murraybramwell.com

March 03, 2014

Fringe Wrap 2014

The Daily Review

Fringe Report
Adelaide Fringe 2014

Murray Bramwell

The Adelaide Fringe is like a shoebox full of grasshoppers. And it keeps getting voraciously bigger and busier. Second only in size and influence to the Edinburgh Fringe (on which it was modelled forty four years ago), the Fringe went annual in 2008 and each year has set new records for attendance and box office. In 2014, the Fringe has more than 970 events scattered across the Adelaide inner city …

Continue Reading Back to top

February 21, 2014

Carnival transforms the city and there are plenty of Fringe benefits

Filed under: 2014,Archive,Fringe

Adelaide Fringe 2014
February 14 – March 16

The voluminous Adelaide Fringe opened last Friday. Defying recent torrential rain large crowds lined the streets for the night parade of performers and floats including a luminous disco cuttlefish. With a record 978 shows, including 473 Australian premieres, and box office at record levels, this vast, uncurated festival, second only to the Edinburgh extravaganza, transforms the Adelaide CBD into carnival.

New this year is the raffishly named Royal Croquet Club celebrating the …

Continue Reading Back to top

April 02, 2013

Fringe serves up a mixed bag of delights

Filed under: 2013,Archive,Fringe

March 19

Adelaide Fringe 2013
February 15 – March 17

Second only to its Edinburgh counterpart, the annual Adelaide Fringe, now running over four weeks, has an uncurated program of over 900 events – gathering exponents of cabaret, circus, dance, music, and theatre, as well as hosting more than 360 comedy acts, many limbering up for the next leg to Melbourne.

Household names and talented newcomers alike, Fringe artists generate an energy, skill and enthusiasm which captivates audiences and galvanises …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 06, 2012

Multiple perspectives on feeling and falling

Filed under: 2012,Archive,Fringe

March 3, 2012

Adelaide Fringe 2012

Adelaide Fringe
Bookings : FringeTix, 1300 FRINGE
February 24 – March 18

It is an understatement to say the Adelaide Fringe is thriving, its continued expansion is simply extraordinary. Last year’s program set new records with 729 listed events, and now, in 2012, it has ramped up to 923. In these cautious, even gloomy times, nothing, it seems, is deterring artists – aspiring and established – from putting on a show.

Celebrating ten years …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 12, 2011

City with the Fringe comes out on top

Filed under: 2011,Archive,Fringe

March 12, 2011
Adelaide
2011 Adelaide Fringe
February 18 – March 13

After more than three frenetic weeks of activity the Adelaide Fringe has come to a close, leaving the hundreds of artists and supporters to reflect on their fortunes, both creative and financial. With an uncurated smorgasbord of 759 events (405 of them Australian premieres) audiences have had a busy job finding the truffles. According to Fringe Director Greg Clarke, 2011 has even surpassed last year’s box office total …

Continue Reading Back to top

February 27, 2011

Fringe-worthy fun that’s passing strange

Filed under: 2011,Archive,Fringe

2011
February 25
Adelaide

2011 Adelaide Fringe
February 18 – March 13
Bookings : FringeTIX – 1300 FRINGE (1300 374 643)

The 2011 Adelaide Fringe program is again bulging with events – not quite 200 in cabaret and  theatre, and more than 200 comedy acts  – some 750 in all.

The UK theatre invasion has begun winningly at Holden Street Theatres with Bound, Bear Trap Theatre’s saga of a North Sea fishing boat. Written by Jesse Briton, and performed …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 20, 2009

Box office feed off familiarity

Filed under: Archive,Fringe

Adelaide Fringe 2009
February 27 to March 22
Bookings : FringeTIX – 1300 FRINGE (1300 374 643)

The Adelaide Fringe can surely claim it has something for everyone. Like its Scottish sibling in Edinburgh, and on almost the same scale, uncurated and unexpurgated the Fringe opens its wide arms to all and any. Its sheer size is extraordinary. This year saw more than 500 events listed at an incredible 259 venues. It seems like every nook, cranny, car park, derelict …

Continue Reading Back to top

March 01, 2009

Another mad and balmy March

Filed under: Archive,Fringe

Murray Bramwell

Twenty three days and 187,000-plus tickets later, the Adelaide Fringe has folded its tent, assembled its caravan and gone its diverse ways. In fact, by now it seems as if it has dematerialized – as if the Garden of Unearthly Delights in Rundle Park was never there, nor the comedy queues in Angas Street, nor for that matter, the flurry around any one of the 259 venues which have hosted this sprawling mega-event.

Director Christie Anthoney can be …

Continue Reading Back to top

Uncurated and Unexpurgated

Filed under: Archive,Fringe

Murray Bramwell

The Fringe is back and, as someone once said, it’s like a shoebox full of grasshoppers. The program numbers are up again. This time organizers are proclaiming they have broken the 500-shows-listed barrier – with 293 of them Australian premieres. Whatever all those new shows might actually mean. Some will be brilliant and we will tell our friends, some will be just good enough and maybe we won’t. And some will be fascinatingly execrable and linger in the …

Continue Reading Back to top

February 29, 2008

Fringe Notes

Filed under: Archive,Fringe

Reviewed by Murray Bramwell

With a Friday night party in Rundle Street which brought early rain and an estimated forty thousand revelers, artists, organizers, supporters, and variously innocent bystanders, the Fringe has begun. It is on for one and all – with the weekend Clipsal fans also joining the throng and plenty of Ford and Holden regalia visible on the streets, queuing for shows, and sampling the wares in the Garden of Unearthly Delights.

The response to the Fringe is …

Continue Reading Back to top
« Newer PostsOlder Posts »