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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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Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
★★★★★ 5 Stars

Circus Abyssinia will have you smiling from beginning to end with their thoroughly enjoyable, visually joyful and uplifting performance. This is definitely a show to put in your top five picks for 2019 if you’re not sure what to go and see yet.
This high energy, vibrant and colourful show will […]

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FINALE – Australian Premiere | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

FINALE – Australian Premiere
★★★★★ 5 Stars

Finale’s Australian premiere at the Adelaide Fringe features eight friends from Berlin who combine their various skills and talents to produce a fast paced, highly entertaining 60 minutes the whole family will enjoy.
The stage is set with a wall of cardboard boxes, mirror balls, a caberet corner and props such […]

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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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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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Yabarra – Gathering of Light | The Most Stunning and Important Light & Sound Display You Need To See | Fringe 2019

Adelaide Fringe Yabarra – Gathering of Light is a spectacular light and sound immersive experience along the River Torrens. This light display is a must see this Fringe.

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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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Adelaide Fringe Kids’ Reviews | 2018

Adelaide Fringe 2018 Kids’ Review
Whilst the Play & Go team have been out and about reviewing many shows at the Adelaide Fringe, we also wanted to know what kids think of these shows. So we asked you to tell us which shows your child wanted to review on our Facebook page, and we sent 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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Stirling Fringe | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

 
Stirling Fringe | Adelaide Fringe 2018 Review
The Stirling Fringe is great for those looking for a unique fringe experience, but on a smaller scale. Stirling is only a 10-minute drive from the toll-gate up the freeway so it is very easy to get to and parking is easy and free.
Venue
The Stirling Fringe is set on […]

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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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Royal Croquet Club | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

Royal Croquet Club | Adelaide Fringe Review
Royal Croquet Club – you can’t play croquet, but you can roller skate!
There is plenty for all ages to see and do at the Royal Croquet Club in 2018, located down on Pinky Flat (opposite Next Generation).  From fabulous family friendly shows such as 360 Allstars, A Simple Space […]

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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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GROUNDED: Pop Up Precinct | Adelaide Fringe 2018 | Review

GROUNDED: A new pop up precinct for kids and their adults | Review
GROUNDED was a new pop-­up precinct set up in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga for the Adelaide Fringe 2018.  For two weeks the venue played host to international theatre, free film screenings, creative workshops, interactive installations and a music festival.  There were plenty of local food options […]

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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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Attrape Moi! (Catch Me) | Adelaide Fringe 2018 Review

 
Attrape Moi! (Catch Me) | Adelaide Fringe Review
Peacock Tent | Gluttony – Corner Rundle Street & East Terrace, Adelaide
If you are looking for one show to take the family to, then Attrape Moi! fits the bill for the perfect Fringe experience. It has everything that epitomises the Fringe – circus, acrobatics, dance, tricks, theatre, comedy, […]

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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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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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Fauna Adelaide Fringe Review

Fauna at the Adelaide Fringe | Review

[ March 18, 2017; 4:00 pm; March 19, 2017; 4:00 pm; ]
Fauna Adelaide Fringe Review
A five star fabulous show, and winners of the Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award at the Adelaide Fringe ★★★★★
Review by Susannah Marks
I feel very lucky to have seen Fauna at the Ukiyo Tent at the Royal Croquet Club. It was an absolute treat for the senses and the performers deserve the standing ovation they […]

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13! The Musical | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

13! The Musical | Review
On Broadway this show by Jason Robert Brown is the only musical ever with a cast and band entirely made up of teenagers, and Adelaide Youth Theatre have done the same here. It’s the story of Evan Goldman, a Jewish boy from New York who at 13 his life takes some […]

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Funtastico | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Funtastico | Fringe Review
This mysterious show is all about the power of imagination. Pierre Ulric talks about the power of science, history and imagination and how it influences the creation of illusion.
Ulric is quite mesmerising to watch as he performs a mix of illusion, magic, hypnosis and cards seamlessly. Before performing an illusion, Ulric explains the […]

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Honk Jr Fringe

HONK! Jr | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

HONK! Jr Review | Adelaide Fringe
By Catherine Leo
“Honk! Jr” is an exceptionally high quality production of a modern version of Hans Christian Anderson’s tale “The Ugly Duckling”.
Honk! Jr is performed by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus, which is a course for 8 -18 year olds. I was utterly impressed with their professionalism as I regularly scanned […]

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Balloonatics | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Balloonatics | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review
Set in “The Bunka” of the Austral Hotel, this show is slightly on the ‘fringes’. The “Bunka” is a great little room, perfect for this funny show featuring the effervescent and very likeable comedian Chris Henry, complete with kilt and fantastic Scottish accent! Henry is witty and funny and […]

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Super Amazing Giant Girl | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Super Amazing Giant Girl | Fringe with Little Ones Review
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
Best for 2 years up or for babies who can sit through a little show.
Today was our first Fringe experience with our little ones. We went to two shows today, Kid|Dub Time Machine (see the Play & Go review here) with […]

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Kid Dub Time Machine

Kid/Dub Time Machine | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Kid/Dub Time Machine Review
Dust off your party pants: 11am is the new 11pm!
If you’ve been missing those days pre-kids when you could shake your stuff on the dance floor then add Kid/Dub Time Machine to your Fringe wish-list. A smorgasbord of favourite dance hits from the 1950s to now, Kid/Dub Time Machine will have you […]

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Like it or Loop it | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Like it or Loop It | Review
by Catherine Leo
Adam Page has a face that radiates joy and a genuine love for what he does, that is instantly likeable. A brilliant muso, you’d at first be mistaken that he’s just got a few toilet gags up his sleeve (especially from the promo image above), but his talents […]

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Singin In the Rain JR | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Singing in the Rain | Adelaide Fringe Review
It’s hard to believe that a cast of 10 to 18 year olds have managed to produce a musical production so slick! They certainly have done this under the direction of Theatre Bugs’ Michelle Davy.
Singin in the Rain Jr was an all-singing, dancing, tapping musical with bright costumes […]

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Out of this World | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

[ February 25, 2017; 12:30 pm; ]
Out Of This World | Fringe Review
Set in the cosy Spiegel Zelt Tent, this little show tells the story of three astronauts who embark on a space mission to retrieve space rocks from one of the planets in our solar system.
The story includes tiny little snippets of information about each planet. On their journey, they encounter […]

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The Little Death Club

Little Death Club | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | One for the Grown Ups Only – Review

Little Death Club | Review
Many laughs but not for those who are easily offended
It had been a busy few weeks years in our household and time for a night out without the kids, so we got dressed up and headed to the Royal Croquet Club’s fabulous new home at Pinky Flat to see Little Death Club.
One […]

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Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Cirque Africa at the Adelaide Fringe | Review
100% African 100% Energy 100% Fun
Review by Susannah Marks
If you’ve driven past Hindmarsh Square lately you may have noticed the Cirque Africa Big Top and been curious about the show. We had the absolute pleasure of seeing Cirque Africa and I’ll put it out there: this is one […]

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