Peter Maddern

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PAUL – Playhouse – 4K

Biggins, as writer and performer, has a great time; delivering great line after line, mannerism after mannerism, even song after song, all with pinpoint timing. As such this is a faultless performance. 4K

ADLFRINGE 2021 – The Greatest Magic Show – The Flamingo @ Gluttony – 3.5K

Nothing seems to delight kids as much as a proper magic show – featuring real magic! Against this promise of a solid winner, there were pretty great odds of “The Greatest Magic Show”, presented by Showmen Productions, delivering which would enchant young audiences – and deliver they did. Some minor disappointment was had by those …

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FRINGE 2021 – Jackson Vs Jackson – The Moa at Gluttony – 4K

Gospo Collective’s ‘Jackson Vs Jackson’ delivers high-energy pop hits that will have you socially-distanced dancing in your seat in no time!

FRINGE 2021 – DIRT – The Arch at Holden Street Theatres – 5K

DIRT is contemporary theatre at its best – intimate, immersive and painfully relevant.

ADLFRINGE2021- Somnia – The Peacock @ Gluttony – 4K

There are a lot of shows out there that claim to be ‘adult’ or ‘naughty’. Some of them hit that mark more than others – but not many achieve this status quite as much as the very late night Somnia does. Scheduled to start at the already quite late time of 10.50pm, we were all …

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ALDFRINGE2021 – Petit Circus: Bon Appetit – The Peacock @ Gluttony – 4.5K

This is another amazing circus show that comes to the Fringe every year: but this year, Petit Circus: Bon Appetit has been served up with a bit of a twist. As the name suggests, this circus trio’s performance is set entirely within a restaurant kitchen, big-top style, and includes a world-renowned chef, a hapless but …

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ADLFRINGE2021 – CIRCUS – The Flamingo @ Gluttony – 4K

I love a good circus (who doesn’t). If a circus does what it is supposed to do, there is a guaranteed amount of acrobatics, clowning, magic and general mayhem. CIRCUS, presented by Showmen Productions, certainly doesn’t disappoint, even featuring an old-fashioned ringmaster with a top hat and tails (ambitious for Adelaide’s March weather, if you …

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ADLFRINGE2021 – Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake – The Flamingo @ Gluttony – 4.5K

Taking in a Fringe show with two kids on a Saturday morning is a task for only the bravest of parents or caregivers. Anybody who has ever tried it will surely agree with me, and I can’t have been the only adult in the long queue at The Flamingo feeling the same as me. Nonetheless, …

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ADLFRINGE2021 – BasketballMan can Fly – The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall – 4.5K

The Fringe always brings some extremely unique talent, and ‘Basketball Man Can Fly’ certainly delivers. The show follows the extremely affable BasketballMan (aka Rashaun Daniels), who dreamed of playing for the NBA but, in his own words ‘came up short’. Instead, he focused his energies on perfecting his handling of the basketball, and honed his …

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Lost Lives – Holden Street – 3.5K

By Ben Watson A blood-stained bed idles the stage floor as the audience awaits the hard-hitting two-hander to come, Lost Lives. The vacant mattress marks the brutal death of a young woman, Jane Kelly. On the verdict day of her murder trial, an unlikely forensic cleaning duo begin their work – an elderly lady nearing …

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