After an incredibly rough 12 months for the arts, there might be no better way to celebrate its triumphant return than by checking out one of the awesome events on offer at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
The annual arts festival boasts the distinction of being the world’s second-largest event of its kind and offers visitors a wide range of experiences in the realms of comedy, cabaret, theatre, circus, music, visual arts and workshops.
This year’s festival is due to wrap up on March 21 so here are some events to check out before you have to wait a whole year to have the pleasure once more.
Wil Anderson — Whatchu Talkin’ ‘Bout WIL?, March 21
Whatchu Talkin’ ‘Bout WIL? is a completely improvised night of stand-up with one of Australia’s most renowned comedians. Every show is completely different as it is made up on the spot with the help of the audience. Buy tickets here.
Naughty Hands, March 19-21
Barry Priori, Adelaide’s Funniest Deaf guy, is back by popular demand with his oh so Naughty Hands. Come for a walk on the wild side as Barry teaches us the signs of love, lust and ALL the insults! He’ll take you on an R rated journey into the Deaf world and by the end of the night, you’ll be signing your favourite naughty words.
This is the first interactive comedy starring a Deaf performer, which is presented in Auslan. It’s an interpreted show, so no one misses out. Buy tickets here.
Yasemin Sabuncu: The illest, March 12-20
When multidisciplinary storyteller Yasemin Sabuncu moved to Byron Bay to turn her life around, she was diagnosed with endometriosis and ADHD but learnt how to thrive with these conditions. Join Yasemin as she shares her lust for life and adventures down the rabbit hole. This heart-warming, hard-hitting, glitter-filled comedy presents a painfully poignant look at illness and approaches we can take to the unexpected hurdles in life. Buy tickets here.