Adelaide Fringe 2021



Dates: 19 February -  21 March, 2021

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Tickets: Adelaide Fringe

Experience the Adelaide Fringe like nowhere else; leafy Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Enjoy performances in the rose garden and wetlands outdoor theatres, or inside the heritage-listed tram barn.

Choose from Hartstone-Kitney Production's fantastic program of 21 shows that includes music, theatre, dance, cabaret, puppetry, children's shows and spoken word 


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Black Box Theatre

Located in Noel Lothian Hall within the heritage-listed tram barn


Presented by Erin Fowler Movement

Dance/Physical Theatre

EGG- Fringe.jpegSingle and 32, Erin’s eggs, according to a Facebook advert, are set to start “dying off.” For $15k she could freeze them, but is that buying into yet more guilt laden marketing? Does she even want a child? Set to an 80s soundtrack, EGG follows Erin Fowler’s journey as she explores her fertility and questions around motherhood, while it seems like everyone around her is having babies.

Erin uses a blend of dance, physical theatre and clown, filled with compassion, humour and delicacy, to express personal contemplations of a fundamentally human consideration.

Winner – 2020 Made in Adelaide Award

Still Alive

Presented by Gill Hicks with Julian Ferraretto / Robert Wallace

Music/Spoken Word

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'Still Alive' and maybe kicking, explores the wonder of knowing life through facing death; how the lows make the highs even higher! Laugh, maybe cry or sit and ponder as Gill shares the experiences that offer a plethora of insight and wisdom.

Told through gripping narrative, jazz favourites and stunning projections of Gill's visual art pieces.


The Reichstag Is Burning 

Presented by Hartstone-Kitney Productions

Cabaret, Theatre

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A national emergency is declared. Civil liberties are restricted. Theatres and nightclubs – intellectual, artistic havens - are closing.

A chanteuse takes to a smoky stage in musical defiance. A new cabaret for a world on fire, inspired by the Weimar Kabarett tradition.

Winner – 2020 Frank Ford Award, 2017 Made In Adelaide Award, 2017 Holden Street Theatres Award


Something in the Water

Presented by Scantily Glad Theatre


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Puberty is hard. Especially when you transform from a normal human-girl into a horrible creature from the deep.

Stunning video projections, puppets and laugh-out loud physical comedy combine in this absurd exploration of gender identity, comic books and growing up “normal”.

“Profound, honest and hilarious” Theatre in London.

★★★★★ The Star Phoenix.


Something in the Water: For Kids

Presented by Scantily Glad Theatre


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Puppets, superpowers and hilarious physical comedy combine in this absurd, award-winning comedy... only this time, it’s for the whole family!

Join Grumms as they transform from a normal human-girl into a creature from the deep. Superhero or horrible monster? You decide!

“Laugh-out loud funny & infectiously silly" ★★★★★ The Star Phoenix



Open Air Theatre

Located in the International Rose Garden



Presented by: Lisa Lanzi BodySONG 



Lyrics on screen. Learn simple harmonies, drink in hand. Sing! 

This bunch believes everybody has a voice. Low pressure vocal fun where you sing loud and proud with lots of laughter and silliness.

Leave the show with a healthy dose of endorphins flooding your body and probably an 'ear-worm' or two. We dare you to join us and banish the work day blues.


500 Nights of Winter

Presented by: Gene Phoa

Cabaret, Music, Spoken Word, Romantic-Comedy

 500 nights of winter.jpgWhat if you moved across the world to find “the one”...only to find you were “just another one?”

Raw, heartfelt & hilarious, award-winning songster, Gene Phoa, premieres his acoustic rom-com on warming up to the cold harsh truth. Slowly. Really slowly!

An icy tale of romance, revenge & redemption; sometimes we need the bitter to taste the sweet.


Tracy Crisp: Pearls

Presented by: Tracy Crisp


Tracy Crisp pearls.jpgIn the search for a string of pearls, a daughter travels to her abandoned childhood home and a mother travels from Port Pirie to Paris without ever leaving Australia.

Combining theatre and storytelling, a true story told with humour and poignancy that will make you laugh, then cry, then laugh again.

The first in her series of sold-out solo shows, Pearls returns to fringe for 3 nights only. Told at twilight and under the stars, the Botanic Gardens provides the perfect setting.


Parsnip of Power

Presented by: Big Man Little Stories


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From Joshua Kernich, international storyteller, and multi-modal performer, comes one man's honest and humorous story of navigating his own blooming sexuality.

A peak into the dark places of a young man's relationship with his body, pornography, anxiety, love, and loss. A rich mix of storytelling, live music, and nostalgic visual wonders.


Life According to Kate

Presented by: Megan Doherty and Emma Knights Productions 


life according to kate.jpegEurovision. Tom Selleck’s chest. You’re Terrible, Muriel.

An exploration and celebration of the work of Kate Miller-Heidke by a group of classically trained musicians who are equally awed by and envious of Australia’s fearless, genre-defying, alternative soprano. Expect glass shattering high notes, ear-splitting expletives, and heavenly harmonies.


Country Chic


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Presented by: Jared Gerschwitz

Jared Gerschwitz recounts his life growing up ‘a little fabulous’ in country SA. Listen as he goes from the dirt roads and wheat fields to London and back again.

Told through song and story, come and enjoy a love letter to the world of wheat, sheep and tiny towns and the world of glitz, glamour and big city lights from the boy who belongs to both.


My Big Fat Non-Existent Cabaret Show

Presented by: Fiona DeLaine 


my big fat non-existant cabaret show.jpg Join Fiona DeLaine on a journey through story and song in pursuit of achieving a bucket-list goal.....putting on a one woman Cabaret Show!

Adventure through her life, from her up-bringing in a Show Biz family, introversion, attitudes towards only-children, musical influences spanning from Judy Garland and Natalie Cole to female 90's pop icons into the positive impacts of the art of Drag!


Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Presented by: BrendaLiz Productions and Hartstone-Kitney Productions 


hatch match and dispatch.jpg Births, Deaths, and Marriages... soprano-come-midwife Annie Slade and chanteuse-come-celebrant Fiona Talbot-Leigh go through it all - daily!

Returning for the first time in *ahem* a decade, this harmonious duo will sing you through a cycle of milestones, a life time in the making.

“A well-rehearsed evening of great entertainment... plenty of humorous badinage, juxtaposed against some serious and soul-searching revelations. They dig into their own lives in a no holds barred expose of both their good and bad moments, from the joys of having children, to the failed relationships. There are a good few poignant moments but also masses of hilarity and some great songs in this captivating show.” Glam Adelaide


Myths, Legends and Fantasy

Presented by: Emma Knights Productions 


myths legends and fantasy.jpg Emma Knights doesn’t always feel equipped to navigate the real world, and so writes music to try and understand it.

Join her on this otherworldly journey using the lens of myths, legends and fantasy to look at the realities of life.

"[Emma's] range of activities, her energy and creative inventiveness, her thoroughness and hard work, have helped her build her company, Emma Knights Productions, from a one-woman niche performing arts unit into a trusted name in entertainment, music and theatre around South Australia." Glam Adelaide


The AmphiTheatre

Located in the Wetlands Amphitheatre

Pirates of Penzance

Presented by: Emma Knights Productions 


pirates of penzance.png ARGH!! The Pirate King is back again! This hilarious adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta is staged in one hour, with an amazing local cast of only eight, featuring some of South Australia's best local performers with live piano accompaniment.


White Rhino

Presented by: Motus Collective 

Dance/Physical Theatre

white rhino.jpg Artists are on the brink of extinction. This once abundant form of life now faces oblivion. Can the species still be saved?

In times of crisis, artists entertain, distract and challenge us. Watch these creatures as they are driven to extremes of athleticism, vulnerability and absurdity. Join us and revel in an experience as old as humanity itself.


Blinky Bill is On The Loose

Presented by Koala Life & Theatre Bugs 

Children’s/Musical Theatre

blinky bill is on the loose.jpg Cheeky and courageous Koala, Blinky Bill is a truly iconic Australian character. In this world premiere musical theatre adventure for the whole family, Blinky goes on an adventure and meets many delightful new friends.

Ten original songs will have the whole family toe tapping and humming all the way back home to their very own gumtree. Wrapped up in bundles of fun, Blinky Bill gently explores the important role we all play in caring for and protecting our Aussie wildlife and environment.


Baby, What Blessings By Sofia Dromgoole

Presented by: Deus Ex Femina 


Baby what blessings.jpg Billie understands that most of her actions exacerbated a delicate universe that Amal was already aware of: the politics of being the only black man in a white space.

Katherine Sortini's captivating, compelling performance grapples with honesty and responsibility; how far we are bound by our own realities and the intricacies of truly being heard.


The Stars At Noon

Presented by: Rhinestone Rebel Presents 


The_Stars_At_Noon.png Jerrie Cobb and Jackie Cochran were fierce aviation pioneers who should have been the first women in space but were never given that chance.

This is their remarkable story that tells how they paved the way for generations of female astronauts to come. Watch this beautiful piece of theatre under the Adelaide stars. Starring Emily Engeman.


Junior Detective Collective: The Mystery of the Golden Scoop

Presented by: The Juicy Orange


Jr_Detective - mystery of the golden scoop.jpg It’s a typical Wednesday at Dice-Cream-Ice-Creamery, when suddenly it’s revealed the golden scoop has been stolen. Uh oh.

In this exciting new ‘whodunit’, everyone’s guilty. Join the 'Junior Detective Collective' and work together to unravel the mystery of who stole the golden scoop. Was it Sir Sardine Clampepper? Was it Professor Pistachio? Or was it even... you?

Children play a pivotal role in unravelling the mystery. The audience not only personally discover and reveal hidden evidence, but ultimately, they solve the mystery.


The Arcade Theatre

Formally The Bus Stop – located in the Box Office footprint


The Thought That Counts

Presented by: Big Man Little Stories and Hartstone-Kitney Productions 

Interactive/Digital Media

the thought that counts.png Immersed in a retro arcade theatre, your team follows the interactive adventure of a hero caught up in their own thoughts. Through live negotiations, you must decide on the thoughts, rather than actions, of the hero.

As you journey, you may discover that it really is the thought that counts. Inspired by the pixel video games of the 1990’s.

All tickets 2for1 - so you can always bring a friend for free or you can play solo.