Archive for Category: "Stage"

Julia Gillard in Conversation

Julia Gillard in Conversation

The excitement in the air was tangible as former Prime Minister Julia Gillard was welcomed to the stage at the Adelaide Town Hall to discuss her recently released memoir. Throughout the conversation Ms Gillard was witty and charming and she raised several important points about the treatment of women in public life and how we as a nation can do better, reports ASHLEIGH PISANI.

Biggest line-up yet at Cabaret Festival

Biggest line-up yet at Cabaret Festival

This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival will see the biggest number of artists yet, writes JANE KUERSCHNER.

The Long Way Home: a window into the experiences of Australian servicemen and women

The Long Way Home: a window into the experiences of Australian servicemen and women

The Long Way Home, which is currently playing in Adelaide, is based on first-hand accounts of military personnel recovering from both psychological and physical war injuries, WRITES SAMANTHA OKELY.

Adelaide artists set to turn heads in Melbourne

Adelaide artists set to turn heads in Melbourne

After a successful third Adelaide Fringe season, George Glass—an Adelaide-based dark comedy musical group—will perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this month, WRITES JESSICA BALL.

Review: KING KONG

Review: KING KONG

Stellar performances, breathtaking puppetry and a examination of society’s downfalls all combine to make KING KONG a stage knockout. LAURA COOK reviews the Melbourne show.

Review: Hedda Gabler

Review: Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler – a name said with admiration, envy, lust. Pedestalled by those around her, an entity to be idolised, everything Hedda does is entirely of her own volition. ASHLEIGH KNOTT reviews.

Dirk struts his way to Nationals

Dirk struts his way to Nationals

What do you think about when you hear the word ‘burlesque’? A woman drowned by a feather boa, pouting her rouge red lips? A barely covered seductress donning fishnet stockings ready to give a strip tease? Or perhaps a 25-year-old male defying the boundaries of performance and contributing to a ‘feminine’ art form? CELESTE VILLANI explains.

WOMAD 2013: Monday wrap up

WOMAD 2013: Monday wrap up

The 7 piece band (which includes a banjitar, clarinet and washboard amongst its ol’ time orchestra) shared 1920s style swinging soul and blues tunes, making the audience itch to throw aside their chairs and start to Charleston – in fact, many did just that later in the night. LUCY AHERN reviews.

Review: The Kreutzer Sonata

Review: The Kreutzer Sonata

Clomping up the concrete steps of the State Theatre Company Workshop, the crowd piled into plastic seats, clutching glasses of red wine and fanning themselves with the play’s programme. The stage was uninhibited by the mask of curtains, and the set emanated a grungy feel. It seemed to be the perfect place to host an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s confronting, raw and deeply philosophical novella: The Kreutzer Sonata. TRISH O’LOUGHLIN reviews.

Fringe 2013 review: This Way Up – LEO, an investigation into gravity

Fringe 2013 review: This Way Up – LEO, an investigation into gravity

The show’s overview says you’ll leave “wondering which way is up”. They’re not kidding. ASHLEIGH KNOTT reviews.