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Sky Song | McLaren Vale | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Sky Song Review – Adelaide Fringe 2022
★★★★ 4 1/2 stars for a spiritual, cultural and meaningful night of flying lights and compelling storytelling. A must see.
Set against the Willunga Hills and surrounded by vineyards, Sky Song lights up the night sky after dark and features the voices of poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, storytellers Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner […]

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Dart Blaster Arena | Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

 
Dart Blaster Arena | Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★★ Five stars for a cheap, fun way for kids to blow off some steam
You’ll find the arena set up in Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe near the Melba Spiegeltent, on the left of the main pathway down the hill from the East Terrace entrance, […]

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Mr Snotbottom’s Stinky Silly Show| Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

Mr Snotbottom’s Stinky Silly Show| Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★ 4 stars for silly humour, perfectly aimed at a young audience
Mr Snotbottom knows what kids like, and he delivers. Simple, silly slapstick and songs, and fart and snot jokes galore. The humour is aimed towards younger kids and it had them in stitches. He knows […]

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Game On 3 | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

 
Game On 3 | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★★ for fast paced fun and video game trivia galore
Matty Grey is loud, enthusiastic, and will (mildly) insult your children! The intrigue starts before entering the venue, with adults given mystery bags and select adults given beanies to wear. Children are instructed NOT to open the bags, […]

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Art-chery | Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

Art-chery | Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★★ Five stars for a novel, artistic and fun activity
How does it work? You are given special foam-tipped arrows, a selection of paint colours and a canvas of your choice. You aim, fire, and SPLAT! Your artwork begins to take shape.

What does it cost? It depends on […]

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Maho Magic Bar | Adelaide Fringe Review 

Maho Magic Bar – Adelaide Fringe Review 
★★★★★ Take a seat and be prepared for a magical, bewildering experience that will leave you questioning your own eyes!
It’s described as ‘Part show. Part bar. All magic!’ And that’s exactly what it is….with more than a touch of Japanese flair!
Tucked away at the bottom of the Garden you will […]

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MATADOR – sabor de amor | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

MATADOR – sabor de amor at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
★★★★★ 5 stars for a sassy, saucy showstopper (adults only)
An enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal that comes alive through passionate dance, hypnotic aerial acts and sultry burlesque
by Carla Caruso & Sharon Harrington
For those who’ve had itchy feet, care of recent travel restrictions, get […]

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360 ALLSTARS | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

360 ALLSTARS at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 stars for a supercharged, skill-tastic show
We had high expectations for this show, judging by the line-up snaking past The Flamingo tent.
And we definitely weren’t disappointed once inside! The 360 ALLSTARS, who haven’t been here since 2019, offer one slick production.  
The show features everything […]

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I’m A Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here! | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

I’m A Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here! – Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 stars for a fun, educational caper with heart
Sometimes it can be hard to drag yourself away from the Garden or Gluttony during the Fringe.
But I’m so glad I did detour from the city for this kids’ theatre show. I’m A […]

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Electric Dreams: Virtual Reality Swings Volo: Dreams of Flight | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

Electric Dreams Virtual Reality “Volo: Dreams of Flight” – Review
★★★★ 4 stars – soar through the sky and high above the earth in this exhilarating virtual reality experience for all ages.
Electic Dreams Volo is an exhilarating virtual reality experience taking place on the South Australian Museum lawns and a great way to enjoy some interactive […]

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The Greatest Magic Show | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

The Greatest Magic Show | Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 stars for magical fun
You don’t usually get a magic show with a side of Fat Pizza.
But that’s indeed what you’ll enjoy at The Greatest Magic Show, starring comic Tahir as ringmaster.
Tahir joins illusionists Sam Hume and Justin Williams for this family-friendly spectacular […]

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Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park | Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 stars for unique family fun
Got a mermaid-obsessed kiddo in your life? They’ll love visiting this interactive installation at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe.
Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park is a unique event being staged at outdoor venue hub Gluttony.
Performers are […]

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Splash Test Dummies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Dive into some serious circus fun with the Splash Test Dummies!
by Sharon Harrington
★★★★ 4 Stars for splash-tastic family fun
When three goofy men with cheeky glints in their eyes run out onto stage clad in skin tight lifesaving bathers to the sound of retro surfer music you know you are in for an hour of fun. And […]

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Peter Combe in Fix the Fence with Sticky Tape | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Timeless children’s entertainer still has the kids dancing in the aisles
Review by Sharon Harrington
When I think of classic children’s songs, I think of tiny little people singing “Wash your face in orange juice, clean your teeth with bubblegum” with gleeful abandon. This made deciding on a children’s Fringe show a no brainer. I must also […]

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RCC 2021 | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Adelaide Fringe | Review

[ February 19, 2021 to March 21, 2021. ]
RCC 2021 – Fringe fun for all ages
RCC 2021 is a completely reimagined open-air program of music, performing arts, and immersive installations located in the heart of the city.
The RCC offers something for everyone in 2021 with a full program of entertainment, fabulous food options and plenty to delight the kids.  One ticket gets you […]

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Disco Wonderland | Adelaide Fringe 2021 | Review

Disco Wonderland – Dancing Til Dawn
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

A shimmering musical sensation that will have you smiling from start to finish, bopping in your chair, singing along, and dancing (yay to finally being able to dance again)!

Disco Wonderland transports us to the era of New York nightclub Studio 54, with all the groovy sequins and hot pants, in […]

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Chicksal 500 | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Chicksal 500 at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
Review By Cath Leo
An all-star line up of female comedians awaits you in The Boboli Tent at the Garden of Unearthly Delights!
Geraldine Hickey, Cal Wilson, Lizzy Loo and the incredible Denise Scott join forces to bring you a a lively show with the benefit of four […]

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Circus Wonderland – A Mermaid’s Tale | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Circus Wonderland – A Mermaids Tale at the Adelaide Fringe 2021 | Review
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Circus Wonderland – A Mermaid’s Tale, is a delightful circus show with an enthralling mix of acrobatics, slapstick and aerial acrobatics. It is aimed at younger audiences, but it’s so good that even older kids and adults will find it hard not to […]

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Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show at the Adelaide Fringe | Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars
Review By Sharon Harrington
A high energy, silly circus adventure that might even get your tots to eat their broccoli!
As we entered Gluttony, my little girls were immediately drawn to a charming woman with two long brown plaits, stripey knee high socks and […]

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Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Business with Pleasure at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe
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Review By Cath Leo
Anne and Lloyd might be best known to you from their appearances on Channel 10’s Have you Been Paying Attention‘ and previous Adelaide Fringe Festivals, or in Anne’s case her work as the hilarious beauty expert Helen Bidou on Get Krackin’ and the […]

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Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale – Bonkers! | Adelaide Fringe Review

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale – Bonkers! | Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – 4½ Stars!
‘Bonkers’ is a hypnosis show but with a party and comedy twist that can be enjoyed both from the stage as a volunteer or in the audience. Living up to its name, it is full of silliness and light-hearted humour for all […]

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Borealis Light Show | Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe Review 2021

[ February 19, 2021 to March 21, 2021. March 24, 2021 to March 28, 2021. ]    
Borealis Light Show at Gluttony
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See Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka like you’ve never seen it before. Borealis is a captivating experience for all ages.
***Season extended due to popular demand. Adelaide Fringe and Gluttony as a hub will wrap up on Sunday 21 March, however, BOREALIS will continue for an extended season, 24-28 March. Sessions will start from […]

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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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