Author Fran Edwards

Glam Adelaide Arts Writer & Reviewer

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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.

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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.

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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.

Adelaide Fringe 7.0
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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.

Adelaide Festival
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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?

Adelaide Festival
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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.

Adelaide Fringe 10.0
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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.

Breaking
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A moving celebration of humanity through letters, poems & news records from the first world war era about the Christmas truce of 1914.

Arts
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Accompanied by the delightful explanations and insights of conductor Stephen Mould, this journey through a small portion of Verdi’s work is a delight.

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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.

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Written in 1971 whilst in prison, Vaclav Havel regarded this as the weakest of his plays. After seeing it again in 2007 he decided he actually liked the play because of the way it was performed.

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