Not your usual cabaret suspects

Kate Ceberano’s final festival as Artistic Director explores the ever-evolving form of cabaret.

Image: Adelaide Cabaret Festival Gala

The 14th annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival program features an impressive range of talents and performances over 16 days and nights, taking in everything from the songs of Elvis Presley and Sixties vocal group The Crystals, to Australian convict stories in Vandemonian Lags. The cream of international cabaret is represented, with the likes of Robert Davi on the bill, alongside Australian stars including Anthony Warlow, Paul Capsis, Kylie Auldist, and Yana Alana.

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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