From the pages of a giant pop-up book springs the tale of an only child, a hidden shoe and a series of mysterious disappearances. Will Izzy, chief of the Secret Adventure Squad, work out what’s going on inside the walls of her new home? ★★★★
‘What is this place?’ asks the bewildered teen. Girls wearing identical long frocks and aprons surround her. No one makes eye contact with the new arrival except a nun, who addresses her coldly. ‘You will be known as Edith.’ ★★★ ½
Artistic perfection requires total dedication, mental as well as physical. For some performers – as Meryl Tankard’s captivating dance work Two Feet shows – the pursuit of greatness comes at a high price.
Egging each other on with encouraging gestures, two sweet and silly clowns work together to grow their confidence until they reach great heights in this lofty double act that showcases acrobatic skill and physical presence. ★★★★★
As intriguing as it can be to unravel the unexplained, it’s equally tempting to occasionally allow a little magic into our lives. Lawrence Leung’s Very Strange Things is a show for the mystery lover, the puzzle solver and those who fall somewhere in between.
From red carpet to stage, it was sequins all the way for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival opening night Variety Gala.