Adelaide Fringe has announced it has had its biggest opening weekend ever following the start of iconic Adelaide festival on Friday night.
More than 250,500 tickets worth $6.1 million have already been sold which is up 17.5 per cent compared to the same time last year.
Last week Jodie and Soda asked the co-director of the Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Michelle Buxton, for some recommendations of what to see at this year’s Fringe.
These are the recommendations from the person who knows best…
LIFE – the show (“absolutely”)
Circus and Physical Theatre
Stardust: The Songs of Willie Nelson Performed by Linda Bull with special guest Sime Nugent (“one of the best shows I’ve seen in the past year”)
FLIGHT (“the new immersive by the people who did SÉANCE”)
House Of Mirrors (“another great immersive project”)
Tom Gleeson – Joy
Joel Creasey – Drink. Slay. Repeat
Judith Lucy vs Men
Felicity Ward – Busting A Nut
Lano and Woodley – Fly
Paul McDermott and Steven Gates
Katie Noonan’s Elixir
Ceberano + Co.
Djuki Mala (“they are just the funnest, funnest time”)
Baby Wants Candy, The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical
Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point
The 2019 Adelaide Fringe program is bursting with 1326 events presented by more than 7000 artists across a variety of genres – comedy (340 events), music (276), theatre (156), cabaret (135), visual art & design (86), children’s events (77), events (75), circus & physical theatre (52), dance (36), interactive (36), magic (25), workshops & talks (22) and film & digital (10).
Of the 517 venues hosting Fringe events, new additions include A Club Adelaide, The National Wine Centre, the GC at Grand Central and the SA Jockey Club at Morphettville Racecourse. Returning favourites include The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony and RCC Fringe – along with Tandanya, Rhino Room and Holden Street Theatres.