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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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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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Massaoke Musicals | Adelaide Fringe Review

 
Massaoke Musicals at the Adelaide Fringe 2020 – Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★ 4 Stars for a joyous show
This was my first ‘Massaoke’ production and I went as part of a ‘Girls Night Out’, with the birthday girl in the group choosing the show to see. I expected to probably have a nice time but that it wouldn’t […]

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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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Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster | Adelaide Fringe Review

 
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – Adelaide Fringe Review 2020
by Cath Leo
★★★★★ 5 Stars for beatboxing brilliance
Hailing from Battersea in South-West London, the BAC Academy brings a high intensity, flawless beatbox show to the RCC at Adelaide Uni.
The Academy has been going for 10 years and as our host and academy director Conrad Murray […]

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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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Don’t Mess With The Dummies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Don’t Mess with the Dummies at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for ‘cool bananas’ circus comedy
When you walk into a theatre and find rolled-up socks and undies on the seats, you know you’re in for a different sort of show. (These, as we soon found out, were for throwing into the […]

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Amity Dry: Highway Superstar | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Amity Dry’s Highway Superstar show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 Stars for feel-good fun
Amity Dry gave a shoutout to all the “suburban mums” at her Adelaide Fringe show’s opening night (after revealing she drives a “daggy RAV4”).
And Highway Superstar feels designed exactly with suburban mums of my era in mind. (For the […]

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Luminarium: Daedalum Inflatable Walk-in Sculpture | RCC | Adelaide Fringe | 14 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

[ February 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Luminarium: Daedalum
Transport yourself into a world of radiant colour, labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes.
Experience the surprising luminosity, calming hues and unexpected beauty likened to travelling through a stained glass window, a futuristic space station, or a living breathing sculpture of air and light.

For all ages, no two visits are alike as the Luminarium’s atmosphere changes […]

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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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