Let PK Entertain You

FIFTY+SA Entertainment Writer, Paul Kitching, shares his most anticipated events in Adelaide this autumn/winter, let PK entertain you!

Paul Kitching – aka PK – from Fuller Brand Communication has been out and about enough over his 50+ years to still have his finger on the pulse for the best things to see, do and enjoy in our excellent state. Whilst we all know life starts at 50, we also know what we like right?! And yes, we are choosy about how we dedicate our precious spare time. With lots on offer, PK reckons these gems are all worthy…

The Woman In Black

Dunstan Playhouse

Wed May 15 – Sun May 26

“One of British theatre’s biggest, and scariest, hits.” (The Guardian), there’s a reason this must-see show is Britain’s second longest running play after The Mousetrap. After three decades in the West End it’s coming to town starring the talented John Waters and Daniel MacPherson. This gripping, thrilling theatrical exploration of terror is unmissable and only here for a strictly limited season.


Missy Higgins

Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide Festival Centre 

Thu May 30 – Fri May 31 | Fri Jun 21

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Missy Higgins and that distinctive voice of hers impressed us all with the trailblazing debut, The Sound Of White? This promises to be an anniversary tour with a difference where this Aussie legend first eases into some of her hits and new songs, all stripped back, acoustic; before joining her full band to perform The Sound Of White in its entirety. Don’t miss the special return of the wonderful Missy Higgins.


Beating up the Beatles

Carclew Ballroom

Fri May 31 – Sat Jun 1

Have you discovered the vocal powerhouse Charlee Watt yet? Featuring some of Adelaide’s best young jazz musicians under the direction of David Goodwin this clever live show re-imagines jazz and soul/funk interpretations of Beatles standards by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and others. With innovations by Charlee Watt and some entirely new arrangements of old songs you already love, don’t miss ‘Beating up the Beatles’.


Lisa Simone

Adelaide Festival Centre

Sat Jun 22

Yes, this is Nina Simone’s mother! Dame Lisa Simone’s voice has earned her almost every accolade, with starring roles on Broadway, to albums topping the jazz charts. This highly anticipated Adelaide exclusive, entitled ‘Keeper Of The Flame’, sees Lisa Simone sing many of the classic songs made famous by her mother, the High Priestess of Soul, Dr Nina Simone. With a 16-piece band and everything from the tender ballad Black Is The Colour, to the gutsy brass-crescendos of Feelin’ Good, this premiere will be a must see show!


The King of Pop Show: Michael Jackson Live Concert Experience

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Fri Jun 28

This power packed performance features the dynamic showmanship of TJ Cappola who embodies the character, vocals and persona of Michael Jackson to perfection. Together with a live band, professional dancers, identical dance choreography, replica costuming and a state-of-the-art lighting spectacular. The King of Pop Show is said to be the most authentic and electrifying live tribute to Michael Jackson you’ll see.


Tenacious D

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Mon Jul 22

Before they were known as the “best rock band on earth”, former theatre students Jack Black and Kyle Gass first formed Tenacious D back in the late ‘90s in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where the band’s genius would take them. Following massive sold out shows across the globe this GRAMMY®-winning dynamic duo bring their Spicy Meatball Tour down to Australia & NZ for the first time since 2013. Maybe we’ll even get some bonus Britney covers! Don’t miss the mad energy that is Tenacious D!

And Don’t Miss…

  • Melissa Etheridge, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Sun May 12
  • Martha Wainwright, The Gov, Tue May 14
  • Engelbert Humperdinck, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sat May 18
  • Peter Hook & The Light, Hindley Street Music Hall, Tue May 21
  • Piaf! The Show, Norwood Concert Hall, Sat May 25
  • Pseudo Echo, The Gov, Fri May 31
  • Urzila Carlson, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Fri Jun 14 – Sat Jun 15
  • The Australian Ballet presents Jewels: A Balanchine Masterpiece, Adelaide, Festival Theatre, Fri Jul 12 – Thu Jul 18
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