The holidays have come far too swiftly and parents all over Adelaide are hearing the dulcet chimes of the ‘I’m Bored!’ chorus.
Are you looking for something different? Something worthwhile? Something to nurture and showcase your young ones’ artistic talent?
Autumn Explore Arts at Carclew Youth Arts (11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide) gives young people a chance to experience a range of visual art, craft and computer art from African craft techniques to computer graphics and oil pastels.
Louis Nowra’s classic play, Cosi gets a fresh revival under direction of Greg Hay, Heartspace’s new director since the retirement of Chris Havey (Heartspace founder and long standing director).
It’s quite clear that this company, who have been made up of mainly the same players for more than a decade, work beautifully together as an ensemble and this latest production is no exception.
Performed in AC Arts impressive theatre, the minimalist set (by Greg Hay, Laura Arjona and David Hugo) places the audience into a burnt out rehearsal space and launches us into the mindscape of Louis, played by Benjamin Goodyear, who is the unwitting director of an Italian Opera played by a cast of mental patients who can’t sing, act, or speak Italian!
Smoke machines, musicians dressed as animals in suits, space helmets and long johns. That’s how the show opens and it doesn’t make much more sense from there! Gravity Boots is comprised of Adelaide born Michael Cleggett and James Lloyd-Smith, and Friends are musicians: Nathan Cox and Austin Harrison-Bray, and actors: Alyssa Mason and Matthew Barker. Their Adelaide Fringe show, Gravity Boots and Friends is a disjointed, nonsensical mish-mash of bizarre costumes, random outbursts, musical numbers, poetry and misplaced accents – and I loved it!
How do you spot a liar? Not as easily as certain police shows would have you believe, yet Mark Butler shows us real ways of hiding a lie, spotting a lie and why people lie, through a hilarious, autobiographical narrative of his own experiences. But is it autobiographical? Or is he lying?
A gentle and charismatic comedian, Butler is a personable performer who engages well with an audience and, although not many belly-laughs were had, he maintains a consistent chuckle in his cleverly written 50 minute Adelaide Fringe routine where he …