I'm a freelance writer living in the Adelaide Hills.
It is always a pleasure to visit the National Wine Centre on the corner of North Terrace and Hackney Road. Its welcoming blend of century-old Adelaide Hills sandstone and contemporary glass and steel-encased space lends itself well to live performance and there is no shortage of world-class SA wine and produce.
The Book Lovers' Comedy Show, a little under an hour in length, takes place on an unadorned black stage, upstairs in the Gallery. As its title suggests, the comedy stems from the simple pleasures of a good book.
George Dimorelos, self-confessed 'book geek', conceived of a show in which he would stand before an audience and 'indulge that side of me', as he put it. He didn't realise at first how much material he might need to sustain a show centred about his favourite books, so he opened it up to comedians and had 'a really great response'.
Visiting comics Nick Kapper, Fabien Clark, and Brit, Tom GK, joined George for his preview show. Kapper delivered a loopy set of anecdotes loosely connected to Roald Dahl and the Harry Potter series, Clark professed to enjoy books without ever reading them and Tom GK worked his hearing aid and a twelve-year-old girl from the audience into a funny song - apropos only very vaguely of books – and a droll summation of his writing career.
The show runs for the next two weeks and each night will feature three different guests. Tickets: any Fringe TIX Box Office, or firstname.lastname@example.org