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Review | ‘Colossal’ reminds us we write our own stories

Review | ‘Colossal’ reminds us we write our own stories

Colossal | The Chalet | til Feb 2 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Fringe is my favourite time of the year in Perth, second only to Pride in November. Fringe World’s hot breath on PrideFEST’s neck, giving it a playful kiss and whispering words of desire that give us all goosebumps! Fringe brings everything I love […]

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Review | ‘Ginava’s Messy Friends’ have one hell of a show for you

Review | ‘Ginava’s Messy Friends’ have one hell of a show for you

Ginava’s Messy Friends | De Parel | til Feb 2 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Gendermess Productions have become a prolific and much-celebrated force among the local arts scene under the leadership of founder, director and artist Ginava. Ginava’s unique and spectacular vision of drag and intersectional artistry has seen her plucked from the queer clubs of […]

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Review | ‘You Got Moxie, Kid’ celebrates self-discovery and Jeff Goldblum

Review | ‘You Got Moxie, Kid’ celebrates self-discovery and Jeff Goldblum

You Got Moxie, Kid | Connections | til Jan 28 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Originally scheduled to premiere in 2022, this debut show by lash lioness Moxie Heart was postponed (because, well C-19). Literal years in the making, this show breaks down the wall between Moxie and her audience; sharing her story of self-discovery, transition, […]

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Review | ‘Club d’Amour’ is a sizzling, scintillating sensation

Review | ‘Club d’Amour’ is a sizzling, scintillating sensation

Club d’Amour | De Parel | til Feb 2 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  When a Fringe show offers a mash-up of 50 Shades of Grey, Moulin Rouge, and Rocky Horror, there’s always going to be high expectations, and a bit of apprehension, from new audience members. Tone & Cheek promised that and more with their […]

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Review | Talented teams battle it out in ‘Burlesque vs Magic!’

Review | Talented teams battle it out in ‘Burlesque vs Magic!’

Burlesque vs Magic! | Various venues | ★ ★ ★ ½  Burlesque vs Magic! pits two teams of performers against each other, with contrasting art forms, to decide who is the Ultimate Champion. Team magic, headed by Cameron the Magician, comprises of… well, simply Cameron. Team Burlesque, led by Coco Fatale, however, changes their champions at […]

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Review | ‘Karen from Finance is Doing Time’ is drag at its hilarious best

Review | ‘Karen from Finance is Doing Time’ is drag at its hilarious best

Karen From Finance is Doing Time | The Hat Trick | til Feb 2 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Drag has come a long way! From the polish and precision of Melbourne and Sydney’s Les Girls in the halcyon night club days of the 70s, to today where shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race can be seen in […]

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Review | ‘Sophie’s Slumber Party’ offers wholesome, infectious fun

Review | ‘Sophie’s Slumber Party’ offers wholesome, infectious fun

Sophie’s Slumber Party | The Parlour @ Perth Cultural Centre | ★ ★ ★ ★  I have to admit that owing to the fact of having testicles, I was always excluded from ever being invited to a slumber party. Have no fear, the new dawn has arrived and finally we got to share and laugh our heads […]

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Review | Local artists strut their glorious stuff in ‘Best of Fringe’

Review | Local artists strut their glorious stuff in ‘Best of Fringe’

Best of Fringe | Big Top at The Pleasure Garden | ★ ★ ★ ★  Best of Fringe is the perfect taster to open Fringeworld 2023 and whet your appetite for the mixed bag of acts that make Fringe so exciting year-on-year. Essentially a tasting platter, this variety show was a smorgasbord of small excerpts of larger […]

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Review | Dip your toes into the cool waters of ‘Cabaret Le Papillon’

Review | Dip your toes into the cool waters of ‘Cabaret Le Papillon’

Cabaret Le Papillon | Season Ended | ★ ★ ★ ½  Cabaret Le Papillon, produced by Whisky A’more, was created for burlesque and cabaret newcomers to explore their crafts on a public stage in a safe space. Since 2018 Whisky has produced show after show of burlesque, drag and cabaret line-ups, making space for a diverse […]

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Review | ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a bumpy ride

Review | ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a bumpy ride

What’s Love Got To Do With It? | Dir: Shekhar Kapur | ★ ★ ★ ½  Not to be confused with the film based on the life of Tina Turner, the latest film questioning what love has to do with it is a rom-com. Set in extravagant locations in London and Lahore, there is never a […]

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