Just Desserts

Just Desserts

Opening night for Just Desserts had a bit of an abnormal hiccup. With an ambiguous location (The Park, Gluttony) and unfortunately some misdirection from Information staff, I found myself among perhaps thirty other show goers at a loss for where the show would actually be. Among fans of Michelle Pearson’s previous work, I heard stories [...]

Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

Incredibly talented and immensely creative, Josh Belperio is someone I’m privilaged to have seen perform. Despite this show being raw and a little unpolished that only serves to highlight his creativity and ability to improvise on stage. Having attended Belperio’s show 30,000 Notes last year, I was keen to find out more about this introspective [...]

Rouge

Rouge

Rouge, presented by Gluttony and Highwire Entertainment, incorporates beautiful acrobats, incredible physique, and tantalizing burlesque to create a show just as suggestive and blush-inducing as the powder it was named after. The line for Rouge was long. Squished into our seats, the anticipation was thick. We were not disappointed, it was absolutely spectacular. There were a [...]

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

The premise of Justass League’s Singin’ in the Pain is innovative. It’s a burlesque show based around disability, chronic pain and mental health being two disabilities covered. Like the disabilities, the acts themselves were diverse which included fan dancing, singing, and more. The performance was deeply personal, the performers spoke of their pain, struggle, and [...]

Anya Anastasia and a Decade of Fringe

Anya Anastasia and a Decade of Fringe

Late last year I had the opportunity to meet Anya Anastasia, a cabaret performer celebrating a decade of performing in the Adelaide Fringe. Anastasia has a diverse range of skills including riding a unicycle or maintaining perfect pitch while doing a handstand—something not many of us could do, I’m sure. Since first seeing Anastasia perform [...]

Gorelesque

Gorelesque

A Sexily Goretastic Time In a darkened theatre in the Mosaic Lodge on North Terrace, six performers brought a sexy and bloody burlesque performance in Gorelesque. For an hour, the audience were treated to six burlesque performances ranging from the incredibly sexy to the outright freaky. I didn’t know what to expect when I first [...]