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Review | Clara Cupcakes puts a lot of love into being The Worst

Review | Clara Cupcakes puts a lot of love into being The Worst

Clara Cupcakes: The Worst | The Deluxe | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ½  Clara Cupcakes’ The Worst draws from the pain of a failed relationship, and guides the audience through the inevitable bad decisions that many of us are doomed to make. This charming comedy show looks through the lens of Clara the […]

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Review | One Punch Wonder knocks it out of the ring in 4x4x4

Review | One Punch Wonder knocks it out of the ring in 4x4x4

One Punch Wonder | The Actors’ Hub | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  What makes a man? Is it his strength? His compassion? His ability to provide? His fists? In a time where the definition of manhood is being challenged and redefined at every level in our society, One Punch Wonder asks what […]

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Review | Dawn Pascoe shows Flaws and All in her one-woman circus

Review | Dawn Pascoe shows Flaws and All in her one-woman circus

Flaws and All | Black Flamingo | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ½  Usually I don’t know very much about a Fringe performance ahead of time but I had read some things about this performance and it seemed exciting. I found the title of the one-woman aerial circus performance interesting and wondered if the […]

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Review | Vogue: The Madonna Circus showcases talented locals

Vogue: The Madonna Circus | The Pleasure Garden | Until 24th February | ★ ★ ★ ★ Drag  star BarbieQ and local circus company Kinetica have forged a great partnership combining their talents. Their show Sinsuality was a stand out at previous editions of Fringe World and now they’re presenting and brand new show – Vogue: The Madonna […]

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Review | DROWNING is an intense and delicate exploration of grief

Review | DROWNING is an intense and delicate exploration of grief

DROWNING | Paper Mountain | til Feb 22nd | ★ ★ ★ ★  Grief is a strange beast. It is both quiet and loud, ferocious and soft. It coils around the soul with such an intensity that at times it feels like you are growing a diamond inside your chest. At other times, it feels as though […]

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Review | Raul is by the pool and the water is fine

Review | Raul is by the pool and the water is fine

Raul By The Pool | Ramp @ The Ice Cream Factory | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★  “Shit, is this funny or not?” was my mate’s stellar, and pretty apt response, when I asked him what he’d thought about the show. Two other guys at a urinal trough chimed in with a few opinions of […]

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Review | Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden is bewildering

Review | Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden is bewildering

Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden | The Blue Room | til Feb 24th | ★ ★ ★  Wow. If ever there was a show that epitomised the spirit of Fringe, this was it. Madame Nightshade takes you on a journey of schizophrenic proportions. What that journey is exactly cannot be faithfully captured within the word limit for […]

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Review | Elixir is a fail-safe cure for boredom

Review | Elixir is a fail-safe cure for boredom

Elixir | West Australian Spiegeltent | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Sci-fi, circus and comedy collide in this brilliant Fringe World show from the boys at Head First Acrobats. Opening with one of the stars gnawing on a severed limb, it’s clear from the outset this isn’t your typical circus show. A zombie outbreak […]

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Review | Sudden Skies are cloudy in a bold and experimental piece

Review | Sudden Skies are cloudy in a bold and experimental piece

Sudden Skies | The Blue Room | til Feb 24th | ★ ★  Sometimes my friends and I play a game where we point out random objects on the street, a trolley for example, and deconstruct it, coming up with elaborate and patently false ideas of what it could mean. Maybe it’s the English teacher in […]

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Review | Damian Callinan in Swing Man

Review | Damian Callinan in Swing Man

Damian Callinan in Swing Man | Casa Mondo | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I have a confession. Despite being a renowned character and multiple award-nominated stand-up comedian, I didn’t know who Damian Callinan was before I saw his show. I should get out more — perhaps to one of the Swing Dance classes […]

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