The 50th anniversary of the Adelaide Fringe street parade was themed ‘Space Jam’ this year and kicked off in spectacular and colourful style from 7PM on Friday February 19th.
Shakespeare’s tragedy recounts the tale of King Lear, old and tired, who decides to pass on his kingdom to his three daughters, apportioning it according to how much each loves him. By the end, most of those around Lear are dead, including his dearest daughter, Cordelia.
Guy Masterson and Ronnie Toms appear in a witty and dark comedy, written by Tim Whitnall, in which Roy Tunt, an avid birdwatcher, is interrupted in his pursuit of that one elusive bird, Vanellus Gregarious, or the Sociable Plover, by the unexpected arrival in the hide of a stranger, Dave John.
It is rare to see something of this remarkably high standard and you owe it to yourself to indulge in an evening in the company of genius, while you can. This is a totally captivating performance, as a 100 year old clown hangs up his red nose and oversized shoes for the final time.
If you love the works of that epitome of romantic novelists, Jane Austen, then you will most certainly not want to miss this production. Rebecca Vaughan slips easily and seamlessly between each of the characters in a glorious parade of quirky personalities.
The only serious problem with this production is that it has only two performances. Hopefully a few more can be added before the Fringe ends as this is well worth seeing.
This production is a collection of three short plays by Ethan Coen; Waiting, directed by Dee Easton, Four Benches, directed by Mark Fantasia, and The Debate, directed by Joh Hartog.
The Fringe has been an integral part of Adelaide culture since 1960 with the festival bringing international talent to our humble abode as well as being a launching pad for many local and national acts. What better way to celebrate the Fringe’s 40 year history than celebrating local talent in a production set right here in good ol’ Adelaide.
If you chant “I’m A African” (sic) you’d be correct, according to Canadian rapper and actor Baba Brinkman in his rhythmic breakdown of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
It is difficult not to sing along to the ultimate retro party playlist that makes up the Kaos Kabaret.
It consists of numerous short scenes that appear to revolve around the same group of people.The quiz scenes drew plenty of laughs, and the audience clearly related to the idea of a place where all of your lost property ends up.
Joining forces with Internationally acclaimed contemporary company Australian Dance Theatre, this years winner will be offered a contract to perform in “Ignition” Season 2010, ADT’s annual choreographic season by Artistic Director, Garry Stewart and his outstanding choreographers.
This is a harsh, gritty look at three British people in their early to mid twenties; Tommy, his flatmate Chloe and his girlfriend, Edie. Add Heorin and watch what happens.
The end of the world is nigh. Gardens are being tended on the tops of skyscrapers built on the peaks of mountains. Human existence is facing annihilation. If this sounds familiar, it should.
Film lovers will be heading to The Bay on Sunday 21 February as the Media Resource Centre (MRC), in partnership with the City of Holdfast Bay, presents Movie Extra Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival – live, for free and on a big screen at a brand new venue in 2010 – the lawns on the beachside of Glenelg landmark – The Beachouse (Colley Terrace).
13 Spanish women – a lingering look, classy contemporary cinema & a Colombian cinema coup!
Spanish Film Festival presents in Adelaide 13-16 May
Starring Jeff Bridges in his Academy Award winning performance..surely deserving but the story is all too familiar…
Performer Nick Parnell explodes the stage with melodic percussive interpretations of classic works; Bach to Brazil is an exotic display of rhythm and colour; an unforgettable musical journey.
Celebrating his eleventh year as the Artistic Director of the Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart is looking to challenge your concept of ‘I’ with the world premiere of Be Your Self.