Adelaide Fringe 2014

I Need A Doctor: The Whosical

I need a doctor
By Ron Bingham Ahhh, Doctor Who, the musical, what could go wrong? Well, the BBC could send a cease and desist notice to the performers an hour before the show starts, causing a mad re-write to ensure copyright is not infringed. The sets could be as shoddy and wobbly...

Birthday Girls – Party Vibes

BIRTHDAYGIRLS
By Ron Bingham The Birthday Girls started out in five-member sketch troupe Lady Garden a few years ago, but time has whittled them down to the last three degenerate comedians peddling their mad sketches on an unsuspecting public. I first have to confess that I love them, as their...

The Boy with Tape on his face – More Tape

By Alanta Colley The Boy With Tape on His Face projects traditional physical theatre into a new dimension making it bigger, faster and louder than ever before. The Boy frantically constructs whole universes and situations with a flurry of props and actions, then destroys them once more with equal...

Foil, Arms and Hog: Irish sketch comedy

By Alanta Colley Foil Arms and Hog bring their particular brand of mirth and mayhem all the way from Ireland to this year’s Adelaide Fringe. The trio take you on an adventure into the competitive domain of sandcastle making. We learn of the murky underworld of the ‘net people’,...

CJ Delling, Reality Bandit

By Alanta Colley  CJ Delling is a conglomeration of contradictions. Nominally an Australian moved here from Germany; she presents herself as the rarest of species, a German comedian, and a female one at that. She informs us that there are no such things as German comedians and flirts with...

Cam Knight – 100 percenter

By Alanta Colley Cam Knight explores his complex relationship with ‘giving it all you got’, or ‘giving it 100%’. Why do anything at all if you’re not going to give it everything? But then again, there’s so much fun to be had. Flashing his pearly whites at the audience...

Simon Keck – Nob Happy Sock

By Alanta Colley Keck takes us on a tumultuous journey through the lows and the lower lows of his time on this planet; from his troubled entry into the world and the demise from there. We hear about the troubled relationship with his parents, the humiliation of his primary...

Rhys Nicholson – Eurgh

By Alanta Colley  Rhys Nicholson is set to make an impression. With razor sharp cheekbones under a bright red quiff, thick rimmed glassless glasses and elegant dining attire one does not expect a shrinking violet, and that is exactly what one doesn’t get. Rhys emerges on stage in a...

Gravity Boots – Can you believe we’re in a forest?

By Alanta Colley Adelaide-born duo Gravity Boots unleash their most recent batch of exotic, surreal and enchanting sketch comedy on the unsuspecting audiences of Adelaide this Fringe. From Victorian starlets on the run from odd monsters, to macabre children’s television presenters, and on to defective and murderous androids, we...