Feast on Fringe’s food-themed performances and events

Mon, Mar 1 2021
Our universal love of food has inspired not only chefs and restaurateurs around the world, but also an array of hungry Fringe performers!
Our universal love of food has inspired not only chefs and restaurateurs around the world, but also an array of hungry Fringe performers!
This year they explore food of the future and potential new flavours and embrace the role of food in creating community and enhancing storytelling. They cleverly combine mesmerising and laugh-out-loud performances with a meal, create chaos in the scene of a restaurant (for the kids of course), or simply have a whole lot of fun with a mimosa-filled brunch.
Our stomachs are already growling!

Photo: Farhad Noori

Comfort Food Cabaret

Australia's singing cook joins the Weber(r) Grill Academy to present her multi award-winning musical food sensation where the audience gets fed. Direct from acclaimed performances and rave reviews across Australia, Edinburgh, Copenhagen and London, it's no wonder this is the pick of the Fringe for all tastes.
In a new purpose-built barbecue space, audiences will be taken on a hilarious and heartwarming journey by Michelle and her musicians as they present a recipe of live music, storytelling and cooking. Be one of the first to experience Australia's new Weber Grill Academy and taste barbecue inspired dishes that draw on Michelle's culture and experiences featuring everything from seasonal entrees, delectable mains and decadent desserts.
★★★★★ "Magnificent" Edinburgh Deadline News.

Secret Recipes

How does food play a role in our experience of storytelling, culture & community?
From First Nations chefs to our newest Australians, Secret Recipes takes us on a journey of welcome & belonging, through our experience of food.
Join us as we explore shared traditions and new stories, while indulging in a mouth-watering meal, with friends old & new.


Take a seat at the dinner table! A story of migration, new beginnings and comfort...food. Don't miss the debut solo show from actor and comedian Julia Mayer; a family recipe, stirred with passion, simmered with soul and served with homegrown tomatoes.

"An enigmatic performer, I couldn't take my eyes off her." - Audience Review ('Chameleon' by FRANK. Theatre, Rumpus Season 2020)

Variety Gala Dinner Dance

An exciting show featuring the best music from every era. Roving performers sing romantic love songs. A five piece band perform hits from the 60's and 70's. Also 80's and 90's dance song anthems with costumes. A splash of rock 'n' roll. Singalong classics and dance floor hits plus favourites from the modern era. The dance floor will be open for all styles including ballroom, swing, jive, disco, rock and roll and modern. Costume changes, dancing, singing and mingling with the crowd.

A 3 course dinner will be served.
For dietary and special requirements and to arrange seating please contact:
Phillip Donato (March 5 at The Carrington) 0416 229 885 or email phillip@kthc.com.au
Brink Smit (March 19 at The Pavilion) 0433 223 587 or email smitbr@trinity.sa.edu.au

Junior Detective Collective: The Mystery of the Golden Scoop

The Juicy Orange are back! But this time... you decide the ending.

It's a typical Wednesday at Dice-Cream-Ice-Creamery, when suddenly it's revealed the golden scoop has been stolen. Uh oh.

In this exciting new 'whodunit', everyone's guilty. Join the 'Junior Detective Collective' and work together to unravel the mystery of who stole the golden scoop. Was it Sir Sardine Clampepper? Was it Professor Pistachio? Or was it even... you?

'Junior Detective Collective: The Mystery of the Golden Scoop' has a "choose your own adventure" style structure, where the children join the 'Junior Detective Collective' and play a pivotal role in unravelling the mystery. The audience not only personally discover and reveal hidden evidence, but ultimately, they solve the mystery.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

The international smash hit returns for its 14th year running.
This is the show that helps you step inside the TV series and see it from the inside out. Highly improvised, highly interactive and fully immersive, it tempts audiences to join the action, becoming guests who play along with Basil, Sybil and Manuel. With two hours of comedy, three courses of food and five-star reviews, expect chaos, laughs, and a brilliant night out.
At Adelaide Oval sessions all guests must enter via the north gate.
★★★★★ "Immersive theatre at its startling best" Best of Theatre, London West End 2019
★★★★★ "Side-splitting laughter guaranteed." Scottish Field, Edinburgh Fringe 2019
★★★★★ "The Best Completely Indestructible Show Award" The Advertiser 2019  
 Please note: This event has had a venue change from Adelaide Oval Pavillion to The National Wine Centre for February 19th, 20th and 21st performances since the Adelaide Fringe Guide was printed.    

Smashed - The Brunch Party

Taking a cue from the drag brunch phenomenon in London and New York, this is a femme-tastic and fabulous weekend brunching experience! Hosted by award-winning cabaret queen Victoria Falconer (Fringe Wives Club, Midnight Marauders) and featuring a smorgasbord of world-class cabaret, fierce drag and jaw-dropping circus performers, all in the surrounds of the gorgeous Spiegeltent - your favourite meal of the day just got glitzier!
Grab your pals and treat yourself to a festival experience that will leave you feeling fancy as hell. This is avo on toast with THE MOST. Think scrambled eggs served with sass, songs and sequins. It's the perfect way to start your day... or finish off your night before! Mimosa, anyone?
Smashed is designed as a brunch and show experience. All tickets include a mimosa on arrival, and our fabulous caterers Bitsnbites ADL have created scrumptious omnivore brunching boxes for all table and booth bookings.
Our show is designed to be enjoyed with friends over a brunch box and mimosa. Our table and booth bookings close 24 hours prior to the show. Limited SHOW ONLY tickets for solo audience members and last minute bookings are available up until performance time and include a mimosa on arrival but no food.
All our meals are gluten free* and nut free. For a plant-based option please fill in the Dietary Requirements Form linked in your confirmation email at least 24 hours prior to your session. Unfortunately, we cannot offer dietary requirements beyond this options, or guarantee plant-based requests within 24 hours of the performance. Please refer to “Important Information” below for a link to our menu from Bitsnbites ADL.
*Please note that while we do our best to avoid cross contamination we use the same kitchen for all of our cooking, and therefore cannot guarantee that there won't be trace amounts of allergens in certain items.   

Dinner with the Stars

Meet and mingle with the stars of Show Biz like Neil Diamond, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Dolly Parton, Bill Hayley and Dutsy Springfield. Recently rated ★★★★ (Krystoff), this spectacular and dynamic package includes pre-dinner entertainment, a three-course meal plus performances by a live band and roving stars!
For dietary and special requirements and to arrange seating please contact:

Saturday 13 March Show - Stam at Skyline Events info@skylinerestaurant.com.au or 08 8216 0388

Petit Circus: Bon Appetit

Petit Circus returns with a brand new show in 2021! Bon Appetit, a brand new themed circus show set in a restaurant, this 45 minute show is packed with amazing acrobatics, stacks of silliness, perfect for children aged 3+, and the young at heart. Come and see why this audience favourite has performed at Fringe every year for 10 years and got 5 stars from the Advertiser in 2019!

★★★★★ The Advertiser 2019

★★★★★1/2 "fun and captivating and delivered with a youthful enthusiasm that is impossible not to get swept up in... if you saw Le Petit Circus last year, come back and see it again." Advertiser 2017

★★★★★1/2 "delivered with finesse, flair and, most importantly, a sense of joy... A GREAT circus show adults will love that just happens to be appropriate for children." Advertiser 2016

A Lunchtime MBA

The business lunch is back! In this satirical lecture by Professor Longsword from The MBA School of MBA credentials you come for lunch and leave with a Master of Business Administration*. Why study for months or even years when you can be on your way to start living as high-flying CEO after a 1-hour Adelaide Fringe Show? You can choose between an MBA and show, or the premium option of Lunch with an MBA on the side, at Treasury 1860.
Whether you’re booking the office team in for an extended lunch break, looking to further your career or just want to make your parents proud this could be the life change you’ve been looking for.
“Professor Sebastian Longsword is my new hero” - Tim Ferguson
*Degree not recognised by most major educational institutions.
Directed by Glynn Nicholas.
Lunch served from 12pm, performance will commence at 1pm.
If you have dietary requirements, please contact functions@treasury1860.com.au or call 08 7225 1722.

Dinner For One.

This slapstick comedy is the story of Miss Sophie who is celebrating her 90th birthday. As every year, she has invited her four closest friends to a birthday dinner: Sir Toby, Admiral Von Schneider, Mr. Pomeroy, and Mr. Winterbottom. However, she has outlived all of them, requiring her butler James to impersonate the guests.

Check out the food-themed shows here.
The buffet of shows this year is varied, taste-bud tingling and utterly delightful! Explore more shows, events, interactive exhibits and more on the Adelaide Fringe website.

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