Over 31 days and nights, The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Australia’s most unique and engaging outdoor performing arts precinct returns to Adelaide’s Rundle Park throughout February and March for a scintillating program of performances and sideshows.
The Garden team travel the world year-round to find the very best award-winning shows and the most inventive and exciting new works to present to our audience.
The 2015 program features 1170 ticketed performances of over 105 shows including 32 Australian premieres, 24 world premieres, and 30 free events. More than 700,000 people visit The Garden each season and its popularity continues to grow every year.
Some of the many highlights of The Garden’s 2015 program include: the Australian premiere of the hottest new show on the global festival circuit, Velvet featuring legendary diva Marcia Hines in the best disco party of your life; the co-creators of Cantina together with the incredible Ben Walsh (Tom Tom Crew) and the Crusty Suitcase Band unite for a whisky-infused evening of raucous beats and dexterous feats in Scotch & Soda.
Two incredible multi-talented musicians with only four hands and four feet perform the virtuosic 1973 masterpiece by Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells in the global festival hit show of the same name. The record-breaking, award-winning Spiegeltent sensations, LIMBO and La Soirée return for strictly limited seasons.
The sad clown with the golden voice, Puddles makes his Australian debut with his astounding, genre spanning repertoire of hits in Puddles Pity Party. New York’s acclaimed improvisational theatre group, The Neo-Futurists, bring the Australian premiere of Too Much Light Makes Baby Go Blind, which The New York Times dubbed “…like an entire Fringe Festival condensed into one show.”
Comedy superstars Wil Anderson, Heath Franklin, Celia Pacquola, Dave Hughes, Abandoman, Adrienne Truscott, Sam Simmons and the much loved Axis of Awesome all perform new shows in The Garden in 2015.
The Garden is thrilled to present one of the best music line-up ever including Dan Sultan, J. Mascis, Archie Roach, Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano, Tex Perkins, Toni Childs, The Basics, Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock, the musical debut by Australian acting great Guy Pearce, and the first ever Adelaide performance of reclusive and much-hyped folk prodigy Archer.
Once again The Garden’s cabaret game is strong with new shows from favourites Le Gateau Chocolat and East End Cabaret, plus Michael Griffiths in the new show Adolescent and Gemma Deacon in #HearMeRoar.
A host of exciting new artists include Demi Lardner (2013 winner of Raw Comedy in Australia and co-winner of So You Think You’re Funny in the UK), Lisa Omielan with her show What Would Beyoncé Do, Trygve Wakenshaw with the award-winning KRAKEN and Bryony Kimmings’ acclaimed Sex Idiot.
The Garden is the place for a packed family-friendly program including Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger, Pants Down Circus, Trash Test Dummies, Frank’s Survival Guide, Peter Combe and heaps more.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights runs 12 February to 15 March 2015. For more information and complete program, visit: www.gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au for details.
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