Party for Two - A close up of a goat and and elderly person. The person in wearing a cardigan and a yellow party hat. The characters are looking sideways at each other. They are obviously friends. The background is light green. The figures are drawn in black and white. There are coloured streamers in the foreground.

Party for Two

• Interactive
South Australia • World Premiere

Party for Two
Writer, director, storyteller: Helen Lawry
Producer: Marina Barbaro
Involving some of the team that staged Return to the Village (Winner 2022 Bank SA Best Kids and Family Show Fringe), Party for Two is an interactive children's show set in the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
The show subtly promotes nature play and celebrates quiet people who like small parties.

For the last 20 years the Storyteller has set up Sheldon and Tucker's Birthday Party. Today it's their birthday, but everything is running behind schedule. Perhaps you can make the mud cake, squeeze the lemonade and hang the bunting?

An outdoor show about modest celebrations and the fun of preparing a party.
For those who like to make and do.


How to find the Summer House:

You can find the Summer House at map reference point K8. Maps are positoned at each entrance to the gardens and can be found in the venue details. 

If you enter from the North Terrace entrance of the Botanic Garden. Take the first path to your right (heading East). There will be a sign pointing the way.

If you are entering the Botanic Garden from a Planetree Drive entrance, walk to the North Terrace Entrance. There will be a sign pointing to the Summer House just before you get to the Gate.

Presented by: Helen Lawry

Writer, Storyteller, Director
A graduate of the International School of Storytelling UK, Helen is a seasoned storyteller who performs original and traditional stories for adults and children. She has been telling stories for the Art Gallery of South Australia for many years. Helen creates and performs immersive theatrical experiences for family and school groups for indoor and outdoor settings. Helen performed and contributed to the development of Marina Barbaro’s Return to the Village. (Winner 2022 Bank SA Adelaide Fringe Award best Family and Kids Show). Helen peppers her work with acoustic music. She keeps tiny props in her patent leather handbag and likes to create theatre using what is already there.

Please wear a hat, apply sunscreen, and bring a bottle of water. You may like to picnic before or after the show. Wear casual clothes because you could get a bit dirty. A car park can take a while to find. Tram: Botanic Stop Free Bus: City Connector

Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts

  • Party For Two is possibly the most unique show...storyteller Helen has the kids in the palm of her hand from the moment the show begins. - KheShan Gronow, Kids In Adelaide