Following this year's sell-out success Saul, the Adelaide Festival has announced that its 2018 program will feature another acclaimed operatic work from the UK's Glyndebourne Festival: Australian composer Brett Dean's adaptation of Hamlet.
Punk band Exploding White Mice is re-forming for a gig during the Adelaide Film Festival, which today announced the first highlights in a program celebrating the theme Vive Le Punk!
Apologies, financial concessions and a public ultimatum helped the Adelaide Festival’s deputy director extract a lifeline for its controversial River Torrens pontoon from the city council last night.
A swag of 2017 Adelaide Festival shows – including sumptuous centrepiece Saul, an intimate work by Restless Dance Theatre, circus show Backbone and 3D audio experience The Encounter – are vying for gongs at this year’s Helpmann Awards.
The 2017 Adelaide Festival program was a beautifully crafted object d’art, offering a blaze of hope against a dismal horizon, write Flinders University's Julian Meyrick and William Peterson.
Zing went the strings of our hearts! With a voice two parts finest French champagne and one part whisky chaser, Rufus Wainwright charmed Adelaide with a Festival closer that showcased his monumental talents.
Mad March will draw to a close on Sunday, but there are still plenty of shows to see over the final weekend. Here are some highlights from all genres of the Adelaide Festival and Fringe programs.
Gala is not a typical international dance company performance that we watch with wonder and admiration, but rather a celebration of the joy of dance - an appreciation of the sense of belonging found only in communal movement.
The Adelaide Festival hosted a pre-show event for its partners at the Park Palais hub (in Elder Park) this week.
Vika and Linda Bull have added polish to many recordings by others but it is always a delight seeing them at their exuberant best and in their own right. ★★★★½
Whatever contemporary dance studies lecturer Peter Sheedy and the powers-that-be in the Dance Department of TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts are doing, they’re doing it right. ★★★★
Rough Diamanté is 60 minutes of hilarious, outrageous, tightly-packed stand-up which races along without respite, writes reviewer Jim Mack. ★★★★½
Rhys Nicholson's new show, I'm Fine, is a beautifully bitchy account of how this socially anxious young man has overcome bullying and social stigma to arrive at a place of mere mild neuroses. ★★★★
Priscilla Armstrong, as 1930s Berlin cabaret performer Sally Bowles, sings songs from 'Cabaret' and 'Threepenny Opera' with a cheeky grin and seductive eyes that could charm the pants off an SS officer.
Jimeoin is a seasoned stand-up performer: an entrance jig sets the scene and the banter begins, quickly drawing you in. ★★★½
After winning the Best Circus & Physical Theatre award at last year’s Adelaide Fringe with ‘Knee Deep’, Casus Circus is back with an entertaining new show called ‘Driftwood’. ★★★★
Watching an accomplished performer like Miriam Margolyes on stage with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is a rare privilege, whatever your age, writes reviewer Nicky Titchener.
Discomfort and curiosity fuel the audience in MDLSX, an intelligent and rousing punk theatre monologue of one person’s story of being born a girl and reborn a boy.
As WOMADelaide celebrates its 25th anniversary in Botanic Park this weekend, these photos from the festival's archives capture some of the highlights since it began in 1992.
WOMADelaide director Ian Scobie describes the program for the 2017 music festival as one of its most diverse and exciting yet. Here, he nominates some highlights.
Musica Viva should be proud of its role in bringing the Eighth Blackbird contemporary music ensemble to Adelaide. The group's eclectic program of work by five composers was engaging and often exhilarating.
The opening night of Chamber Landscapes at Ukaria Cultural Centre was a rare and unforgettable experience, writes reviewer Greg Elliott.
An unwavering dedication to truth and beauty in art has seen genre-defying duo Electric Fields embark on a meteoric rise that will culminate in a set at WOMADelaide.