Browsing Festivals by Subject "Adelaide Cabaret Festival"
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ItemCabaret Funnies - Fond and Furious. "iBob" by Bob Downe, "We Don't Have Husbands" by the Kransky Sisters, and "The Big Con" by Max Gilles and Eddie Perfect. Adelaide Cabaret Festival [review](The Adelaide Review, 2005-07-08) Bramwell, Murray RossThe Adelaide Cabaret Festival, in part, arose from the need to separate from the avalanche of stand-up comedy that dominates the Fringe. However, there has been no shortage of funny business in the Festival Centre recently in a program that has included the CNNNN jokers, Sandman and Flacco, Wil Anderson - and Bob Downe. Even after twenty one years, it seems, you can’t keep an irrepressible man down. Bob Downe, the acrylic and polyester alter ego of Mark Trevorrow, has - you might say - come of age. But he hasn’t quite arrived either because he belongs in a long and hilarious line of repressed entertainers, those, like Norman Gunston, whose vaulting ambitious outweigh their talents, and whose geek-detectors are permanently switched off. ItemLong Cool Drink From Brel's Well. Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2004 [review](The Australian, 2004-06-15) Bramwell, Murray RossWith 26 performances of its two week program already sold out, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is bringing a winter boost to the often dark Festival Centre. The opening weekend alone has some 11,000 punters in every nook and cranny of the building, eagerly grooving on musical styles from smooth soul, hip Cuban, and retro Broadway to contemporary Australian and French boulevard ballads. ItemNaked Observation to End Festival on a High. Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2004 [review](The Australian, 2004-06-25) Bramwell, Murray RossWhen you go to a show called Private Dancer what exactly might you expect? Dancer, performance artist, satirist and hostess, Wendy McPhee makes it very clear when she appears dressed only in a studded choker. After being captivated by the vivacious Micheline Van Houtem and her band Mich en Scene, the Cabaret Festival has to change gears for Paris Combo’s more eclectically cool style. ItemRocky Horror and a Pack of Droll Models. Adelaide Cabaret [review](The Australian, 2002-06-10) Bramwell, Murray RossIt may look like the blitz outside, but in every available performance space inside the Adelaide Festival Centre the joint is jumping. The major removal of the concrete crust that used to be the Centre’s Plaza is still continuing but that hasn’t deterred the second Adelaide Cabaret Festival with its seventeen day program featuring more than seventy different shows. First up is Sleepless Beauty, a rocky horror featuring Christa Hughes, lead singer of indie band Machine Gun Fellatio.The Rat Pack might have trouble recognising themselves in the form of Paul McDermott, Mikey Robbins and Sandman but the Adelaide audience is in raptures anyway.