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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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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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Sticks Stones Broken Bones | Stirling Fringe 2018 | Review

Sticks Stones Broken Bones at the Stirling Fringe 2018| Review
Sticks Stones Broken Bones is just one of 38 shows that have been hand-picked to make an appearance at the 2018 Stirling Fringe.
Sticks Stones Broken Bones features one performer, local Hew Parham, whose slightly naughty, slightly mad-professor type character hobbles together ordinary everyday objects like sticky-tape, bits […]

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I am Basketball Man | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

I am Basketball Man | Adelaide Fringe Review 2018
by Catherine Leo
If you’re one of the thousands who have caught the very popular ‘360 Allstars’ Fringe show this year, you might be familiar with basketball trickster Rashaun Daniels AKA ‘Basketball Man’.
Pictured in the Allstar’s gig, his brand new solo show is quite a world away from […]

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The Birds and the Beats | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

The Birds and the Beats Adelaide Fringe 2018 Review
by Ali Moylan
Book the babysitter, gather some girlfriends or plan a date night out at the Fringe… Grant Busé, a Melbourne-based comedian, musician and teacher, is in Adelaide to fill in some blanks in our education with his sing-a-long Sex-Ed for Adults.
Brilliantly talented Busé’s razor-sharp wit and […]

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Attic | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

Attic | Adelaide Fringe 2018 Review
by Catherine Leo
Local circus company Outside the Lines bring their new show ‘Attic’ to the Tandanya Theatre this year.
With a passionate cast who clearly love what they do, the setting is an attic of objects gathering dust – boxes, books, a cupboard, ladders, a hat stand – new props in […]

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Paul Dabek – Encore! | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

Paul Dabek – Encore! | Adelaide Fringe Review
Paul Dabek brings his lightning-sharp wit and mesmerising magic to the stage in this show for adults. If you loved The I Hate Children Children’s Show, you will also appreciate Paul’s sense of humour in this hilarious show.
Paul is self-deprecating and very honest. If you take yourself too seriously, […]

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Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet | Adelaide Fringe Review
Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet takes children on a magical, playful, Indigenous journey across the Australian landscape using sights and sounds that mesmerise the audience from beginning to end.
You know a show has a winning formula when they can keep toddlers entertained for nearly an hour! After […]

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The Revolting Children of Tomorrow | Star Academy | Adelaide Fringe Review 2018

The Revolting Children of Tomorrow | Star Academy  – Fringe Review
You’ll be hooked right from the beginning with a musical theatre mash up song battle between Annie and Matilda. This high energy show has singing and dancing almost non-stop for over an hour, with a young cast that will wow you from start to finish.

Annie […]

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Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour | Adelaide Fringe Review 2018

[ February 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018. ]
Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour | Adelaide Fringe Review
Starting at Malls Balls | Rundle Mall
by Ali Moylan

When was the last time you danced your way through the streets of the city? If it’s been more than a week (a year? a decade? longer?) then get yourself tickets to Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour […]

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A Simple Space | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

A Simple Space | Adelaide Fringe 2018 Review
by Catherine Leo of Catherine Leo Photography
A day after viewing the brilliant ‘A Simple Space’ by Gravity and Other Myths, at the Royal Croquet Club, it’s still sitting with me in a wonderful way. I’m remembering the many moments of feeling intrigued and amazed at the choreography and […]

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Jackson vs Jackson by Gospo Collective | Adelaide Fringe Review 2018

Jackson vs Jackson by Gospo Collective | Adelaide Fringe Review
Peacock Tent | Gluttony – Corner Rundle Street & East Terrace, Adelaide
You don’t have to be a huge Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson fan to enjoy the Gospo Collective’s performance in Jackson vs Jackson, but if you are then you’re in for a massive treat!  What […]

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Chores | Adelaide Fringe | Review | 2018

[ February 16, 2018 to March 4, 2018. ]
Chores
The simplest things in life are often the best and that’s definitely true of this very funny show which is a mix of circus acrobatics and slapstick with very few spoken words but lots of action, fun, tricks and silliness.
What starts off as a “chore” quickly becomes the amusing tale of two brothers attempting to […]

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360 Allstars | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

360 Allstars Adelaide Fringe 2018 Review by Catherine Leo
The 360 Allstars is a spectacular fusion of live music, stunts on wheels, breakdance, acrobatics and basketball tricks, brought to you by a stellar line up of ‘allstars’ in their field.  The performance will engage you from start to finish, with a rockin’ rapped intro, followed by each […]

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Operation Ouch | Live On Stage | Review

Operation Ouch | Live on Stage | Review
I finally now know which of the charming Operation Ouch twins is Dr Chris and which one is Dr Xand. In fact, it’s embarrassingly obvious. Dr Chris is rather more sensible and admits to being ”less smiley” while Dr Xand has a beard, wears green scrubs and is […]

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Einstein the Magic Bookworm | Mickster the Trickster | Oct 2017 Review

Mickster the Trickster – Einsten the Magic Bookworm | Review
Mickster the Trickster is a very likeable and funny magician who manages to weave comedy, suspense and magic into a show which younger kids can relate to.
Einstein the Magic Bookworm was perfect for the young crowd who loved being involved in looking for the ever elusive […]

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BEEP by Windmill | Review

BEEP review
The brand new show from the makers of Grug, BEEP has a positive message about friendship and learning to welcome new people into your world.
Review by Susannah Marks
BEEP is set in a little village where each day is reassuringly familiar to the one before. The main character is Mort, a stripy, round creature who […]

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Yo-Diddle Diddle | Patch Theatre Company | Aug 2017 Review

Yo Diddle Diddle by Patch Theatre Company | Review
Based on the book, ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’ by Tony Wilson, this is the tale of a determined cow who faces many setbacks in her attempt to jump over the moon but keeps on persisting to reach her goal.
Patch Theatre tells the story of this […]

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Tetris – DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Space Theatre | Review 2017

[ May 30, 2017; June 1, 2017; ]
Tetris – DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review
Watching Tetris to start with was a bit like walking into someone else’s conversation mid-way through, then all of a sudden just ‘getting it’. Based on the computer game, Tetris, the show starts out with Arch 8’s quartet interacting without speech, interlocking their bodies into very awkward looking shapes in […]

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Mr Stink | Dunstan Theatre | Review | 20 May 2017

Mr Stink | Review
Based on the hugely popular book by David Walliams, the production of Mr Stink ticks all the boxes: a fabulous cast, fantastic set and a lovely story.
Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book version of Mr Stink – the same team that brought the 52 Storey Treehouse to Adelaide last year […]

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The Listies 6D

The Listies 6D | Something on Saturday | Review | 2017

 
The Listies 6D
Review by Susannah Marks  |  Saturday 20 May 2017
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend then check out this hilarious interactive kids’ comedy show at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
The Listies 6D is all about the movies and (without spoiling the plot) you can expect haunted backpacks, vomiting puppets, toilet paper […]

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Hudsons Circus | Review | Apr 2017

Hudsons Circus | Review
I still have vivid memories of attending the cirucs as a child, so I had hoped my return to the circus would be as memorable this time around and it was! Hudsons Circus has all the elements of a traditional circus with a twist including some new, dangerous and exciting acts.
It was […]

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Le Petit Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Le Petit Circus | Review
Le Petit Circus features four energetic and dynamic performers who display their skills with enthusiasm and fun in this show designed to enthrall the audience.
Throughout the show, classic circus acts kept the audience engaged and clapping furiously and there was no stopping the action – from aerial acrobatics which had the […]

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