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The Giant Worm Show at Adelaide Fringe 2017

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The hilarious and true tale that delves into worm country
Melita Rowston's THE GIANT WORM SHOW
Melita Rowston's Shit Tourism Presents THE GIANT WORM SHOW

Calling all lovers of worms, bizarre peculiarities and a good old belly laugh.

Did you ever know that the largest species of earthworm in the world lives in this mighty country down under? Do you know what it sounds like? Yes, you can hear these worms! Do you like the capitalisation of ridiculous odysseys? Do you like the colour pink?

Fringe veteran, Melita Rowston has done all the hard yards; researching and gathering data to create a quirky, factual and laugh-out-loud show. It is portrayed in a simple manner, with a small team of assistants and low budget. The puppeteer, Benito Di Fonzo mimics 'Hey Hey it's Saturday' comic style. The occasional over the top acting is an indication of Melita's passion and enthusiasm. Rowston is a true storyteller and makes the viewer feel as though they were there first hand; right there next to her and Karmai. Her losses become your losses, and her triumphs become your triumphs.

These worms really were a big deal. Karmai served as a huge, very pink beacon of hope for many in a struggling rural community. I won't say too much more as I don't want to spoil it!

All I will say is that The Giant Worm show is a heart-warming tale. It is ridiculous, hilarious and true. It will leave you with a smile on your face, new knowledge, and a handful of worm poop (yes, you did read that right worm poop).

There are only 4 shows left this Fringe season, running every day from the 1st to 4th March, at 7pm in Basem3nt. Snap them up quick before they sell out.

"I support the worm!"

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Why? Adelaide Fringe
When: 7pm
Where: Basem3nt, 15-17 Featherstone place, Adelaide
Cost: Adult: $26.00, Concession $21.00, Fringe Member: $19.00
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