Inma: This dance and music performance in Gluttony’s large open-air venue The Moa sounds like the perfect way to end your 2021 Adelaide Fringe. Originally performed for one night only on the opening weekend and then invited back for another show at 9pm this Sunday, Inma features this year’s Fringe ambassadors, Electric Fields, along with the Iwiri choir and the SA First Nations Dance Collective. Get your ticket here.

I Want to Touch You: Adelaide circus ensemble Gravity & Other Myths explores the importance of touch in this warm-hearted and thought-provoking performance, accompanied by local five-piece jazz-soul band Nu Article, at the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Read our five-star review here. On Friday night you can also catch GOM’s acclaimed work A Simple Space at the RCC.

Gravity & Other Myths’ I Want to Touch You. Photo: Darcy Grant

Borealis: “Truly magical and strangely soothing” is how InReview reviewer Alison Flett describes Borealis, a stunning arts-meets-technology installation in which artivist Dan Acher literally paints the sky in an automated version of aurora borealis which is being presented over the lake in Gluttony through until Sunday night.

Art-meets-technology installation Borealis in Gluttony. Photo: Helen Page

Smashed: The Brunch Party: “With mimosas, whip-cracking, a twerk-off, drag, burlesque and an acrobatic routine on a beer keg, Smashed is an hour of frivolity, flirtation and adults-only fun in the Spiegeltent – all before lunch.” Need we say more? Final performances are in the Garden of Unearthly Delights this Saturday and Sunday morning; read our review here.

Smashed – The Brunch Party: Adults-only Fringe fun. Photo: Nat Rogers

Happy-Go-Wrong: This acclaimed physical theatre show by Andi Snelling was inspired by a tick bite that turned her life upside down. Her performance at Bakehouse Theatre – combining clowning, storytelling and roller skates, is a highly skilled, brave and moving exploration of what it is to be human, writes InReview’s Greg Elliott.

Andi Snelling pushes the boundaries in Happy-Go-Wrong. Photo: Jamois

Something in the Water: Playing in Black Box Theatres @ Adelaide Botanic Garden, this heartwarming and funny solo show was born out of host Grumms’ own experience of growing up non-binary. It incorporates beautiful puppetry, clever clowning and home-made projections to remind us that “being unashamedly who we are is the best way to save the world”. Read our review here.

There’s definitely Something in the Water.

That Boy: This solo play featuring Holden Street Theatres’ Martha Lott has scooped several awards this Fringe season – including for Best Theatre work in week two, and the Adelaide Critics Circle Award in week three. It’s a raw, human story of one woman’s fight to save her son that reviewer Murray Bramwell describes as “startling in its directness and quiet despair”. Also at Holden Street until Sunday is Patrick Livesey and Wil King’s brilliant two-hander DIЯT (read the review here).

Martha Lott as Sarah in That Boy. Photo: Ian Routledge

Disco Wonderland: With powerhouse vocals, sexy dance moves and more sequins than an entire season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, this disco inferno in Gluttony’s The Peacock will make you itch to shake your groove thing. It’s also headlined by Paulini and Timomatic, features local band Er@ser and celebrates all the disco hits you know and love.

Paulini headlines Disco Wonderland: Dancing ‘Til Dawn. Photo: Saige Prime

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