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WELCOME TO HOLDEN STREET THEATRES FOR ADELAIDE FRINGE 2021! The HST family come from all over the city, state, country, and world! Come and say hello to any one of our friendly staff.

Kaurna - Ninna Marni Maltese - Bongu Italian - Ciao Polish - Cześć Chinese/Taiwanese Mandarin - 你好 / Nǐ hǎo Korean - 안녕하세요 / Anyoung haseyo Indian - नमस्तtे Namaste Vietnamese - Xin chào Spanish - Hola Japanese - こんにちは / Kon’nichiwa German - Guten Tag French - Bonjour FROM ALL OF US HERE AT HST

THEBARTON THEATRE (THEBBY)

Thebby is an iconic and historic treasure that hosts a wide variety of events. Thebby is considered the premier venue for concerts, events, and comedy performances in Adelaide and is one of Australia’s favourite venues. We host several indoor and outdoor bars, and one of the best lighting displays of any venue in Australia.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES (HST)

We are known as the ‘Home of Theatre’ during Fringe and we’re proud to announce we’ve just got a little bigger. With the addition of 32 Holden Street into our family we’ve created the ‘Holden Street Theatres’ Arts Park’. Now there is a hub for artists to relax, collaborate, develop and perform their art. The Arts Park will encourage and nourish the arts industry in SA, and help grow local artists.

34 HOLDEN STREET, HINDMARSH Next to Coopers Stadium FREE PARKING AVAILABLE (soccer dates available from our website) Bus route from the city 115, 117, 118 to stop 6 on Manton Street, Hindmarsh

We are recognised globally as a leader in the South Australian arts community, and strive to encourage local and international productions to be active within Adelaide’s theatre scene. Our HST Edinburgh Fringe Award is the only award to offer a tour to Australia, and our HST Adelaide Fringe Award assists a local artist or company to produce work and develop their practice. HST are proud to support classical theatre, new work, and burgeoning talent. We are 6 minutes from the city with an easy walk from the free tram near the Entertainment Centre…and we have an amazing wine list, delicious food, lovely outdoor and indoor bars and a gorgeous garden.

BOX OFFICE (08) 8225 8888 holdenstreettheatres.com


Contents VENUE INFORMATION

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SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

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PETER GOËRS IN JOYFUL STRAINS

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LOST LIVES

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PARLOUR GAMES

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MAN-BO 15 THE BAKERS

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ALLSORTS A CAPPELLA

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DARK WIND BLOWING: THE PLAY

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FEMINISM RUINS EVERYTHING: LIVE

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FLUKEY LUKEY: A NEW HOPE

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HOMER’S ODYSSEY – A MINI MUSICAL

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MI:WI 3027

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THE ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY GALA

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THE INDEPENDENT ARTS FOUNDATION

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COVID SAFE This is a COVID Safe venue. Please ensure you follow all guidelines and directions while at the theatre. Holden Street Theatres' top priority is the health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff and will be presenting a Fringe season under the rules set out by SA Health and the South Australian Government.


World Premiere


PRESENTED BY

Holden Street Theatres & Martha Lott

THEATRE / SA

That Boy

Tom is 8, cheeky and out of control. Mum’s inherited coping mechanisms don’t work and for a boy who “isn’t bad enough to be diagnosed”, there isn’t any support. Change is unmanageable in a crisis so now it’s survival. For Sarah, there must be light at the end of the tunnel, at any cost. Parenting is hard, there’s no rule book, no one is perfect, she gave birth to him so she knows best and he knows she loves him, she told him so. A darkly satirical, beautiful, raw, human story of one mother’s fight to break the cycle of inherited behaviour and save her son. Based on true life events, That Boy will challenge the audience to question what is acceptable in today’s changing world. Initial concept by Martha Lott, developed with Lyn Pike and dramaturge Anne Bookman. Adapted for stage by Martha Lott, Yasmin Gurreeboo and Nescha Jelk with Meg Wilson, Sascha Budimski, Nicholas Ely, Francois Piron and the Holden Street Team. Please be advised this show includes references to Suicide/Self-Harm.

16 Feb 21 Mar

Theatre/Contemporary / SA M / 70 min The Studio $20 - $28


World Premiere


PRESENTED BY

Shark Island Institute and The Arts Lab Kangaroo Valley

THEATRE / NSW

The Twins

Two old school friends, come back together forty years after playing the twins in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to rework it as a twohander. A heart breaking and hilarious new play about trust; remembering and forgetting to remember; loss; regret; love; pain and glory. Their lives took different paths; they are now reunited, but who is playing who? Are they who they say they are and should any of that matter? And once you’ve let go of your dreams, is there ever really any way back? It’s about fathers and the shadows they leave, the labels we give to others and ourselves and the burden and guilt these two friends carry as a result. An achingly honest account that sees privilege and heroin joined at the hip. Please be advised this show contains distressing themes, drug references and coarse language.

16 Feb 21 Mar

Theatre/Comedy / NSW M / 90 min The Studio $25 - $31


World Premiere


PRESENTED BY

Patrick Livesey

DIЯT

THEATRE / SA

A world-premiere thriller set against the horrors of the anti-Gay purges in Chechnya, presented by the award-winning creator of The Boy, George and Gone Girls, Patrick Livesey. A Russian and an Australian walk into a bar in Moscow. Neither are who they say they are. Written by emerging queer playwright, Angus Cameron and starring Livesey and his real-life partner, Wil King (ABC’s Why Are You Like This?) DIЯT is a thrilling and seductive exploration of sexuality, solidarity and persecution in modern-day Russia. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network, an organisation promoting equal rights and respect for human dignity throughout Russia. Please be advised this show includes drug and sexual references.

16 Feb 21 Mar

Theatre/Contemporary / SA M / 60 min The Arch $25 - $30


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FLUKEY LUKEY: A NEW HOPE

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HOMER’S ODYSSEY – A MINI MUSICAL

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LOST LIVES

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Late Comer Policy

Please ensure you arrive for your show with time to spare. Many shows do not allow admission once doors are closed. Late comers may not be admitted.

Car Park Capacity

When Coopers Stadium is in use HST, in conjunction with the AEC offer complimentary parking at the Center. Show your HST ticket to staff at the gate. Only available on nights Coopers Stadium is in use which include 5 and 13 of March.

Stay Home if Unwell

Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover.


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Sponsors & Supporters A huge thank you to our sponsors, patrons, and supporters. Our wonderful interns and volunteers, Bob, Robbie, Vonni, Amelia, Harry, Mark, Liz, Chloe, Michael, Vlad, Kim, Nina, Xander, Harry, the Friends of Holden Street Theatres team, Alan, Heather, the Adelaide Fringe team (especially Jo, Ella, Karina, and the Artists and Venues team), Thebarton Theatre and Weslo Security staff, Nicholas Ely, James, Leko and the Novatech team, Sergio, GoĂŤrs, Samela, Lizzie, David, Rita, Neil, Angela, Snap, Carol, Cathy, Baden, Rick, Louis, Kay, Sandy, Richard Jordan, The Adelaide Critics Circle, other critics, The Scotsman, SAPOL, ORS, The Royal Adelaide University Old Footlighters, Torrensville Primary School, and you.


PRESENTED BY

Peter Goërs in assoc. with Holden Street Theatres

Peter Goërs in

Joyful Strains

THEATRE / SA

WORLD PREMIERE

Let’s hear it for a “joyful strain”. Particularly in the morning! The Great Goërs, raconteur and Fringe Award winner, returns to his beloved Holden Street Theatres for his sixth Fringe outing of gags, yarns and pathos particularly for old people. With special guests and really good free parking. PRAISE FOR PETER GOËRS

★★★★★

“He is an experienced and engaging speaker...his presence appears so natural it is as though he were born and raised on the hardwood floorboards of stage.” Kryztoff RAW

★★★★★

“an Adelaide institution” Glam Adelaide

★★★★

“Goërs [is] a master wordsmith and talented storyteller” YEWTH

Theatre/Spoken Word / SA PG / 60 min The Arch $20

20 Feb 21 Mar


PRESENTED BY

Safari Street Creative

Lost Lives

THEATRE / SA

WORLD PREMIERE

At the crime scene of a young girl found brutally murdered & on the day her murderer awaits his verdict for the crime, two forensic cleaners arrive to clear what remains - a jaded older woman at the end of her rope & a young Muslim boy working his first contract. What follows is an intimate two-hander that brings the pairs morals, cultures & secrets to the forefront. A new play by Safari Street Creative - who brought you the “refreshingly honest and unpretentious” ‘Our Solar System’ at Adelaide Fringe 2020 (Kryztoff RAW) ‘Lost Lives’ is about forgotten people, forgotten truths and the forgotten things that connect us all.

Please be advised this show includes references to Suicide/Self-Harm.

19 Feb 27 Feb

Theatre/Social Change / SA R18+ / 70 min The Studio $20 - $25


PRESENTED BY

The Green Guys Company

Parlour Games

THEATRE / SA

WORLD PREMIERE

WHO KILLED AGATHA CHRISTIE? It’s December 1926 and famed crime-novelist Agatha Christie has mysteriously disappeared without a trace. Meanwhile, eight of her biggest fans come together at a secluded English manor house to celebrate their favourite author...but could one of them secretly be a cold-blooded killer? Playfully mixing fact and fiction, this loving tribute to Christie’s life and work has all the trappings of a classic whodunnit; twists, turns, cups of tea, and a mystery that will keep you guessing right to the very end.

Theatre/Comedy / SA PG / 60 min The Arch $20 - $25

16 Feb 28 Feb


PRESENTED BY

PRESENTED BY

Sam Dugmore

COMEDY / SA

MAN-BO

Heroes never die...they just cry deep down inside. Sam Dugmore is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, MAN-BO. MAN-BO must un-earth his ruthless man skills to confront his greatest nemesis... himself. A deadly journey of heroism, calamity and raw emotion. One-man vs himself. A feel-bad comedy about heroism. Join Sam for a high-energy, rip-roaring physical comedy that will blow your socks off!

The Latebloomers

WINNER

COMEDY / INT

The Bakers

‘Weekly Comedy’ Fringe World 2020

Three bakers, one bakery! Dough up the walls, flour in your eyes. In the midst of a rapidly changing world, a family of traditional bakers fight to keep their business from crumbling and their family bond from tearing apart! The Bakers is an energy filled hour of spontaneous, anarchic physical comedy that moves and inspires its audience. Join The Latebloomers, award winning creators of ‘Scotland!’, for another dose of the ridiculous and the sublime. PRAISE FOR THE LATEBLOOMERS

PRAISE FOR SAM DUGMORE

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“Simply pure gold” FringeFeed

“Wickedly funny” All About Entertainment

“Physical comedy at its best.” The West Australian

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Comedy/Physical Theatre / SA M / 60 min

Comedy/Physical Theatre / INT G / 60 min

The Arch / $22 - $28

The Arch / $25 - $28

MAN-BO and The Bakers, both starring Sam Dugmore, will make you laugh with their incredible physical comedy


PRESENTED BY

PRESENTED BY

Sarah Bradley

Deadset Theatre Company

WORLD PREMIERE

MUSIC / SA

THEATRE / SA

Allsorts A Cappella

The Adelaide Allsorts Harmony Chorus is an a cappella singing group bringing alive your favourite songs old and new. Our three Fringe shows will celebrate the launch of our 10th anniversary album in the Barbershop Style. In our 10 years we have participated in competitions in and around Australia as well as further afield in New Zealand and Germany. Becoming Pan Pacific Mixed Chorus Champions in 2014 and coming second in the Australian wide competition in Hobart 2019. We went to Munich for the very first World Mixed Barbershop Chorus Competition in 2018 representing Australia, and are currently ranked 6th in the world! Members of Barbershop Harmony Australia, leading the way to the goal of everyone in Harmony.

13 Mar

Dark Wind Blowing: The Play Lance Loosley, a boy who’s known at school as “Loser” tells Mike that “Tenterfield”, the old property nearby, which has recently been bought by foreign investors, is being used as a laboratory to run dangerous experiments. Mike doesn’t believe Loser for a second because he’s always concocting stories to make himself look good. But one day at school, Loser is pushed too far by Budgie and Jordie. This time the humiliation and teasing is too much, and Loser seeks revenge. He smashes a test tube in class, a test tube that he says contains a deadly virus from the “Tenterfield” property. When the teacher and students begin having seizures, Mike and Jazz realise that perhaps Lance really was telling the truth…This thriller is the premier stage adaption of Jackie French’s iconic Australian novel.

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7 Mar

Music/Cabaret / SA G / 45 - 60 min

Theatre/Performance / SA PG / 60 min

The Arch $23 - $28

The Arch $17 - $22


PRESENTED BY

PRESENTED BY

Luke Mann

Millicent Sarre & Ellis Dolan and the Holden Street Theatres’ Adelaide Fringe Award

WORLD PREMIERE

EVENT / SA

COMEDY / SA

Feminism Ruins Flukey Lukey: Everything: LIVE A New Hope Feminism Ruins Everything, the hit feminist podcast, is stepping out of the recording studio and onto the stage! Hosted by Millicent Sarre (Friendly Feminism) and Ellis Dolan (School of Rock Australasian tour), Feminism Ruins Everything is the podcast giving feminist critiques to movies, musicals, and pop culture phenomena, and potentially ruining them. Join our live audience as we record podcast episodes discussing the feminist merits of Les Miserables, Oklahoma!, and Rocky Horror, for an event filled with humour, audience input, and a song or three for good measure.

28 Feb

21 Mar

Following a life threatening brain injury in 2018, Luke Mann merges comedy, rap and motivational speaking to create something unlike that which you have seen before!

19 Feb

Event/Mixed Media / SA M / 60 min

Comedy / SA M / 55 min

The Studio $13 - $15

Judy’s $10 - $15

20 Mar


PRESENTED BY

PRESENTED BY

Athens Productions

THEATRE / GR/AUS/CYP

HOMER’S ODYSSEY – A MINI MUSICAL

In this play Odysseus is an old man, living in Ithaca, singing and telling stories of his wanderings and the Trojan war. Loucas Loizou a Greek Cypriot refugee performed 2500 shows in London after Cat Stevens gave him his first a job. “He has passion, pathos and humour” The Advertiser “Beautiful and melodic songs” Stage Whispers “Captivatingly sung” IN DAILY “Sensitivity and elegance” The Advertiser “All heartfelt’ Adelaide Theatre Guide

19 Feb

4 Mar

Theatre/Musical Theatre GR/AUS/CYP G / 60 min The Barbara Hardy Garden $20 - $25

The Storyteller

THEATRE / SA

Mi:Wi 3027

The 3 people Reading of work by playwright Glenn (Gollan) Shea reflects on the incredible true story of an enduring friendship between two young men thrown together by war. The first Ngarrindjeri serviceman from the South Australian community of Raukkan, Roland Carter, and Jewish German ethnologist Leonhard Adam. The comradery that emerged between the two young men, one that was destined to last over forty years, and go through a remarkable reversal through the next World War. Mi:Wi 3027 has sweeping themes of imperialism, oppression, war and an unshakeable longing for freedom. And, at the heart of it all, a friendship that endured through some of the most tumultuous upheavals of the twentieth century. Mi:Wi 3027 had its first play reading at the Raukkan community Hall on April 22 2018.

4 Mar

7 Mar

Theatre/Play Reading / SA G / 60 min The Studio $8 - $16


PRESENTED BY

Holden Street Theatres and Thebarton Theatre

COMEDY / SA

The Adelaide International Comedy Gala

The Adelaide International Comedy Gala is back for another year at the iconic Thebarton Theatre! With the hilarious and world famous emcee Eddie Bannon at the helm, anything goes on this night of nights, and sometimes it has... In previous years we’ve seen emerging and established comedians grace the stage together to create a magical night of merriment. We've had artists such as Demi Lardner, Lewis Garnham, Cal Wilson, Peter Helliar, Georgie Carroll and Gordon Southern and 2021 will be no exception. We’ll have another stellar line up on stage to give you the best of what the Fringe has to offer, taste the best then buy a ticket for their full length show. Full Lineup released closer to the event

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Comedy/Stand Up / SA M / 120 min Thebarton Theatre $20

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The Holden Street Theatres’ 2021 Fringe guide brought to you by The Independent Arts Foundation.

Support emerging South Australian artists, meet like-minded friends and enjoy the best of the arts in SA The Independent Arts Foundation S.A. Inc (IAF) is proud to sponsor Holden Street Theatres as we share the HST values of supporting emerging artists in South Australia. The IAF is a not-for-profit membership organisation managed entirely by volunteers. Its role is to support the development of the arts in South Australia by contributing grants to individuals or groups who wish to develop their work, locally, interstate and overseas. The IAF particularly support emerging artists, writers, actors, performers, and musicians, or projects that benefit young or emerging artists. In 2021, the IAF will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The IAF raises funds through an ongoing program of events, including monthly film nights and literary club dinners, presentations from grant recipients and special events. Membership fees are an important fundraising method, so even if you cannot participate in these events, you can become a member and still contribute to the various awards that the IAF supports. IAF members receive exclusive discounts and offers to events across South Australia, including all IAF events. The IAF welcomes donations which are tax deductible. Everyone is welcome to attend IAF events – you don’t have to be a member! So please join us at our next gathering to meet like-minded enthusiasts of the arts in South Australia and support our emerging artists. To learn more about the IAF and become a member, or make a donation, head to iafoundation.org.au or email treasurer@iafoundation.org.au

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