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Review | Larry Dean defeats the stand-up cynic with Fandan

Review | Larry Dean defeats the stand-up cynic with Fandan

Larry Dean – Fandan | The Gold Digger | til Feb 18th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I was recently told that you can almost always tell a show is going to be bad by the promotional images. Apparently the rule of thumb is that if it features somebody needlessly pulling an awkward face, or their body […]

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Review | Betty Grumble makes a rumble with LOVE & ANGER

Review | Betty Grumble makes a rumble with LOVE & ANGER

LOVE & ANGER | The Shambles | til Feb 11th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Betty Grumble is a Fringe World breakout star and her most recent show LOVE & ANGER is a triumph in all things groovy, grotesque and grumble. Coming off last year’s Award Winning Cabaret Betty Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World, Grumble has […]

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Review | La Potato Cabaret serves up a spud-tacular showcase

Review | La Potato Cabaret serves up a spud-tacular showcase

La Potato Cabaret | Connections Nightclub | til Feb 9th | ★ ★ ★ ★ The opening night of La Potato Cabaret proved to be a playful, sensual and offbeat celebration of the female body in all of its forms. Presented by Sugar Blue Burlesque, the show posed the existential question – ‘What is Potato’? Well, they […]

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Circus, dance and theatre entwine in Driftwood

Circus, dance and theatre entwine in Driftwood

Melbourne based circus group Casus Circus has been touring the globe with their acclaimed show Driftwood and now it’s heading to Perth for Fringe World. Performer Jon Bonaventura chatted to us about their work.   How would you describe your show Driftwood? Driftwood is a show about humans coming together along the current of life […]

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Review | Party Ghost takes circus to the afterlife

Review | Party Ghost takes circus to the afterlife

  Party Ghost | De Parel Speigeltent | til Feb 7th | ★ ★ ★ ¾ You’ve gotta love the fact that Fringe World will always deliver shows left of centre. Party Ghost is so far left that you’ll be thoroughly gob-smacked at how ooky, kooky and spooky it is. Deliciously macabre, this is a circus show […]

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Review | One Punch Wonder packs a wallop

Review | One Punch Wonder packs a wallop

One Punch Wonder | The Actors’ Hub | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★  The Actors’ Hub trains local actors. Fringe is an excellent opportunity to showcase the work of some of those performers.  This year four young men in collaboration with Director Amanda Crews are performing four different plays over a season of 12 […]

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Review | The Actors’ Hub ask what makes a legend in Why?

Review | The Actors’ Hub ask what makes a legend in Why?

  Why? (4x4x4x4) | The Actors’ Hub | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ½  What does make a legend? How do you achieve success? Why? begs to ask the audience about legends. It is an unconventional play about the lives of Muhammad Ali, Heath Ledger, Robin Williams and Andy Kaufman and their way to […]

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Review | Take the plunge into the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

Review | Take the plunge into the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

  Above The Mealy-Mouthed Sea | The Blue Room Theatre | til Feb 3rd  | ★ ★ ★ ★  Some people attend a Fringe show in the hopes of a good laugh. Others invariably seek out Fringe cringe, or shows that are awkward, either through intent or outright inability. Then there are those of us who look […]

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Review | Big Value laughs on the Connections terrace

Review | Big Value laughs on the Connections terrace

Big Value Edinburgh Comedy | Connections Nightclub | til Feb 24 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Comedy shows can often be hit and miss especially with Fringe, sometimes bordering on cringeworthy and uncomfortable. But not The Big Value Edinburgh Comedy, granted the audience capacity was somewhat minuscule however it did not stop the comedians from delivering their […]

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Review | You’ll want to stay for dessert after First Date the Musical

Review | You’ll want to stay for dessert after First Date the Musical

First Date the Musical | WA Maritime Museum | til Feb 3rd | ★ ★ ★ ★  Do you remember going on an awkward first date? Were you getting anxious meeting that person, hoping they are the one for you or do you put out? Well, look no further than First Date the Musical. First Date the […]

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