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Fringe review: Celebrating Australia

Ask a group of people to define what it means to be Australian and you’ll undoubtedly receive a wide range of responses. In Celebrating Australia, the CircoBats performers throw their energies into expressing identity through the joy of human movement. ★★★½

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Final-week Fringe picks

With just five days of Fringe to go, here are some of the four and five-star shows our reviewers recommend ­– plus an extra special performance you won’t want to miss.

Fringe previews

Adelaide Fringe

Fringe review: Nathan Cavaleri

In-between stomping riffs and blistering blues licks, Nathan Cavaleri opened up with his Adelaide Fringe audience about childhood stardom and defeating the demons of a very dark period of his life to return to the stage. ★★★½

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Fringe review: Hughman

Hughman could be the happiest place in the world right now. With unbridled joy, Hugh Sheridan raises the bar, lifts spirits and serves up unadulterated fun. ★★★★

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Fringe review: Phil Stack

Audiences will most likely know Phil Stack as the bassist for Australian pop rock band Thirsty Merc, but he has stepped out from that success to command a stage of his own. ★★★ ½

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Fringe review: Bred

Be open to being challenged, be open to having the conversation. Bred creates a safe space between audience and performers where ideas and emotions are unpacked and connections are made. ★★★ ½

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Fringe review: Egg

To freeze or not to freeze: is that the question? It’s hard to know how Erin Fowler ultimately feels about motherhood in this hybrid physical performance. ★★★

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Adelaide Fringe launches COVID-safe festival

Adelaide Fringe organisers say the festival’s ‘magic vibe’ will be very much alive as it opens today with 21,000 performances across 31 days and nights. One  casualty of border restrictions, however, is cabaret singer Ali McGregor’s season of shows.

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Fringe review: DIЯT

A young Australian man visiting Moscow hooks up with a Russian tourist guide but it emerges that each has his own secrets and agenda, as playwright Angus Cameron’s wryly engaging thriller takes us through a labyrinth of misrepresentation. ★★★★  ½

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Fringe review: That Boy

After infant Tom pushed a little girl because he didn’t want to be hugged, “he became That Boy”, his mother recalls, “and I became That Mother.” Martha Lott powerfully describes the lonely challenges of parenting a turbulent child when everyone else has given up. ★★★★