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American Idiot: musical theatre with a punk-rock edge

Green Day’s American Idiot is more like a contemporary rock opera or wild concert spectacle than traditional musical theatre, says executive producer Nick Skubij – and its themes have particular resonance in the Trump era.

Film Film

Film review: Swinging Safari

How much ‘wrongness’ are you willing to accept for comedy? That’s the question reviewer Heather Taylor Johnson asked herself while watching Swinging Safari, Stephan Elliott’s outrageous homage to ’70s suburbia.

Festivals

Peter Greste: Why we all need to fight for press freedom

Former foreign correspondent Peter Greste hopes his talk at WOMADelaide will help people understand why press freedom must be protected and remind them of the crucial role journalists play in holding governments to account.

Arts & Culture

Review: So Frenchy So Chic

So Frenchy So Chic kicked off the Adelaide Festival Centre’s inaugural French Festival in style, delighting the city’s Francophiles with an evening of chanson Française, picnic-style dining and relaxed joie de vivre vibes.

Books & Poetry

Seven great summer reads from Laura Kroetsch

Adelaide Writers’ Week director Laura Kroetsch recommends a selection of compelling fiction and non-fiction books for the summer holidays.

Festivals

Film

Film review: Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle

It’s been 22 years since two children freed Alan Parish from the nightmarish world of Jumanji. Now the magical game is back with a new adventure for the tech-savvy generation.

Film reviews

Arts & Culture

Off the Wall: 'A dramatic and terrible spectacle'

Adelaide-born artist Dorrit Black witnessed first-hand the destructive eruption of Sicily’s Mount Etna in 1928, and her resulting work The Eruption is a highlight of a new display of her linocut prints at the Art Gallery of SA.

Off the Wall - Art Gallery treasures

Music

Casey Donovan: you gotta have faith

If this year had turned out differently, Casey Donovan might be looking for a regular nine-to-five job. Instead, she’s celebrating a reinvigorated music career and looking forward to performing in a George Michael tribute show with the ASO.

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