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WOW! WOW! WOW! 7 acrobats, 30 metres of rope and 50 jaw dropping minutes of pure human amazement is the production of By a ThreadKids in Adelaide

We were so excited when we found out that one of our favourite shows last year by One Fell Swoop Circus were back again for the final time in 2020 (yes, you read that correct – FINAL TIME) for 27 shows! So excited that we were front row and centre for their opening show for Adelaide Fringe 2020.

This show can be enjoyed by adults and kids! A show you and the kids can enjoy together with it being age appropriate for everyone’s entertainment. Our recommendation is 6+.
You will be surprised! Think you have seen the best of the best circus acts? Well be prepared to be impressed with a super soulful soundtrack with eclectic beats, an unearthly atmosphere and mind blowing amazement all from the fascinating human body and a rope.
Simplistic Beauty. There is no glitter, fancy feathers, wheels and props… just one 30 metre rope and minute by minute turns, tricks and turn your eyes from left to right moments.
Acrobatic Art Our little humans (and us adults) can see pure training in action from Australia’s best circus artists. The performance demonstrates trust, focus and the end result of pure synergy. You will leave googling “gyms I can join” “how to be an acrobat” or “how do I get fit like circus performers”.
TimIng. Another reason we LOVE this show is the performance time is perfect for families wanting to see a night time show at Fringe. Commencing at 620 pm because let’s be honest, paying for a ticket and having them yawning past bedtime can be a waste of a ticket and an experience! The location of the venue is right next to a yummy food alley in Gluttony perfect for pre or post show gluttonous activities.


By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best circus artists. With intense training in a breadth of contemporary circus disciplines, the performers have pooled their knowledge and skills, and then exploded the traditional boundaries of these disciplines to create a show where classic techniques are used in expansive ways. 

Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship the performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics. The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a mesmerising negotiation of cause and effect.

Showing at The Peacock at Gluttony
Fri 14 Feb – Sun 16 Feb: 6:20pm
Tue 18 Feb – Sun 23 Feb: 6:20pm
Tue 25 Feb – Sun 1 Mar: 6:20pm
Tue 3 Mar – Tue 10 Mar: 6:20pm
Thu 12 Mar – Sun 15 Mar: 6:20pm

https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/by-a-thread-af2020