Fest Mag – Review: Exquisite (An Evening with Mama Alto) ★★★★

Mama Alto brings the soul back to jazz ★★★★ By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 18 FEB 2019 Original Post at Fest Mag Transcending the modern era, Mama Alto’s voice seems to exist in all times and places. At moments it's hard to believe the performance is staged in Adelaide’s converted Freemason’s Hall and not a Downtown …

Fest Mag – Review: Fringe Wives Club: Glittergrass ★★★★

Another smash for the Fringe Wives as two new members join the club ★★★★ By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 18 FEB 2019 Original Post at Fest Mag An ode to “wild women and fierce femmes,” Fringe Wives Club have produced yet another must-see show. Glittergrass is a musical parody imbued with hilariously delivered pop ballads, served with their …

Fest Mag – Betty Grumble: Review ★★★★

Betty Grumble: Love & Anger (or Sex Clown Saves The World AGAIN!) ★★★★ Betty Grumble’s target audience are sex-positive, passionate feminists with matriarchal tendencies. It’s important to keep this in mind in case you are shocked by nudity or aren't ready to be verbally shut down, as one hapless male heckler was tonight. It’s abundantly …

Fest Mag – ICONIC: an Interview with Ian Stroughair aka Velma Celli

Dragging up History with Velma Celli: Ian Stroughair interview Ian Stroughair aka Velma Celli takes Fringe audiences through drag's storied past By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 08 MAR 2018 Caberet performer and London’s West End theatre alumnus, Ian Stroughair, has an iconic story to tell about LGBTQIA history. Two stories actually, if you count the endearingly camp …

Fest Mag – The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical: Review ★★★

The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical ★★★ By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 04 MAR 2018 Musicals about Australian politicians always seem to land well amid a government that is constantly the butt of the nation’s jokes. But the folks behind The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical belt out some food for thought: "Maybe the joke is on …

Fest Mag – Review: Memories of Growing Up ★★★★

21: Memories of Growing Up ★★★★ By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 04 MAR 2018 Human emotion in art is difficult to portray with authenticity. Even rarer still is the ability to elicit that mirrored experience of genuine emotion from viewers. Swiss artist Mats Staub manages this feat brilliantly in 21: Memories of Growing Up. This audio-visual installation serves …

Fest Mag – Have You Tried Yoga? Review ★★★★

Have you tried yoga? ★★★★ By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 04 MAR 2018 Have you tried yoga? tackles the toxic notions of what it means to have a disability, by rebuking the wider narrative that disabilities are confining or burdensome, and by bluntly telling anyone with homeopathic or wellness strategies to, quite explicitly, "fuck off." Rachel Edmonds stars …

Fest Mag – FARRAGO by Anna Cherkasova: Review ★★★

Anna Cherkasova: FARRAGO ★★★ By Letti K-Ewing PUBLISHED 25 FEB 2018 Anna Cherkasova has taken over Nexus Arts’ gallery space by adorning the walls with her precise black and white line-work, in an interactive installation that invites viewers of all ages to pick up a coloured pen and join in the fun. This is an evolving …