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Fringe Review: Turning the Page

Book-lovers dream show! In beautiful boutique bookshop Orchard Bookstore which boasts many early editions and ‘handpicked books,’ Emma Knights performed her handpicked book-inspired original compositions in apt and fun outfit reading ‘Just One More Chapter.’ Her opening number describes what a book is with delightful freshness in lyrics and composition inspired by The Never Ending…

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Fringe Review: Museum of Modernia

Ok, full disclosure. I saw Sam Kissajukian’s show 300 Paintings and reviewed it here for mindshare last year. It was one of the best shows I saw in 2023 Fringe and for me the epitome of that little gem, tucked away in a small theatre completely removed from the shine of the big Gardens. This…

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Fringe Review: The Totally Unofficial and Classified Guide to Surviving the Impossible

The two young players held the stage throughout the performance with wit, ability and focus. It was hard to believe they were acting, as the material, the conversation, the interaction were so true to the lives of teenage girls in Australia in 2024. As the mother of a 13-year-old girl, I felt I was in…

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Fringe Review: Me, My Cult & I

Colin Ebsworth is a comedian/story teller from Western Australia. Colin Ebsworth was also raised in a cult. Matched by a South Korean man who said he was Jesus Christ, Ebsworth’s parents were married in a mass wedding in Madison Square Garden, New York in the 80’s. So began the family’s life in the Unification Church…

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Fringe Review: Callum Straford: Mozart-182

Have you ever seen a tap-dancing octopus? Coming from last night’s performance by Callum Straford, I feel like I have! It was a show full of eccentric humour, surprises, laughter, love and healing, showcasing the artist’s multi-talents: singing, acting, clowning, dubbing, ukulele, keyboard, harmonica, recorder, you name it. At first glance, it’s very easy for…

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Fringe Review: The Outsider

On a hot Saturday in Adelaide, it was a relief to walk down the stairs of The Rhino Room into Hell’s Kitchen – (ironically) an air conditioned, intimate, and grungy lounge, setting the stage for what would be a funny catch up with an old mate. Having previously reviewed one of Greg Fleet’s highly scripted…

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