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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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Sean Quinn: Cognitive Behavioural Terrorist – Review

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and Sean Quinn is full of positivity as he leaps onto the stage before a sell-out crowd at The Squeaker (Gluttony, Rymill Park). A social worker who specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy he also moonlights as a stand-up comedian. He promises an hour of comic, non-judgmental counselling within a safe…

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Rosie Waterland: Kid Chameleon – Review

‘Writing became the shovel I used to dig myself out of a pretty shitty childhood’ says Rosie Waterland in her Australian Story recorded last year. ‘Australian Story’ starts and finishes her Fringe show, ‘Kid Chameleon’ at the Rhino Room, as she tells us you know you’ve made it when you have your own Australian Story….

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