Peter Maddern

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DIRT – Holden Street – 4K

Another excellent headline act at Holden Street. 4K

FRINGE 2021 – Attenborough and his Animals – Hillside Theatre at Gluttony – 3K

As you recline on a grassy hillside in Rymill Park, Clownfish Theatre cleverly bring to life a cast of animals from David Attenborough’s most iconic films with nothing but their two bodies.

ADLFRINGE2021 – Shake It – Gluttony – 3.5K

Nothing screams Friday night like a variety burlesque show deep in the heart of Gluttony, and this show  certainly delivers. ‘Shake It’ is a combination of the most raucous, wild and titillating acts of the 2021 Fringe. Not for the faint of heart, there is nonetheless something for everyone (over the age of 18 at …

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ADLFRINGE2021 – COLLISION – Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute – 3.5K

By Ben Watson Following a very gloomy 2020 for performance-based creatives, Collision is a pleasant reminder of what talent remains prevalent within the Australian arts sector. The show bustles and weaves through a myriad of hip-hop moves, circus skills and cheap gags. With their six-person team, several wonderfully fast and engaging scenes unfold. The choreography …

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ADLFRINGE2021 – 1000 Doors: Door within A Door – Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3K

Following on from the huge success of House of Mirrors, 1000 Doors: Door within a Door is an entertaining art installation where the devil is in the detail. Based on the queue to get in, clearly this is a show that people are interested in, as they should be. However, calling it a maze with …

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ADLFRINGE2021 – ELIXIR – Wonderland Spiegeltent, Festival Hub – 4.5K

The Adelaide Fringe has a long and wonderful history of providing fabulous “adult” circus acts, so one would be forgiven for feeling that this kind of show has become a little stale. This is most emphatically not the the case for the delightful ELIXIR, presented by Head First Acrobats. Set in a futuristic lab, the …

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ADLFRINGE2021 – Don’t Mess with the Dummies – Gluttony – 4K

By Julia Loipersberger The socially distanced 2021 Adelaide Fringe has well and truly kicked off, starting with the delightful “Don’t Mess with the Dummies”, housed in the beautiful Cornucopia tent at Gluttony. This all-female trio presented a show for young kids featuring three hapless adventurers setting out on a jungle trip into the unknown. Featuring …

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A PROMENADE OF SHORTS – Red Phoenix Theatre – Holden Street – 4.5K

Bold and imaginative in conception and delivery, A Promenade of Shorts is a wonderful return to local theatre in this town. 4.5K

FRINGE THEATRE – Our Solar System – Holden Street Theatres – 4.5K

An intimate and wholehearted one-man performance, Our Solar System is refreshingly honest and unpretentious theatre. Exciting newcomers to the Fringe scene. Kryztoff 4.5K

FRINGE THEATRE – SPITFIRE SOLO – BAKEHOUSE – 4.5K

Written and performed by Nicholas Collett, this is a superb show – what used to be appreciated as great solo theatre. 4.5K