The Baroque

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The Breakout at The Mill

The Mill, 154 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Entrance to The Mill during Adelaide Fringe is via our Angas Street Exhibition Space.

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About this event

The Baroque is running free in hedge mazes and dancing in champagne fountains. Bursting with silliness, Swedish clown Oliver Nilsson ('The Latebloomers' 'Scotland!' & 'The Bakers') will charm and titillate in this rollercoaster of stupidity, slapstick and the sublime. Curtains draw! Lights up! BEHOLD! This is The Baroque!

Directed by Britt Plummer ('Chameleon' by FRANK. Theatre).

★★★★ "The rubber-faced Nilsson - a kind of tall, Nordic Rowan Atkinson." The West Australian.
★★★★★ "Heart-warming, hilarious, The Bakers is the best thing since sliced bread." Fringe Feed (The Bakers).

Winner of 'Best Comedy' Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe 2019 (Scotland!) and FRINGE WORLD Perth 2020 (The Bakers).

The Mill and Adelaide Fringe 'Centre Stage Residency' Recipient 2020 - FRANK. Theatre

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FRANK. Theatre

FRANK. presents original work; exploring the human condition with honesty, humour, and heart; theatre born in the realms of joy and play with the audience, where we laugh, breathe and have a sense of togetherness.

FRANK. was founded in 2018, by performing artist and theatre-maker Britt Plummer, Britt trained as an actor at the Adelaide College of the Arts and École Philippe Gaulier, in France. FRANK. presented ‘Chameleon’ in the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019 (Emerging Artist Award), Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, FRINGE WORLD 2020, and a reimagined version as part of RUMPUS Program 2020.

This collaboration is with Nook-shotten, Oliver Nilsson is a Swedish, Lecoq-trained physical comedian, one third of the award-winning trio The Latebloomers.


  • “Both Britt Plummer and Oliver Nilsson love clowns.” - Johnny von Einem, CityMag
  • “Swedish clown Oliver Nilsson shines in an hour of madcap theatre that will both tickle your funny bone and break your heart.” - Tom Bowden, The Advertiser
  • “Oliver has instant access to a seemingly infinite funny face library and can contort his putty face in a micro-second.” - James Murphy, Scenestr
  • “It’s a hilariously stupid hour of escapism that draws upon every form of comedic tradition, hearkening back to the baroque era itself.” - Laura Money, Fourth Wall
  • “Look no further for a positively side-splitting show of tomfoolery that’ll keep you rolling on the floor laughing.” - Bridget Hutchings, Fringe Feed

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