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Review | Dolly Diamond sparkles in her version of Blankety Blanks

Review | Dolly Diamond sparkles in her version of Blankety Blanks

Dolly Di*mond’s Bl*nkety Bl*nks | Downstairs at the Maj | til 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Melbourne’s queen of cabaret Dolly Diamond returns to Perth with her extra-fabulous re-imagining of the classic Australian version of the US game show Match Game; Blankety Blanks. Diamond retains the format of the Graham Kennedy vehicle, bringing two contestants to […]

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Review | Drag and burlesque collide in The Booby Trap

Review | Drag and burlesque collide in The Booby Trap

The Booby Trap | Connections Nightclub | til 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ½  The Booby Trap returns to Fringe World Festival in 2019, presenting a collection of exciting drag and burlesque talents who are given the task of performing two numbers – one from each school of performance. Opening night brought together an eclectic […]

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Review | Wank Bank Masterclass is here to change your life

Review | Wank Bank Masterclass is here to change your life

Wank Bank Masterclass | Casa Mondo | til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  To quote my straight mate who accompanied me to this Fringe show, “Dammit, I’ve been wanking wrong this whole time!!!” Which sums up what is on the (laminated for a reason) menu at this filthy and informative hour of festival entertainment. When […]

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Nothing Chronic (Except Love) brings a unique spoken word experience

Nothing Chronic (Except Love) brings a unique spoken word experience

Every year we lament the commercialisation of Valentines Day, all the while scrambling as we try to book a table at that hot new restaurant. Well, if you’re looking for something unique and out of the box this year – something that will wow your beau while showing how cultural you can be – look […]

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The Last Great Hunt step up with ‘Le Nor’

The Last Great Hunt step up with ‘Le Nor’

Since they formed a few years ago, The Last Great Hunt have delivered a string of creative and intriguing theatre works. Their productions are often fused with technology, or utilise puppetry and live animation, sometimes they create site specific works, and they’re always delivered with enthusiasm and flair. The company has had some big milestones […]

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Review | Silence My Lady Head is an ode to rule-breaking performers

Review | Silence My Lady Head is an ode to rule-breaking performers

Silence My Lady Head | The Blue Room Theatre | til 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★  FUGUE is a Perth based theatre making collective with a history of creating innovative and physically demanding works including last years much lauded Court My Crotch. They’ve come together with Melbourne based artists Indigo Keane and Nicole Harvey to […]

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Review | Gender Blender Burlesque strips away the binary

Review | Gender Blender Burlesque strips away the binary

Gender Blender Burlesque | Connections Nightclub | til 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  In a sea of burlesque and drag shows at Fringe World Festival, the team behind Gender Blender Burlesque promise to deliver something different – and deliver they did. The Fringe World debut brings together top talents from between the realms of drag […]

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Bella Green gets real about sex work at Fringe World Festival

Bella Green gets real about sex work at Fringe World Festival

Comedian, writer and sex worker Bella Green is bringing her debut show to her hometown for Fringe World Festival. Bella Green Is Charging For It takes a journey through Green’s life as a sex worker in the form of stand-up, sketch comedy and storytelling. Green answers questions like ‘What really goes on at a peep […]

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Review | Menagerie Choir tell their stories in Odes to the (In)significant

Review | Menagerie Choir tell their stories in Odes to the (In)significant

Menagerie Choir’s Odes to the (In)significant | Teatro | til 15th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  Menagerie Choir is a no audition, no experience necessary choral cohort built around a love for singing and being a part of an enthusiastic, supportive, judgement free environment. Menagerie’s show Odes to the (In)significant is unlike any choral performance I’ve […]

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Silence My Lady Head summons the 80s, Grace Jones & PJ Harvey

Silence My Lady Head summons the 80s, Grace Jones & PJ Harvey

Local queer theatre favourites FUGUE have teamed up with Melbourne artists Indigo Keane and Nicole Harvey for a ‘disco nightclub exorcism’ at this year’s Fringe World Festival. The one-woman show is inspired by the women of the 80s – particularly the legendary Grace Jones and her infallible brand of club performance – re-arranging theatre, drag […]

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