fringe 2016 Articles

Brat Kids Carnival | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 13, 2016; 3:00 pm; March 14, 2016; 3:00 pm; ]
 

The show began before the show! In the 10 minutes of so before the Brat Kids Carnival was due to start, it’s MC, a friendly and welcoming Fez was already interacting with the crowd – repeatedly offering water as it was a high 30’s day, playing banana throwing games with one of the stars of the show […]

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A Simple Space | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 11, 2016 to March 13, 2016. ]

A Simple Space is back at the Adelaide Fringe again and it’s still a must-see show. It’s wonderful to see a world-class performance and support these talented artists when they are back in Adelaide, their home town. There is such camaraderie between them producing such a positive vibe. We reviewed the show last year and […]

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Undertone | Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

[ March 1, 2016 to March 14, 2016. March 1, 2016 to March 14, 2016. ]
Undertone presents audiences with an experiment in the integration of electronic music and circus.
Each year the Fringe Festival program is bursting with experimental circus and physical theatre pieces aiming to stand out from the crowd and break the mould. Undertone achieves this with an honest and authentic performance by Victorian group ‘Black Carnation Productions’.

In the […]

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Defrosted | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

Defrosted: Clowns do that frosty film!
“Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. DEFROSTED is one big, bonkers blast of fun; a super-silly show for all the family featuring parodies of your children’s favourite film moments, lots of […]

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Diary of an Everyday Kid | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

‘Diary of an Everyday Kid’ is a production from the Prospect Theatre for Young People, filled with positive messages, aimed at kids aged 9 to 13 years.
It is currently being performed at the Holden Street Theatres in Hindmarsh during the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.
Themes of bullying, peer group pressure, body image, resilience and more, are portrayed through a […]

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Aaaand Now for… Kiddo Kaos | Adelaide Fringe Festival | Review

Improv-Comedy masters, Racing Minds, present a kid-friendly hour of improvised hilarity.
Playing in the gorgeous venue, The Producers Garden on Grenfell Street, the troupe from UK put on a show that offers as many laughs for the adults as it does for the kids.
Every show is entirely different.
Relying on input from the young audience to guide […]

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The Stone Lion | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 5, 2016 2:00 pm to March 6, 2016 2:00 pm. March 9, 2016; 11:00 am; March 12, 2016 2:00 pm to March 13, 2016 2:00 pm. ]
The Stone Lion by Meerkat Productions | Review
The Stone Lion is a delightful theatre production based on the book by Margaret Wild. It is not merely a straight adaptation of the story, this show is musical, has added audience interaction and participation, as well as more emphasis on some of the key themes of the […]

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Bubble Show With Milkshake | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

‘Bubble Show with Milkshake’ is a high energy, engaging, bubble extravaganza appearing on the beautiful Jade Monkey stage during the Adelaide Fringe. Starring Australian-Romanian duo Iulia Benze and Kurt Murray as ‘Milkshake’ and ‘Dr Bubble’, the pair have produced a brilliant 50 minute show that has you smiling the whole time.
In a brilliant opening scene, the […]

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Mickster the Trickster's Magic Mayhem Magic Show

Let’s Get Tricky 2 | Adelaide Fringe | Feb & Mar 2016

[ February 27, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 5, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 6, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 12, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 13, 2016; 4:00 pm; ]
After sellout shows in 2015, local magician Mickster the Trickster (aka Michael Wilkop) returns to the Adelaide Fringe with a family friendly show. Michael is back trickier & cheekier than ever with his explosive show “Let’s Get Tricky 2” at the Peacock, Gluttony.
“People can expect an interactive show with high impact magic to music, doves […]

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The Amazing Drumming Monkeys | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

‘This fun and heartwarming show combines puppetry, live music, dancing, comedy and an interactive drumming segment! Also this year – everyone who wants to can leave with a pet tree to plant!’
I might be the only person in Adelaide who has never seen the Amazing Drumming Monkeys before, but I had heard of them by […]

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Fringe on Tour at Flinders University | 5 Mar 2016

[ March 5, 2016; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The Fringe on Tour caravan is bursting with fun entertainment — and it’s FREE! Loaded up with Fringe artists, it’s sure to amuse and delight.
All the fun, frivolity and spectacle of the Adelaide Fringe heads to Flinders University!

Join in at the new Plaza & Student Hub as the ‘Fringe on Tour’ caravan hits the campus with its very […]

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ended: WIN Family Passes to see 80’s Kids Disco at the Adelaide Fringe | 12 Mar 2016

Party like it’s 1985, but don’t leave the kids at home!
Peter Baecker’s 80’s Kids Disco continues his campaign to introduce kids to the universal joy of 80’s pop music. Mums, dads, aunties, uncles, small and big kids are invited to party, explore and dance at a “baby rave” for all generations.
The Austrian-born performance artist, clad in his […]

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Urban Latin Extravaganza | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

Like Australia’s most popular skivvy wearing performers, this band’s name starts with a W, ends with S, and has 7 letters…. and they get kids instantly on their feet when they start to play! They’re The Wholias!
Based in Adelaide, the members of the seven piece band hail from 4 different Latin American countries – Peru, El Salvador, Colombia and Venezuela […]

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Undercover Adelaide – The Spy Experience | Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

Why just watch a show at this year’s Fringe Festival when you can fully immerse yourself in the experience?!
With the new ‘Interactive’ category in this years program come several shows and experiences which give fringe-goers the chance to play along and be a participant rather than a mere observer. Undercover Adelaide is a brilliant, fun, […]

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The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo | Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

One man, a piano and an hour of laughs. ‘The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo’ is a funny and endearing show genuinely perfect for the whole family.
It’s always impressive when a solo artist can hold a captive audience for an entire performance. Without spoken word Thomas Monckton presents a show that has audiences […]

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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun | Back to the 80’s | Feb & Mar 2016

A show not to be missed in The Garden of Unearthly Delights at this year’s Adelaide Fringe – Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – back to the 80’s!
Looking for a show at this year’s Adelaide Fringe that’s been created specifically for kids AND parents to have fun at?
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – back to […]

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Velvet | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review for Mums & Dads

If you choose just one show to see during the Fringe without the kids, then let it be Velvet!
“After dazzling audiences around the globe, VELVET returns to Adelaide and continues to defy expectations with an electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon. A raucous and seductive fusion of disco, dance, burlesque and circus. […]

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The Vaude-Villainous Mr Gørski | Adelaide Fringe Festival | 12 – 21 Feb 2016

[ February 12, 2016 6:00 pm to February 21, 2016 6:00 pm. ]
A Vaudevilicious 3D Experience!
Greeting the audience with a twinkle in his eye and a twist of his trademark mustache, the charismatic Mr Gørski presents his one-man variety show skills and seemingly impossible tricks with ease … without computers, special effects, smoke and mirrors, or technological skullduggery.

“The Vaude-Villainous Mr Gørski” marks its Adelaide Fringe Festival debut […]

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Fringe Illuminations | Lighting Up North Terrace in the Most Breathtaking Way | Review |12 to 28 Feb 2016

[ February 12, 2016 8:30 pm to February 28, 2016 8:30 pm. ]
See the iconic buildings of North Terrace transformed into living canvases of light.
One of our all-time favourite festival events is the Northern Lights Illumination as part of the Adelaide Festival in March 2010. The historic buildings along North Terrace looked absolutely glorious lit up in the evenings. See our pics here. We’ve been hoping this […]

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Fringe 2016 for families

Family friendly shows to see at the Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Reviews

[ February 12, 2016 to March 14, 2016. ]
Family Friendly Shows to See at Adelaide Fringe 2016
It’s Adelaide Fringe time again and the program is packed full of shows for families. However, if you’re not sure where to start and what to see, take a look at our Fringe Reviews here:

Brat Kids Carnival | Click for Review

Aaaaand Now for…Kiddo Kaos  | Click here […]

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How To Be a Rock Star | Fringe 2016 Review

Learn the ‘skillz’ to be a bonfire rock star at this high-energy show for rock-kids of all ages and their limo-driving entourage.
Go ready to dance, high five and cheer your way up the charts while you rock out along with your kids and their rock-star-Gurus, Tessa Walters and her side-kick DJ Roadie. Walters’ energy is contagious […]

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Adelaide Night Market on Fringe Parade | 13 Feb 2016

[ February 13, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]
A special Fringe Parade Night Market featuring the flavours of the world – some of the best street food that the city has to offer, alongside an array of artisan, clothing, jewellery, cultural goods and local gourmet produce.
Pre parade entertainment starts from 7:30pm with the Parade starting at 8:30pm. The Art Gallery of South Australia, South […]

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80’s Kids Disco | Adelaide Fringe | Feb & Mar 2016

[ February 13, 2016; 12:00 pm; February 14, 2016; 12:00 pm; February 20, 2016; 12:00 pm; February 21, 2016; 12:00 pm; February 27, 2016 12:00 pm to March 17, 2016 12:00 pm. February 28, 2016; 12:00 pm; March 12, 2016; 12:00 pm; March 13, 2016; 12:00 pm; March 14, 2016; 12:00 pm; ]
Party like it’s 1985, but don’t leave the kids at home!
Peter Baecker’s 80’s Kids Disco continues his campaign to introduce kids to the universal joy of 80’s pop music. Mums, dads, aunties, uncles, small and big kids are invited to party, explore and dance at a “baby rave” for all generations.

The Austrian-born performance artist, clad in his […]

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Gutzy! Gutz! Gutz! | Feb & Mar 2016

[ February 20, 2016 to February 21, 2016. February 27, 2016 to February 28, 2016. March 5, 2016 to March 6, 2016. ]
Presented by The Grand Caravan this walk though digestive tract is equal parts house of horrors and interactive detective game.
Gutzy has a tummy ache and cant stop farting! Do you know what the problem is? You’ll have to venture inside to find out. Can you keep your eye out while you dodge being digested?

The Grand […]

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Racing Minds present: aaand now for… Kiddo Kaos!! | Adelaide Fringe 2016

[ February 27, 2016; 3:00 pm; February 28, 2016; 3:00 pm; March 5, 2016; 3:00 pm; March 6, 2016; 3:00 pm; March 12, 2016; 3:00 pm; March 13, 2016; 3:00 pm; ]
Edinburgh Fringe sensations Racing Minds come to Adelaide Fringe for the first time!
RACING MINDS bring an extra-silly edition of their smash-hit improv – especially for young ‘uns! With the help of junior conspirators, these dashing British adventurers create an immersive mystery stuffed with hilarious characters and LOTS of daft jokes. Every show is different, with […]

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SeaStar Rock | Adelaide Fringe | Feb & Mar 2016

It’s a giant party when the SeaStar Rock team hit the stage!
Your kids will be singing, dancing and playing games with the SeaStar Rockers, as they help navigate sustainability of our oceans. SeaStar Rock was recommended as the ‘Top 5 Things To Do With Kids’, Advertiser, Oct 2015.
The performance brings to life the characters of […]

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Trash Test Dummies | Adelaide Fringe Festival | 12 Feb – 14 Mar 2016

[ February 12, 2016 to March 14, 2016. ]
Winners of the best Children’s presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises.
Nominees of the 2015 Perth Fringe World Circus Award, and winners of the Gas works Circus Showdown 2014, the Trash Test Dummies is a family friendly, circus comedy […]

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Beowulf: The Blockbuster | Adelaide Fringe Festival | 23 Feb – 13 Mar 2016

[ February 23, 2016 to March 13, 2016. ]
Beowulf: The Blockbuster is a one-man show performed and written by Bryan Burroughs.
A dying man uses the poem Beowulf to explain to his son that all heroes can’t survive all battles. The message of Beowulf is translated through films such as Star Wars and other Hollywood blockbusters so the young son can understand.

The story is told […]

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The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo | Adelaide Fringe Festival | 13 Feb – 15 Mar 2016

[ February 13, 2016 to March 15, 2016. ]
Evoking the work of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Marcel Marceau, Thomas Monckton’s The Pianist is a riotous solo contemporary circus that is imaginative, inventive and immaculately executed.
Engaging and energetic, Monckton plays the concert pianist whose recital is from the beginning an absolute catastrophe! A man so focused on impressing everyone that before he realises […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival | Family Friendly Shows | 12 Feb – 14 Mar 2016

[ February 12, 2016 to March 14, 2016. ]
The Adelaide Fringe is always an exciting time of the year with so much entertainment on offer in and around the city and stretching out to regional areas of South Australia.
The beauty of an open-access arts festival as unique as the Adelaide Fringe is that anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event is able […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival | Free Family Friendly Events | 12 Feb – 14 Mar 2016

[ February 12, 2016 to March 13, 2016. ]

The Adelaide Fringe is always an exciting time of the year with so much entertainment on offer in and around the city and stretching out to regional areas of South Australia.

The beauty of an open-access arts festival as unique as the Adelaide Fringe is that anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event is able […]

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Fringe Illuminations | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | 12 Feb to 28 Feb 2016

[ February 12, 2016 8:30 pm to February 28, 2016 8:30 pm. ]
Adelaide Fringe to Transform the City with Fringe Illuminations in 2016
Read our Play & Go Review of the Fringe Illuminations here.
One of our all-time favourite festival events is the Northern Lights illumination as part of the Adelaide Festival in March 2010. The historic buildings along North Terrace looked absolutely glorious lit up in the evenings. […]

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