Adelaide Fringe 2018 Highlights

I've spend the past few years touring around the international fringe circuit and I've been getting a whole bunch of requests to recommend shows at this years Adelaide Fringe so here's a list of old favourites, new shows by old favourites and a few new shows I have a bit of a feeling will be ace! 

(I'll updated this list with some more words and more shows as fringe goes on!)

Harry Clayton-Wright, Slumber Party

Harry Clayton-Wright, Slumber Party

Out of the box

Slumber Party - Royal Croquet Club 28 Feb - 4 March

Harry Clayton Wright who inhabits Rebecca, an 18 year old uber brat who refuses to leave her bedroom. 107 hours of durational performance! 

 

 

Circus & Dance

Djuki Mala - The Garden 4.00pm

Driftwood

Driftwood

Super fun dance show. Unique, infectious, high-energy exuberant, fusing traditional Yolngu, pop culture, dance storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy clowning, with a hefty dose of heart soul!

Driftwood - Gluttony 6.30pm  (first week only!) 

Circus with heart and a killer soundtrack. Pure joy and intimacy.

Fallot - Royal Croquet Club 8pm

Karen from Finance, Yummy

Karen from Finance, Yummy

Yummy - The Garden (see it early in the run!) 8.20pm

The Melbourne crew behind YUMMY are make incredible drag, dance, cuscus and comedy. Directed by James Welsby, featuring Karen From Finance, Valerie Hex, Jandruze, Beni Lola, Hannie Helsden, Benjamin Hancock and Joni in the Moon. A queer explositon of delight. If you're into RuPaul's drag race, you'll adore Yummy.

Cant Face! - Gluttony 8.20pm

Tabarnak by Cirque Alfonse - Gluttony 8.30pm

From the irreverant Quebequois company who brought you Barbu. 

A Simple Space - Gravity & Other Myths - Royal Croquet Club 9.30pm

Killjoy: Destory the Fantasy - Gluttony 9.50pm

Cabaret

Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic

Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic

Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party

Glittery Clittery: A ConSENSUAL Party

Different Party

Different Party

We Live by the Sea

We Live by the Sea

Jelly or Jam

Jelly or Jam

On marriage equality // or a birthday request from Kate.

I'm going to ask a favour of you, I'm not usually one to post much about me but I've recently realised that to make a difference in our current political climate in Australian that I'm going to have to be brave. 

Image of me by the darling Sebastian Freeman, London 2017

Image of me by the darling Sebastian Freeman, London 2017

I've photographed over 150 marriages over the past 8 years, over half the weekends of my year I'm privileged to be invited to immerse myself in these celebrations of love, family, joy and commitment. Yet as it stands in Australia, as a gay woman, I am not allowed to marry. 

The postal plebiscite on gay marriage is a terrible idea for hundreds of reasons I'll not go into right now. To put it simply from my perspective it's telling me, my LGBTQI+ friends, family and especially the young folks who are struggling to figure out where they fit in the world (it has taken me 29 years to 'come out' publicly, it's not an easy road, especially today) that we're not equal to everyone else, that we don't deserve the same rights. 

You, your families and friends can simply make a difference just by voting yes. If you don't know how else to help, my request to you is simple, talk to people. Talk kindly, simply and openly. Talk to your family, your grandparents, siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, your workmates and your friends; ask them which was they'll be voting and why and then have an open conversation about it. Perhaps they have never met a gay person? Perhaps they're planning to vote no just because someone else told them they should. Perhaps they just haven't even give it any thought? Perhaps they don't know how important this ridiculous postal plebiscite is so they weren't going to vote at all? Talk about it. Lets catch up with the rest of the western world and get this thing done. 

#loveislove

PS. If you want one more way to help out, go and hug a gay friend and tell them they matter - we need it at the moment.