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Love, Loss & Lattes - Review

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
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Love, Loss and Lattes, Tandanya Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival


Opening sounds of a coffee machine churning away set the scene for Love, Loss and Lattes. We wait in anticipation. Coffee mug in hand, Missy arrives. She sits at her desk, the home of many lingering coffee rings of hot liquid sustenance for long hours of study. Study is simply not her cup of tea as she leaves academic life to pursue high flying adventure.

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Photograph Missy


Using a variety of aerial aerobatic equipment, including pole, hoop and silks, Missy continues the story of her love affair with coffee. We see her contorted body suffering caffeine cravings.
We follow the progression of her life in her orders at the counter.

This interesting and high flying portrayal of a life well-sipped and savoured is showing at Tandanya Theatre in February. The late start time of 9.30pm allows for a wander through The Garden of Unearthly Delights before the show. Sample one of the many multicultural food and drink options. Some of food truck caterers even turn drink preparation into a show of their own!

Love, Loss and Lattes, Tandanya Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival


Love, Loss and Lattes, Tandanya Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival


There is time to browse good ole Dulcie, the Shop of Real Opportunity, the charity bus chock full of retro clothing, get a henna tattoo or maybe even a new pair of knickers!

Love, Loss and Lattes, Tandanya Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival


Love, Loss and Lattes, Tandanya Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival


It was disappointing to wait 20 minutes for our late show to start late. Tandanya has its own vibrant little bar with drinks available for $2.50 (soft drinks) to $9.00 (spirits), where you could while away the time. A ticket to Love, Loss and Lattes earns you a discount at the bar. I expect opening night teething problems will be ironed out on subsequent evenings.

Love, Loss and Lattes, Tandanya Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival




Love, Loss and Lattes is rated PG and has a content warning for use of flickering lights and loud sounds. The show runs for 45 mins Tandanya Theatre, 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.

All other photographs by JA Rossiter.
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Why? A high-flying caffeine hit experience.
When: Wednesday 24th - Sunday 28th February
Phone: 61 8 8100 2000
Where: Tandanya Theatre, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $20.00, Concession: $18.00, Groups of 6: $15.00
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