Melita Rowston's Shit Tourism presents THE GIANT WORM SHOW!

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Basement Level, 15-17 Featherstone Pl, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

We're at the end of the alleyway

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This show involves some potty-mouthed puppetry.

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About this event

1974: the tiny town of Korumburra, Victoria faces perilous decline until they capitalise on what they have bigger than anywhere else – a giant worm.

FACT – it’s the largest in the world.

One hundred metres of pink material later, Karmai the giant pink worm puppet is born! It spawned a worm festival, celebrity Worm Kings, and saved a town.

Then Karmai disappeared.

Now Melita Rowston journeys into worm country to find it.

Accompanied by foul-mouthed puppets wrangled by Benito Di Fonzo, she worm-watches in paddocks, worships a giant concrete worm and meets quirky locals whose lives were transformed by the pink puppet.

Her latest Shit Tourism Show (following fringe hit ‘6 Degrees of Ned Kelly’) celebrates Australia’s obsession with Big Things.

“Was it weird being Worm King? Well, I had been talking to an ostrich for 11 years…” Daryl Somers

“In Cold Blood meets The Muppets” The Brag

"General ridiculousness and all-round hilarity” Sydney Scoop

"Oozes nostalgic appeal" Sydney Morning Herald

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Melita Rowston's Shit Tourism

Melita Rowston's Shit Tourism celebrates Australiana, crap tourist attractions and the true stories, myths and legends that define us as a nation.

Her fringe hit ‘6 Degrees of Ned Kelly’ received rave reviews at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe in 2015/16:

“Rowston is a fine raconteur” Adelaide Advertiser

“If you know someone who’s an Australian history buff, a lover of crazy anecdotes or a second-cousin-twice-removed of Ned Kelly’s former barber, take them to this show” ★★★★ Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★ Clothesline mag

THE GIANT WORM SHOW! Winner, 2017 Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Grant is fresh from Sydney Fringe:

“Via the Big Pineapple, Big Banana and something that looks like a colossal turd, Melita Rowston transports her audience on a cultural road trip” Sydney Morning Herald

“In Cold Blood meets The Muppets” The Brag

"General ridiculousness and all-round hilarity” Sydney Scoop

"You’ll be fascinated by this slice of Australian culture and history" Theatre Now

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