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WIN: 1 of 2 Family Passes to Disco Wonderland

WIN: 1 of 2 Family Passes to Disco Wonderland

Disco Wonderland Adelaide Fringe

WIN: 1 of 2 Family Passes to Disco Wonderland at Adelaide Fringe

Can you feel it? Your heart is racing. You’ve made it behind the velvet rope of the most infamous discotheque in the world.

PAULINI and TIMOMATIC headline this immersive production featuring choreography by Brendan Yeates (Hamilton, West Side Story, Matilda) performed by South Australia’s hottest talent in Mark Stefanoff, Philippa Lynas and Amelia Sanzo.

Disco Wonderland enters into an era when the Vietnam war is over and New York is in a state of despair. A time when sex, drugs and Rock & Roll are safe, and the streets are not. Legends are built on hypnotic tales of the atmosphere within…a world where anything is possible, and the night has only just begun.

Join the disco inferno as Adelaide’s East End is transformed into the hottest club in town with the electrifying music of Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire through to Sister Sledge’s We Are Family and Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive plus much more.

There are no rules here, your imagination can run wild. Welcome to the party!
We have 2 family passes to the 12:30pm session of Disco Wonderland on Sunday 28 Feb at The Peacock in Gluttony to giveaway!

WIN 1 of 2 Family Passes to Disco Wonderland

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Win: 1 of 5 Double Passes to 27 Club

Win: 1 of 5 Double Passes to 27 Club

27 club ticket giveaway

Win: 1 of 5 Double Passes to 27 Club at Adelaide Fringe

Headlined by Australia’s hottest rock icons Kevin Mitchell (Bob Evans, Jebediah) and Sarah Mcleod (The Superjesus), this must-see gig will get you praying to the rock gods – the perfect show for parents date night out, so enter to win and put your babysitters on standby!

It’s an exclusive club of the greats; Hendrix, Morrison, Cobain, Winehouse, Joplin all joined when they died aged 27. Entry to this exclusive club? Simply sell your soul to the devil in exchange for the witchcraft of rock.

Fated to become members of the 27 Club; this iconic group of revered rock musos, were each the voice of their generation. All gone too soon.

We have 5 double passes to give away to this mind-blowing celebration of the legends who will forever be 27 and the music they left behind!

Tickets valid for the Wednesday 24 Feb or Thursday 25 Feb 6:30pm sessions.

Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to 27 Club

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REVIEW: COMEDY HYPNOTIST MATT HALE ‘BONKERS!’

REVIEW: COMEDY HYPNOTIST MATT HALE ‘BONKERS!’

matt hale bonkers review
REVIEW: COMEDY HYPNOTIST MATT HALE ‘BONKERS!’

WORDS: CARLA CARUSO

I first saw Matt Hale’s live hypnosis show last year and was adamant I wouldn’t volunteer to go onstage. I prefer to observe from the shadows than be in the spotlight.

But after I saw a bunch of youngsters rush the stage at Matt’s last show – and saw the fun that they had – I thought maybe I would give it a go a second time around. (Also enticing was Matt’s disclosure that participants would feel like they’d had a deep sleep afterwards – music to the ears of sleep-deprived parents like myself.)

But I took along a friend, who was a first-timer and a skeptic, and she was as adamant about not going up as I had been my first time.

So, with her help, I chickened out again.

And yet, I still had a blast.

matt hale bonkers review

Matt makes it hard not to have a good time with the thumping songs he uses for a backdrop – ranging from Jason Derulo to Queen classics – and his humour peppered throughout. (On his stage manager wife, Kathryn, he quipped: “It’s all right; she still thinks she’s married to George Clooney.”)

It was a hoot watching participants onstage being lulled into things they wouldn’t normally manage without laughing, from vibing to Fleetwood Mac like that famed skateboarder to imagining they’re acting in an ‘80s movie montage. Nicely too, the format had been changed from last year.

As Matt said:

“There’s nothing that can keep you from being hypnotised except yourself.” And some participants did seem more immersed in the experience than others. Those who were less submerged or, alternatively, too chilled-out got a tap on the shoulder and were whisked offstage. (I imagine being made to make a quick exit if I had gone up.) This action helped whittle the group down to an entertaining core.

At one point, Matt described the whole experience as “absolutely, incredibly joyful” and indeed it was (including for a few kids in the crowd, who’d stayed up to catch the show with their ‘rents).

During the performance, Matt also commented on the tough time artists had had during the pandemic.

Along with joking about JobKeeper, he said:

“We just took a massive hit in Perth with the lockdown and had to cancel a ton of shows … We’ve had a crazy year, so we’ve got to have some fun.”

Right on. Maybe third time will be a charm for me in braving the stage?

Sidenote: The air-con in The Virago tent was turned up quite high, so it could be worth packing a cardi!

COMEDY HYPNOTIST MATT HALE’S BONKERS!

Venue: The Virago (Gluttony – Rymill Park, Adelaide, SA)

Dates & times:

Tue 23 Feb – Sun 28 Feb: 8pm
Tue 2 Mar – Sun 7 Mar: 8pm
Tue 9 Mar – Sat 13 Mar: 8pm
Sun 14 Mar: 5pm, 8pm
Tue 16 Mar – Sat 20 Mar: 8pm
Sun 21 Mar: 5pm, 8pm

For tickets:

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/comedy-hypnotist-matt-hale-bonkers-af2021

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REVIEW: Amy Hetherington ‘Don’t Feed the Ducks’

REVIEW: Amy Hetherington ‘Don’t Feed the Ducks’

amy hetherington don't feed the ducks

REVIEW: Amy Hetherington ‘Don’t Feed the Ducks’

WORDS: CARLA CARUSO

You know from the get-go that Darwin’s Amy Hetheringon isn’t your typical comedian when she greets guests as they arrive with a friendly smile and banter offstage. Then does her own introductory spiel before jumping into the spotlight.

She’s like a bucket of sunshine in her glitter circle earrings, lace crop top, and floral culottes. This is a comic who can drop the F-bomb on repeat while beaming winsomely like a Spice Girl. (She references the girl group during her performance.)

don't feed the ducks review

Don’t Feed the Ducks: Adelaide Fringe 2021

The focus of her latest Fringe show, Don’t Feed the Ducks, is on trying to fall pregnant and start her next life chapter as a mum, which she describes as “ducking terrifying” (à la the show’s title). Her co-pilot in this journey is her ‘nerdy’ civil engineer husband, who enjoys tracking her ovulation cycle “in a cloud-based document”.

Facing down mum-hood also brings up memories of the DIY fun she had in her childhood. She describes her dad as “a cross between Russell Coight and Tim the Tool Man” and reminisces about daddy-daughter trips to the dump (I can so relate!) and her pa’s version of The Floor is Lava game, involving barbecue coals. Ah, simpler times, lol.

A highlight is her re-enactment of Mortal Kombat: Mum Edition, where you can choose your own mum character from ‘activewear mum’ to ‘free range mum’.

Throughout, Amy sprinkles in local references, from Port Adelaide to Rundle Mall, along with including a heap of Darwin humour. She also praises Adelaide. “You’ve got a festival happening during a global pandemic,” adding laughingly, “I got to use the big venue because Lehmo’s stuck in Melbourne!”

Every now and then, Amy breaks into song, joking that she must do so due to the stipulations of a Tourism NT grant. As she says: “It’s f—ing hard being an artist this year.”

Organise a babysitter and get to her show at the newly relocated Rhino Room (now in Pirie St)!

Amy Hetherington’s Don’t Feed the Ducks

Venue: Rhino Room, 1/131 Pirie St, Adelaide SA

Dates & times:

Fri 19 Feb – Sat 20 Feb: 7:30pm

Tue 23 Feb – Sat 27 Feb: 7:30pm

Tue 2 Mar – Sat 6 Mar: 7:30pm

For tickets: 

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/amy-hetherington-don-t-feed-the-ducks-af2021

REVIEW: Best of Kids Fringe

REVIEW: Best of Kids Fringe

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REVIEW: Best of Kids Fringe

WORDS: CARLA CARUSO

Are you the type to go the banquet menu at a restaurant because you don’t want to get food envy?

Then Best of Kids Fringe at Gluttony should satiate you – and your kids – just as well!

Basically, it provides a taste test of a few acts with the line-up changing week-to-week, so you never know what you’re going to get.

best of kids fringe review

Best of Kids Fringe

The day we went the show kicked off with Irish comic magician Patrick “Paddy” McCullagh, who knows how to pull off a kilt and has a lilt like Jimeoin. As the warm-up act, he did a bunch of magic tricks – involving rope, thread, and cards – in between the ‘main courses’.

He also provided a reminder of how the pandemic had changed things, mentioning that he wasn’t allowed to have any junior helpers up onstage. (Audience members also had to sit one seat apart.)

Best of Kids Fringe Review

Next it was onto circus performer Hannah Cryle, who’s also involved in The Best of Ladies’ Night at Gluttony. She was like a human Rainbow Brite doll with her glitter eyeshadow, fur-topped sneakers, and perpetual smile.

She sprinkled in some humour for the adult attendees while performing with contortion rings – “I finished my maternity leave in time for the pandemic, so now more than ever my head is the smallest bit”. Plus, when hula-hooping to Guns ‘N’ Roses’ Paradise City, motivating herself with: “Don’t be nervous, everybody likes you, and they know it’s been a while.”

best of kids fringe review

Following was Dr Bubble, who created dry ice fog bubbles, glowing orbs, and more onstage. The air-con in The Octagon tent had to be turned off during his performance and it did get a little balmy. However, Dr Bubble pushed on, woollen beanie, metallic suit, and all.

Rounding things out were sibling act Calin and Arwen Diamond, of the Diamond Duo. The pair seemed to get along better than my two kids that day, juggling shiny clubs together and getting up-close and personal on the trapeze. (I’ve almost been tempted to do a Carrie and sign up for a trapeze ‘flying’ class, like in Sex and the City.)

Calin provided a laugh for the youngsters when attempting to get out of a straitjacket while on a unicycle. “This looked a lot easier on YouTube,” he quipped.

The show certainly had something to tantalise every tastebud!

Best of Kids Fringe

Venue: The Octagon at Gluttony – Rymill Park, Adelaide SA

Dates:

Sun 21 Feb: 2pm

Sat 27 Feb – Sun 28 Feb: 2pm

Sat 6 Mar – Mon 8 Mar: 2pm

Sat 13 Mar – Sun 14 Mar: 2pm

Sat 20 Mar – Sun 21 Mar: 2pm

For tickets:

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/best-of-kids-fringe-af2021

Adelaide Fringe On Tour

Adelaide Fringe On Tour

Murray Bridge Fringe on Tour

Adelaide Fringe On Tour

The Fringe Caravan will be hitting the road throughout the season, bringing a taste of the fantastic four weeks of festival fun to suburban and regional destinations across SA, providing a pop-up hit of Fringe flavour.

Basically, Fringe on Tour brings free family fun to you – sharing the wonderful and weird and encouraging locals to be part of something in their area!

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2021 Fringe On Tour Locations

Murray Bridge Fringe // 27 February
Sixth Street Murray Bridge will be transformed into a space to entertain and be entertained for one night only on Saturday 27 February. The weekend will also feature a series of free and ticketed performances at the Murray Bridge Town Hall, the Station and Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.

Victor Harbor Fringe on Tour

Fringe at Victor Harbor // 28 February
Get away for a day of fun, sun and Fringe celebrations in Victor Harbor. South Australia’s favourite coastal holiday destination will be buzzing on February 28 with a line-up of performances, activations and experiences for the whole family.

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Fringe @5085 // 6-7 March
What has a waterfall got to do with a hypothermal worm? Where in the forest do the giants and fairies sleep? Find out at Fringe@5085 – a 2 day extravaganza of magical mayhem and music in the tranquility of Stockade Botanical Park. Starring the Fringe Caravan and plenty more besides. More fun than you can poke a stick at.

naracoorte fringe street party

Naracoorte Fringe Street Party // 13 March
For the first time ever visit Naracoorte for a free street party featuring the Fringe on Tour caravan, local performances, entertainment, music, food trucks and market stalls! Celebrate Naracoorte’s creative community in the Town Square!

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Whyalla’s Unearth Festival // 19-28 March
Whyalla’s Ruby Award-winning festival will look different from previous years, but hey, so does everything. Come for a day or a week to enjoy the beautiful seaside location and relaxed lifestyle, see a show, do workshops, swim, fish, visit the dolphins; create and rejuvenate. A variety of venues across the city will host artists to suit all tastes.

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Adelaide Railway Station Precinct
Adelaide Railway Station Precinct takes centre stage this Fringe with pop up performances as you step off your train into the heart of the action. Catch a train this Fringe to expect the unexpected, sit back and enjoy the freedom to relax and immerse yourself, be entertained by chance encounters with an array of Fringe performers and pop up shows throughout Fringe.

For more information: 

adelaidefringe.com.au

 

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