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2018 Adelaide Fringe


Another record year for Adelaide Festival and Fringe

With two days to go, the 2018 Adelaide Festival has achieved a new box office record of more than $4.5 million, while the Fringe is on target for a 7.6 per cent increase in ticket sales.


Adelaide Fringe and Festival closing weekend picks

Festival-goers have a packed line-up of music, dance, theatre and visual art shows to choose from as the Mad March festivities draw to a close this weekend. Here are some picks from the Fringe and Festival programs.

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Fringe review: Cirque Africa 2.0

This year’s Cirque Africa show is all shiny and new but the acts are just as heart-stopping as last Fringe and MC Papa Africa is as funny as ever, writes reviewer Anna Solding. ★★★★½

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Fringe review: Mengele

The notorious Nazi doctor from Auschwitz who used Jewish prisoners for all manner of despicable experiments is questioned about his past after nearly drowning on a beach in Brazil in the sobering Fringe play Mengele. ★★★★

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Fringe review: A Simple Space

Seven exceptional athletes show off their virtuosity in A Simple Space – a hugely impressive, intimate acrobatic showcase at the Royal Croquet Club. ★★★★½


Garden of Unearthly Delights opening

The Garden of Unearthly Delights held its traditional opening night party in Rundle Park ahead of the official Adelaide Fringe opening.

I Spy at Fringe

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Fringe review: Flesh & Bone

In-yer-face UK theatre show ‘Flesh & Bone’ takes audiences deep down into the 'gutters' of East London, where Shakespearean-style verse meets Cockney slang and 'the villains do rock and roll'. ★★★★½

Eat | Drink | Explore

A taste of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe

This year’s Adelaide Fringe has plenty of food and drink events to savour – from cocktail classes, to dining with bugs, comfort-food cabaret and a murder-mystery dinner. Some tasty new stalls and bars are also popping up in the outdoor hubs.

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At this Fringe event, no one can hear you scream

Taking place inside a pitch-black shipping container, Séance is a Fringe show for people who enjoy having the bejesus scared out of them. At one show, a woman climbed across the table in complete darkness to try to escape.