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2018 Adelaide Fringe at The Bakehouse - All Shows at a Glance
Monday, 12 February 2018 to Sunday, 18 March 2018
6 shows a night - 20 different shows in all
A wide variety of local, interstate and overseas artists
Tickets also available via:
At the door on the night (subject to availability)
20 shows. In order of Appearance below)
- FIRST NAME UNKNOWN presented by a priori projects.
The CIA, ASIO and Border Force will deny the authenticity of the work based on leaked audio transcripts and adapted for theatre. When we came across the text we felt compelled to translate this story, almost too horrifying to believe - but it's a story we needed to tell. Mature audiences, contains strong sexual content and some violence.
- IVY + BEAN THE MUSICAL presented by T H E G E M I N I C O L L E C T I V E .
Come meet quiet Ivy, who has amazing ideas, and outgoing Bean, who loves to put ideas into action. The mischievous second-grade heroines of The New York Times best-selling stories will be plotting their exploits onstage in this lively musical. What does it take to beat a World record? Will their magic spells work on Nancy the nasty older sister?...
- EURIPIDES’ ALCESTIS presented by Scrambled Prince Theatre Company.
The story of a woman's willing sacrifice for love, and the casual acceptance of her death by all around her. Fickle fates, uncaring gods and selfish men conspire to send Alcestis to Hades in her husband's place. An irreverent and disturbing exploration of Euripides' most elusive story, through movement, music and Irish Language song.
- GRETEL presented by Scrambled Prince Theatre Company.
Gretel explores the real story of this legendary girl. To start with there is no Hansel, and no mother to run away from. Instead there is a village run by (and for) men, where women have no voice, no choice and no options. Gretel runs to the forest, where she meets witches, an ageless crow and her destiny. The Handmaids Tale meets a fairytale.
- ANTHEM FOR A DOOMED YOUTH presented by Guy Masterson - CIT.
AdFringe favourite Guy Masterson brings the WW1 trenches to vivid life in a moving compendium of stories & poems from both sides of No-Mans Land featuring Owen, Brooke, Sassoon, 'The Christmas Truce' and 'All Quiet on the Western Front' among others. "5 STARS: A powerfully evocative tour de force. A master of his art." Broadway Baby. #1LestWeForget
- SMOKING WITH GRANDMA presented by ThreeWoods Playwright .
We Refugee, The Eternal Foreigner; We are all...a drifting wood. Every refugee has an untold story behind closed doors. The Advertiser **** Hong Kong Theatre Libre ****(*) Edfringereview: "Speaks volumes in its silence..." Weekend Notes:"Relevant and a real theatre piece..." Collage: "Bringing the common human struggle into sharp focus..."
- SHELL SHOCK presented by Guy Masterson - CIT/Tim Mariott
A darkly comic tale of an ex-army medic who does NOT have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Adapted from the Neil Watkin's deeply personal novel, it portrays a moving and poignant struggle with life back on Civvy Street after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Performed by veteran comedy actor Tim Marriott (BBC TV's The Brittas Empire) "Outstanding... Astonishing and astounding" FringeReview #2LestWeForget"
- MENGELE presented by Guy Masterson – CIT/Tim Mariott
1979, a beach in Brazil. An elderly man takes his morning swim. He has a seizure, is washed ashore and confronted by a local woman whom he assumes has saved him. Flattered and entranced by this enigmatic presence, he is seduced into revealing himself. As he seeks to justify his life he ultimately only succeeds in damning himself. Performed by veteran comedy actor Tim Marriott (BBC TV's The Brittas Empire) as 'Mengele' and Melanie Munt as 'Azra' #3LestWeForget
- BETWEEN THE CROSSES presented by Guy Masterson - CIT.
A true story and powerful metaphysical dialogue between the living and the dead. WW1 veteran Edgar Huggins held his tongue despite the horror he'd witnessed. Now he speaks from beyond the grave. This unique theatrical experience questions society’s need to create heroes and invites us to comprehend the trauma & guilt of the survivor. Performed by Tim Marriott as 'Mengele' and Melanie Munt as 'Azra' #4LestWeForget
- ABANDON SHIP! presented by CCtheatreCo..
Why do Pirates only ever have half a map? This swashbuckling musical voyage sees opposing Pirate clans try to put their rivalry aside. When the Blue Eels are forced to Abandon Ship, and seek refuge with the all girl crew, the Salty Seahags, is treasure all they will find? With comedy, sea shanties and epic battles this an adventure for all ages.
- THE BRIDGE – presented by Green Eggs & Ham
An anonymous man and woman search for the last of their kind under the beaconing arch of the Golden Gate Bridge. Humour, heartbreak, shadow puppets, and Christopher Walken bring this post-apocalyptic tale of love and survival to life.
- THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER presented by Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd.
Jack stayed on after the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home, and amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something – he has a promise to keep and debt to repay – now there is this strange request from the generals. 5★Fringe Guru, 5★Three Weeks, 4★The Scotsman, 4★The Independent
- THE EMPRESS AND ME presented by Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd.
The amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, as the daughter of a Chinese Diplomat and Eurasian mother, was raised in France to be every bit the Victorian Lady, only to find herself living in the Forbidden City as lady in waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi. So just who is Princess Der Ling? A story of one woman's search for her identity
- GRATIANO presented by Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd.
Bassanio is murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano has to revisit his Fascist past. He was never the hero, just a minor character, the plucky comic relief, and he never thought he played the villain. A challenging sequel to William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' that challenges the politics of hate, then and now. ★★★★★British Theatre Guide
- LOVES ME / LOVES ME NOT presented by Joel Clapham.
Following the critical success of 'HUMPTY DUMPTY DADDY', a story of fatherhood and mental health, 'LOVES ME / LOVES ME NOT' is JC Clapham's new compassionate comedy show about losing love, but finding yourself (and all the shit in between). "A SELF-DEPRECATING, CHARMING, BONE-DEEP PORTRAYAL." "DELIVERED WITH DELICATE WIT AND HUMOUR." - VERA POH
- THE BEST CORN CHIP IN THE UNIVERSE presented by Michael Cullen.
Mike’s life is routine. He cries out to the Universe for “Something More!”. The Universe responds. Didn’t see that one coming, did he? Let’s hope he’s ready. Using physical theatre, puppetry and clowning, you’ll witness the creation of the universe, evolution, black holes, Omnipotent Beings, cups of tea and a Corn Chip;The Best one in the Universe.
- GIANTOLOGY - stand up comedy presented by Michael Hackett.
Can this freak learn to love, hate or simply fit in?? His story's not the usual one...See this official giant play with his audience about common life scenarios and challenge them in funny ways to think differently. His interactive and dynamic style means not only do the audience feel involved, they come away with the special feeling they’ve just experienced something special and unique.
- APARTMENT OF THE FEIGN presented by Max's Masters.
The world is harsh and cruel and even harder without true friends, So why not imagine them? That is exactly what Bert does. He lives in an apartment with three imaginary friends, who could not be more real to him. The wild characters consisting of a Cowgirl, a Posh Englishman and a Mute. Who could possibly want real friends anyway?
- 41 SECONDS presented by Talk Out Loud Australia. (Mary Galouzis)
Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide. Every 41 seconds someone else is left behind to make sense of it. Original music and real stories are used to explore the devastating effects of suicide loss. Is it possible to overcome grief by revealing who we are or will it destroy everything we know about each other? Every second matters.
- THE NAKED PAINTERS presented by Tim Patch.
There are millions of Artists in the world, but in 2004 Tim Patch invented Penis Painting and became the first artist to paint full time with his Penis. Naming himself Pricasso he demonstrates his skills and describes the process in comical detail. His alter ego, Speedy da Vinci, will speed paint some famous faces with spectacular paint effects.
Prices vary for all shows.
We have a Main Theatre (capacity 87) and a Studio Theatre (capacity 40) available for hire. Click here for more information.