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KREEPY KENSINGTON


Our first production for 2019 was "Kreepy Kensington", a historical walking tour written and designed by Oily Rag Theatre co-runner Shannon Norfolk. We had a sell-out season, information on the production is below. 

Sex. Death. Crime. Entrepreneurs, murderers, showmen, sex workers and more will have their stories told on an evening walking tour through the suburb of Kensington by your host, a mysterious woman who last walked these streets over a hundred years ago. Even the most genteel suburbs have a dark story or two to tell...

February: 16, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27 at 7.30 p.m.
March: 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 at 7 p.m.

All tickets are $20.00 with a discount for groups of six or more.

The walk starts Mary Mackillop Park, off Phillips Street, Kensington, and lasts for approximately 75 minutes.

As this is a walking tour rather than a conventional show, the audience is limited to 20 per performance to maximise everyone's comfort and enjoyment of the experience.

The starting point for the tour is Mary Mackillop Park in the Mary Mackillop Precinct, on the corner of Phillips Street and High Street, Kensington (see marked Google Map below.)

The tour will proceed rain or shine, we will only cancel in the event of an extreme weather event such as a storm. Keep an eye on the weather updates on the day, and bring a brolly if rain is forecast. If the temperature is forecast as being over 36 degree C, we will provide complimentary bottles of cold water at the start of the tour.



There is limited precinct parking available (see below), and free on-street parking in the surrounding streets (please obey parking signs).


Mary Mackillop Park (see below).


Photographs from our opening performance:





REVIEWS


This show in three words: history lover's delight!" - Kristen on Channel 44 Adelaide. Facebook Video link here. 

"Intriguing from go to woe" - Louise Nunn, Adelaide Now

"I was delighted by just how fun it was! 3 1/2 stars" - Brydie Kosmina, Collage Adelaide.

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