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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 Fringe 2018

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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Loose Ends

Loose Ends | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Loose Ends
Wallace & Gromitt meet Mr Bean meets Tim Burton in this charming and highly visual show about magic and friendship. Review by Susannah Marks.
If your kids are anything like mine and are forever ransacking your recycling for boxes and bits & bobs for their latest creation then their imaginations will be sparked by Loose Ends. Walking […]

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Children Are Stinky

Children Are Stinky | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Children Are Stinky
Don’t miss this fabulous circus comedy.
Hot off the back of five star sell-out seasons in Melbourne and Edinburgh (where they also picked up the coveted Children’s Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe), Children Are Stinky is billed as high brow toilet humour for immature kids – as you might expect from the name […]

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Soweto Gospel Choir | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

The Soweto Gospel Choir at the Royal Croquet Club is an energetic and lively show for music lovers.
The Soweto Gospel Choir isn’t simply a performance, nor just a show with music and dancing – it is an experience! From the moment the show begins, it is clear that the choir members are here to share […]

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Fringe 360 Allstars

360 Allstars | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

“A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus.”
Beats, BMX, drums, freestyle basket-balling, break-dancing and roue cyr wheel artistry – the moment I saw this in the Fringe Guide I was excited. It did not disappoint.
Forming an international collective of elite […]

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Inside the Walls | Adelaide Fringe 2017 | Review

Prepare for unexpected surprises, scary shadows & shoes that walk themselves as performer Theresa O’Connor combines pop-up books, puppetry, video animation & a ghost story into an exciting adventure.
Located in the beautiful Tandanya building this is a charming story book tale that comes to life using projection, puppetry and a clever handcrafted pop-up-book set.
‘Inside the Walls’ […]

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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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aaand now for kiddo kaos

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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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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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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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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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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