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Fringe & Victoria Lane '23


We are overwhelmed with our Adelaide Fringe season this year and the positive response from our community, artists and audiences.

Over 5 weeks, we were able to:

* Support 22 productions

* Present 99 performances (27 of those to a sold-out audience)

* Host 33 performances in VICTORIA LANE

* Create a new and successful family day event called Little VIC LANE * Support 172 artists

* Employ 15 staff

* Attract 20 volunteers

AND achieve our highest ever record with 5,839 people

attending our theatre throughout the festival, almost doubling last year’s total!


All our artists and companies received outstanding results this Fringe

Done to Death – Jove. Reviewed by: Glam Adelaide, Jan Kewshaw

***** Brilliant timing was the essence of Done to Death by Jove! tonight and the

audience loved it. The rapport between Gavin Robertson and Nicholas Collett was clear

to see as they paid homage to the fictional detectives of classic murder mysteries.

Watson: The Final Problem. Reviewed by: InReview, Jo Vabolis

*****Watson: The Final Problem makes its Adelaide debut following sold-out

seasons at the 2021 and 2022 Edinburgh Fringe. Glowing reviews followed and are

well deserved – the 60-minute show is a knockout.

The White Mouse. Reviewer by: The Clothesline, Clayton Werner

*****The White Mouse has played since 2020’s Adelaide Fringe and it has grown

and developed along the way, playwright (& director) Peter Maddern refining and

strengthening the show. And while it may indeed be refined more in the future it is a

story that Australians should know and celebrate – a powerful story of courage, daring

and a determined woman.

The Appraisal. Reviewed by: Glam Adelaide, Jen Kewshaw

***** As the pace and tension builds, the audience is not sure who will triumph in the

end. A terrific play, disturbingly realistic.

Whispers Down The Lane reviewed by Barry Lenny

A bold new dance work. The world premiere of Chloe Moir's Whispers Down The

Lane was offered in the comfortable and inviting environment of Studio 166, an intimate

venue that was the perfect choice for Moir's experimental work. I had never attended

any events at this venue before and I was struck, not only by the warmth of the décor in

the foyer and bar, but also by the warmth of the welcome that was offered to the patrons

as we entered this charming space, by the open and friendly attentiveness of the

venue & staff.

i know the end. Reviewed by: The Adelaide Show, Ekkia Evans

4.5**** Creator, choreographer and composer Alix Kuijpers, wants to demystify

the experience of contemporary dance by creating a unique immersive experience for

the audience.

Shakespeare Aliens. Reviewed by: Glam Adelaide, Kristin Stefanoff

4.5**** A funny, cleverly staged production, definitely worth a night out for fans of

the movie and of the bard.

BIMBO Reviewed by: Murray Bridge Fringe, Jane Intini

Writer and Director Amelia Rooney is certainly one to watch. To pull off such an intense

piece of theatre requires talent and skill, which this young woman has in spades.

Where to from here? Reviewed by Glam Adelaide, Jan Kershaw

*****A unique combination of theatrical performance and spellbinding storytelling.

A Southern Fairytale. Reviewed by The Barefoot Review, Kym Clayton

****Performed with style, sincerity, humour, wit and charm, and much confidence.

Goodwood Theatre & Studios 2023 Fringe Awards include:

Week 1 Dance Award: Whispers Down the Lane

Week 2 Dance Award: i know the end

BIMBO winning the Holden Street Award

Alix Kuijpers winning the Emerging Artist Award for their production of I know

the end.

Congratulations to our incredibly talented and hard-working staff, volunteers, companies

and artists, we think you are all amazing and couldn’t have done it without you!


Thanks to our supportive local businesses Eggless, Pizza Pizzaz, Mezzina Hair, The

Suburban Brew, Ritt Watchmann Accountant, Capri, Gingers, Goodwood Books, Yeti

Nepalese and our warm and nurturing Goodwood community. We feel your love!

BIG THANKS to our sponsors and partners, City of Unley, Adelaide Fringe, Kryztoff

Productions, Goodwood Road Associations, The Suburban Brew, Coriole Wines,

Inventure Partners, Padan Printer, The Goody, The PaperBoats, Sue from Cats in Crisis

and grid. Marketing, we couldn’t do it without your support.

Our highlight this Fringe was connecting with our wonderful artistic community. To all

those we were able to meet and connect with, you know who you are, we appreciate

your support and look forward to seeing you throughout 2023.

Victoria Lane

Alongside our main stage Fringe program, VICTORIA LANE 16 Feb to 19 March, Thursday to Sunday, 6- 9pm featured a diverse mix of artists across visual and performing arts, comedy, music and provided artists the opportunity to promote their work and

audiences’ free live entertainment before and after their Fringe shows.

VICTORIA LANE was yet again another huge success this year with 33- cracker performances from local, emerging and professional artists performing in our laneway this


Special appearances included Dj Jason Lee, Caroline Reid, Alix Kuijpers, Live Witness, Whisper Down the Lane, Sarah Kwong, BIMBO, Goddess Era, Cook ‘n’ Rice, Jill Wherry, Funk Soul Productions, Dj Cucumberhorse to name a few.

Each Saturday featured a pop-up Suburban Brew bar and a dress-up celebration starting with the 90’s and concluding with the 50’s an created a fun, playful atmosphere in our venue.

Many community members and audiences commented on the accessible space and

entrance and love the laneway and what it brings to the community. The overall

feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“You are both superstars in so many ways. Facility custodians, creative

producers, commissioners, advocates, innovators, artists, entrepreneurs,

business collaborators, community engagers and historic trailblazers. As an

individual and professional I am in awe of you both for what you bring to the arts

and wider community. Bravo! Take a bow” - Matthew Ives – City of Unley

“Huge kudos to you and Chris, Sim. Your foresight, passion, dedication & bloody

hard work has enabled this to happen. You’re the best thing to happen to the old

institute, now renamed Goodwood Theatre & Studios. Shine on beautiful people”

- Lisa Shaw – Neighbour

“Your service from start to finish was the epitome of excellence thanks you. First

time to your theatre and I loved it” - Shannon Lee Riley – Audience

“You should feel so proud of what you achieved. The Where to From Here team

loved being part of it all” - Tracy Crisp - Artist

A new element to our VICTORIA LANE programm included Little VIC LANE, Sunday 5 March, 11 to 2pm, a fun, free and entertaining day of music, art, culture and food to celebrate the art of play!

Little VIC LANE is an interactive Fringe event for the Goodwood community and surrounding areas to celebrate the positive influence families have on


Our first ever Little VIC LANE was a huge success with hundreds of young people and their families enjoying the free festive things on offer including hosted scheduled tours, informative sessions,theatre workshops, visual art projects, henna, face-

painting, interactive performances of theatre,comedy, music and much more!

Little VIC LANE featured special guests: Dj Jason Lee, Funk Soul Productions, GRiT

Studio Collective, Sam Matthewson, Kat Coppock, SAYarts, Manadi Lopa, Face

painting, Adelaide Jai Henna, fairy floss, toffee apples, popcorn and so much more!

It was so wonderful to see kids and their families enjoying a fun, creative time together.

Our highlight was the GRiT Studio kids hosting the day. Matilda, Emily, Isaac & Zoe

really made the event what it was.

The feedback has been wonderful…

“We need more of this in Goodwood. It was a great day; my kids had a ball” -

Kerryn Roberts, Community Member

“Thank you for bringing the Fringe to us. Our only chance to get to the Fringe this

year and it was great” – Local Grandparent

“That was a fabulous day. The kids had great fun with the stage activities and

lved the free face-painting" – Christian, Local Resident

“It was such a beautiful day and very family focused. All power to you and Chris,

Simi. We loved it. Thank you” – Bec Pannell - SAYarts

This inclusive free event was proudly supported by the City of Unley.


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