Adelaide Fringe 2019



Date: 15 Feb - 17 Mar 2019

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden - various venues

Tickets: Tickets are on sale now. View the program and buy tickets here


Adelaide Fringe is back!

We're excited to be hosting 11 fantastic Adelaide Fringe shows at Adelaide Botanic Garden in the 2019 season.

Gather your friends and family for a fun, inspiring, unbelievable, exciting, magical time!



Venue: Wetland Amphitheatre

Combining spoken word, poetry, dance and fire art, this performance explores the archetypes within life, death and rebirth.

21 - 23 Feb: 8pm

28 Feb - 2 Mar: 8pm

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Breaking the Magician’s Code with Kane and Abel

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall

Britain’s BAD BOYS of MAGIC return to Adelaide after being chased out of their homeland for smashing up the Magician's Handbook.

Don’t miss this "seriously impressive" (BBC) "night full of surprise and fun that’ll leave you impressed and in stitches" (This is Radelaide ★★★★).

"Both shine individually as magicians and comedians" (Broadway Baby ★★★★).

 5-11, 13-17 Mar: 9.15pm

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Cookies and Cream

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall

Dinky-tickling. Jiggery-pokery. The Matrimonial Polka. 'Cookies and Cream' is a new play by award-winning playwright Zachary Sheridan. It’s coming-of-age meets indie romantic comedy.

"'Cookies and Cream' is everything you could want in forty minutes of alt-theatre. Smart, screamingly funny, did-she-really-SAY-that-ish, snappy, crackly and poppy, it’s the antidote to whatever ails you.” - David Zampatti, Seesaw Magazine

Winner: Adelaide Fringe Tour Ready Award – Perth FRINGEWORLD 2018

5-10 Mar: 6pm

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Dietrich: Natural Duty

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall

An intoxicating one (wo)man show revealing the life of a legend. It is 1942. On the battlefields of North Africa in a gold sequin gown, Marlene Dietrich takes to the stage to fight the war her way; with an irresistible mix of songs, sequins, sex and sympathy.

"Mesmerising" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - British Theatre Guide

"Exudes class" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Broadway World

"Poignant and provocative, this show oozes passion"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - LondonTheatre1


15-17, 20-24, 27-28 Feb: 7:45pm

1-3, 6-11, 13-17 March: 7.45pm

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‘Flood’ by Chris Isaacs

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall

A play about identity, tribalism, privilege, and cultural division in 'modernised', 'carefree' colonial Australia.  A controversial new production by 2018 Best Theatre Award Winners: The Cabbages & Kings Collective (for 'One long night in the Land of Nod' by Duncan Graham).

2-3 Mar: 1pm

9-11, 16-17 Mar: 4pm

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Gulliver’s Travels

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall

Journeying from the tiny towers of Liliput to the looming giants of Brobdignag, Familia de la Noche unravel the true story of Gulliver’s Travels and the reality of a woman living in a man’s world.

★★★★★ "Consistently brilliant... extraordinary" Three Weeks.

★★★★★ "Sublime" The Skinny.

15-17, 20-24, 27-28 Feb: 6pm

1-3 Mar: 6pm

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jden redden: The Expert at the Card Table

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall

After sell-out shows and a BankSA Best Magic Weekly Award this critically acclaimed show is back. Join jden redden as he takes you back to the rail-yards of 1902 Chicago to uncover the dirty-work of the gambling elite through the eyes of S. W. Erdnase — the anonymous and legendary author of the seminal gambling and magic book: The Expert at the Card Table.

“Defied belief” ★★★★ — The Advertiser.

“Refined and sophisticated” ★★★★★ — The Serenade Files.

“Entrancing to watch” ★★★★★ — The Adelaide Show Podcast.

“A true master at work” ★★★★½ — AU Review.

 15-17, 23-24 Feb: 4pm

 2-3 Mar: 4pm

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Life on the Line

Venue: Plane Tree Lawn

Using a custom built Hills Hoist, Life on the Line is a 30 minute, family friendly circus show. It is a fusion of slapstick, bad dad jokes and sock puppets, with a sprinkle of circus.

23 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar : 2pm, 4pm, 5:30pm

24 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar : 10am, 2pm, 4pm

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Mr Badger tells the story of Wind in Willows

Venue: Secluded Garden

A storytelling, family show suitable for 5 – 95 year olds, where Mr Badger tells the classic story of Wind in the Willows.

16 - 17 Feb: 10:30am, 12 noon

23 - 24 Feb: 10:30am, 12 noon

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Rock Orchestra Under the Stars

Venue: Museum Lawn

Enjoy classics from artists like Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Verve, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Eagles, and more, with an 18 piece band including string, brass and woodwind instruments.

16 - 17 Feb: 7pm

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That Daring Australian Girl

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall

Returning to Adelaide after successful seasons in London and Edinburgh Fringe, 'That Daring Australian Girl' tells the remarkable true story of Muriel Matters: a South- Australian actress & elocutionist who became a leading public figure of the UK's suffragette movement.

Winner: Best Theatre Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2018

Winner: Best Solo Performance (Female)

★★★★★ Advertiser

"Heroic" ★★★★★ Sunday Mail

"Magnificent" ★★★★★ FringeGuru

"Powerful" ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

11 - 17 Mar: 6pm

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