Presented by Teater Kef


Photographer: Uros Hocevar/Kolektiff

The multiple-award winning performer Elias Faingersh shares his perspective on family life and on his family in particular in a hilarious stand up, framed by the magical sounds of his trombone and loop-machines.

On a deeper level, this is a show about what it means to be a son and what it means to be a father, about the similarities between birth and death, about the cyclicity of life and the acceptance of this cyclicity, which is something you might call wisdom.

Bonus moments: stories about a Jewish grandma, jokes in other languages that are not lost in translation and a musically illustrated crazy sex scene.

Tickets available through HSTBO the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

Praise for The Trombone Guy's Story

“Check out this delightful hour of what Fringe is like when at its best”

The Orlando Sentinel

“Experiencing a virtuoso trombonist fill the intimate Brown venue alone would be worth your Fringe bucks, but Elias Faingersh of Sweden’s Theater KEF’s adds lively storytelling and musical humor to his one-man show, A Solo From the Pit.”

Orlando Weekly

“His musicality is outstanding, his technical abilities are incredible… This artist is simply exceptional.”

Landskrona Posten

“It is impossible not to yell out “Bravo!” If you’ve missed the performances of Elias Faingersh, you’ve missed the performances of a first-rate artist.”

Sundswall Tidning

“This performance shows that contemporary music can be at once playful and avant-garde driven with the help of modern music electronics.”

Sydsvenska Dagbladet

“This musical wizard and his magical trombone evoked the cheers and standing ovations of the Helsingborg public.”

The Helsinborg Dagbladet

Artist Biography

Elias Faingersh, a graduate of both the Malmö Musik Högskola and The Manhattan School of Music, is a Swedish virtuoso trombone player whose trademark is a unique synthesis of music and theater. His critically acclaimed solo show “Trombone Magic” was performed at such venues as the Royal Danish Opera, The Berlin Philharmonic and the Congress Hall of Riga. Faingersh, named “The Golden Trombone of Europe” by the critics, is a participant and award winner of countless musical and theatrical festivals around the world.

Elias‘ solo projects – “Hamlet: Drama for the Trombone and Orchestra“ (created with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra and played, among others, at the Shakespearean Festival at the Kroneborg Castle in Helsingor), “Romeo Dreaming“ (created with the Kroumata percussion ensemble), “Ugly Duckling“ – have been broadcasted on prime time in all North European countries (including SVT1 and SVT2 channels).

In 2012, Elias Faingersh and Keren Klimovsky have co-founded Teater KEF, based in Malmö, Sweden. Teater KEF is known by performances where different genres and different media merge and by the leading - dramatic and comical - role of music. In the past years Teater KEF won awards and recognitions from more than a dozen international theater festivals in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including (but not limited to):

The Soundtrack of My Life: Grand-Prix for the best performance in St. Petersburg (Russia) and in Peja (Kosovo), best actor in Bitola (Macedonia), best interactive performance in Hannover (Germany).

A Solo from the Pit: Grand Prix of the Reykjavik Fringe Festival 2021, Best solo show musical of the Orlando Fringe 2018.

The show was selected to perform 10 shows at the Off Broadway SoHo Playhouse Theater (November, 2018)


Written by Elias Faingersh & Keren Klimovsky

Directed and performed by Elias Faingersh

Produced by Keren Klimovsky




Genre: Musical Standup Comedy

Origin: Sweden

Rating: G

Duration: 60 Mins

Season: Fringe 2023

Dates: 14 - 19 Mar

14, 15, 16, 17 & 19 Mar @8:00pm

General Admission: $30.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Barbara Hardy Garden

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Unfortunately, The Barbara Hardy Garden does not have accessible seating. Please contact staff if you wish to see The Trombone Guy and you require accessible seating.

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HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we encourage social distancing and good hygiene practices. As and when restrictions are implemented by SA Health we will follow those guidelines. Only attend the event if you are feeling well, and If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you appropriate measures until you recover.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.

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