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Scarred For Life

Holden Street Theatres' Adelaide Fringe Award 2019 and Josh Belperio present

Josh Belperio smiling while sitting on a bike.

Underneath Josh's shirt is a scar. A big scar. He'll show you. Armed with a keyboard and "a musicality that is equal parts Minchin and Mozart" (Scenestr), let Josh open up to you about how he got his scar. Expect original songs, an awkward story about a pee bottle, and sidesplitting laughter (or at least the 'sidesplitting' part).

After winning a weekly Best Cabaret Award in Adelaide Fringe 2018, and three Fringe awards in 2019, Josh Belperio returns with an intimate, stripped back version of his critically acclaimed show.

"Man falls off bike, becomes star" – Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun

Praise for Josh Belperio's Previous Works

★★★★★ Glam Adelaide

★★★★★ Scenestr

★★★★★ The Upside News

★★★★★ Scene TV

★★★★★ Mindshare Australia

★★★★1/2 The Serenade Files

★★★★1/2 Tulpa Magazine

★★★★ The Clothesline

Josh Belperio - Writer & Performer

Hi, I'm Josh.
My pronouns are he/him,
I live and work on Kaurna land,
and I have synaesthesia.
Which means I hear music in colours.
It's pretty cool, but totally pointless.

Anyway, I like to sing and play piano,
write music, lyrics and play scripts,
and sometimes you'll even find me conducting a choir.

I do these various things in my one man theatre shows,
which I produce and tour around.

Last year I made a show called '30,000 Notes'
which won a heap of Adelaide Fringe awards
Including the Adelaide Festival Centre In Space Development Award
The Holden Street Theatres' Adelaide Fringe Award
and the John Chataway Innovation Award (Weekly)
It also got five stars from the 'Tiser
I guess I'm telling you all of this in the hope that you'll be impressed
and you'll want to see my work.
I hope you see this one.

Scarred For Life

Josh Belperio wearing a piano shirt with untied bow tie.


Genre: Cabaret/Theatre

Origin: SA

Rating: M

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2020

Dates: 11 -22 Feb

11 - 15 Feb 8:15pm

18 - 22 Feb 8:15pm


GA: $25.00
Concession: $20.00
Child: $20
Group (6+): $20.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00
Family (4): $88.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: Thebby Baby - Downstairs

166 South Rd, Torrensville

Corner of South Rd and Henley Beach Rd (next to Thebarton Theatre)

HST will be offering a free shuttle bus service between Holden Street Theatres and Thebby Baby for patrons who are attending shows in our new venue. Thebby Baby is approximately 5 minutes from Holden Street and there is parking via Danby Street for patrons who wish to drive to the venue.

Please complete the following form if you require a seat on the shuttle bus:


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. Please contact staff if you wish to see Scarred for Life and you require accessible seating.

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