The Book of Mormon is here, Adelaide, and it’s the most uproariously laugh-out-loud musical you’re ever likely to see.
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.
With Ben Elton and Kenneth Branagh at the helm, this quirky exploration of the final years of William Shakespeare’s life proves charming, intriguing and highly inventive, writes Heather Taylor Johnson.
David Williamson’s much-loved footy satire The Club is back in Adelaide, but local independent theatre company isthisyours? has flipped it on its backside in this very funny new production.
Burlesque celebrates the female body in all its curves, folds and glorious dimples. Singin’ in the Pain takes this concept a step further to celebrate the non-conforming female body in all its chaotic disability, its stifling illness and pain. ★★★★★
Women’s anger – and the potential to harness its power to bring about societal change – was the focus of last night’s topical Zeitgeist series session Rage, Rape and Revolution at Adelaide Writers’ Week.