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South Australia’s very own, born and bred, and highest ticket selling venue in Fringe for back-to-back years, Gluttony is well and truly committed to the 2021 Fringe and will be celebrating its tenth birthday.
Gluttony has curated a program that can boast just over 100 shows across 12 venues in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka.
Gluttony co-owner and director, Daniel Michael said: “As always, Gluttony is first and foremost an arts hub that offers the largest variety of entertainment for everyone’s tastes, spanning over 15 genres including theatre, cabaret, circus, magic, comedy, dance, music, burlesque, and children’s entertainment.”
“This year we have a mix of new shows and favourites returning, and we are thrilled to release a program that champions Australian artists.”
Gluttony is proudly South Australian and will continue its tradition of focusing a spotlight on amazing South Australian talent, with shows and artists like hypnotist Isaac Lomman and magician Matt Tarrant, Gospo Collective and Amity Dry as well as favourite homegrown stars including Hugh Sheridan returning to Fringe with a brand-new show called HUGHMAN all featuring in the mix.
Mr Michael said: “The 2020 Adelaide Fringe saw Gluttony sell over 265,000 tickets, the highest number of tickets ever sold by a Fringe venue, and we are committed to offering Fringe goers the very best experience in 2021 that is both memorable and safe.”
This year will see Gluttony maintain its expansive footprint as part of its COVID safety measures, with multiple entrances, new ways for patrons to flow through the site, distanced seating, and contact tracing via QR code.
Mr Michael said: “The 2021 festival will look and feel a little bit different to those of the past, but you can still expect the magical moments to continue with lots of new and exciting live performances.“
“Our role is to be facilitators, charged with bringing the best Fringe acts to South Australian audiences and our visitors, and supporting the artists who create this wonderful work. This year it is more important than ever.”
“South Australians are and should be very proud of our Fringe. As locals we feel a responsibility to carry on an incredible legacy, and we hope that what we do helps fortify that pride others have in the festival.”
This year Gluttony will be premiering some new shows and experiences. Some new shows to Gluttony in the line-up include:
- Disco Wonderland – Dancing til Dawn
- 27 Club
- Matador – sabor de amor
- Stewart Reeve: Chameleon
- Classic Bruce
- Karen from Finance is Out of Office
- Ross Noble
- Matt Hale – Bonkers
- Tim Ferguson – Smashing Life (Motivation for Idiots)
- Werk It
Mr Michael said: “In terms of experiences, we have a 25-metre observation wheel, and we are thrilled to host Dan Acher’s BOREALIS, the brilliant meeting of art and technology that conjures the illusion of Aurora Borealis, the famed Northern Lights. As an installation on Rymill Park Lake, light will flicker among the trees and reflect off the water, creating a stunning spectacle that varies each night with the weather conditions.
“Some returning shows to Gluttony this year include the crowd favourites ‘Rouge’ with new cast members and new acts. Michaela Burger, Adelaide cabaret superstar, joins the team. Plus, the Borderline Russian Bar trio.”
Other box office hits to return include The Choir of Man, The Anti Expert’s Guide to the Pandemic, and Blunder Camp, from the creators of NYC circus hit Blunderland.
“We are also proud to present small shows that will have you on the edge of your seat or crying with laughter, as well as the jaw-dropping spectaculars.”
“A new venue called The Lark, featuring an all-woman lineup, will be home to many of these.”
Gluttony will offer five open-air venues to provide the ultimate ventilation in this new era of performance spaces required for live events.
Mr Michael said: “All performances will go ahead rain or shine, so patrons should come prepared for the weather.”
No one will never go hungry at Gluttony, with over 20+ vendors. With many vendors returning due to popular demand, there will be something for everyone.
Gluttony has a range of family-friendly, healthy options and of course everyone’s festival favourites popcorn, donuts, roasted nuts, burgers and gelato.
Mr Michael said: “We are introducing a new wine list with our partners at Yalumba as well as a couple of pop-up bars including a new Tanqueray gin bar with fresh drinks to help create the overall festival experience that Gluttony is known for.”
View the full Gluttony program via this page on the Adelaide Fringe website, or grab a copy of the Gluttony’s full printed program at popular haunts all over the city from mid-January, to check out all the amazing acts on offer for 2021.
Gluttony is open from 4:30pm Tuesday – Thursday, from 4pm Friday, and from 10:30am Saturday and Sunday, until late – plus the public holiday on Monday 8 March.
Tickets through Fringetix – all Gluttony shows listed here on the Adelaide Fringe website: https://bit.ly/Gluttony2021Shows
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