Ask any Adelaidian what the best time of the year is, and 99 out of 100 would answer "February / March". So many festivals and shenanigans are at large during these mad two months, including one of the biggest festivals the city (and country) has to offer: The Fringe.
Writer, comedian, and actor Kitty Flanagan has just been announced as the Ambassador for the Fringe in 2015. Following Paul McDermott (2013), and Katie Noonan (2014), Flanagan first made her Fringe debut in 2011, won the Best Comedy Award in 2013, and has been entertaining Australian and international audiences for more than 15 years. Apart from getting her very on float during the grand Fringe Parade, Flanagan's role is to spread the word on the festival all across Australia with the support of the Australian Tourism Commission, making it known that the Adelaide Fringe is something not to miss.
“It’s a pretty easy gig because I genuinely think Adelaide is a great city, so it requires no effort at all to talk it up,” she said.
“I have a theory about why the Fringe is such a success and it’s all down to the people of Adelaide. I have never witnessed such a passion for festivals.”
With more than 11,000 interstate and overseas visitors in 2014, the Adelaide Fringe is growing to become a class-act festival.
Adelaide Fringe Director Greg Clarke said “Kitty is one of my favourite comedians and will make a brilliant Ambassador helping us with our national campaign to encourage people to visit Adelaide and experience something new”.
The 2015 Adelaide Fringe will run from 13 February – 15 March. The official program will be released and online ticket sales will open on Friday, November 28.