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Lucy joins 2016 Adelaide Fringe line-up

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Comedian Judith Lucy’s Helpmann Award-winning Ask No Questions of the Moth is one of 30 shows announced today as part of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe program.

Lucy dresses up as a moth for the stand-up performance, which takes its title from a line in a 12th-century poem by a Persian mystic and will play at Her Majesty’s Theatre on March 12 and 13.

Ask No Questions of the Moth, her first new show in three years, has a theme of impermanence and was created after what Lucy has described as a year from hell in which she went through early menopause and lost her brother to lung cancer.

Frank Woodley

Frank Woodley

Other popular comedians announced today ahead of the full Fringe program launch on December 2  include Frank Woodley (Extra Ordinary), Dave Hughes (Sweet Comedy), Amos Gill (That Make You LOL) and Wil Anderson (Fire at Wil).

Tickets have also gone on sale for the pilot performances of an audio-drama adaptation of author Matthew Reilly’s action thriller Ice Station, and the Melbourne Fringe multi-award-winning Hart, a performance work using testimonials from members of the Stolen Generation.

Actor and singer Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters) will make his Adelaide Fringe debut with the California Crooners Club, in which he joins with Emile Welman and Gabe Roland for a show combining jazz standards and contemporary hits. It will play across seven nights at the Mortlock Chamber of the State Library.

The full list of early-release 2016 Adelaide Fringe shows is:

10 Comics Laugh-a-thon, Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Adult-ish, La Boheme
Alex Williamson ‘Open Up’, Arkaba
Alice Fraser – In the Resistance, Gluttony
Amos Gill’s That Make You LOL, Rhino Room
Briefs, Royal Croquet Club
California Crooners Club with Hugh Sheridan, State Library
Comedy Hypnosis! Entranced, Gluttony
Damushi Ensemble
Dave Hughes – Sweet, Garden of Unearthly Delights
Deception: The Final Deceit, Gluttony
Dinosaur Time Machine, Gluttony
Em Rusciano is not a diva,  Royalty Theatre
Frank Woodley – Extra Ordinary, Arts Theatre
Frenchy: World’s Worst Adult! Arkaba
Hart (theatre),   Tandanya
Hot Brown Honey, Royal Croquet Club
Judith Lucy – Ask No Questions of the Moth, Her Majesty’s Theatre
Le Petit Circus, Gluttony
Matthew Reilly’s Ice Station Live, The Opera Studio
Neel Kolhatkar ‘Neel Before Me’, Arkaba
Papillon Circus, Gluttony
Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer, Royal Croquet Club
Showtime, Gluttony
The Adventures of Broer & Zus, Royal Croquet Club
The Immigration Lottery, Bakehouse Theatre
Timmy G: Off Air, Gluttony
Trip Fest, The Gov
Vin Garbutt, The Gov
Wil Anderson – Fire At Wil, Garden of Unearthly Delights

Details of all early release shows can be found on the Fringe website.


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