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Local LGBTQIA+ talent win big at Fringe World Festival awards

Local LGBTQIA+ talent win big at Fringe World Festival awards

The 2022 Fringe World Festival came to a close this weekend with the best shows in the Festival recognised at the Fringe World Awards ceremony. ARTRAGE have reported the 2022 festival is on track to achieve ticketed attendance of 230,000, which is an increase from 2021 Festival of 220,000. More than $6.4 million will be […]

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Review | Performers get personal in heartfelt ‘5.2’

Review | Performers get personal in heartfelt ‘5.2’

5.2 | The Big Top | til Feb 13 | ★ ★ ★  I should have done my homework before I went into this show as I didn’t know the background story and was confused in the beginning by the premise (or lack thereof). Why did they fold laundry for so long? What will happen when […]

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Review | ‘FILTHY’ takes audiences to an escapist world of fantasy

Review | ‘FILTHY’ takes audiences to an escapist world of fantasy

FILTHY | Connections Nightclub | til Feb 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Well, OMG. What a way to spend a weeknight. I haven’t that much excitement on a school night since my 20s. The cast were on fire. I learned afterwards that this show is in its third year and I’m not surprised as it is […]

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Review | ‘Avenue Q’ punches down despite talented cast

Review | ‘Avenue Q’ punches down despite talented cast

Avenue Q | Season Ended I recently bumped into an old friend from uni. Back in the day, Tommo was the life of every party, making us laugh and inventing silly songs, and it was great catching up. Partway through our evening, I was thinking it was just like old times — but felt slightly […]

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Review | Don’t sleep on BurLEZque’s ‘Pillow Talk: Back in the Sack’

Review | Don’t sleep on BurLEZque’s ‘Pillow Talk: Back in the Sack’

Pillow Talk: Back in the Sack | The Hat Trick | til Feb 6 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Last year, BurLEZque presented the Fringe World Festival debut of Pillow Talk, garnering a five-star review from OUTinPerth for their entertaining, educational exploration of queer sexuality. Heading into the 2022 redux, Back in the Sack, I wondered how they’d top last […]

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Review | Top quality improv cuts close to the bone in ‘YAAAS KWEEN’

Review | Top quality improv cuts close to the bone in ‘YAAAS KWEEN’

YAAAS KWEEN | Girls School | til Feb 13 | ★ ★ ★ ★  I must admit, I was a little nervous about attending YAAAS KWEEN as a white person. I was expecting discomfort and ready to embrace it, but unsure as to exactly how much discomfort there would be. I wasn’t disappointed – my white privilege […]

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The Actors’ Hub push it to the limit at Fringe World Festival

The Actors’ Hub push it to the limit at Fringe World Festival

Two weeks into Perth’s Fringe Festival, local Director Amanda Crewes admits she’s barely slept, running on a mix of adrenalin, coffee and passion as local performance school The Actors’ Hub, is in the midst of a grueling performance schedule. Directing 24 performances over Perth’s Fringe Festival, the school is focused on keeping audiences on their […]

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Review | ‘P!NK: The Circus’ brings glitz, glamour & gasps of amazement

Review | ‘P!NK: The Circus’ brings glitz, glamour & gasps of amazement

P!NK: The Circus | The Royale Theatre | til Feb 6 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Playing at the Royale Theatre, P!NK: The Circus is a powerhouse performance on par with it’s namesake! This show is brought to you by BarbieQ; entertainer, producer, choreographer and diva, Perth drag queen extraordinaire and Kinetica – a collective of circus, visual […]

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Review | ‘A Night of Musical Theatre’ is food for your soul

Review | ‘A Night of Musical Theatre’ is food for your soul

A Night of Musical Theatre | Connections Nightclub | til Feb 5 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Earlier in the day I’d read an article about the venue for A Night of Musical Theatre – Connections Nightclub – and it was the few lines of newspaper column announcing Connections birth in 1975 that played in my mind […]

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Review | ‘ARCANA: The Devil’s Temptation’ shuffles the deck

Review | ‘ARCANA: The Devil’s Temptation’ shuffles the deck

ARCANA: The Devil’s Temptation | Girls School | til Feb 13 | ★ ½  Under the iconic, neon pink sign of the Girls School, patrons lining up to see ARCANA at the Gold Digger had a ten-minute delay within the venue, which housed lifting floorboards (duct taped together, within an inch of their life), backless seating, […]

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