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Purveyors of Delectable Derision. "Kit and the Widow", "Peter Berner 'Live'", and "Greg Fleet". Adelaide Cabaret Festival [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2004-07)
Kit and the Widow are smutty and smart, topical and very tight. Sex toys, laptops, Joan Rivers’ plastic surgery are all fair game, as is The Leopard, a straight song about Hesketh-Harvey’s native Malawi. And, after ...
Gotta Get Out of Displace. Adelaide Fringe Festival 2004 [review]
(The Australian, 2004-02-24)
The first weekend of theatre in the Adelaide Fringe has opened strongly with a number of works interestingly clustered around the theme of imprisonment within the self.
Monarch Unmasked Through Diaries. 'An Evening With Queen Victoria' by Prunella Scales [review]
(The Australian, 2004-11-05)
With only simple period decor and a touch of electric gaslight, the success of this Evening rests with the intelligence and nuance of Prunella Scales’ convincing presentation, restless in adolescence, smitten in marriage, ...
Death Of a Father Exposes the Illusions of His Sons. "The Duck Shooter" by Marty Denniss. Brink Productions and State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2004-07-15)
One of Adelaide’s brightest companies when they first appeared in 1996, Brink Productions had begun to lose puff and purpose in the last few years. Now, with renewed energy and the recent appointment of Chris Drummond as ...
Voices in an Awkward Pitch. "Projections 1" by Peter Finlay, "Blowing It" by Stephen Papps and Stephen Sinclair, and "Festival of One" Bakehouse Theatre. [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2004-08)
The Festival of One monodrama series has been a fixture at the Bakehouse for a number of years now. Previously, it ran in November but artistic director, Peter Green has, this year, divided it into three seasons in May, ...
Goat Leg Soup. "Muse". Thebarton Theatre [Review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2004-09-28)
It is only eight months since we saw UK band Muse at Big Day Out, but now they are back with more fans and a lot more fanfare. Their stocks have risen with the release of their latest album, Absolution, a recent tour with ...
Clones Expose a Moral Dilemma. "A Number" by Caryl Churchill. State Theatre of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2004-05-14)
Whenever the subject of cloning human beings is raised, images from cinema science fiction are never far behind. With herds of mindless, robotic replicants - whether the smooth limbed Aryans in Blade Runner or the nasty ...
Hearts and Box Office Won, Minds Yet to Follow. "Adelaide Festival 2004" [review]
(The Australian, 2004-03-16)
2004 would be the Recovery Festival for Adelaide. That has been the received wisdom ever since the 2002 event ended in inglorious shambles. The experience with iconoclastic American director Peter Sellars had been financially ...
Festival's Defining Moment. [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2004-04)
Let’s start with "Gulpilil". A project initiated by Festival director Stephen Page and Belvoir Company B director Neil Armfield, this theatre monologue featuring one of Australia’s most distinguished screen actors was ...
Salesman Demands We Pay... Attention. 'Death of A Salesman' by Arthur Miller. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2004-08-02)
Miller's play treads a fine line and this production achieves that. We get irritated by Willy's delusions and his mulish devotion to them. We want to disregard him as pathetic and unsophisticated, but in its stature and ...