mother Abbess, Maria’s confidante and advisor, is a beloved… Read more.

Deluge – Adelaide Festival

Deluge – Adelaide Festival

In a world where we are constantly absorbing avalanches of information from all sides, Deluge seeks to pummel us with even more. From its innovative use of an under-utilised space to its five simultaneous storylines, Deluge certainly gives its audience plenty to think about, perhaps even too much. But for a story aimed at a… Read more.

Untapped – Adelaide Festival


Tap really takes advantage of a dancer’s showmanship: it’s as much about how well you sell it as it is about what you can actually do. Untapped ‘taps in’ to that facet of tap dancing with a vengeance, using anything and everything they can to successfully pull a reaction out of their audience. Even in… Read more.

The James Plays Trilogy – Adelaide Festival

The James Plays

It’s a big ask to see three plays – eleven hours of theatre – in one day. If the shows you were seeing weren’t completely top-notch, highly entertaining or easy to consume (even when the messages are complex), it would be nigh impossible to remain attentive. Luckily, The James Plays tick all these boxes and… Read more.

Adelaide Fringe: Mediawhore

Adelaide Fringe: Mediawhore

It’s hard to be young, white and beautiful – or at least that’s what April Fools says. In Mediawhore, the audience is taken through the rabbit (or Playboy Bunny) hole into a world of surgery, reality TV and Twitter. Just like reality TV, Mediawhore is a bit of a bumpy ride and there’s not a… Read more.

Adelaide Feast Festival: The Story Of My Life

The Story Of My Life. Photo by Daniel Salmon

The Story of My Life is a glowing example of what Adelaide’s Feast Festival has to offer; while it’s not the kind of mainstream musical that could book out the Festival Theatre like Ghost or Dirty Dancing can, it contributes something poignant and special to the musical theatre realm by exploring the critical, but underrepresented,… Read more.

The Popular Mechanicals at The State Theatre Company of S.A.

Lori Bell in The Popular Mechanicals. Photo by Shane Reid

The State Theatre Company finish their 2015 season by letting their rubber chickens out with The Popular Mechanicals. The mix of tricky wordplay and bawdy slapstick in the show reminds us that theatre, even kind-of-Shakespearean theatre, should just be silly sometimes. After all, in his heyday wasn’t Shakespeare a bit of a lewd lad himself?… Read more.

OzAsia Festival: Dear John

OzAsia Festival: Dear John

In a festival full of big ideas and abstract concepts, Dear John is deceptively simple. At first, the audience struggles to find a pattern, a narrative or even a theme. However, once they give up on this, once they sit back and absorb what they are seeing and hearing, they learn that the point of… Read more.