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AC Arts graduates garden fairytale this Fringe

Feb 08, 2012

AC Arts graduates performing TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) acting graduates Matilda Bailey and Chelsea Evans have been busy since their graduation last year, developing their original work eventyr: a garden story which will premiere at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

The acting duo have combined their talents to create a new theatre company Beg Borrow and Steal and enlisted AC Arts dance graduates Callan Flemming and Erin Fowler to join them in bringing eventyr to life.

Matilda said: “A unique and wonderful part of AC Arts is the community. We build relationships with other artists and technicians that are invaluable as we step out into the professional world.”

With the Adelaide Botanic Gardens as the stage, eventyr: a garden story will bring Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales to life through a mix of physical theatre and dance.

Every evening from 1 to 7 March audiences will be led through the North Terrace gates into the garden world of eventyr following the tale of a young girl as she discovers the creatures who inhabit this magical world.

Matilda and Chelsea call their approach ‘experiential theatre’. “We coax the audience ‘down the rabbit hole’ and into a new world, a world where they can experience the performance on a level as close as possible to how we experience things in life.”


eventyr: a garden story

When:  1 to 7 March at 7pm.

Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens, enter via North Terrace Gate.

Tickets: $15 Adult and $10 Concession. Bookings can be made at any FringeTix outlet or on

For more information on Beg Borrow Steal visit their facebook page

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