Adelaide Fringe

Our picks for the best shows at the Garden of Unearthly Delights

The large number of shows at the Adelaide Fringe can be a lot to sort through, so we’ve put together a list of some of the must-see shows at the Garden of Unearthly Delights.

The Garden of Unearthly Delights is home to some of the Adelaide Fringe’s best shows.

Club Briefs International

Australia’s favourite trash glamour disco circus is coming back to Adelaide with a BRAND NEW Club Briefs International. Cult cabaret hooligans and mischief-makers Briefs present a wild romp of disco dancing, circus, variety, and burlesque featuring a hand-picked selection of guests from across the world of queer cabaret.

The event is hosted by 2020 Fringe Ambassador Fez Fa’anana, and the cast includes Dale Woodbridge, who was named Indigenous Circus Performer of the Year.

When: Runs most days until March 21.

Dom Chambers: A Boy And His Deck

As seen on America’s Got Talent, Penn and Teller Fool Us, and the Broadway hit ‘The Illusionists,” Dom Chambers returns to Adelaide Fringe with one ambitious goal; to bring glory to the world’s least credible art form – card tricks. Will he succeed? Probably not. But one thing’s for sure – you’ll never look at a deck of cards in the same way again.

When: Runs every day until March 21.

Bite Club

One night only event Briefs: Bite Club re-introduces Brisbane’s award-winning cult-cabaret mischief makers, circus stars and heart-stopping hooligans Briefs Factory International, as they go head-to-head with much celebrated and sainted song bird Sahara Beck.

When: One night only on March 20.

Christine Anu

Christine Anu is one of Australia’s most popular recording artists and performers of all time that uses her voice and reputation to spread a message of unity and hope. With 17 ARIA nominations, including the APRA AMCOS award-winning My Island Home and her platinum album Stylin’ Up, she has one of the country’s most enduring and recognisable voices.

When: One night only on March 14.

I Want To Touch You

Recent times have reminded us of the tyranny of distance. Our inability to touch even those closest to us has forced us to realise that physical touch is not just important, it is essential. G-rated I Want To Touch You traverses the distance between people. Eight GOM acrobats with an unprecedented physical connection and 5 piece jazz band, Nu Article, with their deep sonic bond, unite to investigate our innate desire to connect, emotionally and physically, and the obstacles that limit this.

When: Runs every day except Monday until March 21.

Dave Callan: A – Z of Dance

Triple J’s Dave Callan and dancers return to dance you backwards through the alphabet from Zorba to Aerobics. See why Dave’s 80s aerobics video got half a million views on Facebook alone!

When: Two nights only, March 12 and 13.

Arj Barker

If you missed it in 2020, ARIA award-winning Arj Barker is back with Arj Barker Comes Clean.

Do I swear to tell the whole truth? No, but I’ll swear while telling the partial truth. And trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way. If you truly want to laugh, then take my word for it. This is honestly the best hour of BS around, I kid you not.

When: Runs regularly until March 21.

Lano & Woodley in Lano & Woodley

As well as a bunch of new bits, Col and Frank will draw from the massive repertoire of pointless stupidity that has made millions of people bliss out on belly laughs. The pair is back together after a period of performing separately. This is their first time back together was at The Garden two years ago.

When: Runs every day except Monday until March 21.

Abandoman – Hotline

The only international artist who made it over from the UK, Adelaide’s favourite Irish rapper is back with a brand new show. In ‘Hotline’, Abandoman calls on the help of the audience to bring musical improvisation to new, glorious heights, writing the next big hits for Ed Sheeran, Lin Manuel, The Weeknd and more.

When: Runs every day except Monday until March 21.

The Real Housewives Choir

They’re back with another uplifting musical comedy. This zany choir will take you on a humorous journey of cultural clashes, hot flushes and cross-generational confusion, serving up some favourite melodies, hilarious parodies, mash-ups, passionate harmonies and a whole lotta wine.

When: Various dates through March 18.

For more information on the Fringe, see here.

Find the Garden of Unearthly Delights in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

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