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Australian singer-songwriter Tina Arena has been named as artistic director of the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival as the curtain falls on what organisers have declared one of the most successful years in the festival’s history.
The very welcome return to the cabaret stage of the long-running TV music quiz show RocKwiz demonstrated with great fun why Australia adores Eurovision – and why Julia Zemiro is at the heart of the love affair.
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.
Adelaide musician Max Savage is back at this year’s Cabaret Festival with an emotionally raw and moody performance that defies simple storytelling – and maybe even the story.
Peek into the mind of Tony-nominated songwriter and performer Eddie Perfect as he reflects on the ups and downs of life in the charming Introspective.
One of Cold Chisel’s primary songwriters, Don Walker’s work chronicles Australia in songs that are now intrinsic to the nation’s cultural fabric. In this concert, three of our best female vocalists manage to cast new light on what we thought we knew.
It’s eyebrow-raising, gasp-inducing and utterly hilarious. It’s everything you want from cabaret. But is it art?
Boobs. It’s an eye-catching title for a show, but Selina Jenkins’ intensely personal and beautifully executed performance goes far beyond mere titillation.
From the mid-1960s, Anne Wills became part of our lives as the wise-cracking glamour girl on TV. After a few quiet years, the 76-year-old performer talks to SALIFE about her life and her new cabaret show that recreates the golden age of television.
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.
Who would have thought the popular television variety show Adelaide Tonight would return after a 47-year intermission? But where there’s a Willsy, there’s a waysy.
Singer and actor Paul Capsis has been named the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Icon award winner in recognition of his impact on the Australian cabaret industry.
After two years taking on New York, Eddie Perfect is back on home soil to share his victories and battle scars at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival has announced two new headline shows in its 2021 line-up: Tim Minchin’s Helpmann Award-winning concert BACK and a re-creation of variety show Adelaide Tonight hosted by Anne Wills and Bob Downe.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival has almost sold out its early allocation of tickets for two 2021 headline shows within days of them going on sale, prompting the introduction of waitlists in the hope that more seats can be added if COVID restrictions ease.
Roll up for a taste of what’s in store at next year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival – including a local version of New York bar Club Cumming and an immersive experience that will see the Space Theatre transformed into a kind of Bohemian French hotel.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic director Alan Cumming will let loose his ‘puckish, eclectic spirit and joie de vivre’ in his new show, an evening of story and song set to premiere as part of the 2021 program.
Scottish actor and cabaret star Alan Cumming has been announced as the first-ever international artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – and he promises a 2021 line-up that will be ‘provocative in all senses of the word’.
David Campbell pushed the boundaries of cabaret when he was artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Now, the newly crowned 2020 Cabaret Icon says the artform has shown it can also thrive online.