Fringe time is one of the best times to be in Adelaide. The streets are bustling. There’s one hell of a good vibe and the East end of the city is filled to the brim with character, laughs and splashes of colour.
My favourite place to be during the Fringe is in the Garden Of Unearthly Delights. It hosts some of the best shows, delicious food vans, awesome bars and tents filled with comedians and performers (nothing beats booking a $10 show on a whim- they always tend to be the best shows!)
I’ve trawled through the shows in the Garden this year and made a list of the ones I want to see. It was difficult to narrow it down, but here’s my top 10..
A Night at the Musicals
I’ve had a quick glance at the reviews for this show, and my golly its set to be a good one! Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo are set to take centre stage and woo you with amazing costumes and plenty of laughs, taking on all your favourite musicals. If its the winner of the 2016 BankSA Pick Of The Fringe & Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret you know you’re in for a good time.
Blanc De Blanc
If you love a bit of caberet then you will love Blanc De Blanc. I saw this show last year and would easily see it again- it was sexy and fun and I didn’t stop smiling throughout the whole show. Get a bottle of bubbly and the girls (or the boys, there’s eye candy for all) and get yourself some tickets.
Best of the Edinburgh Festival
Anything that mentions comedy and the Edinburgh festival sounds like its always going to provide the LOL’s. This years line up includes Abigoliah Schamaun, Danny O’Brien and Greg Burns. With tickets starting at $25.00 its an absolute steal to catch three cracking comedians. You’ll find me as far away from the isles as possible (because audience participation is my worst nightmare).
When the first part of their bio reads “Best Dance Adelaide Fringe and 2015 Fringe World 2017” I think you know you’ll be in for a treat. This show is told through dance and is said to be full of energy, laughter and good vibes. It sits firmly at the top of my list of shows to visit.
If you’ve seen Blanc De Blanc or LIMBO, then you know why I want to see Fun House. The magic makers of those shows are the brains behind Fun House, which guarentees a colourful experience, where the only rule is to have fun (and no shoes on the bouncy castle). If you love good music, fun times, a good laugh and breathtaking trapeze artists, pop this on your list.
Kevin Quantam- Anti Gravity
Seriously, who doesn’t love a good dose of magic?! Kevin’s show is a mix of magic and science, where they say the rules of gravity are ‘bent and broken’. I’m a sucker for magic tricks so i’ll be first in line, especially when he’s already had sell out performances in Adelaide and Edinburgh. Tickets start at $25.00 so you can afford to take the kids to this too without breaking the bank.
If you’re into your comedy or have seen ‘I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here’, then you would have heard of Nazeem. He’s one funny fellow and hes back to the garden with his show ‘No Pain No Hussain’. Tipped to be a sell out, his show is bound to be 60 minutes of cackling and those real awkward snort-laughs.
The Garden Sessions
Who doesn’t love a good Sunday (or Saturday) session? The Garden, APRA AMCOS and Arts South Australia are coming together to showcase some of the best Indigenous artists every weekend from 2.30pm. Get the crew, head to the garden and enjoy a afternoon of amazing free entertainment in Adelaide. I know where our new sunday session spot is going to be!
Too Many Zooz
Combine jazz, funk, subway sounds and just damn funky tunes together and you’ve got Too Many Zooz. Found all over Youtube after busking in New York subways, the trio creates ridiculously catchy beats that you’ll have your feet tapping to. They have gone from busking to performing with Beyonce, so you know they are doing something right. For a little preview check out this link here.
Adelaide based artist Timberwolf, AKA Christopher Panousakis is hitting The Box to showcase tunes off of his new album Ikaros. This home grown hero has a incredible voice, and if his songs Flux, Something that I Said and Hold You Up are anything to go by, its going to be one hell of an album launch. Tickets are $31.00, an absolute bloody steal to hear one hell of a voice.
Have you checked out the awesome line-up at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights? What’s on your must visit list- I’d love to know!