The Amazing Drumming Monkeys

The Amazing Drumming Monkeys Adelaide Fringe 2015Our New Little House. Children’s Event. The Garden of Unearthly Delights – The Deluxe. 15 Feb 2015


This year’s instalment of ‘The Amazing Drumming Monkeys’ finds them in a new “eco” house, with rainwater tank, solar panel, wind generator and a home made entirely out of recycled building materials.


The Drumming Monkeys are, of course, puppets. The puppeteers cleverly concealed behind a veil of sheer fabric so they can view the audience whilst simultaneously operating the arms of their puppets and play their drums.


The kids love it! The energy is high. The monkeys are hilarious. Audience participation is a hugely successful element; particularly when the kids get their own drum and have a chance to play along with the performers.


Despite not really having any significant content the 45 minute show flies by. Even quite a few technical difficulties don’t hamper the production, as the “monkeys” take it in their stride, engaging audience members and crew to reassemble parts of the failing set. It’s hilarious. Adults and kids alike are smiling from ear to ear as they leave the venue.


The monkeys play right through the Fringe Festival, and this show is a great excuse to get out of the house with the family and have a bit of fun. Do check it out!


Paul Rodda


When: 15 Feb to 15 Mar

Where: The Garden of Unearthly Delights – The Deluxe