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    • Womadelaide Previewed. Womadelaide 2001 [preview] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Adelaide Review, 2001-02)
      It is February and the “off-year” for the Adelaide Festival, so it must be time for Womadelaide. This is the sixth incarnation -including the Pimba train ride and the McLaren Vale boutique version in 1998 - and expectation ...
    • Big World. Womadelaide 2001 [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Adelaide Review, 2001-03)
      Womadelaide Mark Six has come and gone and its remarkable continuity is again assured. The key to its success is clear. It is well-funded, well managed and has a modus operandi that not only works but is shared by the ...
    • Cabaret in May. "Adelaide Cabaret Festival". [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2001-06)
      The recent "Adelaide Cabaret Festival" has been a curious event. The result has been a mixed menu of middle of the road favourites, jazzy morning melodies, an outing for the ASO, a few choice items from here and there and ...
    • Festival Update. 2002 "Adelaide Festival". [preview] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2002-02)
      No sooner has Artistic Director, Sue Nattrass got things moving and she is handballing the presentation to Karl Telfer, one of five Associate Directors present - of the ten listed in the Program’s staff list. It is his ...
    • Fringe Events. "Adelaide Fringe Festival". [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2002-03)
      The Fringe is in full swing for 2002. Even before the Friday night Opening Parade, which attracts a crowd upwards of fifty thousand, plenty of venues are well under way. At The Garden of Unearthly Delights in Rundle Park ...
    • Cinematic Focus Richly Rewarded. Adelaide Film Festival - Shedding Light and Casting Shadows [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Australian, 2002-03-08)
      The Adelaide Festival films have always been one of Peter Sellars’ pet ideas, and they have turned out to be among his best. With various funding, including $1.5m from the Festival, Shedding Light Director and SBS Independent ...
    • Festival Fractured By Chaos. Adelaide Festival 2002 [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Australian, 2002-03-15)
      The 2002 Adelaide Festival has been full of earnest innovations, sparkling surprises and reflective moments. It has also, for audiences at least, been an organisational shambles.
    • The Festival That Was. "Adelaide Festival". [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2002-04)
      It has been said that the 2002 "Adelaide Festival" has been misunderstood, that it was too innovative and far-sighted to be fully comprehended. That its impact will not be realised for years, say some. For a decade, says ...
    • A Fringe Wrap. "Adelaide Fringe Festival". [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2002-04)
      Things were always going to go well for the Fringe this year. Everything, from the logo launch of that underdog-looking little bambi to the setting up of its ambitious on-line ticketing, had an assurance and energy about ...
    • Fringe Notes. "Adelaide Fringe Festival". [preview] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2002-04)
      The press kit reminds us that there are 381 registered events, including 76 in comedy and 102 in theatre. There is also a huge visual arts and film and video program, the schools tour YEP event, regional programs, the ATSI ...
    • Rocky Horror and a Pack of Droll Models. Adelaide Cabaret [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Australian, 2002-06-10)
      It may look like the blitz outside, but in every available performance space inside the Adelaide Festival Centre the joint is jumping. The major removal of the concrete crust that used to be the Centre’s Plaza is still ...
    • Other People's Festivals. "Edinburgh International Festival", "Melbourne Festival", and "China Shanghai International Arts Festival" [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Adelaide Review, 2003-01)
      Over a ten month period last year I had the chance, including the Adelaide Festival in March, to attend four international festivals. I haven’t had such an opportunity before and it will be about the time of Halley’s Comet ...
    • The World To Come. Womadelaide 2003 [preview] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Adelaide Review, 2003-02)
      Womadelaide celebrates ten years next month and it is now a leading fixture on the city’s cultural calendar. In 2004 Womadelaide comes full circle. Established in 1992 for Rob Brookman’s Adelaide Festival of that year, ...
    • World Peace. Womadelaide 2003 [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Adelaide Review, 2003-04)
      Womadelaide is not just a highly successful musical occasion, it is a key fixture in the Adelaide cultural calendar. That is made clear enough at the afternoon press call before the Friday night opening. All the major ...
    • New Works for New Audiences. "Come Out" 2003. Australian Festival for Young People. [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2003-04)
      The 2003 Come Out program, compiled by Artistic Director Sally Chance, has stronger and more varied theatre offerings than we have seen in some time. This is, in part, because of the presence of two works from the freshly ...
    • New Works for New Audiences. "Come Out Festival 2003". [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Adelaide Review, 2003-04)
      Come Out has been reappearing every two years since 1974 which my add-ups tell me is just short of thirty years. This is an extraordinary achievement and a tribute to the continuing commitment of artists, administrators, ...
    • The Funny Business of Sex in the City. Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2003 [review] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Australian, 2003-06-16)
      The Adelaide Cabaret Festival still has a week to go and the newly refitted Festival Centre is jumping - as well it might, hosting 400 artists and 152 performances over just seventeen nights. With a program including ...
    • Over the Border. Melbourne Festival [Preview] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review, 2003-10)
      The Melbourne International Arts Festival opens this month from 9th to the 25th. This is the second year for Robyn Archer as Artistic Director and, because she learnt a great deal from her time at the Adelaide Festival, ...
    • Global Appeal. Womadelaide [preview] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (The Adelaide Review, 2004-01)
      Womadelaide will soon be upon us: from 5 -7 March, to be exact. And, yes, it does seem like only a year ago. Now an annual fixture, Womad, this year, is tucked under the wing of the Adelaide Festival- as it was for its ...
    • Fringe Favourites. "Adelaide Fringe Festival" Fringe Theatre. [preview] 

      Bramwell, Murray Ross (Adelaide Review', 2004-02)
      There are the classics - beginning with David Malikoff’s performance of the Anglo-Saxon monster epic "Beowulf and Midsummer Night’s Dream Reloaded" from Scrambled Prince at the Mercury Cinema. Local company, Rough Magic ...