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Tröll | Space Theatre | DreamBig Children’s Festival | Review

Tröll by Trick of the Light Theatre, NZ, at the DreamBig Children’s Festival | Review
Review by Brooke Hendry
Scary scratching behind the walls, cables moving like snakes & a sarcastic Icelandic grandma that knows all there is to know about terrifying Trolls…
As we enter Space Theatre, we see only a table and a projector screen as […]

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Still Point of a Turning World | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Still Point of a Turning World at DreamBIG Children’s Festival – Review
This interactive performance invites you to explore a patchwork of experiences, which will inspire you to question who you are and how you affect the world around you. 
by Carla Caruso
I’m always up for new experiences. And going to a show, where attendees are at […]

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The Wedding Singer Musical | Review | 9 – 24 Apr 2021

The Wedding Singer Musical – Review 
The Wedding Singer musical is a kaleidoscope of 80s fun, complete with the most mullets and worst hairstyles you’ve seen in one place in about 40 years. Yes, the 80s really are that long ago.
Based on the hit 1998 movie made popular by Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the stage […]

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Hiccup! | Windmill Theatre Co | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

Hiccup! by Windmill Theatre Co
Review by Sharon Harrington
Join Eddie and his animal friends on their mission to cure a koala with the hiccups in this luminous, retro rock camping adventure comedy!
Eddie and his best bud, Lucky the Teddy, set up camp in the outback, desperate for a chance to leave the noisy city behind and […]

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Australian Premiere | The Wedding Singer Musical | Adelaide | 9-24 Apr 2021

Enjoy all the fun of the film at the Australian premiere of The Wedding Singer musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, starring Adelaide’s own Nadia Komazec.
by Carla Caruso
Who can forget the ’80s-set movie, The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore? The neon-bright clothes, the teased hair, the comedy, the iconic lines!
Well, the story is […]

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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular | Adelaide | Review

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers at Adelaide’s Bonython Park – Review
Catch your fave Sesame Street characters ‘live’ onstage, along with circus performers from around the globe, in this 90-minute spectacular.
by Carla Caruso
Sesame Street was one of my must-watch TV shows as a kid. It’s one my boys are less familiar with, but it didn’t […]

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Peter Combe in Fix the Fence with Sticky Tape | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Timeless children’s entertainer still has the kids dancing in the aisles
Review by Sharon Harrington
When I think of classic children’s songs, I think of tiny little people singing “Wash your face in orange juice, clean your teeth with bubblegum” with gleeful abandon. This made deciding on a children’s Fringe show a no brainer. I must also […]

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FANGIRLS | Adelaide Festival | Review

FANGIRLS – 2021 Adelaide Festival Review
FANGIRLS is an energetic, youthful and fun musical with excellent messages about family, friends and enjoying what you love – no matter what other people think.
FANGIRLS cheekily explores many of the difficulties of coming of age, including friendship drama, family life, school, and the horrific injustice of your mum refusing […]

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Disco Wonderland | Adelaide Fringe 2021 | Review

Disco Wonderland – Dancing Til Dawn
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A shimmering musical sensation that will have you smiling from start to finish, bopping in your chair, singing along, and dancing (yay to finally being able to dance again)!

Disco Wonderland transports us to the era of New York nightclub Studio 54, with all the groovy sequins and hot pants, in […]

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The Pulse | Adelaide Festival | Review

The Pulse – Gravity & Other Myths
Incredible acrobatics from dizzying heights, accompanied by a soulful choir, with stunts and songs that will leave you breathless.
The Adelaide-based physical theatre company Gravity & Other Myths are no stranger to Mad March in Adelaide and they have returned with their show The Pulse as part of the Adelaide Festival in […]

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Chicksal 500 | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Chicksal 500 at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe
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Review By Cath Leo
An all-star line up of female comedians awaits you in The Boboli Tent at the Garden of Unearthly Delights!
Geraldine Hickey, Cal Wilson, Lizzy Loo and the incredible Denise Scott join forces to bring you a a lively show with the benefit of four […]

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Circus Wonderland – A Mermaid’s Tale | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Circus Wonderland – A Mermaids Tale at the Adelaide Fringe 2021 | Review
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Circus Wonderland – A Mermaid’s Tale, is a delightful circus show with an enthralling mix of acrobatics, slapstick and aerial acrobatics. It is aimed at younger audiences, but it’s so good that even older kids and adults will find it hard not to […]

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Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show at the Adelaide Fringe | Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars
Review By Sharon Harrington
A high energy, silly circus adventure that might even get your tots to eat their broccoli!
As we entered Gluttony, my little girls were immediately drawn to a charming woman with two long brown plaits, stripey knee high socks and […]

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Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Business with Pleasure at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe
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Review By Cath Leo
Anne and Lloyd might be best known to you from their appearances on Channel 10’s Have you Been Paying Attention‘ and previous Adelaide Fringe Festivals, or in Anne’s case her work as the hilarious beauty expert Helen Bidou on Get Krackin’ and the […]

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Room on the Broom | Dunstan Playhouse | Review

Room on the Broom at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide city – Review
The bestselling picture book and TV short is now a magical theatre show, wowing Adelaide audiences.
by Carla Caruso
It’s great to see theatre venues opening up again after a difficult year. And kids’ show, Room on the Broom, is a fab way for theatre lovers to […]

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91-Storey Treehouse Live On Stage

The 91-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Theatre

91-Storey Treehouse | Review
by Brooke Hendry
Children have been captivated by Andy and Terry and their fantastical, wild, wacky and ever-expanding Treehouse since the first book, The 13-Storey Treehouse, hit the shelves in 2011.
Over the years, their continued Treehouse stories have kept young imaginations immersed in Andy and Terry’s crazy world. Following their adventures full of […]

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Me & My Shadow | Patch Theatre | Review

Me & My Shadow by Patch Theatre – Review
by Carla Caruso
Been a while since you’ve gone to a theatre show, care of COVID-19? Well, now’s the time to revel again in that feeling of sitting among other art lovers in a darkened theatre as colour and action unfold onstage – with groups socially distanced, of course.
Adelaide […]

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Mr. Snot Bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really Bad, Bad Show | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Mr. Snot Bottom – is his Fringe show really that terrible, horrible and really really bad?
By Brooke Hendry
★★★★ 4 stars for nauseating comedy that made our faces sore from laughter
Looking for a downright disgustingly hilarious show to cap off the Adelaide Fringe for another year?
If your kids (and you too!) think that pop-offs, boogers, poo […]

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The African Elephant of My Heart: Dance Extravaganza | Adelaide Fringe | Review

The African Elephant of My Heart: Dance Extravaganza kids’ show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for animal-tastic fun for juniors
Ever wondered what your ‘animal spirit guide’ might be? While it sounds a bit Hollywood, the concept actually stems from a Native American tradition.
‘Totem animals’ are said to be animal guides […]

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Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret | Adelaide Fringe | Review

New Decade, New Show! Introducing… Baby Cabaret!
by Ashleigh Grant
★★★½- 3½ Stars for some wiggly, giggly fun!
Are you wondering where you have seen this smiley woman with the adorable Minnie mouse hair before? Monski Mouse has been tearing up the dance at the Adelaide Fringe since 2012 with her popular under 5, Baby Disco! Well, it’s […]

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Peter Helliar – Loopy | Adelaide Fringe Review

Peter Helliar’s Loopy – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★½ – 4½ Stars for humankind hilarity
‘Loopy’ is the name of Peter Helliar’s latest Fringe show – a collection of his reflections about life, from the million things in a (near) middle aged life that have to be set in place before some sexy time can begin […]

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Nath Valvo: Chatty Cathy | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Nath Valvo’s Chatty Cathy comedy show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ ½ – 4.5 Stars for relatable LOLs for parents
I can thank my mum for putting me onto the comic fun that is Melbourne’s Nath Valvo. She cracked up over a TV skit he performed about his own mother saying, “I just […]

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An Evening with Fiona O’Loughlin & Mickey D | Adelaide Fringe Review

Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review – An Evening with Fiona O’Loughlin & Mickey D
by Cath Leo
★★★½ – 3½ Stars for Fiona’s farewell to the Fringe
Fiona O’Loughlin has been a stalwart of the Australian comedy scene and first appeared at the Adelaide Fringe 20 years ago! Her current show is also her farewell to the Fringe and she […]

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Patch Theatre | The Lighthouse | Adelaide Festival | Review

 
Patch Theatre The Lighthouse | Review
Patch Theatre Director, Geoff Cobham and his team have created The Lighthouse, a unique series of light installations which are beautiful and mesmerising. 
The historic Queens Theatre has been divided into a series of rooms, each housing a different light installation. There is a sense of anticipation and intrigue as […]

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Isaac Lomman : Hypnotised | Adelaide Fringe Review

Isaac Lomman’s Hypnotised at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★½ – 4½ Stars for hypnotic hilarity
I’d seen Isaac’s dazzling eyes on the publicity material, and then viewed some of his clips on YouTube which left me wanting to ‘see it in the flesh’… so I did! 
‘Hypnotised’ was my first ever hypnosis-themed show and it […]

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Nikki Britton – One Small Step | Adelaide Fringe Review

Nikki Britton – One Small Step – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★★ 5 Stars for hysterically relatable brilliant comedy 
I first saw Nikki Britton doing a sampler spot at The Garden Gala this Fringe and instantly thought ‘She is one to see!’ so I booked in for her full show ‘One Small Step’. Note: There […]

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The Garden Gala | Adelaide Fringe Review

The Garden Gala – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★½ – 4½ stars for a great value sampler of Garden delights
Hosted by the glorious Adelaide Fringe Ambassador Fez Faanana (of Briefs, and Brat Kids Carnival fame), the Garden Gala is being held on every Monday of the Festival to give us a taste of the […]

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Three Little Sisters: An Andrews Sisters Tribute | Adelaide Fringe | Review

 
An Andrews Sisters Tribute at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 Stars for wartime nostalgia
The forties are very much in vogue right now, with World War II books and movies (hello Jojo Rabbit) in the spotlight.
But for the Adelaide vocal trio, Three Little Sisters, taking inspiration from this era is nothing new.
For a […]

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Matt Hale: Feelgood Factory | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Matt Hale’s Feelgood Factory at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★½ – 4½ stars for energetic fun!
When I told my husband we were heading to a live hypnosis show, his first reaction was: “Oh, no, I don’t want to get picked out of the crowd!” His fears worsened at the theatre when he saw the […]

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Boss Squad | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Boss Squad at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
★★★★ 4 Stars for female strength and empowerment
Five fearless female performers and a repertoire of circus skills including acrobatics, gymnastics, juggling, skipping, dancing and much more in the intimate setting of Ukiyo in Gluttony.
Their goal is to “smash stereotypes while smashing out tricks” and their girl-power message is […]

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Blanc de Blanc Encore | Adelaide Fringe Review

Blanc de Blanc Encore – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★★ 5 Stars for breathtaking brilliance
Oh my – this photo captures it all! Blanc de Blanc Encore is a feast of flirty, Frenchy flair that filled the Fortuna Spiegeltent in the Garden of Unearthly Delights with glitzy glamour and cheers aplenty.
The 120 minutes show was […]

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The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond | Adelaide Fringe | Review

The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for immersive illusion
My kids are fans of Netflix’s Magic for Humans, so I thought seeing a magic show during the Fringe would be just the ticket.
And The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond offers added perks – the chance to […]

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Hotel Paradiso | Circus Show | Adelaide Fringe Review 2020

Hotel Paradiso – a Fun Circus Show for the Whole Family at the Adelaide Fringe
★★★★½ – 4½ stars for great family entertainment with thrilling acrobatics, laughs and fun!
Hotel Paradiso is a clever, funny and entertaining show with a simple story interwoven with acrobatics, juggling, trapeze and slapstick comedy. It’s great fun and it will make adults […]

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Pelican Productions Music Theatre Camp – Found | Review

Found by Pelican Productions | Review
When you put 88 talented young people together on a stage they sure can create a whole lot of magic. Music Theatre Camp (MTC) by Pelican Productions, is an intensive school holiday program where performers aged between 8 to 19 years are trained in singing, dancing and acting. It’s quite […]

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Gospo Collective’s Superstar: ‘The Carpenters Story’ | Review

Gospo Collective’s Superstar: ‘The Carpenters Story’ – Celebrating 50 years of The Carpenters  |  Review
We recently had the pleasure of experiencing an Adelaide harmonious community choir at its finest.
Musical dynamos Charmaine Jones and the famously talented Chong Lim, on the grand piano (best known for his work as Musical Director and Producer for John Farnham, […]

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Cunning Little Vixen | State Opera South Australia | Review May 2019

Cunning Little Vixen | Review
Fun opera caper in forest.
Cunning Little Vixen is opera like you’ve never seen it before, with magical forest creatures, child performers, bright colours, and comedy – in a non-traditional setting.
As a parent, you hope to raise well-rounded children. And one way to help do that is to immerse them in […]

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Rebel | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

If you’ve got time to squeeze in one more Fringe show this festival, make it ‘Rebel’
★★★★★ 5 Stars
“I want to tart rock up. I don’t want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up on stage—I want to take them on stage with me.” 
Inspired by these words famously spoken by the  great […]

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Inside the Walls: A Giant Pop-Up Book Ghost Story | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

Inside the Walls: A Giant Pop-Up Book Ghost Story
Offering a change of pace and encouraging kids to use their imagination, Inside the Walls is a pop up story book brought to life with handmade puppets and creative story telling.
Staged in one of the smaller Gluttony venues, Ukiyo, this unique story book performance uses sound effects, […]

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Back on Board! | adelaide fringe review 2019

Back on Board! Adelaide Fringe Review 2019
Cheesier than a platter of cubed-cheddar on jatz, ‘Back on Board’ is a night of fun, puns and smooth tunes as you cruise the high seas on this hilarious musical boat of love…
The costumed shipmates, including ‘Dick Bathers’ on keyboard and ‘Leonardo Defrapuccino’ on guitar, all come from a […]

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Orbital + Severed Heads + Guests | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

For one night only we let a couple of Play & Go Dads out to play at The Adelaide Fringe as Orbital and Severed Heads took over the Royal Croquet Club on Sunday night. ★★★★★ 5 Stars
A thick crowd filled the Uni Maths Lawn at Royal Croquet Club for these two iconic electronic acts. A […]

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