Adelaide’s busiest time of year is well underway, with the Adelaide 500, racing season WOMADelaide, and of course the Adelaide Fringe. This year’s Fringe sees the return of some of time-honoured favourites as well as the addition of some fresh new talent – making weeknights that little bit more interesting.
While we’re already halfway through the season, there’s still plenty more shows coming up in March to satisfy your Adelaide Fringe cravings. So, here are our top five picks for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.
Winning the Best Circus & Physical Theatre at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Weeklies, Rouge returns for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Described as a ‘circus for grown ups’, Rouge combines sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue-in-cheek burlesque for an entertaining, fun and naughty performance. With shows already sold out, get in quick because this is one you won’t want to miss.
WHEN? March 1 – 17, Tue – Sun
WHERE? The Octagon at Gluttony, Rymill Park / Mullawirraburka, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Rd
TICKETS? $35.00 to $46.00, purchase here.
This Adelaide Fringe, Circus Oz is presenting two shows: NEON and Bubblegum Cabaret. NEON is an 80s themed cabaret hosted by comedian Geraldine Quinn, known from her time on Rockwiz and Spicks and Specks. The show will see Geraldine belting out 80s classics while the Circus Oz team showcase circus skills and stunning acrobatics. NEON brings together circus, comedy and song for a tongue-in-cheek performance appropriate for audiences 18+.
Bubblegum Cabaret is the exact opposite, best described as a colourful circus cabaret created especially for kids. Recommended for ages 3+, the show will include Circus Oz’s acrobats performing circus tricks and acrobatic feats, including: hula hooping, juggling, handstands and incredible balancing acrobatics. Also hosted by Geraldine Quinn, Bubblegum Cabaret is the perfect Fringe event for entertaining the kids.
WHEN? NEON: 15 Feb – 3 Mar 2019 10.15pm Tue – Sun| Bubblegum Cabaret: 16 Feb – 2 Mar 2019, 3pm Sat – Sun.
WHERE? NEON & Bubblegum Cabaret: Corona Theatre, The Garden of Unearthly Delights .
TICKETS: NEON: $30 – $39 plus booking fees, purchase here. | Bubblegum Cabaret: $25 and $80 Family plus booking fees, purchase here.
THE CHOIR OF MAN
Join nine ordinary guys as they perform high-energy dance, foot stomping choreography and sing-alongs to some of the best classics. Fittingly held at a pub, watch as these men work from behind the bar, pulling audience members up on stage for a pint. Head along to The Choir Of Man for a night of fun, entertainment and, of course, great beer.
WHEN? March 1 – 17
WHERE? The Moa At Gluttony, Rymill Park / Mullawirraburka, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000
TICKETS? $32 to $45, purchase here.
RCC FRINGE: DUSK TILL DAWN
Hosted by everyone’s favourite place to party during the Fringe season, RCC, this event is the place to be for a seriously good time. Featuring names like The Presets, Bag Raiders and The Preatures, immerse yourself in the music, art and light of the RCC Fringe: Dusk till Dawn.
WHEN? 23 Feb – 16th March, Sat – Sun.
WHERE? Maths Lawns at RCC Fringe, The University of Adelaide, North Tce
TICKETS? Free before 9pm, $15 after 9pm at the door. For more information, head here.
JACKSON VS JACKSON
Taking out the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award Winner for Best Music in 2018, Jackson Vs Jackson is back for another year. Paying tribute to the work of Michael and Janet Jackson, the one-hour musical performance is fronted by Charmaine Jones who directs vocal powerhouse, the Gospo Collective. Expect some of the Jackson siblings’ greatest hits, like ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Run Away’, for a night of feel-good sing-alongs.
WHEN? March 1 – 17, Tue – Sun
WHERE? The Flamingo at Gluttony, Rymill Park / Mullawirraburka, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Rd
TICKETS? $35.00 to $45.00, purchase here.
Helen Page / Adelaide Fringe