Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Matt Tarrant Honestly Dishonest – The Octagon, Gluttony (28.02.16)

Matt Tarrant is straight up with the crowd gathered in The Octagon tent on a warm Sunday evening; he’s loved magic ever since he was a kid wanting to be pulled up on stage by the first magician he’d ever seen perform. His Adelaide Fringe Festival show Honestly Dishonest is about perhaps giving that feeling to any kid in attendance tonight – they too could be magicians when they grew up. It’s also about him sharing with the audience some of his favourite tricks, injected with a solid amount of humour and delivery that strays from what you may expect from a show of this kind.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: The Tiger Lillies perform Hamlet – Regal Theatre, Perth (18.02.16)

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!

Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Scotch & Soda – The Panama Club, Royal Croquet Club (20.02.16)

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!

Theatre Review: 심청 ‹Shimchong›: Daughter Overboard! (performances until Feb 23)

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!