Tag: Adelaide Fringe 2016

The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 – Edinburgh Castle Hotel – 5K

The Independent Project

By Olivia Henry The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 is the final instalment of an epic trilogy featuring music throughout the decades. This year, The Independent Project played the greatest hits from the last 25 years, and as a 24 year-old, I was delighted to find that I knew – literally – EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. …

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Dave Thornton – So On and So Forth – Studio 7 – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 4K

By Olivia Henry   You may recognise Dave Thornton from ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan or Comedy Channel’s Just for Laughs Stand-Up series. Although this is an impressive resume, I knew for sure I would enjoy the show when I approached the box office to pick up my tickets, the lady serving me exclaimed, “oooh!” as …

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Fringe 2016: Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World – Le Cascadeur – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3.5K

By Olivia Henry   Upon walking into Le Cascadeur, the audience is met with a colourful pile of rubbish, and a pair of long, stiletto-clad legs protruding from a trash can.   What follows is a very odd, one-woman cabaret adventure to save the world. Betty Grumble is a self-described surreal showgirl and obscene beauty …

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FRINGE 2016: THEATRE – The Ballad of Frank Allen – Tuxedo Cat – 5K

Frank Allen (Shane Adamczak), polite and amiable janitor, is paying less than adequate attention at work one night and manages to accidentally shrink himself. Somehow (Frank’s not really sure how, so neither are we) he ends up in the beard of Al (St John Cowcher), a minion at the dodgy burger joint next door, whose …

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FRINGE 2016: THEATRE – Trampoline – Tuxedo Cat – 5K

Dreams are strange things; no-one really knows why we have them. Sometimes they’re hilarious, sometimes they’re terrifying, often they’re completely mundane. For Matt (Shane Adamczak), they’re the single most engrossing thing in his life. They permeate his day-to-day existence; making it hard for him to know what’s real and what’s not, impeding his ability to …

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Fringe 2016: Nazeem Hussain – Hussain in the Membrane – Studio 7 – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3.5K

By Olivia Henry   You may recognise Nazeem Hussain: he’s an Australian comedian of Sri Lankan descent, and star of SBS’s Legally Brown. Hussain is back in Adelaide this year for his hour-long stand up show, Hussain in the Membrane. In this show, he tackles a wide variety of topics such as home ownership, marriage, …

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FRINGE 2016: Amos Gill – Netflix and Gill – 4.5K


By Anthony Nguyen More commonly known from hit107’s breakfast show, Amos Gill steps away from the radio and presents his comedy show Netflix and Chill for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Born and raised in South Australia, Gill has earned many nominations for his past standup comedy work including Best Emerging Comedian at the 2013 Melbourne …

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FRINGE 2016: James McLean – Big Enough and Ugly Enough – 4.5K


By Anthony Nguyen After a successful sold-out Fringe season in 2015, James McLean is back which a revised production of his hilariously uplifting show, Big Enough and Ugly Enough, through the assistance and tutorship of award-winning artist, Wes Snelling. Having seen James McLean’s show premiering at last year’s Fringe, I had the pleasure to once …

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By Olivia Henry   Heartache & Drum Breaks is “not a dance party. It’s a listening party.” Created by DJ and sound designer, Tim Whitt, this show is a collection of his 300 favourite songs, set to a unique visual experience created by Trav Nash. It is a simple concept, three years in the making: …

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FRINGE 2016: MUSIC – Adelaide The Songs – The Grace Emily Hotel – 3.5K

Originally conceived as a workshop and performance during History Week last year, Adelaide The Songs, sees seven local singer/songwriters coming together to perform their original compositions about our fair city. Each performer takes the lead for one or two of the songs, with various combinations of back-up provided by the others, both vocally and instrumentally. …

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