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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 fringe

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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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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Pop the Bubbleman’s Fantabulous Bubble Show | Fringe 2016 Review

Pop the Bubbleman’s Fantabulous Bubble Show is billed as “Fun, Fast, Loud crazy bubble spectacular show that kids love. Come and enjoy the beautiful art of bubble making. Giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even people inside bubbles.” – it didn’t disappoint!
The show is hosted by experienced Scottish bubbleman Tim Edie, who takes his show all over the […]

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Dinosaur Time Machine | Fringe 2016 Review

“Two time-travelling scientists find an egg. It starts to move… For what comes next, they’ll need your help! Buckle up and take a trip in a giant time machine to get up close and personal with a life sized T-Rex. Learn about the ancient world of dinosaurs in the most exciting way possible. Two adventurous […]

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The Road That Wasn’t There | Fringe 2016 Review

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world…
In New Zealand there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. […]

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Smashed | Fringe 2015 Review

Smashed is an artistic display of ensemble juggling mixed with modern dance and theatre. The mood is elegant with 1940s vintage music crooning. The whole show is pretty much all about apple juggling – 80 apples juggled amongst the team in a carefully choreographed show. There’s no dialogue – the 9 performers explore human emotions […]

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Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco | Fringe 2015 Review

Fringe Review: Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco
by Catherine Leo
Venue: Kevin Crease Studios, North Adelaide
Presented just a half an hour after it’s sister live show finishes (see Review here), the “Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco” provides a unique opportunity to connect with the stars […]

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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show | Fringe 2015 Review

Fringe Review: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show
By Catherine Leo
Venue: Kevin Crease Studios, North Adelaide
“Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show” is an extremely fun and entertaining, high energy musical comedy experience for kids of all ages, up to about 10 years of age…but […]

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dotMaze: Get Lost! | Adelaide Fringe 2015 | Review

Get Lost inside DotMaze at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe!
dotMaze: Get Lost! from UK company dotComedy and presented by Royal Croquet Club and Bamboozled Productions, is a fun, quirky and intriguing adventure for the whole family!
Once you enter the maze you are free to explore – turn left, turn right, turn back….and look behind you!  With […]

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A Simple Space | Adelaide Fringe 2015 | Review

It’s no surprise A Simple Space won Best Circus 2014 at the Adelaide Fringe last year.
This show really does need to be seen to be believed – it truly is just that good!  It ticks every single box for originality, raw talent, energy, humour, bravery, physical strength, teamwork….. and the list just goes on.
From the […]

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The I Hate Children Children’s Show | Adelaide Fringe 2015 | Review

Don’t worry.  Comic magician Paul Dabek doesn’t really hate children…well, only sometimes!  Children are invited to play main roles in each of Paul’s acts, so the kids who come along to this show are in for a roller coaster of laughs and surprises as one magic trick after the other leaves them (and their parents) […]

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The Big Giggle | Adelaide Fringe 2015 | Review

As we took our seats in the Ukiyo tent, thankfully with cooling and bench cushions, we were warmly welcomed by Stacey from Ozstar Airlines.  Those in first class (front row!) were asked to kindly place any bags under their seats and our in flight entertainment began.  The Big Giggle had everyone laughing throughout the 50 […]

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VOILA! Tales of a Magical Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

Voila! is the delightful show by quirky Melbourne duo Lee Cohen and Emma Shepherd.  The combination of an entertaining magician and a talented circus performer keeps little ones engaged for 45 minutes of tricks as they follow the storyline of Emma’s wish to have Lee magically make a ‘real’ bunny appear!
Lee engages the audience with […]

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The Little Mermaid | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

The South Australian Children’s Ballet Company’s performance of the much loved fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, is a wonderful introduction for young audiences to the world of theatre and dance.  The costumes are bright, fun and colourful and the group dance scene music is uptempo and thoroughly enjoyable.   From the underwater party opening scene […]

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Kids Comedy Gala | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

The Kids Comedy Gala is a good choice if you’re a little unsure of what to see at the Fringe.  It’s a selection of performers giving you a sample of their show so you get a good mix of different acts – from juggling and stand up to circus and magic tricks.  Our MC’s were […]

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WIN Tickets to Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall | Fringe 2014 | Play & Go Review

[ February 23, 2014; 11:00 am; March 2, 2014; 11:00 am; March 9, 2014; 11:00 am; March 10, 2014; 1:00 pm; March 16, 2014; 11:00 am; ]

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall
DJ Monski Mouse brings her high-energy smash-hit parents’ and children’s dance event for under-fives back to the Spiegeltent. Heads and shoulders, knees and toes will be bopping to retro dance tracks, pop favourites and funky nursery rhymes.

Sold-out Adelaide Fringe, London Wonderground, Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Following sell […]

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Pants Down Circus – Rock | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

Pants Down Circus is back for the Adelaide Fringe in 2014 with a brand new show guaranteed to rock your world!  This fabulous foursome know how to entertain and show off their mind blowing talent to a crowd of all ages.  This year’s theme is ROCK – think AC/DC, Queen and KISS booming from the speakers while up […]

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Seussical the Musical | Adelaide Fringe 2013 | Review

You would be hard pressed to find a family without a few Dr Seuss books on their bookshelves at home, with some passed down from one generation to the next they have been around for so long!  This adaption of the Broadway musical Seussical is performed by the Childrens Performing Company of Australia, who are […]

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Theatre Bugs | Fringe 2013 | Review

We took along our own teddy bears and joined the Theatre Bugs crew on a little adventure in the Magic Forest. The story is simple enough for youngsters to follow of Teddy Taylor going on an adventure and meeting some loveable Flower Fairies and Toe-Tapping Teddies, including Fairy Snot-Face, with an unfortunate name that you […]

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Pants Down Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2013 | Review

10 out of 10.  Toe tapping, hand clapping, nail biting entertainment at its best for the whole family!  Pants Down Circus is a MUST SEE show offering non stop thrills from start to finish.  Both adults and kids alike will be absolutely amazed at the circus skills on display under The Big Top, from incredible acrobatics to unbelievable […]

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Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show | Fringe 2013 | Review

Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show was thankfully not stinky, but it was very, very silly – and very, very funny!  There was continuous laughter from the audience and so many ‘LOL’ moments from little ones who just adore the silliness Mr Snot Bottom gets away with.  Mr Snot Bottom is quite naughty, which of course the kids are […]

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