Holden Street Theatre Co Inc. & Second Shot Productions
Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award Week 1
The Adelaide Critics Circle Best in Fringe Award
★★★★1/2 The Advertiser – Tim Lloyd
★★★★ Sunday Mail – Matt Byrne
★★★★★ Theatre Guide Online
Based on Charles and Mary Lamb's (1775-1834) Tales from Shakespeare, the season is the first of its kind at an Adelaide Fringe and features four of Shakespeare’s classic plays; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet The Tempest and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and performed by four local actors; Joanna Webb, Kate Dayman, Tom Cornwall, Stephanie Hall and one UK Actor; Peter Watson Directed by Martha Lott with Lighting Design by Tony Moore.
The stories are told with classical theatrical devices and good old stage craft. The traditional language is brought to life by the actors and a narrator leads the story telling all offering a door to the imagination of the observer. Our production blends Lamb’s Tales and the language of old in recycled, gluten free, organic theatre for children of all ages.’
Does being 'in the raw' give you goosebumps? This show will make your skin tingle, bring pleasure to your ears and warm the cockles of your heart!
In a stripped back and honest production, the eight voices of Limited Edition offer you an a capella musical journey through music theatre to jazz standards to pop classics. Be mesmerised by the warm and rich harmonies and luscious tones that these eight individual voices can produce as they seamlessly blend together.
Limited Edition's love and passion for music is obvious and their natural and charming style ensures you walk away from a performance feeling like you have had a personal and unique experience.
Much like a mature, full-bodied red wine, Limited Edition has ripened years over the last 21 years to become a feast for the senses.
Ever heard bouzouki and cello together? How about a sweeping melodic line in a Moorish-influenced instrumental or an epic cello solo in a Roots-infused song? Well-crafted and distinct in the fusing of musical styles, The Moor Rose creates something special when they play...
Formed in 2011, The Moor Rose combines the tunes of talented, self-taught
multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bouzouki, flute, percussion), and songwriter Stuart Rose, accompanied by the powerful, moving tones of classically-trained cellist and bass player David Rose. Though they are not related by blood, together they play a blend of Acoustic Folk, Roots, Jazz and World Music, with beautiful songs and sensational instrumentation.
Sleight of hand expert Stuart Lightbody takes a controversial and entertaining look at modern superstitions. This award winning show is filled with psychological illusions, impossible feats, and thought provoking demonstrations.
Stuart Lightbody finds himself in the strangely paradoxical position of performing illusions while encouraging scepticism; in “Stuperstition” he takes a candid shot at psychics, mediums, astrology and faux medicine, all the while weaving his own brand of magical entertainment. The show is filled with psychological illusions, impossible feats and thought provoking demonstrations.
They say that seeing is believing; well seeing this show will make that unbelievable. Prepare to have your mind blown!
Holden Street Theatre Co Inc. & Mahwaff Productions
Angry Young Man won the Critics Circle Award
★★★★★ The Advertiser
Agnes of God is a dramatic story of a young nun who is accused of murdering her new born baby. A court appointed psychiatrist, Dr Martha Livingstone, is sent to assess her sanity however her investigation is complicated by the interference of the Mother Superior. The interrogations which follow force all involved to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic and compelling climax.
Despite being written in 1979, the issues it raises of faith, understanding, tolerance and compassion are extraordinarily relevant to society today.
With an outstanding cast and director, this play will stay with you long after the lights come up.
Sixty-Six million years ago the Dinosaur Chieftains wrote a book that was lost in magma; but that is neither here nor there. Surreal stories, wonderfully weird creatures and a live dog… maybe… no. Directed by Paul Foot, Gravity Boots’ new show is the tale of two travellers, sort of.
Adelaide-born, surreal comedy act Gravity Boots are a pair of story mechanics who together with their guitarist, grow and perform visual chestnuts for people to come and laugh at. James Lloyd-Smith and Michael Cleggett are the two young men who concoct and perform the absurdist tales while Austin Harrison-Bray leaks out the rich chocolate score.
Fringe is a wonderland, as is this variety show where spontaneous silliness is the star! Join Jenny Wynter in this mishmash of cabaret, improv, comedy and gorgeous house band, Betty and the Betties.
After sell-out performances around the country of her award winning "An Unexpected Variety Show", Queensland’s beloved musical comedienne with a passion for improvisation is back in “my home away from home!” Adelaide with a brand new show…and this time, she's bringing some sassy singing ladies with her! A capella swing gals Betty and the Betties (featuring Jenny’s sister, Angeline Wynter) are the resident ‘house band’ in this part improvised, part scripted, all wonderlandish celebration of the awesomely ridiculous, and the ridiculously awesome.
Although widely known as the king of instruments, to many nowadays the organ is considered no more than just a curiosity in grandma’s lounge room and something from a bygone era. This is about to change at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival, as ‘Ménage à Trois – Two Girls, A Guy and his Organ’ breathe fresh life into this versatile and most musical of instruments.
Featuring an original Hammond C3 electronic organ and Leslie Speaker, both circa 1974,
Carolyn Ferrie, Rosanne Hosking and Chris McPhee have got stage experience aplenty and are all well qualified to inject some energy and fun into the heart of this organ.
With a menagerie of classics from the stage, pop, jazz and beyond, audiences will see how an organ, when played with passion, can thrust itself into the depths of any song, and create more than just a little excitement.
Holden Street Theatres & Weslo Holdings LTD.Get your glad rags on as Funny Larrikins make Galahs of themselves in a raucous night of hilarity and fun. Comedians from everywhere gather in the name of silliness.
A remote island full of mythical tales, childhood memories and a recent horrific event is the setting for the local woman and the city boy, forced to confront their prejudices. Breaker is a brilliantly poetic new Icelandic play translated into English; moving, delicate and powerfully performed.
The production brings together Scottish and Icelandic artists to create a dynamic piece of theatre which plays on traditions of storytelling and the human tendency to seek reason and explanations in a world which so often defies our need for order.
London cabaret star Spanky appears for the first time in Adelaide for a performance of his/her hit show ‘Candice McQueen: Nasty!’
Spanky held a seven-year residency at London’s infamous Bistrotheque and has performed for three British Prime Ministers and had private bookings at the request of Elton John and Alexander McQueen.
Spanky’s alter-ego, the immortal demi-goddess Candice McQueen, is a Mr Sister who has partied her way around the world for thousands of years. She has a heart of ice. It's her weak spot. So she's like Samson with a superior weave. The show is a comedy-cabaret about Candice falling in love with a fallen 90s screen idol and the journey to save both their lives weaving 90s pop culture and fashion.
One of WA’s most innovative dance companies invites you to experience Life in Miniature. Set and performed inside a caravan to an intimate audience of 5 people at a time, this show takes you up-close to the lives of two unknown travellers. Playful, exciting and strangely beautiful, Life in Miniature is a dance show about two people, one small space and time on the road!
The show was nominated for 4 Perth Fringe awards including Best Dance, Award for Emerging Artist, Spirit of the Fringe and the top tier Martin Sims Award for most promising new work, and recently enjoyed a sell-out season at the inaugural Move Me Festival. With an original score by WA composer Tristen Parr, this show promises to surprise and delight audiences, taking them through the highs, the lows and the surreal of the great Australian driving holiday.
It is love, passion, promises, and a full scale betrayal where Butterfly executes her final metamorphosis with the help of the Katana blade. One of the world’s best-loved operas, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly transcends its frontiers into a rich display of contemporary dance and neo expressionist dance.
Madame Butterfly explores the depths of the human heart where love & passion are birthed and bred, ultimately climaxing into promises of complete and total surrender of the heart, mind & soul of one person to the other in a moment in time, and then the downhill plunging into full scale betrayal where Butterfly ultimately executes her final metamorphosis. Madame Butterfly takes her audiences on a roller-coaster journey of human emotions, soaring to the highest pinnacle and then plunging to a fatal end.