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Cirque Nocturne at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Cirque Nocturne encapsulates the seductive atmosphere of a classic Noir film of the 1940’s. Join our down on his luck cynical Private Investigator as he navigates his way through a cast of sensuous femme fatales, seedy characters and corrupt cops, as he struggles to solve the crime, find love, and most importantly, get paid. Dark, moody and atmospheric… With it’s soundtrack of period and contemporary jazz, the show encapsulates the ambience of vice, corruption and glamour that the Noir genre of films is best known for. Be mesmerised by feats of dexterity and acrobatic prowess, featuring acts by the very best and brightest circus and variety performers from around Australia, this is a show not to be missed!

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Ben Hart – Belief

Ben Hart (is not a Crows player).   He is a magician, an illusionist, a West End star, Edinburgh Cabaret Award nominee and he will blow your mind.  Ben, when not doing his own gigs is also part of the show ‘Impossible’ (think the Illusionists).

A teller of tall tales, mad inventor and sleight-of-hand master, Ben’s performances are a dark, beautiful, baffling and wickedly funny treasure trove of impossible mysteries, visual alchemy, outrageous lies and brutal honesty. Magic shows just aren’t supposed to be this… real.

just check these out…    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuqTiAyQV7k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQAzDEr7gss     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aHUr3I9MQs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roab5k0CSlY     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjxyjRSTj9I   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuqTiAyQV7k   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i6ycjZRSFo

Oh did we mention he’s a TV star too??  He is a regular on BBC1’s Now You See It and also starred in the hit BBC3 series Killer Magic.    His own BBC3 series Life Hacks as on  BBC3 online.   (Hilarious – check them out at  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ben+hart+life+hacks+ )  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsfwlHB4fk4 (see him trick Boy George)

About Ben Hart

At the age of 16, Ben won the Magic Circle’s “Young Magician of the Year” and is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. Now 26, he lives in London, where he performs, writes and invents magic. Ben’s role as magic designer has seen him create special effects and impossible illusions for theatre, film and television.

His one-man show “The Outsider” played the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2013 to rave reviews and was nominated for the Time Out TO&ST Cabaret award. Ben’s show ‘’The Vanishing Boy’’ played throughout the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2014, also to rave reviews.

Ben is one of the performers in “Impossible” – a live magic spectacular that has played to packed houses in Singapore, Beirut, Dubai and two consecutive years in London’s West End.   He can be found performing his astonishing close-up magic at private parties across the world and has performed for celebrities, royalty and heads of state at just about every kind of event imaginable…

www.benhartmagic.co.uk

“Makes sceptics become believers” ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby    “Utterly Enchanting” ★★★★ – Daily Mail
“Highly impressive hour of technical excellence and irresistible charm…devilishly clever” – ★★★★ The Scotsman
“Eye-boggling…his sleight of hand is extraordinary” ★★★★ – Time Out
“He did things that left me, a man who sees a lot of magic, dumbfounded…Believe me, you have to see this show” ★★★★ – Broadway Baby

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Red Bastard – Lie With Me

How free is your love?  You’re about to find out. Every. Single. One of you.   Red Bastard’s latest show Lie With Me is a show about love, lust, fear and sexual freedom and how society imposes a strict code that relationships old and new feel bound to follow.   He’s coming to Adelaide to expose the lies we tell our lovers and those bastards who made us lie in the first place.

He’s made a show so embarrassing, so morally depraved – the only reason you would possible watch it is…it’s a show about you.  So, with that said, do you dare see Red Bastard’s  “Lie With Me”? 

Anything could happen and it usually does – true stories from past shows……

  • 1 man called his sister during the show – they hadn’t spoken for 8 years
  • 1 person call time out on a long friendship
  • 1 person quit their job
  • someone proposed marriage
  • someone confessed to having an affair

Is it any wonder that by the end of the show some people want to hug him and some want to punch him.    Red Bastard’s sense of humour will take you to the edge of the line – but he won’t cross it – he’ll leave that to you…

Just who the hell is Red Bastard?

Red Bastard is an infamous, critically-acclaimed bouffon that fuses theatre, stand-up, clowning and social physiology to create powerful, life –changing comedy. His last show ran sold-out two seasons in Edinburgh plus a successful run at the Adelaide Fringe (2010 & 2014).

Eric Davis is Red Bastard and an award-winning performer, writer, director and teacher.

www.redbastard.com

What are they saying about him?

Edfest Mag, 5 stars: http://www.edfestmag.com/red-bastard-lie-with-me-2/

This hilarious show is as funny as it is unforgiving and will have you questioning and judging everyone around you.

The List, 4 Stars: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/94396-red-bastard-lie-with-me/

The Red Bastard turns his attention to love, and the lies people tell while they’re chasing it. After an audience interaction bit to establish that no one is 100% honest. ‘Did you feel guilty about your affair?’ he quizzes someone who’s just confessed an infidelity to the crowd of 200.

Broadway Baby, 5 Stars: http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/red-bastard-lie-with-me/719991

Red Bastard, the beastly bouffon, is here to feast on our lies and he has prepared a spectacular smorgasbord for us to share whether we want to or not.

The Skinny, 4 Stars: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/festivals/edinburgh-fringe/comedy/red-bastard-pleasance-courtyard    Extraordinarily suspenseful throughout….., there’s also a romantic and sometimes apologetic tone – especially when the man behind the mask shares his own personal anecdotes. By show’s end, when all has been revealed (and no-one has been absolved) one can’t help but sense that Lie With Me is not only clever and topical, but also deeply important.

Across the Arts Blog, 4 Stars, http://www.acrossthearts.co.uk/news/artsblog/festival-review-red-bastard–lie-with-me-/ Deliciously rude and playfully taboo, this is a masterclass in Bouffon. Go along if you dare!

The Outlier, 4 Stars: http://www.theoutlierscotland.co.uk/2017/08/19/review-lie-with-me/

What’s frightening truthful, seductively clever and red all over?

Red Bastard is back with a new show that needs to be experienced to be believed. This time it’s all about the lies we tell each other in love, no stone nor secret left unturned.

One 4 Review, 4 stars: http://one4review.co.uk/2017/08/red-bastard-lie-4/   I have to admit I went to this show with some trepidation having heard things about previous offerings but left with a feeling that I had really enjoyed my hour and would totally recommend the experience.

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Nikki Britton- Romanticide

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” — Steve Bennett, Chortle

Once upon a time there was a young woman who fell madly in love with a prince and they lived happily ever after.
This is not that story… This story is hilarious.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you only see one show for the rest of the festival, it should be this one”- Funny Tonne

Nikki Britton is on fire! She has spent the last three years touring the country with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour, as well as performing in LA’s top comedy clubs like the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, don’t miss this rising star!

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Nikki Britton- Romanticide

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you only see one show for the rest of the festival, it should be this one”- Funny Tonne

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” — Steve Bennett, Chortle

Once upon a time there was a young woman who fell madly in love with a prince and they lived happily ever after.
This is not that story… This story is hilarious.

Nikki Britton is on fire! She has spent the last three years touring the country with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour, as well as performing in LA’s top comedy clubs like the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. You have seen her on ABC’s Comedy Up Late and The Comedy Channel’s Just For Laughs.  Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, don’t miss this rising star!

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Grandma is Not Growing Up

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you only see one show for the rest of the festival, it should be this one”- Funny Tonne

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” — Steve Bennett, Chortle

Grandma is busting out! She is sick of rules. She is done with boring. She wants to go on adventures and swing from the chandeliers! But she needs your help. Join this warm and hilarious rule breaker as she journeys through imaginative worlds to try and finally answer the question “What do I want to be when I grow up?”

Nikki Britton is an award winning comedian, actor and playwright. She has been delighting children around Australia with Grandma for over 6 years and has been a favourite on ABC’s Stand and Deliver series. Nikki trained at L’ecole Philippe Gaulier as a clown and has been touring nationwide for the last 5 years with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tours. She is a grateful recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Artists Grant.

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