Bubba-Licious: An Adelaide Fringe show for babies and toddlers
A Fringe show for Adelaide’s newest audience members!
Life with a baby or a toddler can be tough.
Hugely rewarding, life changing, exhausting, priority changing and exhilarating all at the same time. These tiny humans come into our lives and remake our understanding of everything we’ve ever known… including how much sleep we need to function. We instantly love the children we care for and want to give them the world. Unfortunately they aren’t quite ready for most of the experiences the world has to offer.
Bubba-Licious: Sell out Fringe show in 2020
Bubba-Licious was 2020’s surprise sell out hit of the Fringe. This year it returns to the stage revamped for a larger venue.
The stage show, which has been written for infants aged between 6 months and 3 years, brings together lighting effects, puppetry, music and a variety of other sensory stimulations to awaken wonder for the babies and toddlers in the audience!
Bubba-Licious: Inspired by parenthood
The show is written and performed by Kat Grey, proud mum of her 3.5yo toddler.
Kat has been producing and performing shows at the Adelaide Fringe for 6 years. Once her son was born she began looking for performances that would be appropriate for him. While there are a wonderful selection of performances that are baby-friendly, where he is welcome to sit on an adult’s lap to watch as long as he stays quiet, there wasn’t really anything that was a performance specifically to engage his admittedly narrow interests. With studies confirming the benefits of encouraging infants to experience a variety of sensory experiences for babies and young children, Kat set out to create the show she was looking for.
So Bubba-Licious was (pun intended) BORN!
Mums, dads and caregivers can be part of the Fringe atmosphere
Beyond the performance itself, Kat is hoping to create an opportunity for new mums, dads and carers to come out of the house and be a part of the magical Fringe atmosphere.
Being performed at Gluttony, within Rymill Park, Kat hopes that her show will be part of a family day out with parents then staying to bond over food, drink and sunshine like normal human beings.
Gluttony has made great efforts to ensure their facilities are family friendly (including having parenting rooms available within the park) making it a perfect fit for this new show.
Sat 20 Feb – Sun 21 Feb: 11am, 11:45am
Sat 27 Feb – Sun 28 Feb: 11am, 11:45am
Sat 6 Mar – Mon 8 Mar: 11am, 11:45am
Sat 13 Mar – Sun 14 Mar: 11am, 11:45am
Sat 20 Mar – Sun 21 Mar: 11am, 11:45am
Duration: 30 minutes Venue: Ukiyo at Gluttony – Rymill Park
The Amazing Drumming Monkeys at the Adelaide Fringe
The Garden of Unearthly Delights Rundle Park | Kadlitpina, East Terrace, Adelaide
Febuary 20 – March 21
A show where puppets play live instruments!
A show where the parents are as engaged and entertained as the young children!
A show that has toured nationally and internationally for over 17 years!
It’s a very rare thing for a show to be as enduring and as loved as the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, and they’re back this year at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, with their adorable variety show, aimed at 2-8 year olds (but is great entertainment for all ages)!
Funky live drumming for all ages
For over 10 years The Amazing Drumming Monkeys Show has entertained thousands of children (and adults), at thousands of events around Australia and abroad. Based in Adelaide, the Monkeys have become so popular they have 2 teams operating full time and can perform at multiple events on any given day!
The 2 monkey puppets (Bongo & Congo) play African drums, lead audiences in songs & dances, perform magic tricks and (low tech) special effects gags etc. The show also features beautiful positive messages, such as caring for our environment, and getting along with each other.
The Monkeys appeal to a great range of people, places, and events. The show has cute & funny monkeys for the kids, great drumming for the adults, variety segments for all ages, and a message for the world.
A word of warning – The songs never leave your head! Famous all over Australia, this show is not to be missed!
★★★★★ “Our Favourite Concert” Rolling Music, Shanghai China.
★★★★1/2 “Top Banana!” Adelaide Advertiser.
“The Next Wiggles” NT News.
“The Next Bananas” Triple J.
“Banging good fun!” WOMADelaide.
“The most Iconic South Australian band since Cold Chisel” Dave at Stirling market.
Children’s / all ages / Umbrella Revolution Feb 20 – March 21 / $20 – $65 / 40min
Hot Dub Time Machine + Comedy + Circus and Cabaret
Highlights form the reimagined COVID-safe wonderland include a socially distanced yet fabulously fun drag brunch party, a reclined Hot Dub experience and a comedy gala with a very cheeky nod to a missing SA car race.
It wouldn’t be The Garden without the world’s finest circus and cabaret shows: Club Briefs International’s queen Shivannah and her troupe of boy wonders are back to shock and delight with their free-wheeling, free-spirited cabaret club night.
Smashed – The Brunch Party starting at 10:30am every weekend gives audiences the morning-start they never knew they needed, featuring a smorgasbord of world-class cabaret, fierce drag and jaw-dropping circus performers.
Lano & Woodley back together + Comedy Gala
Season highlight for comedy fans will be Lano & Woodley back together again, Fiona O’Loughlin and Arj Barker’s return to The Garden; plus a special comedy gala event (and a cheeky nod to the missing car race this season), Chicksal 500 brings together a female-power-house line-up in Cal Wilson, Denise Scott, Nikki Britton, and Lizzy Hoo.
Some of the best in Australian comedy are teaming up to present double-header shows. Dave Thornton and Dilruk Jayasinha return to The Garden along with comedy power-couple Anne Edmonds and Lloyd Langford who bring their new show Business with Pleasure.
Live Music at GOUD21
The Garden will host a diverse range of musical offerings in 2021 including; Nobody’s Business (The Bessie Smith Story) which follows the life of “The Empress Of Blues” Bessie Smith. Sophie Koh’s Book of Songs highlights her diversion from pop into contemporary-classical; the Hot Dub Time Machine gang present the ultimate “chill-experience” with RECLINE. The Garden also welcomes Christine Anu, Katie Noonan and one of the true mavericks of the Australian music industry, Michael Simic AKA Michelangelo whose lustrous voice and songs are not to be missed.
Following the success of its SA premiere season in 2020, 1000 Doors has been reimagined. The new evolution of this stunning immersive experience, Door Within A Door, will haunt and delight the whole family. Also returning are the multi-sensory experiences responsible for racing hearts and sell out shows; SÉANCE, COMA and FLIGHT.
Return of The Garden Sessions
The Garden of Unearthly Delights 2021 program includes the return of The Garden Sessions; hosting five gloriously talented local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists performing free concerts on Saturday afternoons. This year’s line-up presents Eskatology, Warren Milera, Katie Aspel, Rob Edwards and Tilly Tjala Thomas.
Today’s launch adds to the already announced shows from The Garden’s sneak peek which included; The Umbilical Brothers, Kate Ceberano, Tommy Little, Tripod and Dom Chambers.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights – The Centrepiece of Adelaide Fringe
For the past 19 years, The Garden has been the centrepiece of Adelaide Fringe and this year will be no different. It will not be bigger than last year but it will be more lush, more spacious, more beautiful and just as full of fabulous shows, great times and fond memories as any other Garden season.
Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz!
Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night
Amazing Drumming Monkeys
An Intimate Concert with Kate Ceberano
Anne Edmonds & Lloyd Langford – Business With Pleasure
Arj Barker Comes Clean
Club Briefs International
Caravan Songs – Michael Simic
Dave Thornton & Dilruk Jayasinha – The Detour
Denise Scott, Cal Wilson, Nikki Britton & Lizzy Hoo – Chicksal 500
Dom Chambers: A Boy and His Deck
Fiona O’Loughlin – The Unreliable Witness
Hello Good Thanks – Better Out Than In
Jimeoin – Turn It Up!
Lano & Woodley in Lano & Woodley
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall
Mr J Whiskey
Mr Snotbottom: 10 Stinky, Silly Years!
Nath Valvo – Chatty Cathy
Nobody’s Business (The Bessie Smith Story)
Nurse Georgie Carroll
Peter Combe in Fix the Fence with Sticky Tape
RECLINE: By Hot Dub Time Machine
Sam Simmons Is Putting Things On His Knee To Raise Awareness For People Who Not Have Good Knees
Simon Taylor – The Best of Everything He’s Ever Done Ever
Smashed – The Brunch Party
Sophie Koh – Book of Songs
Teeny Tiny Stevies
Tex Perkins & Matt Walker
The Apsie Hour
The Black Sorrows
The Garden Sessions
The Real Housewives Choir
Tom Ballard – We Are All In This
Tommy Little – I’ll See Myself Out
Umbilical Brothers – The Distraction
Your Adelaide Fringe Program Guide for 2021 – RELEASED TODAY
The festival season is one step closer with the launch of the official Adelaide Fringe program guide available from today, jam-packed full of Fringe events, including returning faves and exciting new events!
Get your 2021 Adelaide Fringe Program Guide
Fringe is bringing the guide closer to audiences in 2021 with more than 100 collection points across South Australia including your local Drakes Supermarket and BankSA branch. You can also download the program online or get a copy of the Fringe Guide delivered to your door.
PROGRAM REVEALS CLOSE TO 800 EVENTS FOR FRINGE 2021
Close to 800 open-air, indoor and online events (over 22,000 performances!) are listed in the guide ready for festivalgoers to explore and experience Fringe in their own unique way.
Choose from 13 genres including comedy and cabaret, circus and physical theatre to magic, music and film that will see South Australia bursting with the arts once again.
SUPPORTING ARTISTS, PRODUCERS & VENUES
Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall says it’s more important than ever for audiences to get out there and support artists, producers and venues this Fringe.
“The greatest annual celebration is nearly on our doorstep and we can’t wait for audiences to get their hands on a copy of the guide, flick through the pages, booking their tickets and be captivated and thrilled by what artists will be bringing to Adelaide,” she says. “It’s always so exciting to see the amazing level of creativity and innovation in Adelaide Fringe, and especially this year with Fringe hosting a wide variety of shows, experiences and events with over 800 shows across 275 venues.”
COVID SAFE FRINGE
Fringe is ensuring audiences can engage with the festival in a COVID-safe way with the introduction of QR codes for contact tracing as well as following all current government guidelines across all venues.
Due to capacity restrictions, audiences are encouraged to get in early and buy tickets to ensure they don’t miss out on their favourite artist or event.
The Adelaide Fringe Festival, the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, runs from 19 February to 21 March.
Indelabilityarts Returns to Adelaide Fringe Festival with Wilbur the Optical Whale
indelabilityarts is bringing its new show “Wilbur the Optical Whale” to the Adelaide Convention Centre as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2020.
Playing from February 20, “Wilbur the Optical Whale” is the newest instalment from the Brisbane-based company, which employs artists living with a disability to perform stories which celebrate difference and promote inclusiveness.
Wilbur the Optical Whale
The disability-inclusive theatre company is set to delight young audiences with a story which celebrates difference. The children’s show incorporates, circus, acrobatics, interactive visuals to tell a story which champions difference in a way which is fully accessible for all people.
“Wilbur the Optical Whale” is the tale of Wilbur, a glasses-wearing whale who, along with his best friend Cecil the Shark, encourages children to accept everyone just as they are. The story takes place under the sea, where the audience are taken on an immersive journey to engage with the environment around them.
Employing art forms including circus, interactive visuals, and sound design, the audience will take a deep sea sensory dive to meet Wilbur and his cheeky friends.
Circus and acrobatics
This original show marks the coming together of indelabilityarts, with youth-arts company Flipside Circus, to present a unique performance which incorporates circus and acrobatics into the interactive story.
“We are going to have interactive digital media and pre and post show workshops. We have the capacity to set the stage up in a space that can be like an installation and have roving characters and the children can explore it before and after the show.” Catarina Hebbard, Co-Artistic Director of indelabilityarts, says.
Wilbur the Optical Whale at Adelaide Fringe Festival
“Wilbur the Optical Whale” will be the second time the company has performed in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, having previously brought “Look Mum…No hands!!! (the Legless Bar Years)” to Adelaide in 2018. The company returns this time as an Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund grant recipient.
“Wilbur the Optical Whale” is showing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival from February 20 to March 4 2020, playing at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights confirmed for 2021 + Program SNEAK PEEK!
The Garden of Unearthly Delights has today released a program teaser ahead of the full program announcement on January 13, 2021 – and we have SO MUCH to look forward to in The Garden next year.
First round of shows in The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Tickets for the first round of shows – which include The Umbilical Brothers, Effie, Dom Chambers, Nathan Cavaleri, Kate Ceberano – will be on sale through Adelaide Fringe and gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au from Dec 18.
Line up of top quality acts
After finishing our 2020 season the day before the whole country was thrown into COVID-19 lockdown, The Gardeners have worked impossibly hard all year to ensure that The Garden can return in 2021 with a line-up of top-quality acts.
Comedy royalty at GOUD21
Comedy is in fine form across the season: GOUD21’s program includes The Garden-debut of international comedy legends, The Umbilical Brothers. Tripod are back at The Garden with three nights of musical-comedy gold, while Effie returns with her new show Hello Good Thanks – Better Out Than In. Adopted-Adelaidean, Nurse Georgie Carroll is also here to nurse us all back to health with a solid set of comedy shots cultured over eight-years of sold-out stand-up and the Irishman of Australia, Jimeoin, brings the world-class stand-up show Turn It Up!
The laughs keep coming with comedy veterans Arj Barker and Lano & Woodley. After a sell-out season in 2020 Tommy Little is back, along with fan-favourite Nath Valvo, Sam Simmons and much, much more.
Live music at GOUD21
Live music has been a rarity in 2020 but The Garden is bringing it back with a host of Aussie music royalty: Garden favourite Katie Noonan will delight audiences, An Intimate Concert with Kate Ceberano will be everything the title promises, ease into some blues rock with singer-songwriter Nathan Cavaleri, Aussie legend, Joe Camilleri returns with The Black Sorrows and The Real Housewives Choir are back with an uplifting musical-comedy that will take you on a humorous journey of cultural clashes, hot flushes and cross- generational confusion.
Something for the kids at GOUD21
There is always plenty to see and do for all-ages at The Garden: perennial favourites The Amazing Drumming Monkeys return, 2020 sell out smash hit and ARIA-nominated duo, The Teeny Tiny Stevies return to Adelaide plus weekend mornings will go off with 50 mins of bonkers, bopping family fun in Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall.
Tickets for sneak peek shows on sale December 18. Tickets are limited for all events so fans should get in quick before the sold-out sign hits the door. Full program to be released and on sale January 13.