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Theatre review: Eureka Day

Jonathan Spector’s prescient portrait of a school council debate over mandatory vaccination masters the delicate balance between pathos and razor-sharp snark.

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For everyone, a stage

ActNow Theatre has seen many changes over the past year – including a raft of fresh faces and new projects – but its focus on social justice remains razor-sharp.


Opera review: The Barber of Seville

Frivolity seems so out of place in these COVID times, but a dose of light-hearted merriment from Rossini is actually the perfect antidote. The 18th-century’s operatic funster, he has a way of surrendering to pure fun that can still work a treat today.


OzAsia review: Perahu-Perahu

The ancient Javanese art of shadow-play meets the modern world head on in Perahu-Perahu, a captivating exploration of humanity’s relationship with the ocean and the rich seafaring history linking Indonesia and Australia.


OzAsia theatre review: White Pearl

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.


Sasha Zahra comes full circle at Windmill

THE BUSINESS OF ART | The lessons of a lifetime spent working in arts institutions – from the Adelaide Fringe to Restless Dance Theatre – are helping Windmill Theatre Company associate director Sasha Zahra steer home the remount season of Amphibian this week, amid gut-wrenchingly relevant international tragedy.

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Theatre review: Glengarry Glen Ross

If there was ever a text to expose the desperation and fear masked by old-school masculinity, Glengarry Glen Ross would be it: four real estate agents sized up against each other in a sales competition that sees the winner take home a Cadillac, the runner-up awarded steak knives, and the others lose their jobs.


Welcome to Jeremy Goldstein's Truth to Power Café

A diverse collection of South Australians will take to the stage to answer the question “Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?” when the unique theatrical show Truth to Power Café comes to Adelaide.


Theatre review: Hibernation

Hibernation, State Theatre’s engaging and theatrically inventive new play, is not only a wake-up call about the climate crisis, it reminds us that to fix the planet we really have to fix ourselves.


Finding a hard-won home on stage

THE BUSINESS OF ART | Adelaide artist Gill Hicks’ live show Still Alive (and Kicking) will this month be streamed for audiences on the other side of the globe, but her journey to the stage has been long and winding. From a creative childhood, via the trauma of the London bombings, Hicks is reconciling her activist and artistic drives with help from a debut Adelaide Fringe season.