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Einstein the Magic Bookworm | Mickster the Trickster | Oct 2017 Review

Mickster the Trickster – Einsten the Magic Bookworm | Review
Mickster the Trickster is a very likeable and funny magician who manages to weave comedy, suspense and magic into a show which younger kids can relate to.
Einstein the Magic Bookworm was perfect for the young crowd who loved being involved in looking for the ever elusive […]

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BEEP review photo by Windmill Theatre

BEEP by Windmill | Review

BEEP review
The brand new show from the makers of Grug, BEEP has a positive message about friendship and learning to welcome new people into your world.
Review by Susannah Marks
BEEP is set in a little village where each day is reassuringly familiar to the one before. The main character is Mort, a stripy, round creature who […]

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Yo-Diddle Diddle | Patch Theatre Company | Aug 2017 Review

Yo Diddle Diddle by Patch Theatre Company | Review
Based on the book, ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’ by Tony Wilson, this is the tale of a determined cow who faces many setbacks in her attempt to jump over the moon but keeps on persisting to reach her goal.
Patch Theatre tells the story of this […]

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Tetris – DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Space Theatre | Review 2017

[ 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 […]

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Mr Stink | Dunstan Theatre | Review | 20 May 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 […]

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The Listies 6D

The Listies 6D | Something on Saturday | Review

 
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 […]

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Hudsons Circus | Review | Apr 2017

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 […]

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Le Petit Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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Fauna Adelaide Fringe Review

Fauna at the Adelaide Fringe | Review

[ 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 […]

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Funtastico | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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WOMADelaide 2017 Review

WOMADelaide 2017 | Review

[ 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 […]

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Honk Jr Fringe

HONK! Jr | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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Balloonatics | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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Kid Dub Time Machine

Kid/Dub Time Machine | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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Like it or Loop it | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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Singin In the Rain JR | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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Out of this World | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

[ 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 […]

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Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

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 […]

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Loose Ends

Loose Ends | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Loose Ends
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 […]

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My Family is Weirder Than Your Family

My Family Is Weirder than your Family: Josh Earl | Something on Saturday | Review

 
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, […]

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Emily Loves to Bounce | Patch Theatre | Review

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 […]

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The 52 Storey Treehouse Live on Stage! | Review

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)!
Terry […]

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gazillion bubble show audience

Gazillion Bubble Show | Review | July 2016

 
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 […]

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Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz

Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz | Something on Saturday | Review

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 […]

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Something On Saturday The Composer Is Dead

The Composer is Dead | Something on Saturday & Adelaide Cabaret Festival | Review

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 […]

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