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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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Chong Lim and Charmaine Jones, The Gospo Collective

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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Baba Yaga | Windmill Theatre Co | Review 2019

Baba Yaga by Windmill Theatre Co | Review
Welcome to the apartment building complex where no noise is allowed, no pets are allowed, no laughing, no barbecues and nothing fun is allowed. This is where Baba Yaga resides and where we are first introduced to Vaselina, the young receptionist. Vaselina is a sweet character, too afraid to […]

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Enchantments | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

Enchantments | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019
Kids and adults who are intrigued by magic will enjoy Pierre Ulric’s show, ‘Enchantments’. We saw it at the Pocket at Stirling Fringe, and although the setting was extremely intimate, Pierre has a way of making everyone in the audience feel respected and comfortable, particularly when called up on stage or […]

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Abandoman Pirate Radio Fringe Review by Susannah Marks

Abandoman Pirate Radio | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

Abandoman – Pirate Radio Fringe Festival Review

Adelaide Fringe review by Susannah Marks, 28 February 2019
We had been wandering through the Garden of Unearthly Delights soaking up the evening atmosphere and wondering about catching a late night show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival when we bumped into a mum I’d met at playgroup, along with her husband […]

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Fringe Life the show

Life – The Show | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Leave the kids at home and make ‘Life – The Show’ a date night or night out with your friends.
★★★★ 4 Stars for something fun and unsurprisingly impressive.
Headlining The Garden of Unearthly Delights this year, hosted in the Spiegeltent, is the return of Strut & Fret Production House (Blanc de Blanc, Limbo) with Life – […]

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The Choir of Man – A Rollicking Good Time | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

A rollicking night out with mates at the local pub, ‘The Jungle’, with singing, dancing – and beer!
★★★★★ Rollicking fun – slick, but full of heart
Some pubs have sports teams, this one has a choir. This is no ordinary stage either. It’s a pretty authentic pub – with a real, working beer tap. If you […]

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Card Ninja – Extreme Fun With Cards | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Card Ninja – extreme fun for all
★★★★★ 5 Stars for unique family fun

New Zealander Javier Jarquin is the funniest and most charming ninja around. Armed with just playing cards he shows just how his extreme card manipulation abilities make him a deadly, but highly entertaining assassin on the stage.
He is not a magician as he […]

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Fringe Tribute to Rock Star Academy

Tribute to Rock by Star Academy | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Tribute to Rock by Star Academy is high energy fun, with songs that will have you bopping in your seat.
Tribute to Rock is a high energy rock dance concert with wonderful dancing and singing and packed with so much fun. The stage is electric with enthusiasm from these 28 young talented performers aged from 8 […]

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360 allstars

360 Allstars | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

360 Allstars Review – February 2019
Our reviewers were lucky enough to check out the all-new show from the international smash hit urban circus 360 Allstars. Read on to find out what we loved about this fun, high-energy performance, and also our tips for enjoying family-friendly Fringe acts such as 360 Allstars. Review by Susannah Marks
Here […]

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Bubblegum Cabaret by Circus Oz | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Circus Oz are back in town bringing their unique flair and own brand of fun to The Fringe.
Circus Oz feature in the Adelaide Fringe program with two shows – ‘Neon‘, an 80s inspired “gloriously gaudy” showcase for adults-only, and  ‘Bubblegum Cabaret’, a bright, fun and contagious circus treat made especially for kids.
Whilst this is a […]

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Fortified Amity Dry

Fortified by Amity Dry | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Amity Dry shines strong in new Fringe show ‘Fortified’.
Amity Dry returns with her new cabaret show ‘Fortified’ this Fringe. A lot has happened in her life since her last sellout show ’39 Forever’ and as a writer it makes sense for her to put it into songs and words. Her story is candid, raw at […]

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78-Storey-Treehouse

78 Storey Treehouse 2018 | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

Play & Go Review | The 78 Storey Treehouse
Fans of the zany, silly, fun Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Treehouse book series have been waiting with anticipation to see their favourite characters, Andy and Terry come to life on the stage in the 78 Storey Treehouse and this is a fantastic production from CDP Theatre […]

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Madagascar Jnr – A Musical Adventure | Adelaide Youth Theatre | Review

Madagascar Jnr – A Musical Adventure | Adelaide Youth Theatre
Theatre Review
Madagascar Jr, based on the DreamWorks movie, takes us on a musical adventure with Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. Marty celebrates his 10th birthday with his friends but is having a bit of a midlife crisis – […]

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Grug & the Rainbow by Windmill Theatre | Play & Go Review

Grug & The Rainbow by Windmill Theatre Co | Review
By Em Casey, Scarlett, Lolita & Elliot
Grug & the Rainbow by Windmill Theatre is very well produced and a lovely theatre experience for families. There is plenty of age appropriate humour – I laughed a lot when Grug skied off the mountain and paper snow pouffed […]

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The Wizard of Oz The Musical | Adelaide | Review April 2018

Play & Go Review | The Wizard of Oz
The opening show in Adelaide was pretty spectacular! The Wizard of Oz is dazzling in every way. Amazing sets definitely made us feel that we were not in Kansas anymore and clever video effects transported us to the magical Land of Oz, and back again. Colourful detailed […]

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Deviant Women | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

Deviant Women – Adelaide Fringe Review 2018
by Catherine Leo
I always love to do a ‘Girls Night out’ for the Fringe to break up all the kids shows I’m going to, and in the past it’s usually been a bit of cabaret – but this year I couldn’t go past ‘Deviant Women’, which seemed like a […]

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