We’re two weeks closer to one of the most spectacular times of the year! The Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival released their program last week, containing a stunning collection of styles and influences from a mix of local emerging stars and international performers. This year marks the 11th time the festival has been held and it’s bringing it’s A-Game with 45 events across 15 venues in it’s June 1st - 24th time slot.
The newly-released program highlights a range of shows that can be seen across the festival. Cabaret sensation Pamela Shaw returns to Adelaide with her show Naughty, coming back after seasons overseas at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New York. Tomás Ford joins the program too, offering three laugh-out-loud cabaret thrill rides. Back-to-back in one night, be sure to check out Ford’s CRAPTACULAR!, CHASE!, and BRAWL!.
Also on the program is Allegria After Dark, harmonies of Adelaide’s acclaimed acapella group in Adelaide’s Treasury Tunnels, Cross Legged, a story of hopeful cabaret star Cody a self-proclaimed pessimist confined to a wheelchair, and Kitty Van Horne’s iDenTITTY, a cabaret adventure into the world of breast ownership.
To kick it all off is the Opening Night Gala. Featuring stars from across the Cabaret Fringe, the Opening Night Gala with be hosted by Creative Director Jennifer Kingwell on June 1st at The German Club.
The excitement of it all is expressed by Cabaret Fringe Festival Director Paul Boylon:
“With a breathtaking bevy of wonderful performers showcasing the breadth and talent of the Cabaret Fringe, it’s time to dust off those top hats, preen those feathers and get primed for another wonderful festival season - viva la Cabaret Fringe!”
For the full 2018 program and tickets, check out the Cabaret Fringe’s website.