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by Haydn Radford (subscribe)
Haydn Radford -A freelance writer born in Adelaide, who loves living here. I write about movies, theatre, entertainment, literary and art events. I am happy to promote & review your events.
Published February 17th 2012
As Adelaide prepares to be taken over by the Adelaide Fringe 2012, something truly special happens as various Fringe venues, whether they are buildings, public areas or theatres spring to life around the city. The festival brings many local, national and international performers, venue organisers, management and producers together to deliver an exciting and creative program of arts events.


One unique venue is the Holden Street Theatres, located near the Hindmarsh Stadium. This locally owned theatre is recognised for its in-house productions, which are performed in a converted church and an outer building, which transform into three theatres The Studio, The Arch and The Mainse. As a major Adelaide Fringe 2012 supporter this independent theatre company will provide 19 programs at the Holden Street Theatres, and an additional 15 theatre events at six different performance areas in the Adelaide Town Hall and 5 theatre events at the Thebarton Theatre.

Holden Street Theatres offer a wide variety of theatre events suitable for either adult or family and children.

Some of the programs on offer for children include:
Aladdin and His Magic I-Pod, - "an interactive and educational play for children. Aladdin now has a brand-new i-Pod to listen to his favourite songs, as he has grown tired of his old lamp. A lesson in what you wish for, Aladdin..."

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The Magic Hat

The Magic Hat (Based on the book by Mem Fox) - "see Mem Fox's story told through shadow puppetry, song and movement of the surprising journey of a magic hat as it flies through your imagination."

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Rehearsal of Wispa and The Golden Dragon

Wispa and the Golden Dragon - "a magical tale about a flying unicorn named Wispa and Claire, the child fairy princess, trying to save the farm animals from the mean and nasty Chicken-Bone Wizard."

Rehearsal of Wispa and The Golden Dragon

Some of the shows suitable for family audiences include:
Squidboy - "Trygve Wakenshaw performs a solo physical comedy about a squid. An optimistic tale proposing that the thing that sets us apart from the animals, is our imagination."

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The Terrible Infants
- "this award winning show blends puppetry, live music, story-telling and features narration from Judi Dench."

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The Terrible Infants

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Survival of (R)evolutionary Theories in the Face of... - "a musical comedy about Charles Darwin. Edinburgh Fringe sell-out. UK and European tour smash hit.

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The Origin of Species

You can check out the complete Fringe program for Holden Street Theatres, the Adelaide Town Hall and Thebarton Theatre online.

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Why? See a large variety of stimulating and entertaining theatre
When: Check program for details. Generally, 21 Feb - 18th March.
Where: Holden Street Theatres, Adelaide Town Hall and Thebarton Theatre.
Cost: Shows vary.
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