[ May 30, 2017; June 1, 2017; ]
Tetris – DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review
Watching Tetris to start with was a bit like walking into someone else’s conversation mid-way through, then all of a sudden just ‘getting it’. Based on the computer game, Tetris, the show starts out with Arch 8’s quartet interacting without speech, interlocking their bodies into very awkward looking shapes in […]
[ May 30, 2017; June 1, 2017; ]
Mr Stink | Review
Based on the hugely popular book by David Walliams, the production of Mr Stink ticks all the boxes: a fabulous cast, fantastic set and a lovely story.
Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book version of Mr Stink – the same team that brought the 52 Storey Treehouse to Adelaide last year […]
The Listies 6D
Review by Susannah Marks | Saturday 20 May 2017
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend then check out this hilarious interactive kids’ comedy show at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
The Listies 6D is all about the movies and (without spoiling the plot) you can expect haunted backpacks, vomiting puppets, toilet paper […]
Hudsons Circus | Review
I still have vivid memories of attending the cirucs as a child, so I had hoped my return to the circus would be as memorable this time around and it was! Hudsons Circus has all the elements of a traditional circus with a twist including some new, dangerous and exciting acts.
It was […]
Le Petit Circus | Review
Le Petit Circus features four energetic and dynamic performers who display their skills with enthusiasm and fun in this show designed to enthrall the audience.
Throughout the show, classic circus acts kept the audience engaged and clapping furiously and there was no stopping the action – from aerial acrobatics which had the […]
[ March 18, 2017; 4:00 pm; March 19, 2017; 4:00 pm; ]
Fauna Adelaide Fringe Review
A five star fabulous show, and winners of the Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award at the Adelaide Fringe ★★★★★
Review by Susannah Marks
I feel very lucky to have seen Fauna at the Ukiyo Tent at the Royal Croquet Club. It was an absolute treat for the senses and the performers deserve the standing ovation they […]
Funtastico | Fringe Review
This mysterious show is all about the power of imagination. Pierre Ulric talks about the power of science, history and imagination and how it influences the creation of illusion.
Ulric is quite mesmerising to watch as he performs a mix of illusion, magic, hypnosis and cards seamlessly. Before performing an illusion, Ulric explains the […]
[ March 10, 2017 7:00 pm to March 13, 2017 7:00 pm. ]
WOMADelaide 2017 Review
Once again Botanic Park transformed into a magical world of music and dance over the March long weekend as it played host to WOMADelaide, now in its 25th year. WOMADelaide is a fantastic four-day festival with something for everyone. This year there were eight separate stages and as usual a diverse and spectacular line-up.
WOMAD with the […]
HONK! Jr Review | Adelaide Fringe
By Catherine Leo
“Honk! Jr” is an exceptionally high quality production of a modern version of Hans Christian Anderson’s tale “The Ugly Duckling”.
Honk! Jr is performed by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus, which is a course for 8 -18 year olds. I was utterly impressed with their professionalism as I regularly scanned […]
Balloonatics | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review
Set in “The Bunka” of the Austral Hotel, this show is slightly on the ‘fringes’. The “Bunka” is a great little room, perfect for this funny show featuring the effervescent and very likeable comedian Chris Henry, complete with kilt and fantastic Scottish accent! Henry is witty and funny and […]
Kid/Dub Time Machine Review
Dust off your party pants: 11am is the new 11pm!
If you’ve been missing those days pre-kids when you could shake your stuff on the dance floor then add Kid/Dub Time Machine to your Fringe wish-list. A smorgasbord of favourite dance hits from the 1950s to now, Kid/Dub Time Machine will have you […]
Like it or Loop It | Review
by Catherine Leo
Adam Page has a face that radiates joy and a genuine love for what he does, that is instantly likeable. A brilliant muso, you’d at first be mistaken that he’s just got a few toilet gags up his sleeve (especially from the promo image above), but his talents […]
Singing in the Rain | Adelaide Fringe Review
It’s hard to believe that a cast of 10 to 18 year olds have managed to produce a musical production so slick! They certainly have done this under the direction of Theatre Bugs’ Michelle Davy.
Singin in the Rain Jr was an all-singing, dancing, tapping musical with bright costumes […]
[ February 25, 2017; 12:30 pm; ]
Out Of This World | Fringe Review
Set in the cosy Spiegel Zelt Tent, this little show tells the story of three astronauts who embark on a space mission to retrieve space rocks from one of the planets in our solar system.
The story includes tiny little snippets of information about each planet. On their journey, they encounter […]
Cirque Africa at the Adelaide Fringe | Review
100% African 100% Energy 100% Fun
If you’ve driven past Hindmarsh Square lately you may have noticed the Cirque Africa Big Top and been curious about the show. We had the absolute pleasure of seeing Cirque Africa and I’ll put it out there: this is one of the most […]
Wallace & Gromitt meet Mr Bean meets Tim Burton in this charming and highly visual show about magic and friendship
If your kids are anything like mine and are forever ransacking your recycling for boxes and bits & bobs for their latest creation then their imaginations will be sparked by Loose Ends. Walking into the Cascadeur tent […]
My Family is Weirder Than Your Family Review
Do you ever feel like you’re the only normal one in your family? That everyone else that shares a last name or a roof with you is just a little bit crazy? Well rest assured that Josh Earl feels your pain!
Josh Earl, host of ABC1’s Spicks and Specks, […]
Emily Loves to Bounce | Review
The creative geniuses behind award-winning, internationally renowned Patch Theatre have once again managed to produce more brilliant theatre for children with Emily Loves to Bounce, loosely based on the book of the same name by Michael Stephen King. When Henry introduces Emily into Amy’s orderly world it becomes disrupted. However, it’s not […]
The 52 Storey Treehouse.
Leave your logic at the door because you certainly won’t need it for this show! The 52 Storey Treehouse written by authors Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton and adapted for stage by Richard Tulloch is full of fun, silly characters and plain nonsense, which is why it is so appealing for children (and adults)!
Review by Catherine Leo
The Gazillion Bubble Show, appearing at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 14-17 July, 2016, is at times a simple, one woman show, featuring a range of delightful tricks… and at other times a theatre-filling swarm of laser beams and literally a gazillion bubbles! You’ll be gobsmacked!
Melody Fang has been blowing bubbles for audiences […]
Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz | Something on Saturday
Review and photographs by Susannah Marks
I was lucky enough to go to Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz at the Something on Saturday series with three children in tow and enjoy an afternoon of jumpin’, jiving’ jazzy beats and sheer joy.
Jazzamatazz features Ali McGregor, co-artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, accompanied […]
Something on Saturday | The Composer Is Dead
Review by Susannah Marks
Based on the book of the same name by Lemony Snicket, The Composer Is Dead is a musical whodunnit and a great introduction to the orchestra for kids.
The Something on Saturday program has teamed up with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to present this production with […]
Family Gala | Something On Saturday & Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Review by Susannah Marks
The Family Gala is new to Adelaide in 2016 and I’d say if the audience reaction was anything to go by it’ll be a regular part of the Something On Saturday season.
If you were lucky enough to get tickets to the Family Gala […]
[ April 19, 2016 to April 23, 2016. ]
The Moon’s a Balloon by Patch Theatre | Something on Saturday
Review by Cath Leo
The Moon’s A Balloon is a truly unique theatre experience aimed at 3 to 8 year olds, created by Patch Theatre and being shown at the Adelaide Festival Centre. No words, only music, and two performers interacting with balloons in a variety […]
Fun Times had by all at Ben & Holly LIVE | Review
Guest Post by Lauren Hunt of Teacher Types blog
I absolutely love live theatre for young kids. I think it’s just such a wonderful experience. In the past we’ve been to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Play School and more recently at the Adelaide Fringe, […]