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Review: Slowly But Surely (for my father)

Gemma Rose Marie Thorne describes herself as painfully honest, messy, loving and emotional. She feels deeply and communicates through colour and poetry, urging the audience and the world to, “Take all of me!”  Gemma’s father always said she was a slowly, blossoming flower. The anchor of his steadfast faith in her unfolding is woven throughout…

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Review: A Tribute to Nina Simone – A Single Woman

Performed by Fi and Frenz The Jade 142-160 Flinders Street, Adelaide Nina Simone is an influential musician, in the twentieth century and continues to aspire musicians and bring a sensibility to those today that hear her voice. Her story telling evoked a world where she had to combat racism sexism and domestic abuse. She worked…

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Dr Selflove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Thighs – Review

Adelaide local, Laura Desmond, bounds onto the stage at The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel to an almost entirely female audience. Appearing confident and relaxed, Laura affectionately greets the twenty-strong crowd whilst swigging from a cider bottle and dropping the F-bomb. I’m already sensing that the show will struggle to stay within the confines of its P.G….

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Review: UNacceptable

The future is in good hands when theatre such as this is being made for youth by youth! The turbulence of the teenage years is beautifully depicted in this simple, yet powerful and carefully constructed piece. A mood and atmosphere is established from the start as black clad figures move deftly about the stage, in…

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Review: Fracture

Fracture hoisted itself above criticism in two ways. One, the whole thing was an unshrinking display of vulnerability. By the end the audience is intimately aware of the high degree to which the artist, Alice Marsh, finds it challenging to properly cope with life. And given that this show—and this form of art—appears to be…

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Josh Mensch: Abomination – Review

Let’s cut to the chase – Josh Mensch: Abomination is amazing.  Described as ‘a show stitched from two colliding parts, the first a one-man theatre piece about a monster and a village, the second an anecdotal stand-up’, I was already intrigued. With such an innovative and ambitious concept my expectations were high, but Mensch surpassed…

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