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Adelaide Fringe

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Fringe review: I Don’t Want to Play House

Pakana woman Tammy Anderson offers an unflinching glimpse of a contemporary Australian childhood riddled with domestic and substance abuse in a performance that is both stirring and hopeful. ★★★★ ½

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Fringe review: Sam Simmons – FUNT

Sam Simmons brings his unique brand of weirdness back to the stage, delivering an absurdist diversion from post-apocalyptic gloom, environmental disaster and panic buying. ★★★ ½

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Fringe review: Gone Girls

Gone Girls is 55 minutes of quick-witted, captivating and sometimes titillating theatre, exploring how two female politicians from very different ideological parties manage power, leadership spills and #auspol.  ★★★★ ½ 

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Munching through an all-you-can-eat Garden buffet

Erica Visser is like a kid in a lolly shop at this year’s Adelaide Fringe, attending three shows a night in The Garden of Unearthly Delights after winning a Golden Key to the parklands venue. With the Fringe heading towards its March 15 finale, Erica shares her some of her festival highlights.

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Fringe review: Train Lord

Saturated in emotional truth and unapologetically low-fi, Train Lord is testament to the powerful potential of Fringe shows that hark back to the no-frills days of the festival’s past. ★★★★

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Fringe review: Passengers

What’s haunting Max? One minute he’s ordering a sandwich in a café, the next he’s hurling a chair through the shop window. Passengers is the story of a man who is in the dark about his own divided self. ★★★★★

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Fringe review: No.33

Equal parts intriguing and baffling, No.33 relies on its audience members’ curiosity to solve the mystery of what happened to the inhabitants of an old house. ★★★

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Fringe review: Floral Peroxide

Chronic illness is too often undiscussed in today’s society and disability is even worse, with the prefix ‘dis’ meaning ‘the negative of’, but Floral Peroxide ensures Fringe won’t fall into the trap of conforming to these dissociative norms. ★★★★

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Fringe review: It All Sparks Joy

Dylan Cole interweaves tragedy with hilarity in his monologue as dishevelled, daytime-drinking hoarder Jeremy Parker, whose veneer of cheery enthusiasm starts to crack as his attempt to de-clutter forces him to face the grief he’s buried. ★★★★