Last Fringe, an arts reviewer referred to Pasifika performer Thomas Fonua as ‘black pudding’, sparking debate about racism in arts media. After a year-long silence, the artist’s drag diva alter-ego, Kween Kong, offers a take on the saga in an Adelaide Fringe show.
In Nella, writer and performer Julia Mayer weaves a vivid and heartfelt tribute to her nonna, retracing her steps from a young woman leaving Italy, to growing old in Adelaide. ★★★★
Just as comfortable with operatic arias as he is with modern power ballads, Dr Lane switches confidently between song and spoken word, his love for the music evident in the emotion he brings to this performance. ★★★★
Anchored by Cal Williams Jr on guitar, this journey through highlights of the Mississippi and Georgia blues, with Mary Trees on percussion and Kory Horwood on double bass, is an utter delight. ★★★★★