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5 stars for Technical Production and Design student's first Fringe show

Feb 25, 2015

Mc Nirt Hates Dirt posterAdelaide College of the Arts third year Technical Production and Design student Miranda Hampton has premiered her show McNirt Hates Dirt during the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Adelaide Advertiser has awarded McNirt Hates Dirt a 5 star rating and said: “If you only see one children’s show this Fringe then make it this one, Miranda Hampton’s engaging, involving and beautifully constructed story, is superbly acted by Tim Overton and Ashton Malcolm. Every child under a 100 will love it”.

McNirt Hates Dirt has also received the award for The Adelaide Fringe’s Best Children’s Presentation. 

Critic Matt Byrne stated: “this show should be taken to the universe...first time in years that I’ve seen children at the centre...best use of Holden Street space I’ve seen...”

Miranda gained a Helpmann Academy grant for the show and the production grew out of her Diploma design project conducted last year.

Miranda credits the production house model of training at Adelaide College of the Arts as a springboard to her Fringe show success.

Looking to the future, Miranda’s McNirt Hates Dirt has been selected to show at the Prague Quadrennial 2015, which ‘Olympics of theatre design’ from June 18 to 28.

Other AC Arts students involved in the production include acting graduates Tim Overton and Ashton Malcolm and current students James Oborn from Tech Production, and Dani Bowen from Screen & Media.

McNirt Hates Dirt runs until 14 March, tickets through FringeTix.

Find out more about Technical Production and Design courses at Adelaide College of the Arts.