Adelaide Cabaret Festival

The annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival comes to town soon from the 7th to the 22nd of June. The festival which is presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre was founded by the ringleader of Adelaide’s Fringe Festival; Frank Ford has seen the likes of Dita Von Teese, Olivia Newton-John and Kristin Chenoweth grace the stages in previous years. The show is now 18 years in the running and presents the very best cabaret acts, singers, comedians and theatre artists both local and international. With the role of Artistic Director going to Julie Zemiro this year, buckle up for a wild ride of debauchery, comedy and musical brilliance. For those who want to laugh, feel, discover or listen, there’s a show at this festival for all.

  • The Swell Mob

    From the Flabbergasted Theatre comes the immersive theatre experience that will see you time travelling to the 1800s where the times were rough and tough. Through the use of puppetry and comedy, the audience can choose their own adventure whether that be drinking and gambling or dancing the night away. It’s an interactive experienced hosted at Artspace and runs for about an hour and 15 minutes, however, you may not want to leave the energetic space.

  • Kate Miller-Heidke

    No other artist other than Kate Miller- Heidke herself can say they’ve performed at Eurovision, Coachella and the New York Metropolitan Opera. Headlining at the Thebarton Theatre on the 22nd of June watch as Kate Miller- Heidke transports you to another world with her ethereal and dreamy voice. Singing original songs that the nation knows and love as well as some newer songs, this one-night act is not to be missed.

  • A Rational Fear

    Comedians Dan Illic and Lewis Hobba join together to create a fast-paced panel show that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seats. Together with musical act Bridie Connell and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, the duo discusses the concerns that you should be thinking about despite what is shown to you in the current media. Joined by other comedians and festival artists, this satirical take on what the news isn’t telling you

  • End of the Rainbow

    The lasting legacy of Judy Garland tells of rainbows, a yellow brick road and a dog named Toto, but the reality of her life is much grimmer. This theatre show stars Helen Dallimore, musical theatre icon who is best known for her roles in Legally Blonde: The Musical and Wicked, playing the role of Judy Garland living out her final days before she is to headline a 5-week run of shows. The tale opens in London’s Talk of the Town nightclub where Garland is joined by fifth husband Micky Deans and her accompanist Anthony, however, its soon realised that the stress and darkness of her life are sadly what lies at the end of the rainbow. Running from the 31st of May to the 22nd of June, take on the role as an audience member to Peter Quilter’s passionate and drama filled show.

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