Shell Shock

1 Venue

The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall

128 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Please enter via the laneway on Pirie Street or next to the Pilgrim Church on Flinders Street. Our venue is an independent structure located in the back of the main Town Hall building. It is not easily accesible from King William Street. Posters on A-Frames are on Pirie and Flinders Streets to guide you.

Content warnings


Coarse Language:

Occasional, Mild

Depicts Violence:

Occasional, Mild

Other Warnings:

Loud noises

About this event

"There's nothing wrong with me; it's the others!"

After a long service career, 'Tommy' attempts to fit in to civvy life but as the world conspires against him, nothing is safe from his increasing outrage - Post Office queues to Ikea, computer games and smart-phone zombies, all feel the force of Tommy's frustration as the walls close in and crash around him.

A stand up roller-coaster ride through anxiety performed by comedy veteran Tim Marriott (BBCTV's The Brittas Empire)

★★★★★  "Compelling, confronting and most importantly, honest" Radio Adelaide.
★★★★  "Fabulously witty" Clothesline.
★★★★  "Comic and convincing" InDaily.
★★★★ "Excellent, funny, and an entertaining theatre experience as well." The Advertiser.

'Fringe Encore Winner' to New York.
Sunday Mail 'Best Male Solo Show' 2018.

Presented by:
Tim Marriott & Smokescreen Productions

SMOKESCREEN PRODUCTIONS create impact theatre, working with international charities to bring contemporary issues to life in cinematic style. Founded by Tim Marriott, the company aims to connect past and present, supporting dynamic theatrical performance with multimedia techniques, presenting 'Shell Shock' and 'Mengele' at this year's Fringe.

'Shell Shock' returns to Adelaide for just two performances after a successful season in ADLFringe18 led to a long tour of Australia promoting the Invictus Games in Sydney. 'Mengele' was a sell-out at The Bakehouse at Adelaide Fringe 2018, followed by further award winning sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 and 2019.

This is Smokescreen's third Adelaide season, previous shows include and 'Judas' and 'All Change' last year.


  • “Emotional, compelling, confronting, thought-provoking and most importantly – honest. Respectful, delicate and real.” - Morgan Burley, Radio Adelaide

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