Collective effort programs 23rd Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Why settle for just one Artistic Director when you can have nine?

To honour the Adelaide Festival Centre turning 50 in 2023, each of the Centre’s in-house festivals – including OzAsia, DreamBIG and Adelaide Guitar Festival – are doing something a little special this year.

In the case of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, a composite program reflecting the individual tastes of nine former artistic directors has been created – with several of the directors in question claiming their own moment in the spotlight.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts