The winners of Adelaide Fringe 2012 Bank SA Awards were announced last night and here’s our 2¢ on the winners (and losers).
Adelaide Fringe 2012
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While to some in the audience it may seem that the show itself is wanky, those audience members are clearly missing the point and should go watch something simpler, like standup comedy. Fät Wânk, with all its umlauts and accents, is primarily a show about how much superfluos rubbish passes for art these days.
Perhaps it was early-in-the-season jitters, but Anne’s timing was slightly off at times during this, her
second 2012 Adelaide Fringe performance.
SORT of like a Chaplian-esque silent movie on stage, Kaput is a rollicking hour of slapstick brilliance
complete with ladders, buckets and plank gags.
Picture this: you’re at the local on a Sunday night and the old guy who’s been propped up against the bar since Thursday is regaling you with tall tales of love, boyhood, and his travels to “all five corners of the world”.
Ross Noble has been lauded as one of the best current stand-up comedians – and this is no overstatement.
The show put on by The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets is certainly nothing ground-breaking, nor is it a high tech production, but it is worth the ticket price nonetheless.
Tina C. is the alter-ego of British comedian Christopher Green and is like a cross between Tina Turner
and a Southern Baptist Preacher.
How many times in a gig do you think you’d need to be reminded that the man in the hot pink kilt parading in front of you is gay? Hill himself seemed to think that constantly reminding his audience of it was the best possible use of his time on stage.
The Brothers Pitt is advertised as family friendly – truer words could not be said of it. A light-hearted and amusing family circus based act, the show is largely aimed at children, but hits home for the parents too, with the occasional “wink-wink nudge-nudge” moment that will (hopefully) go over the heads of the little ones.
Is heckling allowed?
Heckling is allowed, but no killers are allowed in the audience. Have to be very clear on that. I don’t like killers.
Anya Anastasia, of cabaret group Bird Wizdom, makes her solo debut in this delightful piece of cabaret that showcases the artist’s stellar talent in both singing and song-writing.
The music is high octane, big band inspired and loud. The props, costumes, staging are all very akin to a travelling circus. The brilliant use of everyday objects to create larger than life babies or a swarm of bees is also very clever.
Morgan and West are time travellers. But they’re not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill temporal passengers, no ma’am, they are also spiffing magicians.