This year has got off to an awful start. Thank God for the Adelaide Festival, a blaze of hope, skill and fun. Here are our critics' highlights of a beautifully crafted program.
Canadian artists Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young take the audience on a searing journey through the emotionally stunted landscape of a grieving father.
With its themes of family dysfunction, love, death, madness and the supernatural, this Old Testament story is ready-made for opera.
Every part of this production - staged outdoors in a quarry - shows evidence of the highest degree of collaboration and the greatest subtlety of decision.
Cate Blanchett howls and contorts in RED, del kathryn barton's ferocious exploration of female power.
Unsound Adelaide brought genre-crossing electronic music to the Adelaide Festival for the third year in a row– but this year’s program could've been much more adventurous.
The devised performance text of Beauty and the Beast at the Adelaide Festival promises to highlight concerns related to disability and societal taboos – but falls short of a world-class standard.
The work of American video artist Bill Viola is currently being shown in Adelaide, the broadest collection of his installations ever displayed in Australia.
In riverrun at the Adelaide Festival, Olwen Fouéré and her team have unlocked the theatrically in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.