Adelaide Fringe

Adelaide Fringe shows to support, after Perth seasons cancelled with WA borders to remain closed

A guide to the artists who have been hit the hardest, with their WA seasons cancelled – who you have the chance to support during their SA season.

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has officially delayed the border reopening date amid Omicron fears. This leaves the state cut off from the rest of the nation, and has thrown Perth’s Fringe World festival and its artists into disarray.

Many of the Adelaide Fringe acts that will be performing in SA, had also planned WA seasons – which have now, at the last minute, had to be cancelled as they can’t travel into WA. It’s a hard time for artists – and now even more so. So here’s a guide of artists who have been hit the hardest, with their WA seasons cancelled – who you have the chance to support during their SA season.

Stringent COVID-safe plans have been put in place so Fringe-goers can feel at more ease about booking tickets and getting behind these shows.

Amy Hetherington: Crying Over Spilt Milk

Award winning comedian and new parent Amy Hetherington is bringing her newborn baby and brand new show to Adelaide Fringe! And… she can’t afford a babysitter. An hilarious, full-on hour of stand-up about the joy, pain and madness of parenting. And yes, expect the new arrival to be a chaotically fun part of the show!

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/amy-hetherington-crying-over-spilt-milk-af2022

Elton John: Your Song

What makes 70s music so fabulous? Elton John for one! Elton John: Your Song invites you to pay tribute to the undisputed worldwide emperor of glam pop! Whip out those old flares and zhoozh your hair as Matthew Hadgraft (ABBALive, Peter Allen Live in Inverted Commas) sings up the greatest party night of the decade – just like the movie, but wayyy better ‘cause you’re allowed to sing along.

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/elton-john-your-song-af2022

Hans: A Night At the SYMPH-honey!

A live, sparkling, symphonic experience featuring the Berlin Boy Wonder, his dazzling troupe of singers and dancers PLUS a live 18 piece orchestra. This 2 hour spectacular goes from Beethoven to Beyonce, Mozart to Madonna and everything in between! It’s the ultimate Hans experience, honey. This is Hans’ biggest show ever! WORLD PREMIERE. So you have to be there!

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/hans-a-night-at-the-symph-honey-af2022

Jason Pestell: Kmart to the Rescue

The world is still in turmoil – citizens in fear, political upheaval, rising unemployment… There’s only one thing that can save us now: Kmart! And if that doesn’t help, I’m out of ideas. The Kmart show is back! Bigger, Better and full of #Rattan. From the Lad that brought you ‘Kmart is Life’ and ‘Kmart’s The Greatest Shop Man’ comes a tale of retail to complete the Kmart trilogy.

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/jason-pestell-kmart-to-the-rescue-af2022

Jarryd Goundrey: Incoming

Jarryd Goundrey has spent the last 5 years honing his craft in the Melbourne Comedy Scene and his ready to debut his first comedy hour. Incoming is a comedy show combining Jarryd’s perspective on the world after spending 7 years in the Australian Army, a career as a chef and many bad decisions along the way. 

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/jarryd-goundrey-incoming-af2022

Kevin Kopfstein; Smoke and Mirrors

Spellbinding sleight of hand, magic with a comedic twist, and stories to steal a gambler’s heart. Scottish comedian, magician, and storyteller, Kevin Kopfstein presents a hilarious and mystifying comedy and magic show for adults. The whole family will enjoy! Kopfstein is the consummate showman and has performed his unique blend of comedy and magic the world over including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe.

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/kevin-kopfstein-smoke-and-mirrors-af2022

Lineage

Telling the story of repression and the transmutation of shame allowing for a reclamation of self. An interactive, multidisciplinary performance instillation using different feminine archetypes.

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/lineage-af2022

Lucy & Me

Join Sphenn and his best friend Lucy, on a sublime comedy journey into a world of absurdity and daily shenanigans as they tackle their problems with a pazaz and style only capable from the most majestic of idiots.

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/lucy-me-af2022

MANBO

Sam Dugmore (The Latebloomers Scotland! & The Bakers) is locked and loaded as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, MANBO.

MANBO must un-earth his ruthless man skills to confront his greatest nemesis…himself. A deadly mission filled with calamity, 80’s workout montage, explosions, evil Russians, suppressed raw emotion, and a dog called Fluffy.

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/manbo-af2022

Petit Circus: Bon Appetit

Set in a restaurant, with fun food themed circus, aerials, acrobatics, juggling, hula hoops, musical moments, comedy and more! Come and see why this audience favourite has performed at every Fringe for the past 11 years, and got 5 stars from the Advertiser!

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/petit-circus-bon-appetit-af2022

PLASTICA FANTASTICA

An outlandish award-winning one-woman comedy show not to be missed! Follow the story of a woman who is addicted to plastic, but life falls apart when she finds out that she is allergic to the one thing she loves most…… Get ready for questionable dance moves, a musical Tupperware moment, a potential skirt split & several ‘what did I just witness moments?’ 

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/plastica-fantastica-af2022

Rouge

Circus for grown ups: Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. Winner of Best Circus Adelaide Fringe 2020, and weekly awards for Best Circus at Adelaide Fringe 2018 and FRINGE WORLD 2019, Rouge is a non-stop celebration of the astonishing, surprising, subversive and the supremely sexy.

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/rouge-af2022

Tash York’s Happy Hour

The Trash Queen of Cabaret Tash York is set to thrill you almost as much as a half price wine list. As an earthquake survivor and enduring the world’s longest lockdown she’s back for Adelaide Fringe with her live band, powerful vocals and hilarious takes that will leave you wanting more. Don’t worry – there’s always a bold finish!

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/tash-york-s-happy-hour-af2022

The 60 Four: In Concert

The 60 Four present the biggest hits of the ’60s with a contemporary sound and stunning showmanship that have made them a Fringe favourite. 

With their slick moves and tight four-part harmonies, these charming young men perform all of your favourite ’60s hits and other old school favourites. Over two hours of The Beatles, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, Johnny O Keefe and many more. 

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/the-60-four-in-concert-af2022

Tinder’s Least Wanted

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he’ll have up-to-date Tinder profile pics forever.

Tinder’s Least Wanted is a lineup of Adelaide’s funniest single comedians who all have one thing in common: they can’t get a date for love nor money (actually probably could get one for money, but they’re comedians so they don’t have any).

BUY A TICKET HERE: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/tinder-s-least-wanted-af2022

Gordon Southern: The Longest Year

2020. Still? Really? Now entering its third year. The Olympics didn’t help. 
 
3 x times Perth FRINGE WORLD Comedy Award Winner.  
 
How could globe-trotting UK comedy star Southern know when leaving Britain in early 2020 that it might be a bit longer than anticipated?

BUY A TICKET HERE:
https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/gordon-southern-the-longest-year-af2022

Nurse Georgie Carroll – Sister Flo 2.0

World class dopamine driller/ heart filler, Nurse Georgie Carroll slams an hour of 100% unfiltered hospital banter at you.

It might hurt, but it WILL make you better.

As seen on HYBPA, The Project, Ch 10 comedy special. Bestselling Author ‘’Off The Charts’’.

BUY A TICKET HERE:
https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/nurse-georgie-carroll-sister-flo-2-0-af2022

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For more incredible Fringe shows in 2022 (they all really need your support), head to https://adelaidefringe.com.au/

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