What better way to end the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which has always stretched the concept of the art form, than an eclectic reworking of the songs of Kate Miller-Heidke – one of Australia’s most genre-elastic songwriters and performers?
If God’s best instrument is the human voice, two superb examples featured at the Dunstan Playhouse in Vika and Linda Bull’s Between Two Shores.
According to her RocKwiz sidekick Brian Nankervis, when Julia Zemiro accepted the gig as artistic director of Adelaide’s Cabaret Festival she said something to the effect of “Okay, but we’re bringing RocKwiz.” Easy to say that’s what being the boss means – do whatever the hell you want – but in this case, it just made perfect sense.
Unplugged is a tiny miracle at the heart of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Dickie Beau opens up cabaret’s box of tricks and places the contents inside a beautifully constructed, thought-provoking piece of theatre.
Surrounded by a large crowd of people chanting, laughing and toasting their schooners in the Famous Spiegeltent, you can find yourself wondering: Just because we can sing, should we?
Max Savage and his band deliver a brilliant and original musical journey through Adelaide’s after-dark streets and bars in a Cabaret Festival premiere that deserves an encore.
As wild and eclectic as the original album, Liner Notes Live: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a fabulous chocolate-box of Bowie-inspired performances.
Australian musician Roscoe James Irwin re-creates the music of American jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker in this fittingly soulful tribute.
Could there be a more consummate or captivating cabaret performance than Paul Capsis – dressed in leather, fur and full make-up – singing ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ in the Famous Spiegeltent?
Pub Choir has been dubbed one of the hottest tickets in town – it’s so hot that a recent 1500-seat interstate show sold out in just four minutes. Now the phenomenon is coming to the Famous Spiegeltent at Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Hot on the heels of their successful gin-fuelled show Mother’s Ruin, cabaret duo Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood are back in Adelaide with a new tongue-in-cheek body of work that promises to be ‘bigger than Broadway’.
Broadway Bound (but not gagged) sees Sydney-born performer Kaye Tuckerman tell the tale of her dogged pursuit of the Broadway dream in a performance featuring songs ranging from musical classics to an ABBA medley.