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Songs for Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas review (Adelaide Cabaret Festival)

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This captivating song cycle, from Adelaide based theatre company Slingsby, begins with a children’s book given to a boy by his grandmother. It is called An Island in Time and it is the factual story of geological land formation from volcanic upheaval through, by natural selection, to the establishment of flora and fauna, habitat and ecological

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Patti Lupone review (Adelaide Cabaret Festival)

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One of the many things to like about the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is that, not only is its program filled with new and intriguing performers, it is also a showcase for capital ‘‘S” Stars. There have been many over its 17 year history, including such Broadway luminaries as Bernadette Peters, Michael Feinstein, Mandy Patinkin, Stephen

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Palestinian voices at Adelaide Festival: ‘Azza’ and ‘Taha’ theatre reviews

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Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

Azza, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, ShiberHur Theatre Company, Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre until March 18. 4.5 STARS The azza is the Palestinian mourning ceremony but, in the ShiberHur Theatre Company’s excellent production, it is very far from doleful. Invigorated by Amir Nizar Zuabi’s warm, well-judged text, azza is, as funeral organisers like to say, a

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Adelaide Fringe Festival reviews: That Daring Australian Girl, The Origin of Species: John Hinton’s Scientrilogy, Rouge

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Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

That Daring Australian Girl Written and performed by Joanne Hartstone Holden Street Theatres Until March 18 5 stars Muriel Matters, the Adelaide-born suffragette, her name itself a slogan, was a most remarkable woman. Her progress from Parkside High School and the Music Conservatorium of the University of Adelaide to the performance stages and, even more

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Womadelaide’s Annette Tripodi has 365 days to hand pick 690 artists for the four day music fest

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Live, Music, News & Commentary |

As WOMADelaide prepares to open the gates of Adelaide’s Botanic Park from March 9-12, Murray Bramwell talks with Program Manager Annette Tripodi about the 2018 program. March is a brilliantly mad month in Adelaide. It is when the city is captured by the Festival and Writers’ Week, the ever-expanding Fringe, the Clipsal 500 Supercar race,

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Meeting Points: Scary Beauty and The End: Vocaloid Opera (OzAsia, Adelaide)

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The program for OzAsia 2017, compiled by intrepid artistic director, Joseph Mitchell, will be remembered for a number of events: Singapore theatre company, Wild Rice’s assured and engaging play, Hotel, stylishly directed by Ivan Heng and Glen Goei; the captivating, absurdist realism of Kuro Tanino’s The Dark Inn; and, especially – the futuristic musical experiments

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OzAsia 2017 Opens up New Territory

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage |

Murray Bramwell talks with OzAsia Artistic Director, Joseph Mitchell, about some highlights of this year’s program. The OzAsia festival which opens this Thursday is now in its 11th year. Initiated in 2006 by Adelaide Festival Centre CEO, Douglas Gautier, it has progressively consolidated its reputation as an adventurous and diverse event. It draws from all parts of

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