Dr Diana Carroll

Dr Diana Carroll is a writer, speaker, and reviewer based in Adelaide. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Woman's Day, and B&T. Writing about the arts is one of her great passions.

Dr Diana's Latest Articles

Sherlock Holmes. Image is a grey-haired middle aged man in a gold brocade smoking jacket.
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Performance review: Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act, Adelaide Fringe Festival

A one-man performance channelling arguably the world's most famous detective.

Alexander Gavrylyuk seated at a piano in concert.
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Music review: Majesty, Adelaide Town Hall

A sell-out performance of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Piano Concerto No 1, Musgrave's Rainbow and Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony.

The Children at Adelaide Festival Centre. Two women and a man stand inside interior of a house.
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Theatre review: The Children, Adelaide Festival Centre

Award-winning UK playwright Lucy Kirkwood examines the fall-out from a nuclear disaster.

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Chopin and the Mendelssohns. Image is a headshot of a woman with a side parting and wavy shoulder length hair, tilting her head on one side and smiling at the camera.
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Music review: Chopin and the Mendelssohns, Adelaide Town Hall

The Australian Chamber Orchestra made fine music with pianist Polina Leschenko.

Marriage of Figaro. Image is a young woman in a wedding dress with veil holding out her arm with her hand held by a young man in a formal suit.
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Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro, State Opera SA

Mozart’s delightful opera buffa gets a modern makeover.

Welcome to Your New Life. Image is of three people sitting in a Play School like set, a man and a woman on a couch, looking expectant and listening intently, and a third person on a cube with the number 7 on the side talking to them.
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Theatre Review: Welcome to Your New Life, State Theatre Company SA

Based on a memoir, 'Welcome to your New Life' explores pregnancy and motherhood.

National Art School. Image is a group of women behind a table and looking at the ceramics displayed on it.
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Music Review: Ecstasy, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Series 8, Adelaide Town Hall

The ASO's final Symphony Series for 2023 featured outstanding contributions from violinist Anthony Marwood and conductor Chloé van Soeterstède.

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Performance Review: Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream, Space Theatre, OzAsia Festival

A brilliant monologue brimming with existential angst and traditional Indian ice cream. 

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