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!
Keith Agius has never quite seen a role like the one he is currently playing in The Whale. Not only due to his physical change he has to endure for the role of Charlie – a diminishing man whose health has turned for the worst – but because of the emotional challenges as well. Keith spoke to The AU Review as the season was running.... 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!
In the depths of Gluttony at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival, there exists the unique and wildly entertaining world of Fuego Carnal – one that needs to be witnessed to be believed. The multi-award winning Dream State Circus this Fringe season premiered Fuego Carnal for the first time anywhere in the world, showcasing a ridiculously talented cast of acrobats and performers. Fusing circus, physical theatre and fire into a production that had the audience on the edge of their seats, Fuego Carnal definite stands out as an early Fringe highlight. John took some shots from their show on Thursday night – take a peek at the gallery and be sure to book your tickets here.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne comedian and Adelaide Fringe Festival favourite, Nath Valvo, returned to the Garden of Unearthly Delights this Fringe season with his show, Tongue in Cheek. Taking on everything from dysfunctional family tales through to gym junkies and Tinder, Valvo is in the Garden until the end of the month with a killer new hour of comedy. Check out John’s shots from Nath’s show in the Campanile on Thursday night and buy your tickets to Tongue in Cheek here!... Read More | Share it now!