adelaide cabaret festival

Interview: Sven Ratzke talks HOMME FATALE and working with Thierry Mugler at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

June 18, 2018

The supernova of international cabaret and festival favourite, Sven Ratzke returns to Australia this week for his new show HOMME FATALE as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The show features Ratzke’s masterful storytelling is eclipsed only by his sensational vocal performances, including works by Rufus Wainwright, Dez Mona, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop. Sosefina Fuamoli […]

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5 Tips for Navigating the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

May 31, 2018

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is upon us for another year – from June 8th through until June 23rd, Ali McGregor‘s latest program is set to bring some revered international names together with some of Australia’s brightest musical and theatrical talent for some truly indulgent, entertaining nights out. If you’ve not been exposed to the delights of the […]

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5 Must See Shows For Music Lovers at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival

May 25, 2018

Get ready for a smorgasbord of glitz and glamour, because the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is back for yet another year and it’s looking as fabulous as ever! Running from the 8th-23rd of June, this year’s program is bursting with musical gems- from shiny show tunes to unexpected cover bands. Music lovers will be spoilt for […]

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Matilda’s Elise McCann on her new Roald Dahl inspired album Dahlesque

July 2, 2017

Known for her award-winning role as Miss Honey in the recent Australian tour of smash-hit musical Matilda, Elise McCann has now taken her love and knowledge of Dahl’s work one step further- creating an album that draws upon and inspired by the magical works of one of the world’s most beloved authors. We caught up […]

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Review: Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Backstage Club was the perfect way to taste the festival’s many shows

June 26, 2017

There are traditional cabaret MC’s and then there is Reuben Kaye. With an outrageous dress style, enough glitter to drown a Pride Mach and dark eyelashes that make him look like Jeannie Little has had a stroke, Reuben has gone to way too much effort to not let everyone have a good time. He prances, […]

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Tina Del Twist is Gold Class

June 16, 2017

You can tell the moment that Tina Del Twist (Wes Snelling) lurches out onto stage, with a bottle clutched in her hand, knocking over several props along the way, that this is going to be a wild ride. Introducing her band, visible to only Tina, she reminisces about her recent “world tour”, which we suspect […]

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Review: BRIEFS head out of this world with Close Encounters at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

June 11, 2017

Seated at a table at the end of a catwalk thrust out into the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, two girls in their mid to late-20’s take up seats around the same table, wide-eyed and chattering excitedly. A well-dressed bearded man dances his way over to the table holding a silver bucket, singing to the disco music […]

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Ali McGregor & Eddie Perfect’s sophomore Adelaide Cabaret Festival kicks off at Her Majesty’s Theatre

June 10, 2017

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is officially off and running for another year – with hundreds of Cabaret lovers streaming out into the cold Friday city night for the annual festival Variety Gala to mark the Opening Night. For Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect‘s second year as Artistic Directors, the program demonstrates an emphasis on the cultivation on homegrown […]

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Comedy Review: Bridget Everett and Murray Hill cross the line at their Melbourne live show

June 8, 2017

I’ve been to A LOT of live theatre and comedy shows, but none like what I experienced last night. Alarmingly, I wasn’t too familiar with Bridget Everett or Murray Hill‘s work, so I was walking in blind, but I enjoyed the fact they had worked alongside the likes of Amy Schumer and Dita Von Teese. Talk […]

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Interview: Reuben Kaye’s ‘Journey to the Centre of Attention’ brings him back to Adelaide

June 6, 2017

We first came across Reuben Kaye when he touched down in Adelaide for this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival. The impact he made on the crowds at shows and on stage at the Fringe Club after hours was one for the books, so it’s no real surprise that the entertainer is back in Adelaide for this year’s Adelaide Cabaret […]

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8 Must See Shows at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival

June 6, 2017

Cabaret is an art form that has something for everyone. The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, running from the 9th to the 24th of June showcases this perfectly. In its 17th year, it has a great mix of classic and contemporary performers from both Australia and overseas. We have listed some of the must-see acts for you […]

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Seven events, festivals and productions not to miss around Australia this June

June 1, 2017

Australia does not tread quietly during the winter, with major events and festivals all over the country through the month of June. Here’s just seven unmissable events, festivals and productions not to miss around the country this month! Dark Mofo (Tasmania) Embracing the darkness of the southern winter solstice, Dark Mofo transforms the city of […]

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Lance Horne (US) talks bringing First Things Last to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

June 16, 2016

Lance Horne is a ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, lyricist…everything. The Emmy award winner is on his way to Adelaide this weekend for an unforgettable show at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – an opportunity to showcase his new album, First Things Last, not to mention some extra special surprises along the way. His one-night-only show in […]

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Moira Finucane describes the new Finucane & Smith production, The Birds, flying to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

June 14, 2016

As we now get stuck into this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, it’s pretty damn evident that Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect are just getting started when it comes to rolling out a brilliantly curated program of performers over the next few weeks. Having Finucane & Smith back in Adelaide with their brand new production of The Birds is set […]

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Twins – Dunstan Playhouse (12.06.16)

June 13, 2016

For some, it wouldn’t have been the Adelaide Cabaret Festival without Rhonda Burchmore making an appearance throughout its run at some point. This year, audience members got more for their money, with the leggy Aussie icon returning to the stage alongside her ‘twin’, the irrepressible Trevor Ashley. Wrapping up their season in Adelaide at the Dunstan Playhouse […]

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Dita Von Teese – Burlesque: Strip, Strip Hooray! – Festival Theatre (13.06.16)

June 13, 2016

Dita Von Teese is a name many will have heard about, but have not experienced in her full glitz and glamour. Associated with seduction, flawlessness and opulence, the American burlesque icon graced Adelaide’s Festival Theatre overnight to close out the Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s official opening weekend – and our long weekend. An early announced headliner, Von […]

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review: Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle – Artspace (11.06.16)

June 12, 2016

There’s a sweet tenderness behind Hew Parham‘s popular clown character of Rudi. As the audience came to realise through the duration of Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle last night at the Festival Centre’s Artspace, Rudi is much more than a young clown put on stage to make us laugh. Those who were at the Cabaret Festival’s Variety Gala on […]

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The 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival opens with a bang with annual gala

June 11, 2016

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is officially GO, after a packed out Adelaide Festival Theatre enjoyed a night of entertainment at the festival’s annual gala performance overnight. The show gave the audience just a taste of what’s to come over the next few weeks of shows, with various local Australian and international artists treading the stage […]

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Sammy J steps from comedy into cabaret, discusses his upcoming visit to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

June 9, 2016

Sammy J has long been associated with his partner in crime, the purple and ever-entertaining, Randy. We last saw the twosome at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where they took the South Australian audiences through the story of their wild and fantastical theme park. Since then, things have been somewhat on the outs for the duo. Giving Sammy […]

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7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (June 2016)

June 3, 2016

Time to take a look at seven of the must-see arts events happening around Australia this month – June 2016. As the winter sets in, there are hidden gems all around Australia to go and see: Il Signor Bruschino A operatic farce of dual identity where a two lovers attempt to deceive their elders in […]

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Hew Parham takes us through Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle ahead of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

May 31, 2016

The 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival is mere weeks away and with this year’s tagline a lingering ‘What Comes Next…’, the program curated by incoming Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect is indeed diverse and does well in breaking traditions. Taking the concept of ‘cabaret’ and the different forms of artistic expression that can be pulled under its banner, […]

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Dita Von Teese headlines the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

April 4, 2016

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival this year has been programmed with the concept of what Cabaret could be and under the watchful creative eye of first time Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, a stellar festival line up has been announced! Taking over from outgoing A.D Barry Humphries, McGregor and Perfect have taken to their new role at the […]

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