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Review | ‘The Madonna Circus: Reinvention’ – Better than MDNA

Review | ‘The Madonna Circus: Reinvention’ – Better than MDNA

The Madonna Circus: Reinvention | West Australian Spiegeltent til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Drag Madonna and drag Cher battling it out in a “lip-synch for your life” situation onstage with Mr Pole World 2014 (Blue Phoenix), Mr Boylesque Australia 2017 (Karl Kayoss) and a host of other acrobatic hotties from all genders… it doesn’t […]

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Review | ‘Bella Green is Charging For It’ is hilarious

Review | ‘Bella Green is Charging For It’ is hilarious

Bella Green is Charging For It | Deluxe | Until 17 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  If you’ve ever had any questions about the realities of sex work, Bella Green will probably cover it in her hilarious show that draws upon her own experiences of working as a stripper, sex worker and dominatrix.  Using a combination […]

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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 | 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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Review | GLAMOURPUSS is all about glitzy fun and sass

Review | GLAMOURPUSS is all about glitzy fun and sass

GLAMOURPUSS | The Edith | til 16th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ½  Cabaret is all about glitzy fun and sass and GLAMOURPUSS has plenty of both to share. This Fringe World Festival, Cougar Morrison and Mark Turner join Perth Cabaret Collective in The Edith Spiegeltent in Yagan Square for a night of jazz, dancing girls […]

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Creating the theatrical experience of ‘Dali After Dark’

Creating the theatrical experience of ‘Dali After Dark’

A lot of Fringe World shows can end up being kind of similar, another show in a Spiegeltent, a repetition of disco balls, another sword swallower takes to the stage.  So it’s refreshing when a show starts off a little differently. For Dali After Dark, which is on at Dali Land – the renamed Metro City […]

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Review | The Baden Street Singers: Whose Note is it Anyway?

Review | The Baden Street Singers: Whose Note is it Anyway?

The Baden Street Singers: Whose Note Is It Anyway? | The Edith | til 17th Feb | ★ ★ ★  Kookamunga, Kafkaesque, Onomatopoeia and Kerfuffle – now try and make a song out of that! Well that’s exactly the kind of random nonsense The Baden Street Singers excel at turning into hilarious musical numbers that could […]

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Review | Spend Another Night at the Musicals this weekend

Another Night at the Musicals | Teatro | til 10th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  UK’s cabaret favourites Jonny Woo and Le Gateau Chocolat return to Perth for another twisted trip through the annals of musical theatre. Woo and Chocolat tackle everything from The Sound of Music to Disney, setting out to – in their own words – […]

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