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Fringe Review: Finding Beauty in the Beast

The iconic Adelaide Crazy Horse located in downtown Hindley Street is the host for this stellar cabaret show called Finding Beauty in the Beast. It’s bought to you by a company called Rising Pheonix, and the driving force behind this surreal choreographing is Fawn Pheonix. Fawn Pheonix is a force unto herself receiving many an…

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Fringe Review: Distopia

David Salter and Casmira Lorien star in Distopia, an apocalyptic black comedy, whose characters take strong influences from Disney to guide their survival. With a hefty sprinkling of Disney songs and original melodies, audiences are brought back to their routes with nostalgia, albeit in an unfamiliar setting. Lived experiences of the performers has influenced the…

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Fringe Review: Cleanish

Luke Benson is an award-winning comedian, writer and voice-over artist. The Melbourne based entertainer hails from Newcastle UK and his (still very strong) accent together with his 6 foot 7 inch stature has earned him the title, ‘Geordie Giant’. I arrived just in time at the outdoor ‘tent’ in the Park and took my seat…

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Fringe Review: Ah…Art of the Tongue

If improv, poems, and lifting stories are your thing then Ahh…Art of the Tongue is for you. Conveniently nestled in the Public Speaking Rooms in Gawler Place you enter an underworld of lyrical overload. Audience participation was highly encouraged so if you are like me and a bit of a shrinking violet and shy away…

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Fringe Review: Brown Women Comedy

In a world where stand-up comedy tip toes the thin line between humour and taboo, particularly when it discusses race, the unapologetically bold performance by six women from India, Pakistan, and South Asia offered a refreshing and uproarious exploration of their experiences of living in the colony that is Australia. The act, which delves into…

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Fringe Review: Have you met my grief?

Jodie Atkinson is a grief recovery specialist, speaker, author and entertainer. Her award winning cabaret show, ‘Have you met my grief?’ evolved out of her debut book of the same name and premiered at the 2023 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. I arrive to find only a few remaining seats at the back of the room and…

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