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Best of Fringe Variety at Gluttony - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 29 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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Motley & Mac present 'Best of Fringe Variety' running as part of The Adelaide Fringe Festival at Gluttony - The Speakeasy at 8:30pm from March 7th - March 19th. The show features 5 acts for the price of 1 and every night is different. The longest running indoor variety show at the Adelaide Fringe, you never know what you might get - so you can keep coming back.

Hosted by Tim Motley and Patrick McCullagh, the show on Saturday 11th March featured acts from Elixir, Bubble Love and Prohibition. Two male acrobats from Elixir took to the stage with a duo acrobatic routine that wowed the audience. Lisa Lottie isn't your typical hula hoopist, she pushes the boundaries and her routines always scream emotion. This year, she performed a hoop routine to 'Rebel Yell', in an all black outfit. This was incredible to watch and she always leaves the audience wanting more.

Bubble Love was an unusual piece to this show's line up; it's a show about bubble magic using smoke to hold the bubbles longer. The male creates the bubble then smokes a pipe and blows the smoke into the bubble on different parts of the female's body while she wears a tutu and bikini top. At times she is completely rubbed in bubble liquid; this is something different if you like unusual fringe shows.

Paddy Mac from Prohibition is next. He wowed the audience with a rope trick where he snips the rope into pieces then it's suddenly one piece again. He tricks the audience using 3 walnut shells and a pea; he places the pea under one shell moving them around and asking an audience member to guess where it went - each time he got it wrong.

Rhett Morron performed next with a beautiful rendition of 'Singing in the Rain'. Morron danced around the stage with an umbrella recreated the magic from that well-known scene. Then he wowed the audience by spinning a large pot on his head and swinging it around his body as he danced. This was spectacular to watch.

Carla Conlin from Eurowision was tonight's burlesque artist, singing an original song about her day job as a teacher and how badly she needed a break in the day to pee, but things keep coming up and she keeps holding it. She was hilarious to listen to and had a beautiful voice.

Best of Fringe Variety features different acts every night,. The show can feature tap and burlesque dancers, singers, acrobats, comedians, magicians, clowns, strong men, hula-hoopists, bubble sculptors and puppeteers. It's an ever-changing lineup, open to any good quality act from any genre of entertainment. With so many acts to choose from, this is the show for you! 4/5 Stars

March 14th at 8:30pm (Cheap Tuesday)
March 13th, 15th-16th, 19th at 8:30pm
March 17th-18th at 8:30pm

Full Price: $25.00 to $30.00
Concession: $22.00 to $25.00
BankSA Customer: $22.00
Group 6 : $22.00 to $25.00
Cheap Tuesday: $18.00

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Why? Variety Show
When: March 13th - 19th
Where: Gluttony: The Speakeasy
Cost: $25 - $30
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