Reviewed by: Upside Adelaide
Review by Daisy Sumersford | 25 February 2023

The outrageous new headline production by creative geniuses Strut & Fret, creators of Blanc de Blanc and LIMBO. 

Calling all social climbers, rich kids, gate crashers and hangers-on; the lavish stage is set for The Party of the century, so make sure you’re on the invite list. This evening is destined to be one for the history books. 

The Party is a highly exclusive evening of the upmost sophistication with absolutely no rules. What could possibly go wrong?

This show is the perfect fringe celebration. Unbelievably talented international circus artists, great music, extravagant costumes, and an escalating energy within a theatre set unlike anything you've ever seen before at Fringe

As they say – ‘if you've ever been to a wilder party - you're under arrest!’ The Party | Adelaide Fringe

In the inspirational words of Young Jeezy - “You gotta have life your way. If you ain’t losing your mind, you ain’t partying right.”

The Party is on at this years Adelaide Fringe Festival. Paying homage to all world famous and iconic parties that even Gatsby himself could never…

The Party manages to condense the entire experience of being in your 20’s into two hours.

Unlike your actual 20’s, however, you are afforded a brief intermission to reflect and process…

This show has all the hallmarks of a kick-ass Party combined with some corrupted yet worldclass entertainment.

This is The Party you’ve always wanted to be invited to and finally, you are!

This is the kind of show you would have waited for your parents to go to sleep, sneak out the window and drag your sorry-self home at 3am smelling like a brewery - just to be able to say you were there!

I too wasn’t sure initially what to expect from The Party and if like me, you were worried that the novelty theme of the show would eventually tire and fall quickly down the rabbit hole into the world of ‘gimmicky’ – The Party is so much more than just it’s namesake.

Yes, the themes do circulate around what it simply means to party however, there is genuine talent, gasps from the audience, pearl clutching theatrics, cohesive and triumphant musical numbers and technique equivalent to a debauched Cirque du Soleil.

This incredible cast delivers quick wit, impeccable comedic timing, arial artistry, some sexy cabaret, and some super sultry sex acts and as they say, “When life gets too SALT-ry, add a little tequila and lime.”

When you party - are you used to losing perhaps a few items of clothing by the end of the night? If so, then drink in this delicious Déjà vu.

If, however, your offended by a lil nudity than perhaps RSVP – No to The Party.

Instead, if you are intrigued by a little naughtiness, risqué and raunch then please RSVP – YES to t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶g̶y̶ I mean The Party.

Please come and attend The Party this year at The Garden of Unearthly Delights: Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023. You will not be disappointed and the only alternative shall be an immediate diagnosis of a very serious case of FOMO.

Call in sick to work if you must, tell your parents, “your staying at a friends house”, sneak out, climb out a window, scale a wall – whatever you have to do to attend The Party because I believe The Beastie Boys said it best, “You’ve gotta fight, for your right, to paaarty!

 Presented to you by...Strut & Fret