FRI 16 FEB — SUN 18 MAR

The Royal Croquet Club returns to the beautiful Riverside location Tarnda Womma/Pinky Flat for Adelaide Fringe 2018.

This years refined program boasts a brilliant lineup featuring local and Australian performers as well as acts from Ethiopia, the US, and UK within four venues, Big River Motel, Grand Auditorium, Empire Theatre and Plaza Parlour. The exceptional performance program covers the best in circus, comedy, drag, cabaret, theatre and music and promises to have something for everyone.

Another key attraction will be the Big River Motel, an experiential outdoor concert series which will host an array of international and Australian headliners, along with key bespoke performances from all the artists of the RCC.

Come for a visit, stay for a show, down by the river.

DON’T MISS

Circus Abyssinia

Ethiopians Bibi & Bichu and the Konjowoch Troupe are sure to wow audiences in their Australian premiere. In an unashamedly joyful mix of astounding stunts and enchanted adventure, this show is the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers (Bibi and Bichu) whose dream of joining the circus is made real by the Man in the Moon.
They encounter a host of other circus dreamers: with daredevil stunts, breathtaking acrobatics, feats of juggling, dance and sinuous contortion, all weaving tales of their own.

“An incredible spectacle of circus” ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby.
“You’ll be grinning and foot tapping all day” ★★★★★ – Sunday Mail (UK)

16 Feb – 18 Mar
Tix from $24

 

BIG PEOPLE

A Simple Space

Stunning and joyous. A Simple Space sets audiences alight with non-stop feats of exhilarating acrobatic ability. The world-class acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths have stripped their craft down to the bare essentials in A Simple Space where talent and creativity shine through in a celebration of strength, playfulness, and friendship.

22 Feb – 17 Mar
Tix from $22

Midnight Marauders

Join cabaret’s international riot girl Carla Lippis at her pop-up club for a series of raucous late night after-parties. Get loose, get down and enjoy curated performances from her pick of the Fringe.

Specially commissioned by the Royal Croquet Club, Adelaide’s inimitable diva of destruction Carla Lippis presents a late-night sleazy rumble in the intimate Plaza Parlour: this is Midnight Marauders. Presenting a selection of acts from across the fringe each night, with a live house band playing everything from The Cramps to David Bowie, from Iggy Pop to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Expect voodoo glam, filthy comics, go-go dancing drag high-campery and a schlock rockin’ good time.

16 Feb – 17 Mar
Tix from $30

The Travelling Sisters: Toupé

Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters, and original music, The Travelling Sisters are “insane geniuses of sketch comedy” (★★★★★ – Great Scott). This infectious trio conjure up characters and twists you won’t see coming. It’s a theme park ride for the soul.

WINNER “Best Comedy” 2017 Melbourne Fringe
WINNER “”New Zealand Tour Ready Award 2017 Melb Fringe
NOMINEE “Best Newcomer”
2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

16 Feb – 2 Mar
Tix from $25

We Live By The Sea

When Katy, an autistic teenager, meets lonely Ryan, they make a connection that will shake their worlds forever. Playful, visual storytelling with a live electronic score about autism, friendship and a very big wave. Returning to Adelaide after winning Best Theatre & Critics Choice Weekly Awards, & the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Award 2017 and seasons in New York, Edinburgh, London and China.

16 Feb – 18 Mar
Tix from $18

Josh Glanc

Josh Glanc is a multi-award winning comic and performer. His debut show 99 Schnitzels (Veal Ain’t One) sold out throughout Australia, won the best comedy award at Fringe World 2017 and saw him named one of comedy’s ‘most exciting emerging talents’ (The Age).

3 Mar – 17 Mar
Tix from $21

 

LITTLE PEOPLE

Circus Abyssinia

An unashamedly joyful mix of astounding stunts and enchanted adventure, ‘Circus Abyssinia’ is the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers (Bibi and Bichu) whose dream of joining the circus is made real by the Man in the Moon. Plunged into a world of daredevil wonders, they encounter a host of other circus dreamers: dancing, contorting, gravity-defying figures, all weaving tales of their own.
Featuring the inimitable Konjowoch Troupe, the show is a surreal retelling of how the cast dreamed of the circus in a country without one and created a phenomenal new Ethiopian tradition.

16 Feb – 18 Mar
Tix from $24

360 Allstars 

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus.

Boasting a stellar international cast, including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion breakdancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, an exceptional roue cyr artist, and award-winning musicians, 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.

16 Feb – 18 Mar
Tix from $24

Jelly or Jam 

Have you ever seen 3 giant blocks of jelly – wobbly, jiggly and strong enough to stand on? From award-winning local and international circus creators, Jascha Boyce and Joren Dawson, Jelly or Jam is an acrobatic adventure that will inspire every young person to be themselves and engage actively with the world. Through acrobatics and physicality the solidity of 3 giant blocks of jelly will be tested as they are squished, sliced, jiggled and dropped from great heights until they are destroyed. Don’t miss this world premiere filled with flips and tricks, real stories about being a kid and plenty of wiggly, squishy, messy pink jelly!

3 Mar – 18 Mar
Tix from $20

Swamp Juice

Bickering snails, opera singing mice and neurotic snakes: welcome to a swamp like no other. Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Bunk Puppets present a gurgling adventure about one man’s walk in a swamp. A delightful and imaginative approach to shadow puppetry where the audience get to see how household objects are transformed into live cartoons. Not just for kids, everyone gets a pair of glasses to watch the 3D shadow puppet finale

17 Feb – 18 Mar
Tix from $20

The Chipolatas 

The Chipolatas specialise in crafting and creating magical & mindful musical circus shows. Capturing the classic elements of all round entertainment, they are accompanied by live dynamic roots music, breakbeats, ballads, sound-bites and samples. Highly skilled and internationally acclaimed, since 1992 they have performed in 45 countries and are delighted to return to Adelaide!

24- 25 Feb
Tix from $25

 

WIN

360 ALLSTARS Family Pass

360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture. Boasting a stellar international cast, including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion breakdancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, an exceptional roue cyr artist, and award-winning musicians.
16 Feb – 18 Mar
Tix from $24

 

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