Fringe Goers to Get an Early Taste of 2016 Program with 30 Shows Now on Sale

Published: Fri, Oct 9 2015
Posted in Media Releases, General
Fringe Goers to Get an Early Taste of 2016 Program with 30 Shows Now on Sale

Experimental theatre, burlesque, comedy hypnosis and stand-up sets from some of comedy’s biggest names are just some of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe shows going on sale today ahead of the full program launch on December 2.

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said she was excited to see a snippet of this year’s program go on sale to whet the appetite of Fringe goers.  

“It’s such a thrill to be able to give audiences a sneak peek of what’s to come in the 2016 program. The 2016 Adelaide Fringe program is shaping up to be the best yet and offers a most diverse range of performances, experiences and exhibitions,” Ms Croall said.

The full list of shows includes:

10 Comics Laugh-A-Thon (Comedy)
Adult-ish by Luna Eclipse (Cabaret)
Alex Williamson ‘Open Up’ (Comedy)
Alice Fraser in The Resistance (Comedy)
Amos Gill’s That Make You LOL (Comedy)
Briefs (Circus and Physical Theatre)
California Crooners Club with Hugh Sheridan (Music)
Comedy Hypnosis! Entranced (Magic)
Damushi Ensemble (Music)
Dave Hughes - Sweet (Comedy)
Deception: The Final Deceit (Magic)
Dinosaur Time Machine (Children’s)
Em Rusciano Is Not a Diva (Comedy)
Frank Woodley – Extra Ordinary (Comedy)
Frenchy: World’s Worst Adult! (Comedy)
Hart (Theatre)
Hot Brown Honey (Cabaret)
Judith Lucy – Ask No Questions of the Moth (Comedy)
Le Petit Circus (Children’s)
Mathew Reilly’s Ice Station Live (Theatre)
Neel Kolhatkar ‘Neel Before Me’ (Comedy)
Papillon (Circus and Physical Theatre)
Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer (Theatre)
Showtime (Circus and Physical Theatre)
The Immigration Lottery (Theatre)
Timmy G: Off Air (Comedy)
Trip Fest (Music)
Vin Garbutt (Music)
Wil Anderson – Fire at Wil (Comedy)
The Adventures of Broer & Zus (Children’s)

Adelaide Fringe has also recruited a who’s who of talented comics, musicians, artists and performers to be the first ever Adelaide Fringe Counts and Countesses. They’ll join past Fringe favourites and media personalities to sing the praises of Adelaide Fringe around Australia – not a hard task, really!

These include:

Comedian Dave Hughes
Comedian Frank Woodley
Comedian Arj Barker
Comedian Hannah Gadsby
Professional Daredevil Heather Holliday
Cabaret Performer Michael Griffiths
Cabaret Performer Hans
Musician Peter Coombe
Musician Taasha Coates (The Audreys)
Visual Artist Emma Hack
Magician Matt Tarrant
Cabaret Performer and Actor Hugh Sheridan
Visual Artist and Chef Poh Ling Yeow
Musician Tim Freedman
Media Personality Keith Conlon
Comedian Martin Mor
Senior Custodian of Ceremony, Cultural Educator, Designer and Artist Karl Telfer
Director of Umeewarra Media Vince Coulthard
Comedian Justin Hamilton
Singer Marcia Hines
Comedian Sammy J
Comedian Heath Franklin

“We’re excited to have such a talented bunch of performers and personalities on board as our first ever Adelaide Fringe Counts and Countesses to spruik the Adelaide Fringe far and wide,” Ms Croall said.

“These artists share our love of the ridiculous, the unexpected, the reinvented and the provocative and have experienced first-hand the wild and raucous ride that the Adelaide Fringe delivers year after year.

The full 2016 Adelaide Fringe program will be released on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

The 2016 Adelaide Fringe will run from 12 February until 14 March.