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Kids in Adelaide Pick of the Fringe in 2020

Kids in Adelaide Pick of the Fringe in 2020

The 2020 Adelaide Fringe runs from 14th February to 15th March 2020

We’ll be updating this page frequently with all our favourite Adelaide Fringe shows for kids and families in 2020. Make sure you check back often, and also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for show reviews and other family friendly Fringe highlights.
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Our Pick of 2020 Adelaide Fringe Shows for Kids

These are the shows we’ve seen and loved. Put these straight to the top of your ‘must see’ list for this year

Mr Snot bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really, Bad, Bad, Show

Mr Snot bottom’s Horrible, Terrible, Really, Really, Bad, Bad, Show

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 One of the most popular kids comedy shows in the Fringe, Mr Snot Bottom's shows sell out quick and its easy to see why. We saw Mr Snot Bottom Stinky Silly Show at the Stirling Fringe last week and then this week we also went along to this 'horrible,...

By A Thread

By A Thread

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐WOW! WOW! WOW! 7 acrobats, 30 metres of rope and 50 jaw dropping minutes of pure human amazement is the production of By a Thread - Kids 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...

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotel Paradiso is a 60 minute show combining acrobatics, dance, clowning, slapstick comedy and some of the best juggling I've seen all Fringe - Kids in Adelaide It tells the story of Madame and her very funny employees as they fight to save the hotel from the...

Jukebox Chorus – The Ultimate Australian Playlist

Jukebox Chorus – The Ultimate Australian Playlist

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐To be honest I already knew this show would get 5 stars before it even started and I didn't have to change my mind by the end of it. A 60 minute powerhouse show absolutely jam packed with all your favourite Aussie classics. You'll be tapping your feet, clapping...

The Fairy Wonderland Show

The Fairy Wonderland Show

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Here is a beautiful, intimate fairy show that will leave you feeling warm, fuzzy a little bit magical and like your Fringe Bucks were well spent! We think this show is ideal for 2-6 year old boys and girls and we attended dressed up in our fairy best, (ok - I...

Don’t Mess With The Dummies

Don’t Mess With The Dummies

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The show is brilliant. An incredible blend of playful comedy and circus with a dance track that had me unable to sit still in my seat. This show engaged the audience young and old and the three performers were awesome. - Kids in Adelaide If you’re a family who...

Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa

CIRQUE AFRICA PROGRAM 1 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Every year our Kids in Adelaide Team have to 'rock paper scissors' for who gets to review this show. We all love it, and the 2020 version is no exemption. Five solid stars from the KiA team. Tonight we clapped, cheered and foot stomped a...

Star Academy presents Good is the new Bad

Star Academy presents Good is the new Bad

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Good is the New Bad is showing in Gluttony and features some very talented Adelaide kids. If you like dancing then this show is for you, with various styles and highly energetic dance performances on show. The choreography and dancing is outstanding with our...

More family friendly adelaide fringe shows

Enchantments by Pierre Ulric

International mystery maker Pierre Ulric is bringing the greatest magic show from this world and beyond to Adelaide Fringe 2020. At the edges of reality, anything and everything is possible. Spells, potions, levitations, time manipulation and exploring new dimensions.

‘Enchantments’ is an interactive show like no other, involving a fantasy adventure storyline and interactive magic where the spectators become participants, get to decide what happens and (hopefully) help save the universe! A 45 minute show perfect for the whole family in the beautiful Parlour Tent at Gluttony.

Tickets $16-23
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/enchantments-by-pierre-ulric-af2020

Amazing Drumming Monkeys

Australia’s favourite family puppet show is back at the Fringe with a brand new character, “Kiiko” and her funky little drum kit. The Amazing Drumming Monkeys have been wowing audiences around Australia and overseas for the past 16 years. A clever combination of puppetry, live music, comedy, and heartwarming themes, resulting in a funny and engaging show for the whole family.

Cute & funny monkeys for the kids, great drumming for the adults, variety segments for all ages, and a message for the world. Kids and parents will be laughing, dancing and drumming together! It’s a fantastic show.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/amazing-drumming-monkeys-af2020

Do The Hibble Hop

Hip hop artist, qualified school teacher and certified counsellor, Hesham (Hesh) Habibullah, is set to bring his one-man children’s show, ‘Do The Hibble Hop’ to the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the first time this February.

The show will bring together elements of hip hop, puppetry, rap, storytelling, and dance to take children on a journey to learn about animals, the alphabet, basic counting, and healthy food options. Aimed for children aged between 2 and 10 years of age, expect an interactive style performance where they will be engaged throughout the whole 30 minute show duration.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/do-the-hibble-hop-af2020

360 Allstars

Onyx Productions are again delivering nothing short of five star, world class entertainment with their show 360 Allstars. It’s the third season in a row that we have returned to see their engaging, high energy show. It’s a hands down favourite.

Expect mind blowing BMX, Breakdancing, Acrobatics, Cry Wheel and Basketball trickery, underpinned by the sweet beats of Gene Peterson on drums and Beau Monga beatboxing on the mic. Honestly, this is the perfect show to keep everyone in the family happy, especially those ‘hard to select a show for’ tweens and teens. It’s also Jacki’s go to recommendation for families that just don’t know what they want to see.

We were happy to see the return of our favourite Basketball Man (is it B-Man?) and my kids again won’t talk to me unless the beatbox it, which is better than arguing I guess! Not the cheapest fringe show, but among the best. If you are wanting to see these guys, their week night shows are at 6pm and Wednesday 4th March some of the profits will go to Lighthouse Youth, a deserving local charity.  There are of course weekend shows too. Put it on your bucket list.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/360-allstars-af2020

Dado: A Frayed Knot

So between his busking show at Gluttony every night and the full show at The Austral every Saturday and Sunday, we’ve already seen Dado FOUR times in 9 days. My 7 year old cannot get enough. Dado’s act is simple but hilarious and the best part of the show is the crowd interaction. Every time we’ve watched there’s been something new because he works the crowd into each show with funny one liners, fart jokes, balloon tricks and lots of wacky props including bananas, plastic pigs and ping pong balls. There’s not much talking but there is LOTS of laughing.

One of our favourite kids shows for 2020. Five stars from us

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/dado-a-frayed-knot-af2020

Kids Directors Cut

*2020 season over

Take the whole family down to Lot Fourteen for some FREE laughs while you all belt out a few of your favourite ballads. It’s the karaoke to end all karaoke! At “Giant Sing Along’, you’ll be welcomed with open arms (and microphones with judgement-free, built-in autotune for those of us who aren’t exactly Adele). You don’t even have to remember the words. That’s what the big screens are for!

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/kids-director-s-cut-af2020

The Stevenson Experience: Stranger Twins

One of the best parts of the fringe is finding and supporting acts that aren’t as famous as some of the headliners. It is these hidden gems that really make our fringe the amazing event it is. One of our faves in that category this year was The Stevenson Experience, a fantastic mix of comedy and music by probably the most talented twins in the fringe!

The show was in a nice intimate venue, so you really feel part of the show almost, especially if you sit near the front like we did (prepare to be asked a question or 2!). The banter and chemistry is top notch and the crowd had a ball, which really is the best way to judge a show I reckon. My fave part I must admit, was when some rather odd heckling was beautifully handled by the boys, which the crowd loved.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/the-stevenson-experience-stranger-twins-af2020

Juggling vs Magic

They’ve got three rounds to show off all their best tricks before YOU vote to decide the winner. One performer will rule as king of kids entertainment – the loser gets slimed! Will sleight of hand steal the show? Will circus tricks grab the gold? It’s up to YOU! Audience participation is everything in this high energy battle royale. You won’t believe your eyes! All ages welcome.

Together Michael Connell (SA) ‘FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy Weekly Award Winner 2019’ & Cameron the Magician (WA) bring over 25 years experience making kids laugh through the magic of genuine and spontaneous interactions to their new show ‘Juggling vs Magic!’ You’ll be impressed with their magic and juggling skills but you’ll love how everyone is encouraged to be super silly, parents included!

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/juggling-vs-magic-af2020

Tandanya Fringe 2020 - First Nations Hub

2020 marks 30 years since Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute was founded and then evolved into South Australia’s focus point for First Nations living cultures from the ancient lands. Tandanya is recognised as Australia’s only First Nations Cultural Institute, situated in Adelaide on Kaurna Country, the land of the Red Kangaroo.

As a celebration of Tandanya’s 30-year anniversary, the inaugural ‘Tandanya Fringe 2020 – First Nations Hub’ has opened during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. The culturally curated program is completely dedicated to First Nations artists and creatives, relaunching the entire space as a hub where artists from local, national and global communities feel welcome to gather together.

Tandanya are presenting a lineup of high calibre productions, which offers something for everyone across the genres of theatre, dance, cabaret, music, film, comedy and visual arts. Highly recommended for the family, the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Best Emerging Artist award winner ‘Spirit’ performed by Yellaka, is playing to packed houses and runs to March 1st.  At the heart of the First Nations Hub experience are very limited exclusive runs of the theatrical productions The Daly River Girl’ (Feb 29 – Mar 1) and I Don’t Wanna Play House’ (Mar 13 – 14). *both rated M and their free signature event, ‘Yabarra: Dreaming In Light’ (more info here)

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Yabarra - Dreaming in Light

Journey along an immersive dreaming track to experience story of creation and country at Tandanya. For all 31 days and nights of the 2020 Fringe, audiences are invited to come experience the dreaming through cutting edge light technologies and state of the art illuminations. A free story for all generations and all communities to share in. Yabarra will be a unique indoor cultural experience which will engage, immerse, and educate all who share the dreaming in light.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/yabarra-dreaming-in-light-af2020

The African Elephant of My Heart: Dance Extravaganza

A show that mixes African music & dance, storytelling & mindfulness! It begins in a hospital where a 9 year old girl hears a knocking on her door. When she opens it there stands an elephant. He takes her to meet all her other inner animals who reassure her that she too can fly once more!

Kevin Nathaniel, the musician, & Justyna Rosa, the Afro-dancer encourage the audience to become the animals, like the slithering snake, who show themselves to the little girl. At the end of the show the audience is introduced to the Animal at their Heart in a short mindfulness meditation. 

This is a show for kids aged 4-10 and is at Holden Street Theatres on Friday 6th March at 4.30pm. Then on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th at 12.30pm & Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March at 12.30pm

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/the-african-elephant-of-my-heart-dance-extravaganza-af2020

CIRCUIT

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mind officially blown. Circuit punches out a solid entertaining hour.

Firstly, do not compare this show to 360 Allstars by the same producer. We had been doing that, and aside from quality sound, tech and production, it holds little similarity.

Carefully calculated, awe inspiring trampoline antics, acrobatics, dance and more will keep you on the very edge of your seat. Underpinned by some pretty advanced DJ work and polished with the clever use of screens and other tech, Circuit is a show like no other at Adelaide Fringe.

It was fantastic to see some talented strong females balancing out the cast, something we hadn’t really realised we had missed in Onyx Productions 360 Allstars.

Despite the late week night time slot, be reassured this show is a fantastic pick for families and you can catch it at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays and 5pm on the public holiday.

Add this one to your Fringe binge list – it won’t disappoint.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/circuit-af2020

Giant Sing Along

Take the whole family down to Lot Fourteen for some FREE laughs while you all belt out a few of your favourite ballads. It’s the karaoke to end all karaoke! At “Giant Sing Along’, you’ll be welcomed with open arms (and microphones with judgement-free, built-in autotune for those of us who aren’t exactly Adele). You don’t even have to remember the words. That’s what the big screens are for!

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/giant-sing-along-af2020

Mickster's Magic Gadgets

Mickster the Trickster needs YOUR kids to help him find his MISSING cheeseburger before he gets super super HANGRY! In this new-age high tech magic show, Mickster takes family entertainment & interactivity to the next level. Filled with awesome GIZMOS, GADGETS & CLUES, the kids become part of the show & help him find that burger!

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/mickster-s-magic-gadgets-af2020

Here's Humphrey! - Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Here’s Humphrey! – Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Believe it or not, the 2020 Adelaide Fringe is right around the corner, and in a celebration of intergenerational play, Humphrey B. Bear is coming to Southern Cross Care! Throughout February and March 2020, Humphrey will be performing and appearing at a range of Southern Cross Care locations, in a lively show that will bring the whole family together – from great-grandparents to great-grandchildren!

Join us as we dance and sing our way along memory lane, creating some wonderful new memories together

Carmelite | Friday 14 February
7 Spence Avenue, Myrtle Bank

The Pines (John Martin House) | Friday 21 February
336 Marion Road, North Plympton

Riverpoint Retirement Estate | Friday 28 February
89 Serafino Drive, Noarlunga Downs

The Philip Kennedy Centre | Friday 13 March
477-479 Military Road, Largs Bay

To purchase your tickets, click here

Luminarium: Daedalum

Transport yourself into a world of radiant colour, labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes. Experience the surprising luminosity, calming hues and unexpected beauty likened to travelling through a stained glass window, a futuristic space station, or a living breathing sculpture of air and light. For all ages, no two visits are alike as the Luminarium’s atmosphere changes according to the weather and light outside.

Kids under 12 and UOA X RCC members are free and no booking is required. Entry is on a first come first served basis.

Advance ticket holders must arrive 10 minutes before the booked time and have priority access up to 30 minutes from the time indicated on the ticket. A small queue should still be expected.

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult (maximum four kids per adult).

Please note: The 5pm & 10pm sessions are not available to pre-purchase & must be purchased at the door.

https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/luminarium-daedalum-af2020

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo is laugh-out-loud, dino-riffic fun with plenty of audience interaction!

It gets a huge  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from our 5 and 7 year olds (& us parents thought so too!). The stars of the show are a range of realistic dinosaur puppets from baby sized cuties, up to life sized giants big enough to give small kids a chomp! The baby dinosaurs were ‘epic’ and everyone gets the chance to pat them in the foyer after the show. Held at Elder Hall in Adelaide Uni, the venue is big enough to allow room for the dinos and plenty of families, well lit so it’s not too scary for small kids and is perfect for getting some lunch or shopping in the cbd before the show.  In addition to the puppets, the kids’ favourite parts was that the audience got to be involved a LOT!

TIP: if your kids are keen to volunteer up on stage as part of the show be sure to sit in the first 5-10 rows and close to the aisle 😃. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo is a fab family fringe show and best suited to kids up to 10, with a few laughs thrown in for the adults in the audience too. (If you have timid kids probably opt for the seats in the back half).

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/erth-s-dinosaur-zoo-af2020

Bubble Show with Dr. Bubble & Milkshake

No Fringe season is complete for little people without a bubble show! We have seen a few over the years, and keep coming back to these guys. They deliver a new story every year. The quality theatre keeps you guessing and the bubbles are always phenomenal and mesmerising.

KiA recommends ages 2yo +

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/bubble-show-with-dr-bubble-and-milkshake-af2020

Magic McMagicface

Before we even talk about this awesome show, if you have never seen a show at Ayres House, wow, just wow, the library was a stunning venue.

The Rubik’s cube magic was a highlight from this show for us. With a ten year old in tow who is Rubik’s mad, our jaws were on the ground.  We got to scramble a Rubik’s Cube and then the magician scrambled one to match ours EXACTLY. The card tricks were sharp too – I still have no idea how he pulled a ripped off card corner out of an uncut lemon. We left this show thinking it should be named “But How?”

Sadly this season has finished and we caught the last show, but we hope Magic McMagicface is back next year so as we can promote this as a quality top pick!

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/magic-mcmagicface-af2020

Shows for us adults (and big kids)

Jason Pestell: Kmart's The Greatest Shop Man

KiA Says – Grab your besties, order 2 Kmartinis from the bar and enjoy and hour of bargain humour as Australia’s only male Kmart influencer, Jason Pestell recounts the time he spent 24 hours ‘living’ in Kmart!!! The song at the end is a cracker, and ps – how much rose gold IS too much rose gold?

In 2019 his nationwide tour sold-out faster than a $29 Pie Maker. Now Kmart Lad is back with a brand new show and the gripping true story of spending 24 hours in Kmart in a bold quest to revive Holly’s Restaurant.

Pestell is no stranger to Adelaide Fringe as this will be his eleventh consecutive solo show.If you love Kmart see the show. If you hate it come and I will explain why you are wrong. From the Lad that brought you Kmart is Life. As seen on Sunrise (Kochie didn’t like it). It’s a great night out if you match it with a Kmartini.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/jason-pestell-kmart-s-the-greatest-shop-man-af2020

Blanc de Blanc Encore

Headline act of the 2020 Fringe, Blanc de Blanc Encore deserves nothing less than five stars for a hilarious date night or girls night out. #mumtime

Definitely not for the family, or for your Dad/Tween Daughter Fringe pick. Blanc de Blanc Encore lives up to every five star review I have ever read. The show is R rated, and that’s a bit harsh in my loose moral opinion, although it does feature nudity, language, sexual references, and glorifies alcohol consumption. Honestly? All of my favourites. Shoot me, I write for a kids site.The odd show like this is a refreshing night off from the kid gigs, and last time I checked, our audience were all adults.

Read on if you are brave – shit’s about to get real.

A lot like a classy strip joint (is that a thing?) that doubles as a comedy club, rolled up in to a very talented, French inspired show. Is it cabaret? What is cabaret? The last thing I reviewed was Mr Snottbottom.

Five very solid stars from me, but not for kids or Karen’s.

Our highlights? A beautiful Mongolian woman in a ball gown over enthusiastically masturbating like a man (with a seemingly massive imaginary WANG) to classical music. The bodies. RESPECT. They are fit and hawt! Finally, the cock slappery / beat boxing was some of the best I have ever seen. *Narrator: “The reviewer has in fact never before witnessed cock slappery with beat boxing.”

Go see it. Not with your kid. Thank you for the ha-penis.

https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/blanc-de-blanc-encore-af202020

Prohibition

 Can’t decide what type of Fringe show to see next? Choose ‘Prohibition’, a great blend of cabaret, comedy and circus all in one! We found ourselves laughing out loud countless times, amazed at some really cool ‘circus acts’ and thoroughly amused at the naughty cabaret acts. An easy-to-enjoy show of boozey-themed fun, some cracking jokes, great tunes and skilled acts that will leave you with a smile on your face and glad you left the couch. And with parent-friendly times of 6 or 7:20pm, you can enjoy a great night out at Gluttony and still be in bed early enough not to regret it when the kids wake early the next morning! 

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/prohibition-af2020

Matt Tarrant EVOLVE

You know that question you sometimes get asked “if you could invite anyone over for a dinner party who would it be?” Well I have a new invitee, so move over Brad Pitt… Matt Tarrant is now on the list!

Why? Because he is next level magician with a twist of mentalism, twisted risk taker, sleight of hand hustler and has you continuously asking, “what just happened?”

What just happened is Kids in Adelaide went to Matt Tarrant’s: Evolve 2020 show at Adelaide Fringe and we are booking a second show almost immediately to figure out all that went on… because we could not sleep and cannot sleep until we have answers.

I want answers on it all! How can he read minds, have a goose that can hypnotise us and dodge a trip to the ER all in one hour?

He never failed to entertain with his Harry Potter wisdom that drove the 300+ audience to the edge of their seats…
EVOLVE needs to be on your Fringe list and I would recommend for Kids 8+
4 and a half magic stars… only a shortfall because we wanted more and more.

Showing at The Flamingo at Gluttony until the end of Fringe

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/matt-tarrant-evolve-af2020

Oranges and Lennons

I treated my die hard Beatles loving Mum to the one night only Adelaide Fringe performance of Oranges and Lennons, from Adelaide based muscian Gary Burrows and his 5 piece band. The show was a tribute to John Lennon and his contribution to The Beatles and it was a great mix of music and stories and it didn’t take long for the audience to start singing along to their favourites as well as enjoying some of the lesser known songs. All in all a great mix of tunes, played well to an appreciative audience. Watch out for this one next year, hopefully they’ll be back for more than one show.

Jukebox Chorus - The Ultimate Australian Playlist

Gospo Collective is back with their new show. The one hour concert spectacular, celebrating Australia’s music legends is from the group that brought you the award-winning Jackson Vs Jackson (18/19).

Led by choral queen, Charmaine Jones and featuring SAs biggest backing choir, this is set to be the number one smash-hit of the 2020 Fringe season.

From Kylie to Jimmy Barnes–expect breathtaking mashups and phenomenal signature sounds synonymous with Jones. Dance along to your favourite songs by iconic artists like; Olivia Newton-John, INXS, John Farnham, Yothu Yindi & more.

Expect lush harmonies and arrangements matched with show-stopping choreography that will keep you spinning all night long. This tribute to Australian music will delight audiences and is one you don’t want to miss!

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/jukebox-chorus-the-ultimate-australian-playlist-af2020

Massaoke

 Oh yes! This is a FUN one! I took my 7 year old to see Massaoke Musicals and we had a great time belting out some of our favourite show tunes from The Greatest Showman, Frozen, We Will Rock You, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins and lots more. There’s no need to feel nervous or shy because it’s group karaoke and the whole audience sings along. You’ll find it almost impossible not to get up out of your chair and hit the dancefloor for a bit of Timewarp or Grease Megamix!

Massaoke have two shows at this years Fringe. The musicals version is on at the kid friendly time of 6:40pm or if you’re up for a late one check out the Mixtape show at 11pm. Both shows are so much fun for a night out with your besties. This one guaranteed to put a smile on your dial

adelaidefringe.com.au/massaoke

Matt Hale's Feelgood Factory

On this day, 23 Feb 2020 I was hypnotised by Matt Hale. So writing a review for this show is tricky….because……well….. I was part of it!

Matt’s show is very energetic and fun and if you’ve ever wanted to be hypnotised or wondered what it’s all about this is the show for you. Matt hypnotises volunteers with “hilarious (but tasteful!) consequences” that are suitable for the whole family. Kids will get a laugh watching adults do some crazy stuff on stage. My 7 year old got to have a giggle at her mum pretending to be a coffee machine, ride a tiny horse and play guitar. This is a high energy and fun show you’ll leave with a smile on your face and feeling good!

Catch him at The Empire Theatre at Gluttony

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/comedy-hypnotist-matt-hale-s-feelgood-factory-af2020

Best of the Edinburgh Fest

 When you rock up to an 8:15pm show at 8:14, to find the line stretching from Umbrella Revolution to about Maccas Hindley Street, you know you are onto a winner.

This isn’t a kids show. That didn’t stop someone bringing a 9 year old, which would have made for some very interesting questions on the ride home (how do you explain masturbating horses to a 9 year old?)

Prepare to laugh until you wet your pants. Hopefully I wasn’t the only one but I will also was put out a warning to not sneeze, as someone (me) will interrupt the whole show as the comic uses some lovely manners and says “bless you”.

Showcasing several of the best from the biggest comedy festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival, everyone will have a great time if you love your comedy on the edge and a bit crud. Right up my alley!

The comics are all a bit different so in the unlikely event you don’t like one, there is another just around the corner!

Lots of sold out shows so get in quick for one of the best comedy shows in the Fringe.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/best-of-the-edinburgh-fest-af2020

Amos Gill - Ruins

Bit of an Amos Gill fanboy here, so it was exciting to finally get a chance to see him live. Having followed him for years on Adelaide radio and his career supporting superstar comic Jim Jefferies, I expected a cracking show….and it did not disappoint one bit.

A packed house at the Rhino Room, on a cold Wednesday night too, saw Gill in brilliant form. He is a fantastic story teller and his delivery, accent range and is quick wit is just hilarious.

If you like a bit of boundary pushing, sometimes non-PC (I mean everything is offensive these days if you look hard enough) and are brave enough to sit in the first 3 rows (pretty sure he called me a Boomer at one point…cut me deep at the ripe old age of 38), you will have a blast. Absolute top shelf of Comedy at the Fringe and an Adelaide boy to boot.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/amos-gill-ruins-af2020

Maho Magic Bar

OK this might just be my (Roxy) favourite Fringe show for 2020. My 7 year old spotted the Maho Magic bar located at the back of The Garden of Unearthly Delights (near the sideshows) and it’s not hard to miss. As soon as you walk in the door you feel like you’ve just arrived in Japan. You’re seated at your allocated private bar and introduced to your very own magician! You can order a drink, kids can order a mocktail or a soft drink and you’ll spend the next 60 minutes totally mind blown by the up close magic show. The magicians rotate bars every 10 minutes or so and you end up with 5 mini shows, all performed right in front of you. It’s very fun, very Japanese and very magic. A fun with for a group of friends or families with older kids.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/maho-magic-bar-af2020

1000 Rhymes Per Hour – MC Hammersmith

Fast, funny and the absolute definition of quit wit. We are in awe!

So I took my 10 year old to see 1000 Rhymes Per Hour last night. Don’t be mistaken, this is NOT a kids show, but when you are ten and you love beatboxing, rhyme and rap, the options are limited. Truth, I lied and said the kid was 12. What? Like you have never done it? Ok maybe you haven’t,  but hey, I’m fun like that (or just plain irresponsible?) Any who…. kind Mr MC Hammersmith, who’s show is 100% improv, worked something into the gig about being 12 and having a very cool Mum (I’ll take it) and now having been taught some new words. Why thank you Sir Hammersmith.  *spoiler alert – it wasn’t the kids first exposure to language but perhaps to the relentless rapid fire, yep, that was new*.  This season has now ended – go see it next opportunity, maybe with a 16yo +

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/1000-rhymes-per-hour-mc-hammersmith-s-magical-freestyle-factory-af2020

80’s BRUSH PARTY

Yasssssss, you CAN get your retro on with Brush Party Australia who are hosting a quirky, fun paint and sip style art workshop!

Zero experience (or ability 😂) required.

You’ll need to be quick to grab the last handful of tickets for this event, there is something like FIVE tickets remaining at the gorgeous SJ Establishment

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/bob-ross-80-s-brush-party-af2020

Soweto Gospel Choir

A vibrant, colourful and energetic performance dedicated to the life of Nelson Mandela. Half the show is local songs in native language finishing with a few well known songs in English. Incredibly powerful and pitch perfect voices.

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/soweto-gospel-choir-af2020

Isaac Lomman - Hypnotised

Its a tough ask to review a show when you had your eyes closed on stage for a fair chunk and at the other times you were eating an onion (thinking it was an apple) or singing (terribly. Oh so terribly) a version of Horses by Darryl Braithwaite. But here goes nothing…

Adelaide’s own Isaac Lomman returns for a limited season at this years Fringe, bringing his very polished hypnosis show to convince the audience to do a bunch of crazy things.

From the laughter and cheers I heard, the audience lapped up the antics of the volunteers. Lomman is a fantastic performer and moves around his sleepy volunteers seamlessly and effortlessly.

In case you are worried, he doesn’t “pluck you out of the crowd”, so if you just want to come and watch then thats what you can do. Otherwise, for a once in a lifetime experience jump on stage with an open mind and have a ball!

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I'm a Mum of 2 girls (aged 7 and 1) and also one 4 legged fur baby sausage dog called Frank David. I work from home with my own graphic design business as well as lots of KiA hours spent in my home office. My family balance out the work/school hours with lots of beach time, walks, bike rides skates, scooters and surfs. We like being outside.

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