Adelaide Fringe Festival

Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Amanda Palmer tells all in her one woman show “There Will Be No Intermission” – Bonython Hall, Adelaide (14.02.20)

February 17, 2020

Amanda Palmer has created a deeply personal, autobiographical performance piece that resonates with passion and dignity. As the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, Palmer is no stranger to controversy and never shies away from the difficult conversation. “Cornflake Girl” by Tori Amos fills Bonython Hall, signally the arrival of Amanda Palmer. Dressed in a […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Club Briefs closes out the Fringe with bang – Bonython Hall (17.03.19)

March 18, 2019

The Adelaide Fringe is over for another successful year and Club Briefs was the perfect way to celebrate the final evening. The Briefs Factory is an Australian creative collective who “manufacture, cultivate and present evocative, irreverent, physical performance”. Our MC for the night is Shivannah, who is sassy, loud and irreverent. Her costume changes between […]

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Adelaide Fringe review: Ambient Orchestra presents an Ambient Primer of Fripp / Eno, Laraaji and Satie – Elder Hall (15.03.19)

March 17, 2019

American Composer/Conductor Evan Ziporyn opened a two-night residency in Elder Hall with a world premiere featuring new arrangements of Fripp/Eno’s “Evening Star, Side A”; Laraaji’s “Dances From Day of Radiance” plus his own “Frog’s Eye” and an Ambient Orchestra arrangement of Satie‘s Gymnopedies. Ziporyn addresses the audience at the start of the show to explain […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Redhead Cabaret: Carrot Tops (+ bottoms) – Gluttony

March 12, 2019

The Redhead Cabaret is a company of red-haired performers with a mission to share all the energy and pizzaz that this genetic disposition boasts. So reads the manifesto to this late night cabaret. As the sold out crowd fills the tent, a schoolteacher with a whip and a boy in a g-string stand on stage […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Tim Ferguson is Living a Fast Life on Wheels – National Wine Centre until March 17

March 11, 2019

Tim Ferguson is probably best known as one of the members of the comedy trio Doug Anthony All Stars that were particularly popular on Australian television screens in the late 80’s. In this Adelaide Fringe performance, Ferguson chats to us about his life and times, including his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis; “Why have just one […]

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Adelaide Fringe Hosts the Third Annual Donut Olympics in the Garden of Unearthly Delights (11.03.19)

March 11, 2019

In what has now become an annual tradition, Tom Flanagan of Donut Diner has presented the third Donut Olympics in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Teams from Security, FOH, Box Office, event staff and even circus performers and Barbu pitted their skills for the dubious honour of Donut Champions. Events included a watermelon eating contest, […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Orbital + Severed Heads – RCC, Maths Lawns (03.02.19)

March 5, 2019

This year, the RCC in the Adelaide University has presented a bold and diverse range of acts for the Fringe and one of those has to be the combination of two iconic electronic musical acts, Orbital and Severed Heads. Held outdoors on the Maths Lawns, Severed Heads opened with an easy collection of beats and […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Djuki Mala – Umbrella Revolution, Adelaide (24.02.19)

February 26, 2019

North East Arnhem Land dancers Djuki Mala return to Adelaide Fringe this year to once again deliver their high-energy, and highly original dance performance, and it should be on the top of everyone’s must-see list!   Beginning their performance with traditional dance, Djuki Mala demonstrated their skill at telling a story through movement, whilst behind them projected images set the scene and […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Matt Tarrant presents More Unsolved – Gluttony (until 10th March)

February 21, 2019

Adelaide born Matt Tarrant has made magic his career and it has served him well as the highest selling solo act of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe after many years of awards and a 2017 stint on Australian Survivor. This year Matt returns to the Fringe with a show called More Unsolved. The show opens with […]

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Five shows not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 5, 2019

This year, like any other, sees the Adelaide Fringe Festival produce some of the most worthwhile shows to go see all year,. So many in fact, it’s hard to know where to begin! But we have found you the five shows you’ll not want to miss, when the festival takes over the South Australian city […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Aphrodite and the Invisible Consumer Gods turns the spotlight on objectifiction with boldness and humour

March 8, 2018

Aphrodite is the Goddess of Love and Beauty and was born from the foam in the waters of Paphos, on the island of Cyprus. She supposedly arose from the foam when the Titan Cronus slew his father Uranus and threw his genitals into the sea. How does this tie in with a play about consumer […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: #nofilter Fair at Carclew brings the community together in North Adelaide

March 7, 2018

Carclew has been a youth arts hub for young adults for many years and offers a range of opportunities for the under 26. The #nofilter Fair and open day was a way to showcase some of the arts on offer, including visual arts and music with Emma Rowe releasing a new single and video. Headspace […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Naked Magicians expertly deliver exactly as advertised

March 5, 2018

The Naked Magicians are just exactly as you would expect – two guys who strip down and perform magic tricks to a mostly female audience. This is no place for a guy’s night out, but there are probably plenty of “girl’s nights” in the audience. Endlessly touring Australia, the pair just wrapped up a run […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: jden redden truly is The Expert at the Card Table

February 27, 2018

Usually a magician likes to keep his tricks a secret for obvious reasons. But jden redden is no ordinary magician. Part of the Adelaide Fringe, over the course of an hour, jden performs card tricks and then explains how they are performed. The audience is led upstairs at La Boheme Theatre and sits around a […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Ferrari – Unlimited Kilometres at the Kentish Wine Shed

February 26, 2018

Jane Ferrari (normally known as just “Ferrari”) spent 30 years in the Australian wine industry, brand building and promoting wine both locally and abroad. Her show Unlimited Kilometres is a tribute to the people and places she’s met and been to along the way. Opening night at the Kentish Wine Shed was filled to the […]

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Five shows not to miss at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 21, 2018

This year’s Adelaide Fringe festival is in full swing, and we’ve scooped together the five shows and events not to miss! Comedy: Wil Anderson – Wilegal  He had sell out shows in 2017 across the world, and this year, Wil Anderson, the host of ABC Tv’s Gruen, returns to entertain audiences with his stand up […]

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Sneak a peek in the Garden of Unearthly Delights at the Adelaide Fringe

February 16, 2018

Thursday night marked Grand Opening Night at the Garden of Unearthly Delights with free performances, fireworks and much excitement. The newly installed venue known as The Box showcased  a selection of  artists from The Fun House, magician Kevin Quantum and New York ska trio Too Many Zooz among many others. Let the Adelaide Fringe begin. […]

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Interview: Harry Clayton-Wright readies tearaway teen, Rebecca, for Adelaide Fringe Festival first

December 8, 2017

Entertainer. Performance artist. International mischief maker. Internet provocateur. Three descriptions of British artist Harry Clayton-Wright, that are more than fitting. An entertainer unafraid of pushing boundaries of trashy comedy and cabaret, toeing the line of cheeky risqué and the all-out ribald, Clayton-Wright’s work mixes endearing charm with a maniacal confidence that has made him a popular […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Kevin Quantum: Illuminations is a whirl of entertaining magic. (10.3.17)

March 19, 2017

It’s not every day you get to see a magician live on stage who has been mentored by the best in the world, Penn and Teller. Kevin Quantum, AKA Kevin McMahon, was a regular guy once, a scientist in fact, but in the mid-2000s, a popular reality TV show called Faking It saw him chosen to be trained in a […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Chemsex Monologues – The German Club (Performances until 19th March)

March 16, 2017

The Chemsex Monologues is a 2016 play written by British playwright Patrick Cash and performed by London Ensemble, Dragonflies Theatre. It is a confronting look at the anonymous underground world of gay sex parties in London. The narrator (Richard Watkins), sitting in a chair on a bare stage launches into graphic description of his night on drugs and […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Justice and Trainweck Change History – The Producers (Performances until 19th March)

March 16, 2017

It’s that time of the Fringe when you feel like you’ve seen all the big shows in the major hubs. There’s a week left, surely there’s more to the Fringe than the Garden. Now’s the time to venture further out to smaller venues such as Tandanya, Tuxedo Cat or the Producers. It’s upstairs at the […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Nick Cody – On Fire – Fowler’s Live (12.03.17)

March 15, 2017

Settle. Despite the misleading title of the show, Nick doesn’t actually set himself on fire. Looking past that slightly disappointing fact, what he does do is make you laugh. On Fire is the quintessential Aussie stand-up show. No-one is safe. Bogans, Hooligans, his mum – they all cop it in this show. And it’s funny. […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Blanc de Blanc – Magic Mirror Spiegeltent (Performances until 19th March)

March 10, 2017

It’s time to dust off that schoolboy French and put on your dancing shoes because Blanc de Blanc has come to the Adelaide Fringe. The beautiful Magic Mirror Spiegeltent is the perfect setting for this show. A wrought iron staircase leading to a balcony overlooks the main stage and the audience is seated in the round. Blanc […]

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Kate Ceberano talks longevity, romance through song & an absolute thirst for music

March 10, 2017

What do you ask an artist who is not only so prolific and influential, but an incredibly assertive, humble, and passionate talent? How do you discover, or even uncover something new about an artist whose career spans over 30 years? These were just a few of the thoughts bumping into the edges of my mind […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Anya Anastasia Rogue Romantic – Royal Croquet Club (Performances until 19th March)

March 6, 2017

As we take our seats in the Black Forest at the Royal Croquet Club, we spot a lone figure in a flowing red dress slumped over an onyx grand piano. Around her three other figures are cleaning and sweeping. Oblivious to the crowd around her, she begins a piano melody, a sad song about loneliness. […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Wanderers Present Crosby Stills And Nash & Little River Band – Jive (03.03.17)

March 6, 2017

I almost didn’t want to write this review. Something about the idea of trying to sum this performance up with words repulsed me. It seemed pretentious, inauthentic and completely at odds with what I experienced on Friday night at an unassuming little bar named Jive in Adelaide. Wanderers, formerly known as the Wasted Wanderers, are […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Dave Callan: Every Video Clip Ever* – Rhino Room (Performances to March 12th)

March 4, 2017

Ever sat in the living room watching music videos and wondered to yourself, “What the hell is going on here,”? Well, Dave Callan has. And in his riotous fringe show for 2017, he takes you deep into the weirdness that is music videos. Some would say MTV have a lot to answer for. As a […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review & Photos: The Kinsey Sicks’ DRAGAPELLA will leave you in stitches (Performances at Studio 7 until 19th March)

March 4, 2017

The Kinsey Sicks are “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet” and it’s easy to see why. With patriotic red white and blue costumes straight from the fifties, and four part harmonies of your favorite songs over the last twenty-three years, these girls know how throw to party. A tupperware party, that is. The four girls: Trixie, Trampolina, […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review & Photos: Little Death Club – The Black Forest, Royal Croquet Club (Performances until 19th March)

March 3, 2017

Little Death Club is not like most cabaret shows. The slightly twisted and strange collection of acts is what would be classified as Fringe by people who complain that the fringe has become too safe and mainstream. Dressed in black sequins and feather, MC Bernadette “Bernie” Byrne wanders through the crowd, greeting the seated guests […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Zeppelin Was a Cover Band – Koffee Ink at LIVE on 5, Adelaide Oval

March 1, 2017

Anyone who has done a minute’s research into popular music history understands that if you attempt to trace pretty much any style of contemporary music back to its roots, you end up at 1920’s Blues. It’s generally considered that that’s because as these originators of guitar driven music pushed lyrical and melodic boundaries, they influenced […]

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