Amy Nancarrow

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FRINGE 2020: A Simple Space – Gluttony – 5K

Local troupe Gravity and Other Myths (GOM) are one of SA’s biggest performing arts exports, having performed this very show, A Simple Space, in over 30 countries worldwide. Bringing the production back to Adelaide Fringe in 2020, I wondered what GOM would bring to the table considering they – and A Simple Space – have been well-known …

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FRINGE 2020: Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered – 5K – Gluttony

At the beginning of Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered, cabaret performer Millicent Sarre asks the audience to shout out any stereotypes of feminists – and feminism – that the audience can think of. “Man hater”, “no sense of humour”, and “hairy armpits” are all hurled towards the stage, and by the end of this delightful …

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FRINGE 2020: Josephine – 4.5K – Black Box Theatre at Noel Lothian Hall

Josephine Baker was a unique woman – once the most famous entertainer in the world, Baker later became a French Resistance spy during WWII, a civil rights activist in her native USA, and went on to adopt 12 children, at one time living with all of them in Princess Grace of Monaco’s personal villa. Baker …

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FRINGE 2020: Cassie & The Lights – 4K – RCC Fringe

Patch of Blue Theatre is no stranger to the Adelaide Fringe, returning to RCC after their previous hit, We Live By The Sea. Writing theatre that is about those doing it tough, those with that little extra challenge, or developing understanding of others’ situations seems to be Patch of Blue’s strength, because Cassie & The Lights is a beautiful …

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FRINGE 2020 – Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – 5K – RCC Fringe

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein gets a make-over complete with soaring vocals, a 21st century twist, and the UK’s best beat-boxer to boot. The show poses the question: who are the monsters in this world, and who’s (or what’s) to blame for their creation? The talented BAC Beatbox Academy from London have brought their fantastic show to the Adelaide …

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FRINGE 2020: Promise & Promiscuity – 4K – Gluttony Masonic

New Zealand actress, singer, and writer Penny Ashton is no stranger to Adelaide after previous Fringe and Adelaide Cabaret Festival seasons with this show, Promise & Promiscuity. Sometimes repeat seasons can be a hinderance, but in Ashton’s case what she’s left with is a polished, professional, and engaging show. A retelling, mash-up, and homage all at once, Promise …

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FRINGE 2019 – Anya Anastasia: The Show – 3K – Gluttony Masonic

Anya Anastasia has been around the Fringe scene for a while now, both here in Adelaide, in Edinburgh, and no doubt at festivals throughout Australia. Known for her incredible costumes, quirky songs, and falsetto tones, Anya is a stalwart of the cabaret festival scene. For this reason, it’s disappointing that her latest Fringe fare, Anya Anastasia: …

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FRINGE 2019 – Jack Tucker: Comedy Standup Hour – 4.5K – The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Think of every bad American comedian you can think of. Think of every trope, every sound effect, every joke. All of it. Well, it all lies here in Jack Tucker: Comedy Standup Hour. And that’s a good thing. Comedian Zach Zucker (of Zach and Viggo fame) presents his alter ego, terribly cringing comedian Jack Tucker. Jack dances …

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FRINGE 2019: Lewis Garnham: You Can’t Always Get What You Want – 3.5K – Rhino Room

Lewis Garnham is certainly not a book you should judge by his cover. As a young woman attending his show on International Women’s Day, I found myself in a room that was about 80% filled with men. No, not men – lads; bros, if you will. I was very, very unsure of the type of …

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FRINGE 2019 – Briefs: Close Encounters – 5K – RCC Fringe

Be warned: Briefs: Close Encounters is about to take you on a journey. And it will make anyone who hasn’t seen it…jealousss. The Briefs boys are back with their latest show, and boy do they know how to entertain! Close Encounters is a fun romp in Adelaide Uni’s Bonython Hall – but beware, it’s not for the …

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