Adelaide Fringe Festival Focus: Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

11 February 2016 | 2:29 pm | Artist Submission

"We wanted to create a world that people could come into and feel immersed in."

Answered by: Vicky Falconer-Pritchard

Briefly describe your show: The multi-award winning cult duo present their brand new show: a no-holds-barred, raucous and risque musical sketch comedy! Yeti's Demon Dive Bar is a high energy, hysterical combination of bizarre characters, relentlessly catchy songs and the story of the strangest dive bar in town. You're introduced to a cavalcade of characters that rivals The Addams Family, from the overly amorous yeti that runs the bar, to a sleazy severed head, and the hottest new band in town, the Psychedelic Nuns.

What was the inspiration behind your show? We wanted to create a world that people could come into and feel immersed in. We also wanted to play with lots of different weird and wonderful characters. We've always loved things like the Addams Family and The Mighty Boosh, as they all create worlds where things that are strange and surreal seem totally normal.

What was the biggest challenge you encountered in this show? The yeti costumes. They are made of fleece onesies and about ten kilograms of mops. Sewing them, fitting them in the suitcase, wearing them in 35-degree heat... But they are totally worth it.

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What do you love about Fringe Festival besides all the shows? 24-hour pancake parlour! One of my favourite Fringe traditions is to stumble into town after finishing up our shows and having a gin (or five) at the Artist's Bar, then collecting various other performers along the way and ordering something ridiculous (like mince meat. Why?) encased in a pancake at 5am.

What are you excited to see at this year's Fringe? We're very excited to support our beautiful Fringe family, especially the brilliant productions that are part of the Dead Man Comedy label! Don't miss dance clown queen Tessa Waters, hysterical raconteur extraordinare, Marcel Lucont, Stuart Bowden's DIY lo-fi physical-musical-comedy antics, and of course our hilariously risque "cousins", EastEnd Cabaret are capping off the final weekend with three late-night raucous shows!

Where and when is your Fringe show on? 12 Feb — 13 Mar, Deluxe Spiegeltent, Garden Of Unearthly Delights