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Chores! at Adelaide Fringe 2018

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A show from a talented team who know how to make kids smile
Chores! is a show written especially for children and currently being enjoyed by families all over Australia. The stars of the show are Derek Llewellin and Julian Robert, who are now performing the riotous children's show Chores, at this year's Adelaide Fringe. But hurry as they are only here for two weeks.

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Derek and Julian are the stars of the show Chores! at the Adelaide Fringe 2018. Image by Kat May.


Sitting between a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, the giggles started as soon as the show begun. It was fascinating to see how much the kids around me laughed. With slapstick falling down, loud thuds and fumbling about, goggle-eyed girls giggled and a toddler cried. The story is told, without any dialogue between the performers, yet we know exactly what they are up to.

The two boys are told by Mum, the most used phrase in childhood, 'to clean their room'. Yet they are hopeless at cleaning but sure have a lot of fun trying. Dressed in bright costumes and with a few props, the brothers take us on a bedroom romp of fun and frivolity. Using circus skills of acrobatics, juggling and even jumping through hoops, they attempt to clean and tidy.

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The antics this pair get up to on stage are hilarious. Image by Kat May


Besides their circus skills, the performers are really tuned into kids and relate to the audience well. They interact with the audience yet have their own special way of dealing with kids who want to get in on the act, that makes everyone laugh even more. Be prepared for lots of audience interaction and surprises if you sit in the first row. However, the stage is quite high and for younger kids, you may find the raised seats towards the back to give a better view.

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Image by Kat May.


Chores is performed at Cornucopia, a white tent on the left side at Gluttony, which is on the southern side of Rundle St. Allow plenty of time for ticket purchases and to walk down to the tent.

Reviews from the audience: Miss 6, so funny and exciting. Miss 9, how much does all the toilet paper cost? Parent and kids found it very entertaining. And to wrap it up I will add, don't miss it - it is a simple story that kids can relate to with a laugh every minute. I highly recommend Chores!

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The audience could not stop laughing at this funny kids show. Image by Kat May.
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Why? A top show for kids.
When: 5pm shows and 1.30pm shows on weekends, selected dates as above.
Where: Gluttony- Cornucopia.
Cost: Full Price $25 Children $22 with Family Tickets available.
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