With extremely hot conditions forecast for Friday 1 March 2019 (40 degrees), and with the safety of our clients and residents as our number one priority, we will be rescheduling the Twilight Garden Party planned to take place at The Pines (John Martin House).

The new event details are:

  • Wednesday 6 March | The Pines (John Martin House) | 336 Marion Road, North Plympton

The other two Fringe events at Riverside Retirement Living (March 8) and Carmelite (March 15) will go ahead as planned, unless further extreme weather is forecast.


Age no barrier to Fringe fun at Southern Cross Care

Southern Cross Care’s Fringe program is back for 2019, promising good times, excitement and joy to people of all ages across the Southern Cross Care community.

From Friday 22 February to Friday 15 March, four Southern Cross Care sites will host local and international Fringe performers, as well as performances by talented members of the Southern Cross Care community.

The following Twilight Garden Parties will be run from 5pm to 8pm:

  • 22 February | The Philip Kennedy Centre, 477-479 Military Road Largs Bay SA 5016
  • 8 March | Riverside Retirement Living, 192 Liverpool Road, Goolwa SA 5214
  • 15 March | Carmelite Retirement Living, 7 Spence Avenue Myrtle Bank SA 5064

Each party will include stage shows as well as roving performers, music and carnival food and drink.

This year's performers span a range of genres - from comedy to magic and clowning. The entertainment program will vary site-by-site, but performers include:

Maple Staplegun

Maple Staplegun has escaped from the office and onto the streets ready to prove to the world that she is no ordinary secretary. Armed with hula hoops, office items and a quirky attitude, Maple is set to show the audience that not all is what it seems.

Lori Bell

Lori Bell is a proud South Australian and an Adelaide Comedy favourite, winning a sack of Adelaide Comedy Awards. "Lori Bell is an exemplary club comedian with a confident stage presence, a vast repertoire of jokes, and an infectious enthusiasm which allows her to bring the audience all the way along for the ride.” - SBS.com.au

Tony Roberts

International street performer and award-winning magician Tony Roberts will amaze with world-class magic and mayhem. Cheeky, charming and truly amazing.

The Shells

Vintage stilt swimmers Sheila and Shelly think summer is the best time of the year. Whether they are by the pool, on the beach, or just enjoying a stroll on a sunny day, these are women with vintage style, poise and a few surprises.

Funky Clowns

Fun, funky and colourful clowns on stilts -these retro radicals are wonderful fun for audiences and guests.

Fraser Hooper

For the first time in history Boxing's Biggest Baddy Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge all comers in a three round bout of pure comedy carnage. This is a must see for all sport and comedy fans everywhere.

Two if by Sea

Two if by Sea perform a mix of original and traditional tunes, powered by the wonderful virtuosic sounds of Rachel Johnston on cello. Expect Celtic, Scandinavian, Eastern European folk,  bluegrass and new acoustic music and a touch of swing with some lovely harmony singing.

Beach Patrol

Beach Patrol are ready to rescue. Be dazzled by their daring drills! You’ll need CPR after these moustachioed musclemen have bared their biceps while diverting danger.

Able Mable

Bubbly and entertaining Mable escapes from handcuffs, pops balloons with her whip, balances high on a ladder with fabric billowing out behind her. She’s vibrant, funny and technically skilled.

Katie Wright Dynamite

Katie Wright Dynamite will amaze you with her daring gulling of clubs, knifes, fire and eggs! Be prepared for dexterous hula-hoop madness while Katie Wright Dynamite spins hula-hoops all over her body!


Southern Cross Care was the first South Australian aged care provider to host a Fringe program. Since the inaugural program in 2016 we have brought international and local acts to our community with outstanding results.