In Catherine Fitzgerald’s grim comedy of climate crisis, two sisters cling desperately to the remnants of their unsustainable rural heritage on a South Australian property.
OzAsia 2021 has opened with its first highlight: a play that not only takes a sharp and funny swipe at the Asian cosmetics industry, it reminds us that racism comes in a disturbing variety of forms – and social media often doesn’t help.
This accomplished set may be mostly Marlene Dietrich – with mash-ups of Kylie and Madonna – but it is all Kim David Smith at his mercurial best.
The opening night Variety Gala is a good chance to scratch and sniff the Adelaide Cabaret Festival program. Raucously hosted by Hans, Adelaide’s own wunderkind, this year’s event was more off the leash than usual.
State Theatre’s exuberant and entertaining new production is set in a small rural town where nothing changes, but change is overdue. Five women from Appleton chew through some timely questions about fairness, opportunity and gender equity.
Overflowing with wit and mercurial polemic, Watchlist at The Bakehouse is an ambitious comedy with a sharp message.