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Bridget Everett the face-sitting, dildo-wielding, alt-cabaret provocateur comes to the City of Churches

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News & Commentary, Stage |

New York singer and comedian Bridget Everett promises a wild night at her 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival show, warning audience members: ‘Be ready to leave your inhibitions at the door’. Everett – who was a late cancellation on last year’s festival program – is one of 58 international and 372 Australian artists (see highlights below)

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SA artists ask for more money after Adelaide Festival success

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Festivals, News & Commentary |

Record-breaking box-office figures for the 2017 Adelaide Festival and Fringe have added weight to the call for increased investment in South Australian artists, says the Arts Industry Council of SA chairperson Gail Kovatseff. At the weekend the Adelaide Festival announced a 2017 box office income of more than $4.08 million (excluding WOMADelaide) – the highest since

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The art of war is both haunting and hopeful

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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

“An extraordinary quilt of terror and strangeness” is how writer Richard Flanagan describes Ben Quilty’s artwork made from life jackets worn by desperate Syrian asylum seekers seeking refuge in Europe. The colourful yet ominous wall “paintings” appear in stark contrast to a collection of elaborate white wedding gowns made by a young refugee which are also

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2017 Adelaide Festival program unveiled: Rufus, Cate and Richard

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News & Commentary |

A modern re-creation of Adelaide’s Floating Palais, songs from Rufus Wainwright’s musical love letter to Judy Garland and a blistering German re-imagining of Richard III are among highlights of the 2017 Adelaide Festival line-up unveiled today. The Festival’s new co-artistic directors, Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy, say that for their first program they have sought

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State Theatre Company of SA unveils 2017 season and first ‘ensemble’ in two decades

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

State Theatre Company of South Australia artistic director Geordie Brookman says 1984, produced in the UK and being presented in Adelaide next May with a new Australian cast, is “absolutely thrilling”. “I saw a matinee of it in London,” he told InDaily of the show, which revisits Orwell’s vision of a society dominated by Big Brother-style omnipresent government

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