Helliar headlines Playford Palace

ONE of Australia’s most recognisable comedians  will headline the Playford Palace when the north’s version of the Adelaide Fringe Festival rolls into town in February.

Peter Helliar, a co-host of Channel 10 program The Project and popular television and radio star, will perform at the Shedley Theatre in Elizabeth as part of the Playford Palace fringe event.

Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said council was thrilled to bring Mr Helliar to Playford, following on from the success of last year’s event in which fellow radio and television funny man Dave Hughes took to the stage.

“From our TV screens to the Shedley stage, Peter Helliar is sure to be a hit amongst a northern audience,” he said.

 “We want to continue to provide our community with the opportunity to experience the Adelaide Fringe closer to home by bringing big names to Playford.”

Prince George Plaza will for the first time host the three-day event, with the program jam-packed with free and affordable entertainment for community members.

Bamboozled Productions will add free festivities to the event, with a pop-up venue known as ‘The Rastelli’ set to host many exciting performances across a wide range of genres.

Playford Palace will open on Friday, February 23, and conclude on Sunday, February 25.

Full program details are yet to be confirmed, but to stay up to date visit playford.sa.gov.au

 

Tom Staggard

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Born and raised in Adelaide's northern suburbs, Tom attended Tyndale Christian School in Salisbury East before studying journalism at the University of South Australia. Tom joined The Bunyip in June 2017 after previously working in the Adelaide Hills for The Courier newspaper in Mount Barker and the Weekender Herald in Crafers. As part of his role, Tom will cover the Adelaide Plains and Playford council regions. Away from work, he is a massive sports fan and loves all things football, cricket, basketball and soccer.

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