It’s back, baby! The most magical time of the year — and we don’t mean Christmas.

Before the full force of Mad March hits, Adelaide gets to take a load off and soak up all the magic that is waiting to be discovered at the Garden of Unearthly Delights (Feb 13 to March 15 in Rundle Park). And, it really is magic. With a combined atmosphere of music, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, food, cocktails, and roughly a million festoon lights, you simply can’t escape the good vibes.

Image credit :: Andre Castellucci

This year I promised myself I’d make more of an effort to hit up as many shows and absorb as much of the Garden’s offerings as humanly possible. What better way to begin than with a power list of the must-see acts that are visiting our pretty city over the next month and a half…

Circus :: Blanc de Blanc Encore

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Adelaide’s ultimate night out is back! The hedonistic world of Blanc de Blanc returns to The Garden of Unearthly Delights off the back of a record-breaking Sydney Opera House summer season with a brand new show. Serving up an intoxicating blend of flirtation and acrobatic feats to transport you to a champagne nirvana, this is the encore you’ve been waiting for! Get ready to submerge yourself in this burlesque extravaganza where Parisian glitz and glamour continue to create a party of Gatsby-esque proportions. Vintage French flair, risqué humour, spectacular aerials, comedy and big dance numbers will astonish and delight with opulent, cheeky, edge-of-your-seat theatre.

Comedy :: Best of the Edinburgh Fest

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An unbeatable night of world-class comedy, Best of the Edinburgh Fest is the original and BEST line up show of Adelaide Fringe. Handpicked from the Edinburgh Fringe, see some of the freshest international comedic voices including Ian Smith (UK), Maisie Adam (UK), and Markus Birdman (UK). A sell-out year after year, this is the one Fringe show not to miss. Late shows every Friday and Saturday at 10.45pm and afternoon shows every Sunday at 5pm.

Cabaret :: Yummy Unleashed

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After winning ‘Best Cabaret’ in Fringe World 2019, this legendary ensemble is back with their latest wild offering YUMMY UNLEASHED. Blending absurd, astonishing, and outrageous drag and burlesque with scintillating choreography, YUMMY has developed a world-wide cult following that takes camp sophistication to a whole new level.

Music :: Abandoman — The Road to Coachella

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Fancy a full music festival in 60 minutes? Abandoman’s got your back! Rob Broderick brings his innate ability to craft songs on the spot to the world of Coachella. Combining hip hop, pop, EDM and more, Rob will create a fully improvised music festival in an hour – leaving you high on life and bedazzled by the speed of thought and ferocity of rhymes.

Free :: The Garden Sessions

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Bringing you an abundance of glorious locally made sounds by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists every Saturday afternoon. Don’t miss The Garden Sessions and discover just how amazing our homegrown music is. Grab a seat under the trees and soak it all in.

Theatre :: Thunderstruck

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Written and performed by David Colvin, fresh from it’s award winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe. An epic one man roller coaster exploring how the traditions of bagpipes were rocked by a bin man from Pitlochry and how he changed the life of one young piper, forever.

For the kids :: Brass Monkeys

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The creators of ‘Children are Stinky’ bring you an all new, action-packed, super exciting circus spectacular. Brass Monkeys celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum. Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high flying tricks, this show is perfect for little kids and grown ups who like a big brass belly laugh!

Physical theatre :: The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool

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The multi-award winning physical comedy duo bring a brand new hour of pure joy and anarchic buffoonery ‘brimming with wit and imagination’ ★★★★★ (The Wee Review). Join these dazzling idiots for (probably) The Greatest Show on Earth.

Magic :: Dom Chambers: Fake Wizard

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WINNER of BEST MAGIC SHOW at Adelaide Fringe in 2019, semi-finalist in America’s Got Talent, and star of the sell-out Broadway hit show ‘The Illusionists’, Dom Chambers returns in 2020 with his biggest show yet! Known for his hilarious take on magic, viral videos, and beer sorcery — Dom puts on a show like no other magician.

Interactive :: Frankie Foxstone A.K.A The Profit: Walking Tour

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Enter Frankie Foxstone: perfectly poised but unapologetically ruthless, young property developer. Taking you on a whirlwind tour of her plans for Adelaide’s green spaces, this is interactive satire for our insatiable era. Gaulier-trained, British performer and writer, Amy Gwilliam makes her Australian debut presenting her creation, Frankie Foxstone, fresh from sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and HighTide Theatre Festival.

And for those that aren’t just in it for the entertainment…

Food :: Grab a bite to eat at any of the fantastic vendors in the global food village. The Garden hosts a colourful array of food stalls from around the world. Bigger and better than ever!

Drinks :: There are options galore but you can’t miss the Maho Magic Bar! Be transported to a magical, glittering Tokyo night full of wonder, warmth and wicked delights. Cocooned within a riot of neon, and with a delicious drink in hand, four charismatic master magicians perform just for you. Part show, part bar and all magic!

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