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A STAR IS TORN

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A Star is Born. The greatest romance ever told.

First there was Judy Garland and James Mason

Then came Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristopherson

Now its time for Krutika Harale and Greg Fleet (?) in a show to die for, A STAR IS TORN.

In the 30’s it was actors, in the 70’s musicians, now in 2023 we see the heartbreaking and hilarious story of 2 stand up comics who fall in love, first with the art form and then with each other.

You’ll laugh, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Some jokes just kill…



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


Cast Biography

Greg Fleet is an award-winning actor, comedian, playwright and author. Born in Michigan, USA, his family moved to Victoria when he was aged four. He studied at NIDA for a year before being expelled in 1983. His acting career began opposite Nicole Kidman in 1984 (Matthew and Son) and he went on to star in, amongst other things, Prisoner, Underbelly: Squizzy, The Flying Doctors, The Hard Word, Neighbours, Stingers, Blue Heelers, Phoenix, Janus, and the series Wolf Creek, he also played STEVO, “the Ausiest bloke in the world” in the UKTV production of Al Murrays Pub Landlord, as well as treading the boards and getting a best actor nomination* in Twelfth Night for the Melbourne Theatre Company.

On television he is probably best remembered for killing the much loved character Daphne in Neighbours, though no one has ever ascertained whether this was drama or comedy.

He was regularly (if somewhat begrudgingly) employed as a voice over artist appearing in over 100 commercials for TV and Radio. The highlight of his “talking for money” career was 12 years as the Yellow Dog for Home Hardware.

For 2 years he worked for Austereo hosting the breakfast show on 2Day FM alongside his old friend Wendy Harmer.

Best known for a stand-up comedy career that has seen him acclaimed all over the world, Greg’s comedy across TV, film, radio and theatre, has made him one of the most respected and beloved comics around. He has received numerous 5 star reviews and been nominated for awards both here and overseas, winning Best Show at the Melb Int Comedy Fest. To date he has appeared in 31 MICF shows as well as numerous episodes of Good News Week, The Big Gig, Full Frontal, The Comedy Company, Spics and Specs etc.

As a writer, Greg’s hilarious and harrowing memoir, These Things Happen (Pan Macmillan), was published in 2015 and his first novel The Good Son in 2018 (Penguin). He has adapted his live show Thai-Die (about being kidnapped in Thailand) for Random House. And he also wrote and costarred with Adam Hills, Bill Hunter and Allan Brough in the 8 part comedy drama DIE ON YOUR FEET for Ted Robinson’s GNWTV and Ch10 (2016).

Currently Greg is currently writing the screen adaptation of The Good Son. His plays, including This Is Not A Love Song (2016) and Signifying Nothing (2019), and more recently The Twins (2021) have all received glowing reviews and numerous Best Theatre and Critics Choice awards across Australia.


Awards

Melbourne Int Comedy Fest winner best show 1995

Green Room award nomination for Best Actor 2002 Melbourne Theatre Company A Twelfth Night (Shakespeare)

Best Theatre Adelaide Fringe 2016 This Is Not A Love Song (Greg Fleet)

Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2017

Best Theatre Adelaide Fringe 2019 Signifying Nothing (Greg Fleet)

Adelaide Fringe Mental Health Award 2021 The Twins (Greg Fleet, Ian Darling, Sarah Butler)


A STAR IS TORN

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BUY TICKETS

Tickets Available

6th December 2022

Genre: Theatre/Comedy

Origin: VIC

Rating: MA15+

Duration: 60 Mins

Season: Fringe 2023

Dates: 14 Feb - 19 Mar

Times:
14 - 15 Feb: 7:45pm (Previews)
16 Feb @ 7:30pm (Official Opening Night)

FRINGE SEASON

17-19 Feb, 7-9 Mar @ 7:45PM
18 Feb, 11-12 Mar @ 2:30PM
21-25, 28 Feb, 1-2, 4, 14-19 Mar @ 6:15PM
26 Feb, 4, 18 Mar @ 1PM
10-12 Mar @ 9:15PM

Tickets:
Preview: $25.00
General Admission: $32.00
Concession: $28.00
Group (6+): $30.00
BankSA Cardholder: $24
Fringe Member: $16.00
Midweek Treat: $25.00
Cheap Tuesday: $25.00
Double Your Applause: $64.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Arch.

Soccer matches effect parking please click here for information and fixture dates.


OUR COVID PLAN

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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