Could there be a more consummate or captivating cabaret performance than Paul Capsis – dressed in leather, fur and full make-up – singing ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ in the Famous Spiegeltent?
Hot on the heels of their successful gin-fuelled show Mother’s Ruin, cabaret duo Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood are back in Adelaide with a new tongue-in-cheek body of work that promises to be ‘bigger than Broadway’.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic director Julia Zemiro nominates six highlights – from classic cabaret acts to the unexpected – amid an eclectic line-up of festival performances featuring more than 380 artists over 16 days.
Jordan Theodoros tells us what to expect when Peel St Restaurant turns Thai – for one night only; Sparkke at the Whitmore chef Emma McCaskill talks food and gin matching; and eating and drinking during the Cabaret Festival.
The flourishing craft distillery industry has sparked myriad tasting events to help drinkers sharpen their senses, but one Adelaide small bar hosts a monthly spirit-fuelled gathering with a distinct difference.
Artist Brad Lay has spent the past few months discovering and documenting Adelaide’s non-human life – and now he’s encouraging the rest of us to also open our eyes to “things of intrigue and wonder” in the city.