Adelaide festival

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Roger Chapman obituary
Other lives: Touring director at the National for 16 years who took the very best of British theatre around the globe

Carole Woddis

22, Jun, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Womadelaide’s unforgettable moments: ‘They didn’t know what to expect’
From an all-star train ride across the Nullarbor to an unexpected cricket plague, this year’s festival marks 30 years of border-defying music and art

Walter Marsh

12, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Golden Cockerel review – dazzling opera about a mad Russian autocrat
Director Barrie Kosky dusts off a 113-year-old tale of a tsar’s midlife crisis, never before seen in Australia – and the result is dizzying and hypnotic

Walter Marsh

05, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan review – powerful scenes of heartbreak and tenderness
Fifty years after the killing of an Adelaide academic inspired historic reform, a new oratorio co-written by Christos Tsiolkas offers an elegiac reckoning

Walter Marsh

04, Mar, 2022 @2:41 AM

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Crystal vaginas, giant noses and ‘vaudeville on acid’: Barrie Kosky on his most outrageous shows
Kosky is known globally for breathing spectacular excess into old work. As The Golden Cockerel opens at Adelaide festival, he discusses his boldest moments

Kelly Burke

03, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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The death of Dr Duncan: the gay hate crime that changed Australia
An inquiry found the murder was ‘merely a high-spirited frolic which went wrong’. Fifty years later, in Watershed, Christos Tsiolkas retells it in the sacred form of oratorio

Kelly Burke

25, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Risks, refunds and cancellations: your guide to buying tickets amid Covid this summer
From Sydney, Perth and Adelaide festivals to major shows, tickets make great last-minute gifts. But they could also be a roll of the dice

Elissa Blake

22, Dec, 2021 @2:14 AM

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Publishing powerhouse Louise Adler named director of Adelaide writers’ week
Adelaide-born publisher a frequent presence at Australia’s largest literary festival, having sat on panels and interviewed authors

Kelly Burke

02, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Adelaide festival launches 2022 program with a free open-air spectacular and international acts
Rock music legends Icehouse and an African chamber ensemble are among the acts featuring at Australia’s premier arts festival

Kelly Burke

26, Oct, 2021 @12:59 AM

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'As if they were written yesterday’: the global project bringing 3,000-year-old songs back to life
Adelaide festival’s choral concerts are the latest in a global series reframing ancient psalms, which composers believe are as relevant as ever

Steve Dow

26, Feb, 2020 @4:30 PM

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From extreme heat to sinking venues: how are festivals coping with climate change?
Adelaide festival’s opening weekend this year saw temperatures soar into the 40s. How are Australian arts festivals managing ever more intense weather?

Brigid Delaney

21, Mar, 2019 @2:21 AM

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'It's very good': how soap made from siphoned human fat left audiences in a lather
Dutch artist Julian Hetzel’s installation Schuldfabrik took a provocative look at the age of excess

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

12, Mar, 2019 @5:00 PM

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