Review: BRIEFS head out of this world with Close Encounters at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Seated at a table at the end of a catwalk thrust out into the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, two girls in their mid to late-20’s take up seats around the same table, wide-eyed and chattering excitedly. A well-dressed bearded man dances his way over to the table holding a silver bucket, singing to the disco music playing over the PA. He asks them if they would like to buy a raffle ticket, to which the girls happily produce gold coins in exchange for the tickets.... Read More | Share it now!

Ali McGregor & Eddie Perfect’s sophomore Adelaide Cabaret Festival kicks off at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is officially off and running for another year – with hundreds of Cabaret lovers streaming out into the cold Friday city night for the annual festival Variety Gala to mark the Opening Night. For Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect‘s second year as Artistic Directors, the program demonstrates an emphasis on the cultivation on homegrown productions and Adelaide Cabaret Festival-commissioned shows, with some international names thrown into the mix.... Read More | Share it now!

Stephen Nicolazzo talks The Moors and bringing the Victorian era to life on stage

Melbourne native Stephen Nicolazzo is no stranger to the works of the Victorian era. His previous adaptations of Dracula and The Happy Prince were staged to much acclaim. Now, Stephen is returning to the era with his latest project, the Australian premiere of the Jen Silverman play The Moors. We caught up with him ahead of the opening this weekend, to find out what interests him about the Victorians, and to get the low-down on his process on bringing the text from page to stage.... Read More | Share it now!

Perri Cassie on his 2017 MICF show, Channel Perri, and his comedy heroes

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has brought together a wide array of comedians and performers for another year, bringing a stack of world class shows through to the city until April 23rd. The comedy festival in Melbourne has also proven hugely fruitful for Aussie comedians marking their mark as emerging talent – one such talent is Melbourne’s own Perri Cassie.... Read More | Share it now!

Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: CULL – The Parlour, Royal Croquet Club (19.03.17)

Seated inside The Parlour at The Royal Croquet Club on the final night of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, I witness a duo get decidedly dark about the fascinating and oftentimes all-consuming culture of social media. Honor and Patrick present CULL; it’s a show of strobes and online drinking challenges. A show of YouTube vloggers and fake Facebook catch ups.... Read More | Share it now!