The best of Adelaide Fringe 2017

By Cat Lever 

As we ride the mythical unicorn into the heart of the Adelaide Fringe, we’re dazzled by our local talent who are sharing the stage (and garden) with some of the best national and international acts that have travelled to South Australia, to be part of the second biggest event of its kind in the world.

We’ve compiled some of the Adelaide Fringe’s best-of-the-best to help you along your magical journey.

Cabaret

The Paris Underground Cabaret

Enter the Paris Underground and journey through the dark delights of the city of light. Witness astounding acts of magic and illusion, spectacular tap dancing, brilliant burlesque, breath taking aerials, quirky circus and incendiary song in a classic European cabaret and variety show.  Draw the curtain on a stage that will darkly seduce and intoxicate with a moveable feast of magic, song, dance, burlesque, comedy, circus and cabaret. A blend of surprises and visual attractions of international renown.

– Where:
The Octagon at Gluttony

– When:
Until March 5 2017

– Ticket Prices:
$33.00 – $38.50

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The Paris Underground Cabaret at The Octagon, Gluttony

Children’s

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

Milkshake must help Dr Bubble learn the values of sharing and friendship so he doesn’t disappear back into imagination. A heartfelt and hilarious tale filled with beautiful bubble sculptures and puppetry until the super soapy grand bubble finale. And, EVERY CHILD GOES INSIDE A BUBBLE!

– Where:
 The Jade Monkey

– When:
Until March 19 2017

– Ticket Prices:
$10.50 – $16.00

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Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake at The Jade

Comedy

Fabien Clark – Don’t Worry, He’s Not Permanent

The winner of Adelaide Comedian Of The Year 2013, Fabien Clark is a stand-up comedian with a gift for storytelling. A regular on the Adelaide comedy scene, Fabien has performed at festivals and clubs all over Australia. This year, Fabien brings us a scenario: what happens when the one you don’t bring home to mamma, meets mamma, in a disheveled state attempting a stealthy walk of shame? Award winning comedian Fabien Clark will take you on a journey from one-night-stand to modern romance, but ‘Don’t worry he’s not permanent.’

– Where:
The Cranny at The Producers

– When:
Until March 19 2017

– Ticket Prices:
$15.00 – $20.00

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Fabien Clark – Don’t Worry, He’s Not Permanent at The Cranny, The Producers

Circus/Theatre

Blanc de Blanc

You’ve found your place – where the champagne sparkles, eyes glimmer, t he sensual and salacious combine for an evening of breathless abandon. Blanc de Blanc serves a blend of vintage glamour, high-end spectacle and titillating acts to infatuate, illuminate and delight. It brings the finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world into a wild, shimmering night. Anticipate big moves, great tunes, lots of skin, and more than a few surprises.

– Where:
Magic Mirror Spiegeltent at The Garden of Unearthly Delights

– When:
Until March 19 2017

– Ticket Prices:
$35.00 – $80.00

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Blanc de Blanc at Magic Mirror Spiegeltent, The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Magic

Matt Tarrant – Honestly Dishonest

Award winning in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012; Adelaide’s own Matt Tarrant is back to his home State after returning as a contestant on Australian Survivor with his biggest show yet! Magician and Mentalist Matt will read your mind, amaze you with world-class sleight of hand and have you leave questioning everything. Honestly Dishonest takes you on the journey of a magician and allows the audience to take an unexpected look into the secret life of becoming a magician – and how tough it’s becoming to fool new audiences.  He’s dishonest, but at least he’s honest about it.

– Where:
The Peacock at Gluttony, and The Octagon at Gluttony 

– When:
Until March 19 2017

– Ticket Prices:
$30 – $35

Matt Tarrant

Matt Tarrant – Honestly Dishonest at The Peacock, Gluttony and The Octagon, Gluttony

Music

Soweto Gospel Choir

Hailing from the South West Township of Soweto in Johannesburg, Soweto Gospel Choir is one of the world’s greatest vocal ensembles and undoubtedly the most acclaimed, having won four Grammys, an Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination. Soweto Gospel Choir has toured the globe performing in the worlds greatest concert halls, as well as headlining at festivals including Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. Soweto Gospel Choir have performed for and celebrated with the leaders of the world including Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Presidents Obama and Clinton as well as the British Royal Family.

– Where:
Panama Club at Royal Croquet Club

– When:
Until March 19 2017

– Ticket Prices:
$30 – $40

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Soweto Gospel Choir at Panama Club, Royal Croquet Club