Archive | Performance Reviews RSS feed for this section
Something On Saturday Family Gala

Family Gala 2016 | Something on Saturday & Adelaide Cabaret Festival | Review

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 […]

Continue Reading

The Moon’s a Balloon | Patch Theatre | Review | 19 to 23 Apr 2016

[ 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 […]

Continue Reading

Fun Times had by all at Ben & Holly LIVE | Review

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, […]

Continue Reading

Brat Kids Carnival | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 13, 2016; 3:00 pm; March 14, 2016; 3:00 pm; ]

The show began before the show! In the 10 minutes of so before the Brat Kids Carnival was due to start, it’s MC, a friendly and welcoming Fez was already interacting with the crowd – repeatedly offering water as it was a high 30’s day, playing banana throwing games with one of the stars of the show […]

Continue Reading

A Simple Space | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 11, 2016 to March 13, 2016. ]

A Simple Space is back at the Adelaide Fringe again and it’s still a must-see show. It’s wonderful to see a world-class performance and support these talented artists when they are back in Adelaide, their home town. There is such camaraderie between them producing such a positive vibe. We reviewed the show last year and […]

Continue Reading

Undertone | Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

[ March 1, 2016 to March 14, 2016. March 1, 2016 to March 14, 2016. ]
Undertone presents audiences with an experiment in the integration of electronic music and circus.
Each year the Fringe Festival program is bursting with experimental circus and physical theatre pieces aiming to stand out from the crowd and break the mould. Undertone achieves this with an honest and authentic performance by Victorian group ‘Black Carnation Productions’.

In the […]

Continue Reading

Defrosted | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

Defrosted: Clowns do that frosty film!
“Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. DEFROSTED is one big, bonkers blast of fun; a super-silly show for all the family featuring parodies of your children’s favourite film moments, lots of […]

Continue Reading

Diary of an Everyday Kid | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

‘Diary of an Everyday Kid’ is a production from the Prospect Theatre for Young People, filled with positive messages, aimed at kids aged 9 to 13 years.
It is currently being performed at the Holden Street Theatres in Hindmarsh during the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.
Themes of bullying, peer group pressure, body image, resilience and more, are portrayed through a […]

Continue Reading
The Stone Lion fringe

The Stone Lion | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 5, 2016 2:00 pm to March 6, 2016 2:00 pm. March 9, 2016; 11:00 am; March 12, 2016 2:00 pm to March 13, 2016 2:00 pm. ]
The Stone Lion by Meerkat Productions | Review
The Stone Lion is a delightful theatre production based on the book by Margaret Wild. It is not merely a straight adaptation of the story, this show is musical, has added audience interaction and participation, as well as more emphasis on some of the key themes of the […]

Continue Reading

Urban Latin Extravaganza | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

Like Australia’s most popular skivvy wearing performers, this band’s name starts with a W, ends with S, and has 7 letters…. and they get kids instantly on their feet when they start to play! They’re The Wholias!
Based in Adelaide, the members of the seven piece band hail from 4 different Latin American countries – Peru, El Salvador, Colombia and Venezuela […]

Continue Reading

The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo | Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

One man, a piano and an hour of laughs. ‘The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo’ is a funny and endearing show genuinely perfect for the whole family.
It’s always impressive when a solo artist can hold a captive audience for an entire performance. Without spoken word Thomas Monckton presents a show that has audiences […]

Continue Reading

Ghost – The Musical | 7 to 31 January 2016 | Review for Mums & Dads

Ghost The Musical | Review
It’s not very often that an international musical premieres in Adelaide before travelling interstate. Usually by the time a theatre production comes to Adelaide we’ve already read Australian reviews and heard all about it. Therefore we didn’t quite know what to expect when going to see Ghost The Musical at the […]

Continue Reading

Play School Live Concert | Once Upon a Time 2015 | Review

Play School Concert 2015 | Review
by Catherine Leo
The ever popular Play School Concert has been back in Adelaide during August with a new show called ‘Once Upon A Time’, starring regulars from the TV show, Teo Gebert and Rachael Coopes, and pianist Bill.
It was my first ever visit to a Play School concert and I […]

Continue Reading

Smashed | Fringe 2015 Review

Smashed is an artistic display of ensemble juggling mixed with modern dance and theatre. The mood is elegant with 1940s vintage music crooning. The whole show is pretty much all about apple juggling – 80 apples juggled amongst the team in a carefully choreographed show. There’s no dialogue – the 9 performers explore human emotions […]

Continue Reading

Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco | Fringe 2015 Review

Fringe Review: Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco
by Catherine Leo
Venue: Kevin Crease Studios, North Adelaide
Presented just a half an hour after it’s sister live show finishes (see Review here), the “Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco” provides a unique opportunity to connect with the stars […]

Continue Reading

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show | Fringe 2015 Review

Fringe Review: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show
By Catherine Leo
Venue: Kevin Crease Studios, North Adelaide
“Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show” is an extremely fun and entertaining, high energy musical comedy experience for kids of all ages, up to about 10 years of age…but […]

Continue Reading

VOILA! Tales of a Magical Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

Voila! is the delightful show by quirky Melbourne duo Lee Cohen and Emma Shepherd.  The combination of an entertaining magician and a talented circus performer keeps little ones engaged for 45 minutes of tricks as they follow the storyline of Emma’s wish to have Lee magically make a ‘real’ bunny appear!
Lee engages the audience with […]

Continue Reading

The Little Mermaid | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

The South Australian Children’s Ballet Company’s performance of the much loved fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, is a wonderful introduction for young audiences to the world of theatre and dance.  The costumes are bright, fun and colourful and the group dance scene music is uptempo and thoroughly enjoyable.   From the underwater party opening scene […]

Continue Reading
womad kidzone letters

Sights & Sounds of WOMADelaide 2013 & 2015 with Kids | Review

WOMADelaide 2013 Review
It was easy to find the KidZone area at WOMADelaide this year by looking out for the giant colourful letters spelling ‘WOMAD”.  Children were enjoying simple, old fashion fun just climbing the letters, playing chasy around them and posing for photographs for snap-happy parents!  There were endless activities on offer at WOMADelaide for kids, from arts and […]

Continue Reading

Seussical the Musical | Adelaide Fringe 2013 | Review

You would be hard pressed to find a family without a few Dr Seuss books on their bookshelves at home, with some passed down from one generation to the next they have been around for so long!  This adaption of the Broadway musical Seussical is performed by the Childrens Performing Company of Australia, who are […]

Continue Reading

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Theatre Bugs | Fringe 2013 | Review

We took along our own teddy bears and joined the Theatre Bugs crew on a little adventure in the Magic Forest. The story is simple enough for youngsters to follow of Teddy Taylor going on an adventure and meeting some loveable Flower Fairies and Toe-Tapping Teddies, including Fairy Snot-Face, with an unfortunate name that you […]

Continue Reading

Pants Down Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2013 | Review

10 out of 10.  Toe tapping, hand clapping, nail biting entertainment at its best for the whole family!  Pants Down Circus is a MUST SEE show offering non stop thrills from start to finish.  Both adults and kids alike will be absolutely amazed at the circus skills on display under The Big Top, from incredible acrobatics to unbelievable […]

Continue Reading

Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show | Fringe 2013 | Review

Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show was thankfully not stinky, but it was very, very silly – and very, very funny!  There was continuous laughter from the audience and so many ‘LOL’ moments from little ones who just adore the silliness Mr Snot Bottom gets away with.  Mr Snot Bottom is quite naughty, which of course the kids are […]

Continue Reading

No Place Like Home @ Carrick Hill | Adelaide Fringe 2013 | Review

While some of this year’s Fringe venues are inside fabulous, unique and quirky buildings and temporary structures, No Place Like Home @ Carrick Hill is located of course at Carrick Hill – held outside in the gardens (which is also home to one of our favourite activities the Story Book Trail).  There are two scene locations set up for […]

Continue Reading

Huggers – the Family Friendly Comedy & Cabaret Show | Adelaide Fringe 2013 | Review

With comedy, cabaret and a huge amount of fun for all the family to enjoy together, the energetic and informal variety showcase Huggers returns to Adelaide for a second year after sell-out shows at festivals worldwide.
There’s enough variety to entertain all ages, with a different line-up at every show – and performers selected from the best […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Continue Reading
Back to Top