With the promise of mouth-watering local produce, a river cruise on one of Adelaide’s most infamous boats and top calibre entertainment, ‘Tin Pan Alley’ is one Fringe performance that is showing off the best of our fabulous state.
This unmissable local experience is – strangely enough – a show that’s from out of town. But don’t let that throw you off…
On tour from NSW, ‘Godfrey Uke’s Tin Pan Alley’ promises an immersive return to the music, humour and showmanship of the 1920s. But it also offers a very contemporary – and delicious – Adelaide experience.
Staged on board one of the iconic Popeye riverboats, this meal and show package features a menu of some tasty South Aussie delecacies (our fave kind). Combined with a cruise on the Torrens River, ‘Tin Pan Alley’ promises to deliver a quintessentially Adelaidian evening of food, fun and scenic charm.
Besides all of this, the show itself actually sounds amazing (read more about it here), but we just can’t stop thinking about the food and wine that will be on offer. Now we aren’t talking an HUGE three course meal, but rather the perfect Summer night sustenance to keep you satisfied.
We are talking cheese. YES! A local cheese plate will include a selection of the best products from B.-d. Farm Paris Creek, producers of award wining dairy products and based between the Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide Hills. These are serious local producers that have made a huge commitment to additive free “paddock to plate” production processes and are also one of the most energy efficient manufacturers in Australia. Even the crackers on the plate contain all sustainably sourced natural ingredients and are locally produced by Tucker’s Natural, another proud (and award-winning) South Australian family business. Oh, and the quince paste is by Maggie Beer, a Barossa Valley local who needs no introduction!
The menu also features sliders which are made up of local ingredients sourced from the Adelaide Central Market. They’re topped with mustard produced by the Beerenberg Farm in Hahndorf, who also supply the strawberries for a fabulous sounding dessert canapé. The strawberries are soaked in a carefully selected liqueur from South Australia’s only boutique distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits, and are dipped in Haigh’s chocolate (of course!), a South Australian producer since 1915.
There is a full bar stocked with Kangaroo Island Spirits and a selection of wine from Smidge, the private label of Matt Wenk who is most famous as the head winemaker for Two Hands. There is an Adelaide Hills Cider and local beers on hand too, plus some cocktails designed especially to reflect the 1920s theme.
I think we just died and went to food heaven. Did we mention that you get all of that food and the experience of a fabulous show for just $50. We just fell of our chair…
The performance itself is also localised for Adelaide audiences. The show is set in the year 1929 at the precise location of each performance (so in this case on board The Popeye!). There are elements of the narrative and comedy that reference local sights and experiences, making the show exclusive to each and every audience.
“There’s a fair bit of work in re-writing parts of the show for new places” says the Producer of the show, Domenic Santangelo, “but so far I have really enjoyed that element of it. This is only our second destination though, so I imagine it might get harder as time goes by!”.
And guess what?! We have your chance to win a double pass to this fantastic show! Simply head to the Glam Adelaide Facebook page to enter!
When: February 26, 27 & 28
Where: The Popeye
Tickets: $50 (Three course meal and first drink included)