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Once again Holden St will present a high calibre Fringe program filled with amazing productions from around the globe. Recognised for our in-house productions and support of the local industry, we represent all shows with passion and enthusiasm. Our Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award offers an exceptional production the opportunity to tour to Adelaide making us the only Australian Theatre to offer such an award... We are 6 minutes from the city (according to Google Maps) and now only a short walk from the Tram line… AND we have an amazing wine list.

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Weslo are proud to bring you another exciting year of Fringe performances in the Adelaide Town Hall. We hope you enjoy the program we have put together and we look forward to bringing you an amazing and unforgettable Fringe experience. 128 King William Street, Adelaide, Tram, train or any bus to city centre (…then you can catch the Tram to Holden Street)

www.adelaidetownhall.com.au

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Officially opened on Monday June 11, 1926 Thebarton Theatre was considered the premier venue for concerts, films and theatre performances. Thebbie is still one of Australia’s favourite venues. A popular and versatile historic treasure situated just ten minutes from the city centre. 112 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville. On the corner of South and Henley Beach Roads. Bus Route from the City: 162, J1A or 131 to Stop 3 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville.

www.thebartontheatre.com.au

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tix

Tickets available through FringeTIX (& at all Venue*Tix outlets) 1300 FRINGE (374 643)

adelaidefringe.com.au (booking fees may apply)

Fleeto by Paddy Cunneen

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Wee Andy by Paddy Cunneen

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The Terrible Infants

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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE SURVIVAL...

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His Ghostly Heart by Ben Schiffer

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Be Your Age…

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Funny Business – There’s A Galah In The Town Hall

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Opening Night Fringe at Town Hall

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Holden Street Theatres Fringe Competition

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Ross Noble – Nonsensory Overload

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Frank Woodley – Bemusement Park

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Judith Lucy – Nothing Fancy

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Trailer Park Boys

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Bon Iver

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Aladdin and His Magic Ipod

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Angels’ Eyes

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Drowning in Veronica Lake

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What’s on When

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Rough Trade

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SquidBoy 18 The Farce of Sodom or The Quintessence of Debauchery

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The Magic Hat

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Triptych 20 Two Points of Reality

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What if We Ran the World?

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Wispa and The Golden Dragon

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Wyrd... With Grace

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autobahn by Neil Labute

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Back of the Bus

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Craig Annis is a KNOB JOCKEY

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Echoes – A South Australian Pink Floyd Concept Band

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Hudsie Herman – I don’t give a @#$%!

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Lahara 25 Legacy of the Tiger Mother

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Light Relief

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Lords of Luxury

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Luke Escombe – Chronic

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Nostalgia for Reality

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‘One Flesh’

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Reflections of the Unseen

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Road Movie

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Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Fringe Award info

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sponsors 31

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australian premiere

fleeto by paddy cunneen

Holden Street Theatres & Tumult in The Clouds / United kingdom

WINNER 2011 Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Fringe Award British Theatre Guide When his friend is stabbed, a young lad falls in with a gang. The terrible revenge he takes brings disaster on himself and the victim’s family. Inspired by ‘The Iliad’ and Glasgow’s ‘knife culture’, Fleeto is a hard-hitting, contemporary Scottish re-invention of the classic Greek tragic form. Performed in a stunningly rich, flexible Shakespearian style verse. Compelling, thought provoking and deeply moving.

“powerful and beautifully - produced… stunningly fine.” Joyce McMillan, Scotsman

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Theatre

Sponsored by Pertaringa Wines

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22 Feb @ 2pm, 25 Feb, 1 Mar @ 9pm, 3, 10 Mar @ 2:30pm, 4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 17 – 18 Mar @ 7:30pm

Tickets

$15.00 – $25.50


australian premiere

wee andy

by paddy cunneen

Holden Street Theatres & Tumult in The Clouds / United kingdom

WINNER 2011 Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Fringe Award “Cunneen uses a rich, flexible iambic pentameter to create a new kind of verse drama…emphasising the truly tragic dimension of the carnage” Joyce McMillan, Scotsman

Fleeto and Wee Andy answer one another and yet stand alone as an incredible night of theatre.

British Theatre Guide

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Theatre

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21, 23, 26, 29 Feb, 2 – 3, 9 Mar @ 9pm 25 Feb, 17 Mar @ 2:30pm, 7, 11, 14, 16 Mar @ 7:30pm

Tickets

$17.00 – $25.50

Another day, another young lad attacked by a gang, another life shattered. We witness the fallout for those left picking up the pieces - the surgeon who stitches him up, the mother who tries to protect him, and wee Andy who tries to imagine a different life.

Sponsored by Pertaringa Wines

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The Terrible Infants

Holden Street Theatres & Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company / United kingdom australian premiere

family friendly

“Modern theatre at its very best.” ONE4REVIEW

“Magical, this is what storytelling should be.” Fringe Review

Puppetry, live music, performance, storytelling and physicality blends into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown-ups, featuring narration from Dame Judi Dench. Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum, Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets, Little Linena, the material girl, Manky Mingus and of course little Tilly and her terrible tail. Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, scary, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, musical, magical piece of performance.

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Holden Street Theatres The Arch

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Theatre / Music / Comedy

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21, 23, 25 – 26, 28 – 29 Feb, 1 – 3, 6 – 10 Mar @ 8pm 22 Feb @ 11:30am 2 – 3, 10, 17 Mar @ 1pm, 11, 13 – 18 Mar @ 6:30pm

Tickets

$15.00 – $25.50


family friendly

australian premiere

THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE SURVIVAL OF (R)EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES IN THE FACE OF SCIENTIFIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL OBJECTIONS: BEING A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT CHARLES DARWIN (1809-1882) Holden Street Theatres, Tangram Theatre and John Hinton / United kingdom

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out. UK and European tour smash hit. Bring your monkeys! It is 1858. Darwin is slaving away at his latest book, a treatise on the reproductive organs of barnacles…“Remarkably inventive, thoroughly entertaining… extraordinarily effective… 19th-century science can rarely have been so fascinating and never so much fun.” The Stage.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Theatre

Tickets

$15.00 – $25.50

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22 Feb @ 7pm & 8pm 2 3– 26, 28 – 29 Feb, 1 – 4 Feb, 6 – 11, 13 – 18 Mar @ 7pm, 8pm & 9pm

“Witty, clever, absurd… Comic genius…Grown-ups will love it. Kids will adore it. A gem.” British Theatre Guide “A great, great show…very funny…a romp with a sophisticated foundation.” Musical Talk

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His ghostly Heart

australian premiere

By Ben Schiffer

Holden Street Theatre Company Inc / South australia

Three Weeks (EdFringe) I wanted to change. To let the dark make me clean, heal me. Lead writer on “Skins”, Ben Schiffer lets us eavesdrop on an intimate unnerving moment between lovers. Staged completely in the dark, we witness this rare intrusion on a private moment. With raw energy and truthful writing we feel the emotions of the characters and understand the innermost thoughts of these young people. The walls breathe with our reactions as the twists unfold.

Proudly supporting the Nature Foundation of South Australia.

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Holden Street Theatres The Manse

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Theatre

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22 – 26, 28 – 29 Feb, 1 – 4, 6 – 11, 13 – 18 Mar @ 7pm, 22 – 26, 28 – 29 Feb, 1 – 4, 6 – 11, 13 – 18 Mar @ 8pm, 23 – 26, 28 – 29 Feb, 1 – 4, 6 – 11, 13 – 18 Mar @ 9pm

Tickets

$15.00 – $20.00


Be Your Age...

The Royal Adelaide University Old Footlighters Club & Holden Street Theatres / South Australia

Funny Business – There’s A Galah In The Town Hall

Holden Street Theatres and Weslo Holdings P/L / the world

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“No politician or institution is safe…” After sell-out ‘06, ‘08, ‘10 seasons these mature age stirrers are doing it for the last time-AGAIN!!! Cambridge Footlights had Cook, Moore, Cleese, Fry, Laurie, Greer, Frost, Thompson, Chapman, Baron Cohen, Idle, Oddie, Rhys Jones, Mcgrath, Brooke Taylor! The Royal Adelaide Uni Old Footlighters has Anthoney, Peake, Ligertwood, Morrison, Bannon, Hill, Lott, Brown, Coleman, Pegge, Grummet, Johnston, Gun, Butcher, Scott… “need we say more?…” A night with music, biting satire and that wry look at life only advanced years can provide.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio Comedy

Comedians from everywhere gather in the name of silliness. Get your glad rags on as Funny Larrikins make Galahs of themselves in a raucous night of hilarity and fun. Starring Sammy J & Randy, Felicity Ward, Smart Casual, Terrible Infants, Christophe Davidson…

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Tickets

Adelaide Town Hall Auditorium Comedy / Entertainment

9 Mar 7:32pm 10 Mar 7:33pm $20.00 – $25.00

22 – 25, 27 – 29 Feb, 1 – 3 Mar @ 7:30pm $17.00 – $25.50

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opening night fringe at town hall Holden Street Theatre Company Inc / South Australia

The bar will be open and the drinks flowing. Great entertainment. Come one come all to the Opening Night Party at Town Hall. After the Parade wander on in and enjoy the music, comedy and fun. And avoid the rush after the Parade.

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Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall

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Comedy / Music

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ROSS NOBle frank woodley Nonsensory Overload

Bemusement Park

A-LIST ENTERTAINMENT / United Kingdom

“brilliantly inventive, quirky stand-up… see him and marvel” The Sun Ross Noble brings a brand new tour, Nonsensory Overload to Australia, following the success of last year’s UK 160 date THINGS tour…

token / Victoria

“One of our greatest comic talents… at once dapper and goofy, Woodley marries classic comedy schtick with clever, modern material” The Age

Nonsensory Overload is Noble back fresh from his travels, not to mention his own TV show, doing what he does best; spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. Now is your chance to see one of the best live comics working internationally today. Prepare your brain for a Nonsensory Overload!

Frank is built from funny, it’s in his bones. Wideeyed, he weaves physical comedy, whimsical songs and standup into a hilarious, slapstick, drop down hour of fun.

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Thebarton Theatre

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Comedy

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9 – 11, 13 Mar @ 8pm

TICKETS

$34.90 – $39.90

Thebarton Theatre Comedy

24 Feb @ 7pm $38.00 – $42.00


JUDITH LUCY Trailer Park Boys Nothing Fancy

TOKEN / Western Australia

ADRIAN BOHM PRESENTS / CANADA

“There were times when Lucy could have gone to the bar for a glass of red and we’d still be laughing when she got back.” The Age No singing, no dancing, just gags about everything from meditation to beards.

“Lucy is one of our finest comic talents” Sydney Morning Herald

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Thebarton Theatre Comedy

Trailer Park Boys are coming to Australia for the very first time, bringing the insanely hilarious antics of Sunnyvale trailer park, based on the cult hit TV show, live on stage! Don’t miss this outrageously funny night with Ricky, Julian & Bubbles on the ‘Drunk, High & Unemployed’ Tour.

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TICKETS

Thebarton Theatre Comedy

18 Mar @ 8pm $69.90

24 Feb @ 8:45pm $44.00

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Bon Iver

Aladdin and his Magic Ipod

handsome tours / United states of america

JALLY ENTERTAINMENT / QueensLAND

“… flawless right up to its conclusion.” Crafted over three years, Bon Iver, debuted at No. 2 on the US and Australian charts, No. 4 in the UK, and No. 5 in New Zealand. The release received glowing reviews and solid airplay, including the coveted crown of a Triple J Feature Album. Following a soldout tour back in 2009, Handsome Tours are proud to present Bon Iver in the wonderful confines of the Thebarton Theatre.

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TICKETS

Thebarton Theatre Music

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6 Mar @ 7pm from $66.70

kids’ show

Aladdin was sick and tired of his boring old lamp, so he traded it in for a brand-new iPod – WOW! Now he can sit around all day listening to his favourite songs while all of his wishes are being granted. There’s just one problem – his new Genie is not very good at his job. He’s only learning and makes lots of really big mistakes… Be careful what you wish for – Aladdin!

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Holden Street Theatres The Arch Children’s Interactive Theatre

25 Feb – 3 Mar @ 11am $10.00


Angels’ Eyes

DrowNing in veronica lake

MELBOURNE DANCE THEATRE / VICTORIA

FLAXWORKS / new zealand

Melbourne Dance Theatre’s performance of ‘Angels’ Eyes’ is an innovative new work produced especially for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. ‘Angels’ Eyes’ takes you on a journey to explore the world we live in through the beautiful eyes of children with autism whose outlook on life is pure, coated in sweet innocence, embraces simplicity and inspires inner joy and happiness. This work promises a profound experience that is deeply moving, impacting and visually inspiring.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Theatre

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9 – 10 Mar @ 7:30pm 11 Mar @ 2:30pm

Brilliant and beautiful, in 1942 Veronica Lake was the hottest discovery in Hollywood. Now, forty years after her death, trapped somewhere between Paramount and Purgatory, she battles the system, her lust for stardom, booze, the wrong men and her spectacular decline into obscurity. ‘A Stunning Performance!’ Dominion Post, Wellington, NZ.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio Theatre

2 – 9 Mar @ 6pm 10, 11 Mar @ 9pm $14.00 – $22.00

TICKETS

$20.00 – $25.00

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Aladdin and His Magic Ipod Angels’ Eyes autobahn Back of the Bus Be Your Age... Bon Iver Craig Annis is a KNOB JOCKEY Drowning in Veronica Lake Echoes Fleeto Frank Woodley Funny Business His Ghostly Heart

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Legacy of the Tiger Mother Light Relief Lords of Luxury Luke Escombe – Chronic Nostalgia for Reality Opening Night at Town Hall ‘One Flesh’ Reflections of the Unseen Road Movie Rough Trade Ross Noble SquidBoy Trailer Park Boys Triptych The Farce of Sodom The Magic Hat

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THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES...

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The Terrible Infants

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Two Points of Reality Wee Andy 9.00 What if We Ran the World? Wispa and The Golden Dragon Wyrd... With Grace

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Thebarton theatre

adelaide town hall

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Rough trade

squidboy

THE VIOLENT ROMANTICS / Queensland

THEATRE BEATING / New Zealand / United Kingdom

family friendly

Welcome to Rough Trade, the show where savagery, the commodified body and identity intertwine, in the glorious name of Reality Entertainment. Four sadistically sexy individuals are pitted against each other in a sordid spectacle designed especially for your viewing pleasure. Don’t be fooled by their pretty, painted faces: these kitties have claws. Rated – MA 15+

A physical comedy about the power of a squids imagination starring Trygve Wakenshaw. What sets us apart from animals, is our imagination. It’s about playing games, making (up) friends, playing hard and getting tangled in the rules. There’s no right or wrong, only fun or rules. An optimistic Journey through the playground of dreams.

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Holden Street Theatres The Arch

Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Theatre / Digital Media

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25 – 26 Feb @ 4pm 28 Feb @ 10:30pm

TICKETS

$8.00 – $15.00

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Theatre

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24 – 29 Feb, 1 – 3, 5 – 10 Mar @ 6:30pm 11 – 18 Mar @ 8pm

TICKETS

$5.00 – $25.00


the farce of sodom or the quintessence of debauchery ALEELA CREATIVES / Western Australia

This controversial play, banned for over 200 years, takes us into the final hedonistic days of the world’s most debaucherous city. Sodom must burn, but before it does a cast of comedians and burlesque performers will breath life into the city’s character; a sinful spectacle of hilarious shocking theatre.

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Holden Street Theatres The Arch

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Comedy

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29 Feb, 1 – 3, 6 – 10, 13 – 17 Mar @ 9:30pm

TICKETS

$10.00 – $20.00

the magic hat based on the book by Mem Fox DROP BEAR THEATRE / New South Wales / Victoria

kids’ show

“IT ROCKS!” (Tom, age 5) “THE BEST TIME EVER!!!” (Matilda, age 7)

Follow the surprising journey of a magic hat as it flies through your imagination changing dullardry into delight. See Mem Fox’s text told through shadow puppetry, song and movement by three blundering clowns.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

25 – 26 Feb & 3 – 4 Mar @ 10am & 1pm

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TICKETS

Children’s Theatre

$17.00

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triptych

Two points of reality

Independent Dance Artists / Queensland

MOVE THROUGH LIFE DANCE COMPANY / South Australia

A new dance film by Emma Taylor. A dancer, the camera, a duet, a triptych. First created as a Master of Fine Arts project, this piece has taken on a life of its own. Created and directed by Emma Taylor, danced by Kate Usher. Interact at youtube.com/user/emmat88     

Two Points of Reality depicts today’s reality while also presenting the reality experienced by an individual with dementia. Take a fly on the wall’s perspective of the world in which a person with dementia lives and gain an understanding of why people with dementia act the way they do.

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Holden Street Theatres The Box

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Dance / Cross Artform

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24 Feb – 18 Mar

TICKETS Free

Holden Street Theatres The Studio Dance / Contemporary

10 Mar @ 1pm 10 – 11 Mar @ 6pm $8.00 – $15.00


what if wispa and we ran the the golden world? dragon CHUCKLES CREATIVE LEARNING ACADEMY / South Australia

What would you do if you ran the world? This question was posed to children locally and internationally during a two week programme facilitating participants’ creativity and future prospectives. Let us take you on the journey.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Theatre

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27 Feb @ 6pm 11 Mar @ 4:30pm 12 Mar @ 6pm

TICKETS

SHIMMER ENTERTAINMENT / South Australia

kids’ show

Wispa and the Golden Dragon is a magical tale about a flying unicorn named Wispa and Clair the child Fairy Princess. Together they must save the farm animals from the mean and nasty ChickenBone Wizard.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Children’s Theatre / Comedy

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24, 27 – 29 Feb, 1 – 2, 6 – 18 Mar @ 11am 25 – 26 Feb, 3 – 4 Mar @ 11:30am

TICKETS

$12.00 – $18.00

$8.00 – $10.00

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wyrd... autobahn with grace by Neil LaBute

ALEXANDRA KNOX / South Australia

‘Wyrd’ from the Old English ‘weorþan’: to come to pass, to become. Dreams of Grace, dreams of Strength, dreams of Wisdom; Three strands winding into a thread of vision; vision spins into action; a chord of action weaves into a web, a web of creation, a web of Wyrd. Wyrd is a collaboration of contemporary dance, visual art and music shown within choreographed and improvised scores and structures.

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Holden Street Theatres The Studio

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Theatre / Dance

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13 – 15 Mar @ 6pm

TICKETS

$10.00 – $15.00

PANTSGUYS PRODUCTIONS / NEW SOUTH WALES

‘autobahn’ is a series of five vignettes that take place within the painfully hilarious confines of a car. Be it the medium for clandestine couplings, arguments or ultimately transportation audiences are confronted with biting reality and the viscera of humanity. Inside that moving vehicle you are trapped, you are isolated and there is nowhere to run. Conversations cannot be avoided, the truth cannot be hidden, we are exposed. 5 Stories. 5 Scenes. 1 car.

venue

Adelaide Town Hall David Spence Room

genre

Comedy / Theatre

dates

14 – 18 Mar @ 7:30pm

TICKETS

$18.00 – $22.00


Back of the bus

craig annis is a knob jockey

Java Dance Company / new zealand

Presented by SAFMs Craig Annis / South Australia

Come ride on a bus through the streets of Adelaide as dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from the roof. Physical comedy, pure kinetic energy and outrageous scenarios combine to create a magical mystery tour of the unexpected. Fresh from sell-out seasons at six NZ arts festivals.

venue / pick up point

Adelaide Town Hall

genre

Dance / Theatre

dates

24 Feb @ 6pm & 10pm 25 – 29 Feb, 1 – 4, 6 – 11 Mar @ 6pm & 8pm

TICKETS

$5.00 – $27.00 Please Arrive Early for the Journey (Opening night 24 Feb the pick-up point is The Venue*Tix Outlet in Gawler Place)

“…A corker” SyDney Morning Herald “…Energetically Up Front…” The Australian In 1989 a school bully called SAFM’S Craig Annis a KnobJockey. He was right. Fat, with comb-over hair, reading Noddy: Craig deserved every beating! Has he changed? A roller-coaster variety hour of standup, song, eavesdropping, cake, puppet-loving and abundant stupidity.

venue

dates

genre

TICKETS

Adelaide Town Hall David Spence Room Comedy

24 Feb – 3 Mar @ 7:30pm $5.00 – $20.00

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echoes

A South Australian Pink Floyd Concept Band

ECHOES OF ADELAIDE / South Australia

hudsie herman

– I don’t give a @#$%! PYTHONOZ PRODUCTIONS / South Australia

Formed in November of 2009, the band consists of five members. We play only Pink Floyd, with songs from albums from ‘Dark Side’ through to ‘Pulse’ and the Epic song ‘Echoes’ from the ‘Meddle’ album. So if you love Pink Floyd, come see us @ The Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012.

Who is Hudsie Herman? Why is he here? Why are his melancholy songs so damn funny? Don’t hate him just because he can’t stand humanity and all its failings. Love him, because you know you really are a little bit like him too.

venue

16 Mar @ 9:30pm

Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall

TICKETS

genre

Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall

genre Music

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date

$20.00

venue

Music / Comedy

dates

2 – 5 Mar @ 9:30pm

TICKETS $24.90


lahara

Legacy of the tiger mother

lahara / new south wales

ANGELA CHAN / United states of America

Lahara creates live loops of World/Funk/Dub music in an electronic visual environment. A surreal landscape of light that responds to the sonic atmosphere, animated with a contemporary spin on traditional shadow puppetry expands the space of storytelling.

Like many Chinese, Mei and her mom Lily consider the piano the “gateway to success.” But at Mei’s daughter Kim’s piano recital, Mei clashes with Lily over how much is too much in parenting. East meets west in this funny, irreverent and moving story of tough love, Asian style.

venue

venue

Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall

genre

Music / Cross Artform

dates

1 – 5 Mar @ 8pm 6 – 8, 14 – 16 Mar @ 1pm 6 – 12 Mar @ 6:30pm 17 Mar @ 9:30pm 18 Mar @ 5pm

Adelaide Town Hall David Spence Room

genre

Theatre / Musical Theatre

dates

4 – 10 Mar @ 7:30pm

TICKETS

$18.00 – $25.00

TICKETS

$7.50 – $15.00

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light relief

Lords of luxury

GEOFF COTTON & Violeta Hart / United Kingdom

THE LORDS OF LUXURY / South Australia / Victoria

Light Relief is a fast-moving comedy show from London featuring songs, sketches, stand-up, news, sport and very special guests including James Bond, Sacha Distilled, Maria Shoutapova, England Soccer Captain Terry Johnson and Ricky Punting. Songs include `Vegetarian Blues’, `I’m An Old James Bond’, ‘Maria’ and `Football Star’.

venue

Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall

genre

Comedy

dates

24 – 29 Feb @ 7:30pm 1 – 5, 14 – 18 Mar @ 6:30pm, 6 – 12 Mar @ 8pm, 13 Mar @ 8:15pm

TICKETS

$5.00 – $20.00

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“It’s hard to argue with the near continuous hour of laughter” Time Out A demented and endearing haphazard sketch comedy onslaught from the brains (and performing bodies) of Nova 919’s Matt Saraceni and Dan Debuf, Triple J’s Paul Verhoeven, and 2009 MICF sell-out Luke Ryan.

venue

dates

genre

TICKETS

Adelaide Town Hall Prince Alfred Room Comedy

1 – 3, 6 – 10, 13 – 17 Mar @ 7:45pm $15.00 – $24.00


Luke escombe chronic

Nostalgia for reality

DRI-CLEAN ONLY / new south wales

SSSR PRODUCTIONS / Russia

“Hilarious” ThreeWeeks, Edinburgh Fringe “Stellar musicianship… On the fast track to musical comedy’s big league” Herald Sun Meet Luke Escombe: musician, MC, pimp. He spent years trying to be a family-friendly acoustic folk artiste. The charade nearly killed him.

venue

Adelaide Town Hall Prince Alfred Room

genre

Music / Comedy

dates

24 – 26 Feb @ 9:15pm

TICKETS

$5.00 – $20.00

Metro BRITISH STYLE Funny, fabulous, touching and unforgettable journey into the world of theatre, of holiday and of dreams. There are two actors, three actresses, four puppets, one microphone, one projector and a lot of light, music and movements.

venue

Adelaide Town Hall David Spence Room

genre

Theatre / Performance Art

dates

24 – 29 Feb, 1 – 4, 6 – 11, 13 – 18 Mar @ 6pm

TICKETS $16.00

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‘one flesh’ reflEctions of the unseen MAKAYLA BISHOP & MICHARNE CLOUGHLEY / New South Wales

Love, faith and reality collide in ‘One Flesh’. This new play throws the Book of Esther into contemporary Australian suburbia. The story brings together two very different women, in love with the same man. They challenge the rules that are breaking each other. More than hearts will be broken.

venue

Adelaide Town Hall Prince Alfred Room

genre

Theatre

dates

4 – 11 Mar @ 9:15pm

TICKETS

$15.00 – $20.00

Behnoosh Aryanpad / South Australia

Kashkul is a traditional Persian music ensemble performing original compositions by Behnoosh Aryanpad, inspired by the ancient modes and Poems of Iran. The sublime melodies set to classical and contemporary poetry are brought to life by Shiva’s exquisite voice and supported by tar, bam tar, kamanche, ney and daf.

venue

dates

genre

TICKETS

Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall Music

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15 Mar @ 8:30pm 16 – 17 Mar @ 8pm $15.00 – $25.00


road movie DIRK HOULT / United States of America / United Kingdom / Australia

the holden street theatres edinburgh award In the past four years the Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award has reached an amazing level of recognition and is sought after by hundreds of companies of all sizes and all levels from all over the world performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Award has put Holden Street on the world “Arts Map”. Our aim? To introduce and encourage our own Industry to embrace world trends of the performing arts and to motivate our artists to create and present theatre in Edinburgh. The winner receives support with Flights, Accommodation, Venue Hire, Production Costs, Fringe Registration, Visas and sponsorship, Administration, Marketing & Publicity. Support is given by the Edinburgh Fringe Office and the venues. Judging is done by a panel of international producers and Arts Practitioners and the winner is announced at The Scotsman Newspaper Award Ceremony. Previous winners include: Tailor of Inverness, Heroine for Breakfast, Bound and in 2012 we are proud to announce Fleeto and Wee Andy. HOLDEN STREET FRINGE AWARDS 2011 – Adelaide Fringe Award- Best Theatre Performer- Bound (The Ensemble) Nominated Adelaide Fringe Award for best Comedy- Emerging- Rob Beckett

Simultaneously heart breaking and hilarious, this Australian premiere is a moving tale of love, loss and letting go, set in a mid-90’s America at the height of the AIDS crisis, with captivating and lyrical text by the award winning Godfrey Hamilton (LA) and a charismatic solo performance from Dirk Hoult.

venue

dates

genre

TICKETS

Adelaide Town Hall Prince Alfred Room Theatre / World

25 – 29 Feb @ 7:30pm 1 – 3 Mar @ 9:30pm $20.00 – $25.00

2010 – Advertiser Weekly Award Best Theatre Heroine for Breakfast. 2009 – The Advertiser Fringe Award for Theatre – Scarborough by Fiona Evans (directed by Martha Lott), Nominated Adelaide Fringe Award Best Performance Venue, The Tailor of Inverness – Krawiec z Inverness (Scotland) - Nominated Adelaide Fringe Award - Best Performer & Best Solo Show. 2008 – Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Performing Arts Venue. 2007 – Adelaide Critics Circle Awards for Professional Group Holden Street Theatres What I Heard About Iraq and Fringe Programming, What I Heard About Iraq by Simon Levy Directed by Martha Lott (SA) Advertiser Fringe Award Winner, First fringe production to be awarded 5 Stars in the Advertiser 2006 – Winner Advertiser Fringe Award - Angry Young Man, 2004 – Winner of weekly pick of the fringe Advertiser award PLUCK (UK)

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