A smart, funny play – about a play. Creative processes comically trip over the sweat, bad wigs and method acting in an “important” new work … about lettuce.
Do not be fooled: there is far more to this production that at first appears. This is yet another production that should be on your top ten list, along with the other seven brought here this year by Guy Masterson.
Now, for a strictly limited season, True West returns as part of The Adelaide Fringe Festival from March 3 – 14, 2010.
This is a multi-award winning production that goes beyond theatrical norms and gives the feeling of having dropped in on an old friend, so intensely honest, open and revealing are the highly personal memories that Lynn Manning shares.
Using the songs of the Belgian singer songwriter, Jacques Brel, including Amsterdam and Madeleine, of course, as well as Carousel and many others, the cast of four weave a complex and haunting tales in this surreal fantasy, directed with a keen eye for the absurd by Felicity Nicol.
Pulsing with ephemeral beats of life and sensation, everyone’s invited to our heart of hearts: the 2010 Artists’ Bar, an all night party with the stars, under the stars.
There is something very appropriate about the fact that actor, Leof Kingsford-Smith, grand-nephew of the pioneer aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, is playing the role of another pioneer aviator, Bill Lancaster.
ARCADE LANE, Adelaide’s newest outdoor, laneway venue opened last week with a flurry of tap dancing; graffiti art; nude body-painting and grand burlesque.
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.