Review: Wild Rose

Review: Wild Rose

Wild Rose follows Glaswegian Rose-Lynn Harlan on her journey to become a country star, despite being recently released from prison and being a single mother to two young children. This is a classic rags to riches narrative that country music is so fond of. Played by Jesse Buckley, Rose-Lynn is a bright disaster of a [...]

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 [...]

James Donald Forbes McCann: McCann-dle in the Wind

James Donald Forbes McCann: McCann-dle in the Wind

The creator of one of my favourite Fringe shows, Wolf Creek the Musical, as well as The Sound of Nazis the Musical, James McCann returns to the Adelaide Fringe with his latest stand up offering, McCann-dle in the Wind. Cobbling together anecdotes, observations and self-depreciating ramblings, we are given a real insight into the trials [...]

Scarred for Life

Scarred for Life

As we went into the wonderful venue that is the Lab at Queen’s Theatre, hospital-style hair nets were handed out. This method of blurring the lines between performance and real life pays off in spades due to the strength of the show itself. Being capable of eliciting anxiety, joy, and a whole gamut of emotions [...]

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Little shop… Little shoppa horrors… Little shop… Little shoppa terrors…   Oh right. The review! Without a doubt this has to be one of my favourite musicals. In saying that I am probably biased as I’ve seen three separate performances in the last three years.   The storyline follows the meek Seymour, an ex-street-urchin-come-shop-assistant at [...]

Scientology the Musical

Scientology the Musical

I have a blanket rule to always check out any show at the Fringe titled “____ the Musical”. This has so far always led to a good, entertaining 50 minute spectacle combining excellent original music and solid character performances parodying or mocking their subject. Scientology the Musical is no exception. Presented by local production group [...]