FRI 14 JUN 8PM
Revel in two of Australia’s most acclaimed musicians and composers performing together on Burrinja’s stage!
A collaboration of two of Australia’s most respected artists. Singer/songwriter Lior shot to the public’s attention following his 2005 debut album Autumn Flow, which became one of the most successful independent releases in Australian history. His collaboration with composer Nigel Westlake, won best classical album at the 2014 ARIA awards. Paul Grabowsky is an acclaimed composer, pianist and polymath who has received numerous awards in his illustrious 40 year career. Together they will be reinventing some of Lior’s most cherished songs as well as bringing their own individual voices to this special show.
Sat 29 June - Sun 7 July
Get clowning & capering like a professional with the raucous folk from RUCCIS!
Burrinja will once more be morphing into a Big Top these Winter Holidays for our 7th Annual Circus Festival. With an array of professional shows, student shows, classes & family activities for all skill levels & interests. Let Ruccis Circus & Burrinja make your school holidays an adventure to be remembered.
THU 4 JUL 11AM
Winner 2019 Best Children's Show Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award
From the creators of award-winning Dummies shows, comes an all-powerful cast of sensational female acrobats in the latest family adventure, Don't Mess with the Dummies. This brand-new ensemble take centre stage with an endearing blend of circus, comedy and character that will leave your heart on your sleeve and your jaw on the floor.
As silly as they are strong, Ellen Henry, Maya Tregonning and Shona Conacher are masters of circus who laugh in the face of gravity and tickle your funny bone to take you on a wild ride of organised chaos!
Watch as these daring, dynamic Dummies dive, dip and dodge their way through this new hour of power. See them pull impressive stunts punctuated with a slapstick prowess second to none. One minute you’ll be rolling in the aisles laughing and the next glued to the edge of your seat as they deliver a show in the Dummies signature style.
Hold on to your hats as these Dummies take you on a raucous ride of non-stop slapstick and skill. See a brilliant array of ball bouncing on the boundaries of impossibility, hula hoop hooligans and flexible flip-flopping. You'll be awed by out-of-this-world circus, charmed by inventive puppetry and gameplay.
The Dummies are famous for delivering dare-devil, hilarious, larger-than-life experiences and this show does not disappoint. If you’re up for some friendship, fun and a fantastically good time, join in the latest Dummies extravaganza
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all performances.
Runtime 60mins | Suitable for all ages
FRI 5 JULY
Perception is more than just seeing.
Be captivated and challenged by this playfully provocative exploration of the senses.
How would you adapt without sight - blindfolded? Would you rise to the challenge or trip over your own feet? Three highly trained interdisciplinary performing artists work to explore how the human body can move and interact when sight is compromised. A quirky and atmospheric interpretation of the relationship between being sighted and not sighted -exploring shifts in power, poignant moments and pure physicality. My Sight Their Sight engages with the audience to show us how movement, dance, and circus can transcend something that most of us take for granted – SIGHT. Join creator Abbie Madden, Director of the company Blindful, for an insightful Q&A after the performance.
SAT 6 JULY 1PM & 3PM
Whitehorse Orchestra Children's Concert
A deep dive into the world of the Orchestra for inquisitive youngsters!
Don’t miss this entertaining and popular introduction to the Orchestra, complete with a full orchestra on stage, music, songs, story line, narrators, characters in costume and wonderful video imagery. The Orchestra will be performing The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant) by Francis Poulenc (1940). The story of Babar the Elephant has been a much-loved children’s favourite for almost 100 years now, from the original French books and A.A. Milne’s English versions; to animations, feature films and major concert works. Babar is one of the most recognized children's characters in the world, with publications in over 17 languages. Come and explore the musical world of Babar with the Whitehorse Orchestra.
FRI 19 JUL 8PM
Featuring Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham & The Weeping Willows
The Taste Of Tamworth show is a unique concert experience that brings a tasty sample of Australia’s biggest festival, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, right into your own backyard. Four multi- award winning acts, led by Golden Guitar winners Carter & Carter, team up to bring you the excitement and entertainment of a festival which has produced artists like Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Keith Urban and many more. Each act performs a set of their own hits, before teaming up for a fun filled finale. Four award winning acts together in one big show – A Taste Of Tamworth you’ll never forget.
This years performers are:
Carter & Carter – Australia’s most successful independent country music act with a Golden Guitar, 12 National #1 hits and 12 Independent Country Music Awards
Lyn Bowtell – 6 time Golden Guitar Winner, Toyota Starmaker Winner and Finalist on The Voice in season 6
Jayne Denham – Winner Australian Independent CM Rising Star, five top 10 videos on the Country Music Channel and three national #1 hits on country radio.
The Weeping Willows – 5 X Golden Guitar Finalists, 4x Country Music Channel Finalists and APRA/AMCOS Australian Independent CM Single Of The Year
SAT 20 JUL 8PM
Gripping. Challenging. Confronting. Enlivening.
Delve into fresh, new theatre devised by the award-winning youth company ‘Bearfoot’.
"Two people trapped in a room. One is almost finished but the other is not yet ready. The other will be ready, but just not yet." I Hope it’s Not Raining in London is a contemporary, hybrid- experimental work in its exploration of our perceived realities and the effects of trauma. A sophisticated short play that places two strangers together in a mysterious room. Neither of them has knowledge of where they currently exist and how they got there- and the newest to arrive has no memories whatsoever.
SAT 14 SEP 8PM
WED 5 JUN 7.30PM
The most intimate telling of this now much-loved story yet.
The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams. The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is lighting up the stages of the Memo & Burrinja for Culture Tracks 2019.
SAT 21 SEP 6.30PM
A captivating story for the whole family – sure to delight audiences of all ages.
For anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.
Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create. Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists).
THU 26 SEP 2PM & 6PM
A show for cubby creators and den dwellers!
Rollicking fun with spectacular acrobatics, clowning and poetic visuals, celebrating imagination and adventure.
Have you ever built a… FoRT? … The wonderful crew at Asking for Trouble delve into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects. Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers of adventure. A couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents - places to explore. Images appear and disappear. FoRT is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics, poetic visual imagery and celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars.
SAT 5 OCT 8PM
FRI 13 SEP 2PM
My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron is the radiantly witty and warm personal account of Angela. Dumped by her husband for a younger model, we follow her achingly funny story as she fumbles through the days and the dating scene, rediscovering herself and hoping to find the love of her life! A smash hit for Dawn French on the West End, Mandi Lodge will star in HIT’s 2019 Australian production of this irresistibly funny “stand up tragedy!”
SAT 12 OCT 8PM
An enthralling comedy about ageing in an image obsessed world
Satire with sting and songs with cringe… it must be Fringe Fun Follies time!
Do you still feel like you’re 25 even though your birthdate stubbornly insists you’re not? Are you enquiring about Botox ‘for a friend’? This hilarious cabaret from Amity Dry (author of the musical ‘Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life’) was a sell-out success at last year’s Adelaide Fringe and is sure to be a great girls night out. From her childhood home perm to the eve of her 40th birthday Amity explores the pressure women face to maintain the beauty ideal and how social media, Botox and the Kardashians have forever altered the quest for eternal youth. She pokes fun at her '80s childhood and '90s teen exploits, and questions whether 40 is the new 30 or just something you say to make you feel better.
SUN 13 OCT 2PM
Grip the edge of your seat as Lux Radio Theatre brings these wonderful ‘whodunit’ stories to life.
Before television, the entertainment highlight of the week was the Sunday night radio play. The Lux Radio Theatre recreates those days with distinguished actors playing multiple roles, creating the live sound effects and the vintage soap commercials. Let your imagination run free as you watch two intriguing Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Paul David Goddard leads the cast as Sherlock Holmes and the woman he admires is played by Lucy Gransbury.
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