Hosted by Plant 4 Bowden last night, Adelaide Fringe Festival organisers have announced all their winners for the recent busy February/March season. Below you’ll see a list of some of the champions winning in their field. 

Made in Adelaide Award: Just Desserts – Adult Only Tasting

Michelle Person of the award-winning ‘Comfort Food Cabaret’ is Australia’s singing cook. Her adult only dessert tasting explores empowerment, perfectionism, indulgence and desire. Musical? Food? Cabaret? Oh yes, we have ourselves a truly deserving winner.

Last night I was awarded the South Australian Government’s Made in Adelaide Award 2019 for Just Desserts. I honestly cannot believe it. I’m so incredibly grateful! I’m so elated by this award and the opportunity to present Just Desserts at the @edfringe this year as an ambassador for South Australia. I’m also so honoured to join previous winners @joannehartstone and @anyaanastasia – such brilliant South Australian women with endless talent doing amazing things. I want to thank my amazing team of musicians, cooks, techs, volunteers – with special shout-out to Kyrie Anderson who musically directed Just Desserts and to Loren and Rhiannon, my cooks! Our many conversations and somewhat disappointing experiences inspired this show – maybe we should share what’s on our minds more often. My family, specifically my husband Stu, my mum Sue and James who provide the most generous support to me and my respective teams constantly. My foodie sponsors, @premium_choice especially Enza. Thank you for your constant belief in us and generosity. Anna and Nathan from @treasury1860 . I was lucky enough to meet Anna through the Made in Adelaide program last year and her persistence, vision and bloody hard work helped us in more ways than I can describe. Thank you for having us, and congratulations on your Spirit of the Fringe Award! Huge thanks to Little Lion PR, Adelaide Fringe and to Arts South Australia for this incredible initiative. I’d also like to acknowledge Peter Louca as I believe this award, introduced in 2017, was his brainchild and I thank him for that. Watch this space… exciting times ahead!! —————— #justdessertscabaret #justdesserts #michellepearsonmusic #aussingingcook #madeinadelaide #adlfringe #adlfringe2019 #southaustralia #adelaide #womeninmusic @kyrieea @lorenkq @rhiannomnomnom @premium_choice @treasury1860 @made_in_adelaide @artssouthaus @adlfringe @aaaaaronnash @thomknee @bonnie.aue @hot_toddy__ @twosidesofbetty @emmayoungglass @modernistadelaide @sue_antony @mc_cherry1 @mayheminmotion @lucky_little_jinx @adelcentralmarket @littlelionpr @steven_marshallmp @daniela_cirocco

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Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Award: YUCK Circus
Ripping into the uncomfortable using high-flying acrobatics, absurd confessions and groovy dancing, a powerhouse of female circus performers kick art in the face. Yep, that’s the description and it sounds bloody gold.

BankSA Best Comedy Award: Justin Hamilton – The Ballad of John Tilt Animus

Justin Hamilton’s new three-part show was a winner last night, taking out the Best Comedy Award. The theatre and comedy combo discusses the fall and rise of comedian John Tilt Animus. You could either see one show for a unique story or all three shows to reveal one mega-story. This totally sounds like a great piece of marketing, and clearly Hamilton keeps his audience coming back for more.

BankSA Best Magic Award – RanDom
Hosted at Gluttony, RanDom isn’t your average magic show. Being dubbed as a rising international star, Dom explores life and love through magic and illusions. Don’t be mistaken, there are no top hat’s or bunny’s, instead theres just beer and tinder.

BankSA Best Music Award: Alex Rossi & Friends

Alex Rossi & Friends presented a mash-up of traditional blues, hip-hop and high energy rock and roll into a few hours of funky tunes. The solid soul jams have been said to keep you on your feet into the early hours.

BankSA Pick of the Fringe: Matt Tarrant – MORE Unsolved

Adelaide born magician and TV personality Matt Tarrant has been crowned this year’s pick of the fringe. He clearly found his calling after being dubbed that highest selling solo act of the 2018 Fringe season. Fresh’s very own Austin Frape gave the performer 5 well-deserved stars in his review.

Catch ALL the winners here!