The big countdown for the Adelaide Fringe has begun and we have had amazing announcements, after amazing announcements... but it's about to get even better! The Royal Croquet Club is returning on the 16th of February, to the 18th of March in 2018 for the fringe with a fantastic lineup, with wonderful performances including circus, comedy, drag, cabaret, theatre, and music!
The wild and wonderful, Harry Clayton Wright, will be performing live on-site at RCC, giving us art meets teenage anarchy. This will be an Australian Premiere, after only one performance at the world famous 'Block 9' at Glastonbury Festival 2015.
The circus company behind Scotch & Soda bring Fallot (FÄ-'LŌ), an exploration of the human heart through the beautiful art of circus.
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
Circus Abyssinia will be a joy-driven celebration of the childhood audacity to dream; filled with stunts, acrobatics, feats of juggling, dance and contortion.
Gravity & Other Myths: A Simple Space
Gravity & Other Myths return to Adelaide with a fantastic multi-award winning show titled A Simple Space. This will be the first time in two years that the show is going to be back on home turf!
2017's sell-out show, 360 ALLSTARS are back to throw an amazing performance full of urban circus with a riot of BMXs, basketball, and breakdancing.
Irish performers, Tumble Circus, are coming for a very sweaty, messy, and joyous unforgettable adult circus comedy show.
The all-female Brisbane-based circus troupe, Gush, are bringing their show Monsteria to RCC, addressing the stereotypes and assumptions about the power of the female body.
Here is one of the kids! Acclaimed puppeteer Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets, presents a wonderful story about life in a swamp through the art of shadow puppets, which are made out of rubbish!
Jelly or Jam
Continuing on with the exciting and interesting shows for the kids, here is one they will want to get messy in! Jascha Boyce and Joren Dawson premiere their cute show Jelly or Jam, except there to be flips, tricks and of course, lots of jelly!
The Chipolatas: Gentlemen of the Road
The Chipolatas celebrate 25 years since they ran away with the circus through their diverse and mysterious music-meets-circus show Gentlemen of the Road.
We Live By The Sea
We Live By The Sea returns to RCC, after being 2017's ADL Fringe breakout hit, winning multiple awards for a touching and raw performance.
KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA CHAMEDIAN
Josh Glanc is ready to bring his new show KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA CHAMEDIAN to RCC 2018. Go on a wild, spontaneous and insanely hilarious ride through his subconscious.
DAMIAN CALLINAN: Swing-Man
A classic blend of storytelling, sketches and comedy, Damian Callinan is back with a brand new and exciting show titled Swing-Man! Callinan will take you on a wonderful journey from his teens years to middle age, all while showing off his swing dance skills he learned in just four months!
Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous
Need a fix of sassy-ness and comedy? Well, drag prince Alfie Ordinary's show Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous is the show for you! A fantastic award winning show that takes down masculinity and pride!
The Travelling Sisters
Performing in the Plaza Parlour, The Travelling Sisters are set to hit you with their eclectic absurdist sketch and musical comedy that was Guardian Pick of the Fringe at Edinburgh 2016!
Don’t miss Nina Simone classics, alongside original tunes and Maya Angelou poetry performed by Jennifer Degrassi in Aphrodite’s Voodoo, with her incredible jazz band live in situ.
BBC Magazine’s Best World Music Albums of the Year 2016 runners-up Bush Gothic will perform their style of Australian folk, but hurry because this is only set for four nights only!
RCC & CARLA LIPPIS PRESENT: Midnight Marauders
Midnight Marauders is presented by Carla Lippis, a cabaret international riot girl, who is going to be hosting her very own pop-up club set for wild late night parties!
Big River Motel Party
New to RCC this year is Big River Motel Party, which is going to be an outdoor clubbing area featuring live DJs, interactive performances, and late-night frivolities! This radical party will be open for 12 nights and filled with international, national, and local artists! This is one you won't want to miss out on!
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