On the pamphlets and bits of advertising we’d seen, this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival return of Hot Brown Honey promised to be bigger. It promised to be bolder. It promised to be browner. And as we danced our way out of The Menagerie last night, it was pretty safe to say that the production delivered well on all fronts.... Read More | Share it now!
I probably say this every time I review a production of the play, but Hamlet is my favourite Shakespeare play. I’ve seen the oft-performed revenge tragedy many times, both here in Australia and in the UK. I have, however, never seen a Hamlet quite like the one presented by The Tiger Lillies and Theatre Republique as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. This is a Hamlet with a vaudevillian cabaret twist, a Hamlet that is both visually and musically striking. And is quite possibly the best production of Hamlet I’ve seen to date.... Read More | Share it now!
Scotch & Soda easily became one of my Adelaide Fringe highlights, a declaration I made within minutes of leaving The Panama Club and emerging out into the bright lights of this year’s Royal Croquet Club set up. A sold out show indicated that the Adelaide crowds were either returning to Scotch & Soda following a wildly successful season in 2015, or were coming to the show for the first time (as I was) with high expectations. Either way, all expectations were smashed.... Read More | Share it now!
Shimchong: Daughter Overboard! is the latest production by Motherboard Productions. Its story is both rooted in old Korean tales, and tales anew painted by the tumultuous state of Australian affairs. It begins in a far away land of another time where Shimchong, daughter of a blind man sacrifices herself by leaping overboard and sinking down deep to the Dragon King also known as the God of the Sea. Her sacrifice is meant to cure her father’s blindness. But what if the Dragon King decided to have a little fun and send her awash into a new story elsewhere? Somewhere, like Brisbane perhaps?... Read More | Share it now!
Oh, Sammy J & Randy. For many Adelaide Fringe Festival goers, it just simply isn’t a year in the Garden of Unearthly Delights without these two bringing an hour or so of their absurdly wicked comedy through to one of the tents erected throughout Rymill Park. Their latest show, Sammy J & Randyland, sees the duo dealing with the pressures of their longtime partnership, the tensions of which are fuelled by the fact they’ve decided to embark on a new business venture – taking a ridiculous loan out and purchasing a theme park in order to fulfill one of Sammy’s lifelong dreams.... Read More | Share it now!