Greg Clarke, www.adelaidefringe.com.au
Postcards From Edinburgh
Adelaide Fringe Director, Greg Clarke, visited the Edinburgh Fringe last month! Check out Greg’s highlights of the trip below and catch up on how some of our Adelaide Fringe artists are doing over in the UK!
With less than a week to go for artists to register for the 2014 Adelaide Fringe, I was lucky enough to catch some of the fantastic shows on offer at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
It was great to catch up with local superstars Gravity and other Myths at their new show’ A Simple Space’. Definitely one of my highlights, this unique acrobatic spectacle received standing ovations and a swag of 5 star reviews.
I also loved ‘The Half Naked Chef’ performed by Adelaide Fringe bus host Stompy. Staged in a shop window, this was a hilarious one-man cooking show that had me laughing from beginning to end.
It was also fun to catch up with Adelaide Fringe Club host Fez Faanana (pictured), who was performing in the brilliant new cabaret sensation ‘Briefs: the Second Coming’.
While it was great to see such a talented contingent of Australian acts, I also saw a brilliant selection of international shows. This included the hilarious, yet very moving ‘The Worst of Scottee’ from London, the gutsy and clever Adrian Truscott’s ‘Asking for It’ performed by one half of the Wau Wau Sisters from New York. I also managed to catch the winner of the Holden Street Theatres – Edinburgh Fringe Award, the critically acclaimed’ Bitch Boxer‘. And from Ireland, the hilarious duo ‘Lords of Strut‘ and ‘Abandoman: Moonrock Boombox‘.
Hopefully we might see some of these fab shows appearing at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe. Look out for the full program online from 29 November.