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Adelaide Fringe 2022 - "The Darker Side of Bowden"

Following our sell-out season of "Kreepy Kensington" in the 2019 Fringe ("Intriguing from go to woe" Adelaide Now, "a brilliant idea and a hit before it opened" Barefoot Review), this year we present a walking tour through another historical Adelaide suburb. Your guide this year is Beatrice, the shade of a factory worker from the early twentieth century. She will take you on a journey through the darker side of the history of Bowden starting from its early days as a village of industry and factories. Stories of jealous lovers, murder, suicide, the fight for workers rights and more will be revealed in this must-see for history lovers. Written and performed by Shannon Norfolk. 

Audience limited to 20 for all performances. 

Bookings via Fringetix

Tickets: $20.00 

Duration: 70 minutes

Dates and times:

7.30 p.m. start on 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 February

7 p.m. start on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 March. 

Starting point: Outside 140 Drayton Street, Bowden, on the corner of Drayton Street and Fifth Street. 

Finishing point: The Bowden train station, near Lot 1, Gibson Street, Bowden

Walk length: Approximately 1.7 km.

The terrain of the walk is mostly flat, and takes place on footpaths and in parks. Sensible walking footwear recommended. The longest walk between stops is approximately five minutes. There is seating available (in parks on benches, etc) at most stops. 


Walk length: Approximately 1.7 km.

Please keep an eye on the weather on the day of your booking and dress accordingly. Complimentary bottled cold water will be available if the evening temperature will be over 35 degrees.

If you have any questions, send us a message on our Facebook page.

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