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Theatre Theatre

Theatre review: Chalkface

Angela Betzien’s Chalkface, premiered by State Theatre SA, is a zany portrait of an Australian public primary school. It holds up a cracked and grimly funny mirror to the end-result of years of state neglect and disrespect for teachers and their profession.

Theatre

Theatre review: YES

In this strange elliptical cycle of a show, the surface of reality is consistently bent and re-shaped to reveal shadowy fundamental truths.

Cabaret Festival

Cabaret Festival review: Don Juan

Not so much a night at the theatre as a fabulous party with your funniest friends, A Slightly Isolated Dog’s hilarious take on the lascivious antics of Don Juan is the most fun you’ll ever have in a room full of strangers.

Theatre

Theatre review: Antigone

State Theatre Company SA’s Antigone is a powerhouse renovation of an ancient story for the modern era, transforming a tragedy into a revolutionary call to action.

Theatre

Theatre review: Rella

Windmill Theatre’s ambitious and charming new production reimagines the classic story of Cinderella in a way that shatters not only the glass slipper, but also the outdated concepts that have defined the fairytale genre

Theatre

Something Big is about to happen

Fledgling Adelaide theatre company CRAM Collective is set to take to the stage with its second production – the world premiere of an Australian play in which three friends come together to relive the events of a dinner party that changed their lives.

Meg Wilson's set design for 'Rella', a tale of TV-talent show fame gone awry which sees the performers dancing and singing through a huge diversity of spaces and places.
Design

Designer Meg Wilson is a maker of new worlds

Meg Wilson’s uncanny ability to create worlds that defy time and space will be on show in two major Adelaide productions premiering this month – with the dual offering solidifying her reputation as one of the city’s most in-demand theatre artists.

Theatre

Theatre review: Cathedral

Set on the Limestone Coast, Caleb Lewis’s fine new play (featuring the outstanding Nathan O’Keefe) is not only a deep dive into the depths of grief and loss, it is also about returning to the replenishing light of day.

Adelaide Fringe

Fringe review: Naomi

Patrick Livesey’s finely-tuned embodiment of a cast of real-life characters slowly builds a subtle, complex and deeply affecting narrative of their mum’s life and death. ★★★★

Adelaide Festival

Blindness invites you to surrender to the dark

Leading British actor Juliet Stevenson returns to the Adelaide Festival ­– in voice only – in a unique thriller about a pandemic of blindness told entirely through immersive sound in a darkened theatre. It is a bleak story, the director tells InReview, but also one of bravery and hope.

Theatre Theatre

Going beyond with Gravity & Other Myths

THE BUSINESS OF ART | Forced by the pandemic to pause its normally exhaustive international touring schedule, circus company Gravity & Other Myths has been crossing creative borders instead – expanding into new mediums during a period of fertile lateral growth.

Theatre

Theatre review: Dry

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.

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