my adelaide fringe picks 2015

my adelaide fringe picks 2015
It's that time of the year again, where I go a little bit nuts with the Adelaide Fringe program and then spend a chunk of change on tickets.

This year was no different.

I will say that overall the program was a little sparse... part of that is the fact that we've seen a ton of shows since 2011 and there are artists who keep bringing the same show year after year.

But as I learned last year, it's about quality not quantity. That being said, we're seeing the same number of shows as last year, but I'm only seeing three shows on my own.

I decided to save some of the best shows for the last week, to give myself an extra birthday treat with A Simple Space and Le Gateau Chocolat and then I'm going to finish off with Briefs, which was the first show I saw back in 2010.

In previous years there has been enough planning to work out the timetable of shows for the invasion of a small country, but this year it was a less organised affair and we'll have to see how it all pans out.
  • Bromance: Walk the line between the pugnacious and the poignant in this hilarious, bitter-sweet and down-right jaw-dropping celebration of everything blokey - where handshakes become handstands, and back-slaps become back-flips.
  • Sound and Fury's Hamlet and Juliet: Romance, swordplay and nonsense ensue, until as expected, everyone dies.
  • Paul Dabek - Mischief!: Expect quick-fire comedy, dirty shadow puppets and jaw-dropping magic all presented with "machine-gun delivery.
  • The Naked Magicians: Left without sleeves or pockets, The Naked Magicians saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to "now you see it".
  • Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live: The 1940s were the golden age of radio drama and now you can relive 3 of those stories live on stage. Be immersed as this show recreates before your very eyes the experience of attending a 1940s radio drama recording.
  • The Long Pigs: The Long Pigs takes the craft of clown and dramatically slices it open to expose the dark, but playful underbelly of buffoon to create an explosion of mirth fed by the joy of being evil.
  • Illuminate: With a diverse cast of skilled performers, get ready for fairy lights, torches and lamps used is ways you’ve never seen before!
  • Trash Test Dummies: This award winning, sidesplitting slapstick comedy routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump truck full of hilarity!
  • Death Comes at the End: Scriptease invite you to an evening of improvised theatre inspired by Cluedo, Agatha Christie and one too many pre-show wines.
  • Inconceivable: 'The Princess Bride' is one of the most-loved and most quoted cult classics of all time. We invite you to give into temptation and quote the lines along with the actors.
  • A Midsummer Knight's dream... What?!: This one man show is part classic comedy with a little bit of drama thrown in for good measure.
  • Cadence: Cadence is a new show with members from some of the Adelaide Fringe’s favourite groups. The unique fusion of acrobatics, music and visual elements promises to excite.
  • Boris and Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure: An improvised crossover cabaret featuring Bunraku Puppetry and character comedy for discerningly twisted adult audiences.
  • A Simple Space: Get up close and personal with one of Australia's hottest acrobatic ensembles as they push their physical limits to near breaking-point.
  • Le Gateau Chocolat - Icons: Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores relationships with our icons - the people, the moments, the books, the relationships that have come to shape us, or the ideal we aspire to.
  • Briefs: The Second Coming: Get ready for a madcap safari through extravagant birdbath boylesque, too-close-for-comfort yo-yo tricks, valiant aerial acrobatics, irreverent interludes,ferocious fanfares and show-stopping drag artistes.
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