Three ladies having a girls’ night out, workmates who are there for various reasons, and at the next table a couple of blokes waiting for a mate to join them, such a typical scenario.
Author Fran Edwards
This play, by Nick Dear from a famous story by Mary Shelley, was originally performed with a very distinguished cast by the National Theatre, London and received rave reviews.
The ever-popular Annie, based on Little Orphan Annie, has been shortened and lost some of its text to allow to be performed by a youth cast and in Pelican Productions recent effort at the Arts Theatre it worked rather well.
With a comfortable looking set on stage including, of course, a grand piano, these ladies brought us many songs from The Great American Song Book as it is known, focusing on the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Jerome Kern from that prolific spot in history when Jazz, Blues and show tunes were born.
When the Adelaide Festival booked Lior to perform the newly commissioned Chamber version of Compassion, he found that he was on stage with that show for two performances with a two-day gap in between. So what better idea than to do a one man gig on the Saturday night?
In the pleasant surroundings of the Ukaria Cultural centre this concert opens with the Bach piece ‘Erbarme dich’ – Have mercy my God from the St Matthew’s Passion
Rob Ellinger has a pleasing manner and has no trouble establishing rapport with his audience, which is good as he relies on their involvement in most of his tricks.
The Adelaide Theatre Academy brings Audrey II, that most famous of Man-eating plants back to life in their version of ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’
This Hamlet is written by Brett Dean, but contains much of Shakespeare’s well-known text. The libretto is by Matthew Jocelyn and the music is complex. This is a Glyndebourne Festival Opera production, brought to Adelaide for the Festival of Arts.
‘It’s Only Life’ , a musical revue presenting an understanding of the human condition is being accompanied in Adelaide by the composer himself, John Bucchino
Michelle Pearson has a remarkable voice, which makes her stand out in any show: combine that with her love of cooking and you have a sell out Fringe show. 2017 saw her host her unique show at both Adelaide and Melbourne Fringes to full houses.
This mischievous trio, playing numerous parts in small sketches about various characters, guarantees an hour of laughs. A bit crazy, a bit smutty (in a good way) and a lot funny. Don’t miss this one.
This show is hard to describe, part history lesson, part blended music and part comedy.
These two blokes from the UK have been doing this for a while, a little bit of magic and some warm humour.
A moving celebration of humanity through letters, poems & news records from the first world war era about the Christmas truce of 1914.
Accompanied by the delightful explanations and insights of conductor Stephen Mould, this journey through a small portion of Verdi’s work is a delight.
If the talent displayed on stage at the Adelaide Town Hall last Sunday is anything to go by, the future of music is safe.
This wonderful gothic circus served as cabaret is spellbinding. It has all of the usual elements one would expect. Feats of strength, superb balancing acts, clowns, magic tricks but all blended into a tragic love story of unrequited love.
A murder/mystery’comedy where the killer can change with each performance.