Hello again! Dear Reader. Old peer.
Yes!

As ye know MKA are touring two shows to Adelaide’s Little Theatre for the Adelaide Fringe
as part of the PHENOMENAL RCC program; the cult Prague Fringe hit Doppelgangster’s Cold War, and a rebooted, revamped, and ever revolutionary Being Dead (Don Quixote).

If you want to know more about the incredible RCC Program click here.
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↓ And you can check out both shows here ↓

MKA

There’s something for everyone in Adelaide!
(If everyone has the same taste as us).

Our picks for ‘theatre’ are slim because we assume you’ll spend most nights seeing Being Dead (Don Quixote) and Cold War on repeat until you know all the words and enough of the movement so that half way through Fringe season you announce your own cover version mashup of the MKA shows. You call it “Being War” or perhaps “Cold Quixote”.

 

When you’re not busy having meetings with presenters or handing out flyers, you see the shows we recommend – shows that remind you of your childhood (Peter Combe) and taking ecstasy in your late teens (History of House). The life changing moment when you found music that you really, properly loved (Lydia Lunch RetrovirusSteve Reich Music for 18 Musicians). The time you roamed the earth as a Dinosaur. (Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo).You feel so alive. You shave your hair into a mohawk (A Japanese Punk Weekender) and adopt a tracksuit only aesthetic (Passengers, Soso’s Op Shop Walking Tour). You’re the talk of Fringe. You’re on a journey of discovery (Beautiful). You start to believe the hype. “Best of Fringe” you chant, over and over. “Best of Fringe.”

 

Late nights spent at The Fringe Club watching MKA DJs (or at RCC) blur together. When you talk to strangers on the dance floor about your show, your voice is unusually loud. “What do you recommend?” You scream, as they introduce themselves. You’re still holding their hand. When they don’t mention your show, you feel a cold sweat drip from your palm into theirs. There’s a roar of laughter (Bella Green is Charging For It) and it’s coming from inside you.

 

You run out onto the streets of Adelaide. You’re tired. You’re overworked. You’re having the time of your life. Or. Something like that.

 

We can’t wait to see you there.
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PS. We also can’t wait to go Staazi and Co and Cherry Darling Bakehouse for vegan treats! If you have any non-fringe (or yes-fringe) Adelaide recommendations send them through to themka@mka.org.au

High Priestess of Punk Rock Attitude in a one-time-only appearance of the Retrovirus – a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present. Also featuring Bob Bert former member of Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore and current touring member with Jon Spencer.

TIX / INFO

27 Feb

RCC

Vacuum Theatre (UK) bring their trademark blend of comedy, tragedy, playfulness and heart in this semi-autobiographical dark comedy about the epic battles and alliances within the psyche and the power of the mind to protect itself from pain.

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14 Feb – 15 Mar

RCC

Brace yourselves! Experience the Coen brothers’ Texas-noir thriller No Country for Old Men paired with the riotous, mad, psych-rock sounds of Tropical Fuck Storm as they perform their original score live on stage accompanying the film.

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28+29 Feb

RCC

Join Bella (Best Comedy Nominee Melbourne Fringe 2018) for an hour of stand-up in the surprisingly mundane but always hilarious world of sex work, where the heels are high, the carpet is sticky and the customer is probably wrong.

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18 Feb – 1 Mar

GLUTTONY

In a South Australian first, Adelaide audiences will be able to hear Steve Reich’s minimalist masterpiece live in concert. Four pianists, seven percussionists and four singers feature in the line-up for this mesmerising work. Bleep bloop. Robot music.

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13 Mar

RCC

GT teams up with 3x Grammy winners the Soweto Gospel Choir for ‘History of House’: an exhilarating journey through the history of dance music.

Stay hydrated.

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22 + 29 Feb, 7 + 8 + 14 Mar

GLUTTONY

Local larger-than-life identity, Soso Soso, takes you on a tour of his favorite op-shops. You never know where you will end up philosophically or geographically. All proceeds go to Fly Bird Fly Studio to support artists affected by homelessness.

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 18 + 25 Feb, 3 Mar

Fly Bird Fly Studio

Headlined by two of the legends of Tokyo’s underground garage punk scene – bands that defined a movement and two of the best live bands ever from Japan: ‘Guitar Wolf’ and ‘The Jet Boys’. Full supporting program to be announced.

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 28 + 29 Feb

RCC

Five millennials explore the meaning of beauty as Aboriginal women when they return to country and community and gain insight into their identity and spiritual connection to land.

TIX

 21 + 22 Feb

TANDANYA

What’s to explain? Dinosaurs. A zoo of them. And it’s from critically acclaimed international creators Erth Visual & Physical Inc.

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 22+23+29 Feb + 7+8+14+15 Mar

RCC

Peter Combe returns with a splendiferous, quirky new show. New songs and old faves. Jack & the Beanstalk, Newspaper Mama, The Walking Song, Sun Comes Up Sun Goes Down, Juicy Juicy Green Grass, Little Doggy, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Ting Tang Teng Tong, Best Friends together with the Theatre Bugs kids, and of course…Wash Your Face in Orange Juice. Urghhh – YES!

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7+8+9+14+15 Mar

The Garden of Unearthly Delights

And from us at MKA:

A dangerous quest of literary theft, build-your-own identity and post-anarchy. Don Quixote is the softcore idol you deserve. A moving and sensational experience of queer thinking, failed heroism and triumphant femininity. Queer Femme Kerith Manderson-Galvin rips off the world’s first modern novel, Barbie™, and the original rip-off artist Kathy Acker in a signature work that has alienated and captivated audiences across Australia.

INFO

14 Feb – 15 Mar

RCC

Two losers eat snow cones in a cheap motel room. They watch you via a drone. The only flavour is tasteless.

Part punk gig, contemporary theatre and political intervention; renowned international climate activist-artists, Doppelgangster, deliver a thrilling, hypnotic, phantasmagoric spectacle that blasts a light on the horrors of ecological disaster. Post-dramatic chaos featuring two extraordinary performers and a violent and anarchic jazz-punk score.

INFO

14 Feb – 15 Mar

RCC

See you there 🖤