Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2022

Tina Arena, Artistic Director of the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, has announced her full program, while a taste of what is to come will be featured in tonight’s Variety Gala.

The Festival will include 377 artists across 97 performances, with 14 world premieres in the line-up. Arena happily admits that her first foray into festival programming has been “a massive challenge” but one she has loved, thanks to the collaborative support she has received from the team working with her, who she describes as “pretty fantastic human beings”.

“I have artistically directed a lot of what I do but it’s different when you are having to think about other things. I have really enjoyed the whole process, I’ve loved it. I’ve really enjoyed working with the team in Adelaide – a small but very dynamic team – it’s been nothing but a beautiful exchange and a real thinking outside the box. It’s been really wonderful,” she tells Limelight.

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