Adelaide Fringe

Garden of Unearthly Delights announces jam-packed 2022 line-up

The glittery Garden of Unearthly Delights line-up is fresh off the press, celebrating its 20th anniversary with incredible comedians, circus acts and more.

Feature image credit: Andre Castellucci Body Images: Jactina Owen and Tony Virgo.

As February inches closer, so does our favourite time of the year – the Adelaide Fringe is almost here – and so is the glittery Garden of Unearthly Delights line-up fresh off the press.

The full Garden of Unearthly Delights line-up landed this morning, and it looks like a season to remember!

The jam-packed season featuring some of Australia’s top comedians, circus acts, cabaret, interactive theatre and more are guaranteed to have a show for everyone.

“The Garden has always been a place for making memories and after another year of lockdowns and restrictions I think we will all enjoy the chance to make some new ones,” says Co-Director of The Garden, Michelle Buxton.

“This year’s line-up is all about variety. We are very proud to present Australia’s most outstanding comedians, some of the best homegrown circus, music and cabaret along with magic and interactive theatre that is sure to leave you dumbstruck with curiosity.”

The Garden of Unearthly Delights will ignite the East parklands with its signature vintage carnival atmosphere stretching 32 warm sunny days and starry nights across February and March.

Season highlights for comedy loves include veteran comedians Will Anderson (Wilogical), Tommy Little (Pretty Fly for a Dickhead) and Dave Hughes (Trending) returning to the Garden, as well as Merrick Watts (An Idiots Guide to Wine), Chicksal 500 and Rove McManus (Loosey Goosey). The always-hilarious award-winning Sam Simmons (Be a Verb) will also be taking the stage, and so will a massive double-header show including Peter Hilliar & Nikki Britton (Live), Judith Lucy and & Densie Scott (Still Here) and Dave Thornton & Dilruk Jayasinha (The Detour).

Australian Vocal Ensemble fronted by Aussie music royalty, Katie Noonan, will offer audiences an unparalleled music experience from a vocal quartet combining four of Australia’s finest vocalists. Melbourne music legends, Even, are also returning for one very special night of Aussie tunes.

Kevin Quantum brings his latest creation DARK MATTER to The Garden in 2022, walking the line between magic and science, this mathematical mastermind will leave you questioning reality. 

New to The Garden in 2022 is cabaret spectacular The Purple Rabbit presented by the creators of returning sell out show BLANC DE BLANC ENCORE which is sure to be a night of risqué fun and frivolity.

For those who find a magic show pairs perfectly with a cocktail, Maho Magic Bar offers the best of both worlds with highly skilled magicians and bespoke drinks all set in a custom-made venue. Keeping the magic alive is Dom Chambers a Boy and His Deck and the mystifying Raymond Crowe bringing his latest masterpiece UNUSUALISM to The Garden.

As always there’s something for the whole family with kids shows including Monksi Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, SeaStar Rock, HOLY BIN AMOLEY and Garden favourites Amazing Drumming Monkeys. With matinee performances of kids shows, air-conditioned venues and easy access, taking the kids out for Fringe has never been easier at The Garden of Unearthly Delights.

“I encourage everyone to get out and support the arts in 2022. We look forward to celebrating 20 years of The
Garden with you,” finishes Buxton.

“As always, the safety of Garden goers is of the utmost importance to us. We will continue to adapt and evolve
our Covid-19 safety measures in accordance with best practice and the most current South Australian
Government Covid-19 guidelines.”

Tickets to shows starring at The Garden of Unearthly Delights are now on sale via Fringetix and through The Garden of Unearthly delights website. Stay up to date with The Garden of Unearthly Delights on Facebook and Instagram.

Find The Garden of Unearthly Delights at Rundle Park/Kadlitpina, East Terrace, Adelaide from February 17 – March 20.

This year, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, alongside Gluttony and several other Adelaide Fringe venues are a double vaccinated venue only. Read more about this here.

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