Fringe in the Flinders

March 16, 2024

Fringe in the Flinders is back!

Fringe in the Flinders is back for 2024!

Get ready for the return of Fringe in the Flinders to celebrate the best of the famous Adelaide Fringe for an action-packed evening of music, circus, comedy, street performances and much more.

The Flinders Ranges Council was successful in receiving funding through the Australian Government, Regional Arts Australia, and Country Arts SA, to again host the popular Fringe in the Flinders which will be held at Quorn's Performing and Visual Arts Precinct on Saturday 16 March 2024 from 5pm - 10pm. Fringe in the Flinders is the perfect way to experience the magic of Fringe in a bite-sized format.

It will be a fantastic showcase of the incredible talent and vibrant spirit that the Adelaide Fringe is known for, whilst incorporating acts from our region. It will be an unforgettable evening filled with entertainment and artistic brilliance.

The event is curated and produced by the team at Bamboozled Productions, Fringe in the Flinders 2024 will feature The Little Palais, a boutique 90-seat circus tent, which will house short circus shows, while the outdoor stage will host music by the fabulous Warren Milera, circus and acrobatic performance ByPass by Cirkidz South Australia performance troupe to name but a few. Spectacular aerial performances by Gemima Jones will also be a highlight of the night!

FOOD - You won't go hungry at Fringe in the Flinders, with local food served by Masala in Whyalla, Tickle Belly Hills, Corral Coffee, and a licensed bar by the Transcontinental Hotel.

Performers Show Information:

The Main Stage with MC Mr Spin

The Mr. Spin Show (SA Artist) - The show is a highly skilled, comic vaudevillian style street/circus act. He performs a beautiful three-ball juggle, Chinese devil-sticking, one ball manipulation and a five-ball juggle, mixed with mad capped antics and an incredible sense of fun, not to mention a few hat tricks thrown in! This all culminates in him jumping on to a five-foot zigzag unicycle (of his own design) from which he juggles while balancing a glass of water on his head!

ByPass by Cirkidz Performance Troupe (SA Artists) - takes you on an evocative journey through the complexities of human nature and the intrinsic need to participate in a collective. Prepare to be mesmerized by a thought-provoking spectacle of acrobatic humans that challenges you to question why, despite the benefits of the group, so many individuals yearn to be different. As you step into the world of BYPASS, be prepared to question, reflect, and marvel at the intricacies of the human experience, navigating a profound internal struggle to find belonging. This show raises questions about the balance between the safety and security of conformity and the desire for individual expression. 

Adelaide Fringe Award Winners 2023 (Best Circus)  ★★★★★ "Exciting, thrilling and unmissable." - The Barefoot Review

The Doogan’s (SA Artists) - Quirky, utterly stupid but nevertheless brilliantly clever, sassy cigar box Queen, Pandora Pink joins forces with comic juggling genius Mr. Spin, to make their latest hit show – ‘The Doogans’, it is a marvellous tribute to the classic vaudevillian greats of the 20th Century. The show has a dynamic pace, mixed up with quirky improvised chitchat, crazy magic and phenomenal circus skills. The two characters are charming, mischievous, and irresistibly funny. ★★★★★ Five-star entertainment for the whole family!

Warren Milera Band (Local Artists) - Warren Milera is a Narungga and Adnyamathanha singer and songwriter based in Hawker in the Flinders Ranges. Warren is well known for his mesmerising performances of his original music and some well-loved covers. The Warren Milera band will bring dance floors to life with country, rhythm and rock and has attracted fans of all ages around Australia. 

Udi Mathana (Local Artists) - Join Alwyn McKenzie and friends. Alwyn McKenzie from Davenport Community grew up listening to Chuck Berry, Elvis, Cliff Richard, Sandy Posey, Hank Williams, Hank Locklin, Patsy Cline, Slim Dusty and Charlie Pride, amongst many others. Be prepared to take in the song from some of these artists as well as couple of his very own compilations.

Tania Wingfield (Local Artist) is a Kokatha, Arabunna and Adnyamathanha woman based in Port Augusta. Tania studied at CASM and will share some of her original songs at this year's Quorn Fringe.

Stuntman Jim (SA Artist) - Presenting the one and only Stuntman Jim, the maestro of the unicycle daredevilry. In the heart of the urban jungle, amidst the bustling streets and eager crowds, emerges Stuntman Jim, a virtuoso on one wheel and a master of the unexpected. With a twinkle in his eye and a grin that hints at the thrill to come, Jim defies gravity and deftly manoeuvres his unicycle through the thralling crowds.

Born to ride and destined to entertain, Jim’s journey into the world of street theatre began with a spark of curiosity and a love for the adrenaline rush. From the narrow alleys to the sprawling streets, he captivates audiences with his unmatched balance, daring stunts, and infectious energy.

As well as numerous accolades, Stuntman Jim was a Semi-finalist on Australian’s Got Talent!

Aerialist Performance Gemima Jones (NSW Artist) - Quirky, quick and quite the character, Gemima Jones is a renowned Australian aerial-contortionist from Sydney. This dynamic aerial act will flip, flail and fly through the skies, leaving audiences utterly floored. Watch on as she ties herself into herself into knots several feet off the ground. Full of jovial energy and exhilarating aerial feats, this performance is not to be missed. 

The Little Palais tent

Short sharp fabulous 15 minute shows

The striking high contrast design of The Little Palais demands attention in any setting. The alternating bands of colour tease the viewer's perception; is it light on dark or dark on light, are the lines expanding or contracting? Did that tent just move? Like a kaleidoscope the pattern seems to constantly rearrange, never settling for long; a precursor to the ever-changing experience within.

Now Hiring (NSW Artist) - Janitor Gemima Jones dreams of running away to join the circus— but she’s really, really good at her job. This Fringe, she’ll be hosting auditions to see if anyone is fit (enough) to fill the position. Step up if you think you’ve got what it takes, or watch and learn as this cleaning extraordinaire reveals her sought-after tips and dazzling tricks. 

Applicants Should be:

·   Big, small, or something in-between

·   Highly in-experienced

·   Ready for a laugh

·   Lovers of circus

Foxy Moron (Vic Artist) - Rani Huszar brings you ‘Foxy Moron‘, the greatest magician you will never see!!! A delightful showgirl who will utterly amaze and make you wonder, what on Earth is going on!? A laugh a minute magic show where all that can go wrong probably will. An entertaining array of all that is great and dismal about magic. With a blend of physical comedy, magic, clowning and circus skills Foxy’s magic show is a tribute to the greats of magic and a truly wonderful experience of MAGIC.

Dandyman (Vic Artist) Take a holiday for your imagination at the "Ding Hotel" with your host Dandyman, the overworked hotel manager. Laugh, love, and gasp as he embarks on a fiery adventure with unexpected romance. This globally acclaimed artist of outstanding physical comedy and improvisational abilities presents a fabulous, family-friendly show, available worldwide, combines silent comedy and engaging dialogue for an unforgettable experience that transcends language barriers.  

Roving Company

From a world where Alice in Wonderland meets Clockwork Orange, UK performance troupe Cocoloco present Alice and Alice. Raucous, hilarious and ever so slightly bent, this is street theatre with a twist.

Cocoloco's work has been described as "the high art of madness to perfection" as they delve into David Lynch's notebook and present Salvidor Dali-esque, truly bizarre street theatre.

PushMePullYou is a beautifully constructed street theatre performance which investigates the possibility of co-operation and compromise in a seemingly impossible situation. As a tribute to the original Dr Dolittle character, Cocoloco playfully dissects the arguments which are swamping us in our contemporary world.

“…Typically British brilliant street theatre…” Katrina Sedgwick, Director, Adelaide Film Festival

Fringe in the Flinders is made possible by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia and is proudly supported by The Flinders Ranges Council.

Louise Clarke

74 Upper Sturt Road, Upper Sturt, SA 5156 Australia

P: +61 (0) 404 834 589

We acknowledge the Kaurna People as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work. We recognise that this land always was and always will be Aboriginal land and we pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.