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Review | Local drag stars test their buzzers with ‘The Girly Game’

Review | Local drag stars test their buzzers with ‘The Girly Game’

The Girly Game | The Gold Digger | 25, 31 Jan, 1 Feb | ★ ★ ★   Local drag stars Donna Kebab, Perri Oxide and Sassie Cassie present a panel game show where different guests join them each night to play a series of games and engage in some fun and frivolity. Donna serves as the […]

Review | Drag star Velma Celli is brilliant in ‘Me & My Divas’

Review | Drag star Velma Celli is brilliant in ‘Me & My Divas’

Me & My Divas | Da Parel, The Pleasure Garden | Until 28 Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   British drag star Velma Celli returns to Fringe World with a brand new show for 2020. Me & My Divas is a homage to the many singers the performer idolised as she was growing up, back when she was a […]

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Review | Drag Diva Spectacular is loaded with energy and joy

Review | Drag Diva Spectacular is loaded with energy and joy

Drag Diva Spectacular | Connections | Until 1 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  What the *uc* (rhymes with truck) is in the water here in Perth! Maybe it doesn’t have anything to do what the water we drink; maybe the answers lies in the ability of Connections icon and resident Drill Sergeant, Ms BarbieQ’s, choices in […]

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Review | Little Death Club is anything but dead

Review | Little Death Club is anything but dead

Little Death Club | West Australian Spiegeltent | Until 16 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Imagine the new Nina Hagen takes a trip to the Weimar Republic, stops in a few sleazy alleyway bars on the way to pick up some weird and wonderful friends, hijacks a world-class gypsy punk/jazz band and throws a fetish cabaret […]

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Review | Briefs: The Second Coming has come again

Briefs: The Second Coming | The Rechabite | Until 16 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Celebrating eight years of bringing their festival favourite to the west coast, the boys of Briefs return to our shores for another sparkling spectacular at Fringe World. Most certainly, Briefs is an act we all immediately associate with our annual fringe-y […]

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Janet Carter creates a party to celebrate queer culture

Janet Carter creates a party to celebrate queer culture

A work in development by Perth-based artist Janet Carter, Transmission is a place to explore queer desire and culture, under the banner of a fabulous dance party. A counter-response to loss and the failure to transmit, with reference to the AIDS epidemic and the generational loss of the ’80s and ’90s, this work recognises the […]

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First round of Fringe World 2020 Awards announced

First round of Fringe World 2020 Awards announced

There are hundreds of Fringe World shows on and it can be a challenge to work out which ones you should be rushing to see. One good indicator of a show’s quality is if it picks up a Fringe World Award. Each week hundreds of secret judges who work in the cultural industries visit shows […]

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Review | ‘Casting Off’ inspires audiences to be over the top

Review | ‘Casting Off’ inspires audiences to be over the top

Casting Off | De Parel | Until 2 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  “You can either be happy, or right. I choose to be happy and I am most happy when doing handstands…” Three infectious, cheeky and heart warming women look right at us as if we’re the ones about to perform. They tinker with […]

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Review | Nath Valvo has everyone laughing in the Big Top

Review | Nath Valvo has everyone laughing in the Big Top

Nath Valvo – Chatty Cathy | Big Top | Until 26 Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Nath Valvo has performed in amazing venues across Australia and abroad. On opening night inside the Big Top tent in the Pleasure Garden, Nath’s first joke was about performing in a tent and being blown away by a gust of wind […]

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Review | Krishna Istha uses comedy to explore gender identity

Beast | The Blue Room | Until 25 Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★ Krishna Istha is a performance artist who has embraced the techniques of stand up comedy, and while the name of the show takes inspiration from the fairytale of Beauty and The Beast, they have created a beast of their own, what do […]

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