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.
It was packed at the Palais last night as lovers of literature played a role in the 2019 Adelaide Writers’ Week inaugural opening address by prize-winning author Ben Okri.
Full of intense live footage and plenty of guitar thrashing, Bad Reputation charts Joan Jett’s roller-coaster rise to fame and highlights her role as a revolutionary female rock/punk-rock star.
British performance artist Sue Austin’s ‘underwater ballet’ at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre is not just visually mesmerising, it also encourages a shift in the way we view disability, writes Heather Taylor Johnson.