Abracadabra! Adelaide’s Cabaret Festival is almost over and if you’re looking for a silly, sexy (depending on what turns you on) and more than slightly manic way to end the season, then The Magic Inside is the ticket for you.
With only the merest glint from light-reflecting sequins to draw attention to her frame, a diva sings. Rewind after the opening number and we speed from Wagner to a childhood in Lagos — so begins the story of Little Black.
If this cocktail of cabaret stars isn’t enough to tempt you away from the heater then you just don’t know talent when you see it.
“What is going on?” We were only a few minutes into Arch8’s show – Tetris – when my young companion leaned across and whispered the question we were probably all thinking.
A minimal set and the sounds of gunfire, rain and clouds of insects plunge audience members into the horror of the Battle of Long Tan in this moving new work from Brink Productions.
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.