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Briefs are back in town for ‘The Second Coming’

Briefs are back in town for ‘The Second Coming’

The bawdy boys of Briefs are back in town once again for another fabulous Fringe World. The troupe of boylesque, drag and circus performers celebrate life on the fringe, with a spectacular show loaded with queer talent. We caught up with the always charming Fez Faanana for a quick chat about what the show is […]

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‘A Special Day’ explores the power of freedom at Fringe World

‘A Special Day’ explores the power of freedom at Fringe World

Mexican-American actors Ana Graham and Antonio Vega have brought their critically acclaimed work, A Special Day, to this year’s Fringe World Festival. Based on the 1977 Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, the pair describe the play as a bittersweet human drama about a life changing encounter between two neighbours at a time of political unrest. Graham and Vega explain […]

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Review | ‘The Dolly Parton Story’ is all class

Review | ‘The Dolly Parton Story’ is all class

The Dolly Parton Story | De Parel | Until 9 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Night Owl Shows always deliver and last night’s opening of one of their production shows took my breath away; it was the incredible Dolly Parton Story. I won’t stop raving about this show and clearly this is the one that stands […]

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Review | Ginava brings all of themselves to ‘Split Lip’

Review | Ginava brings all of themselves to ‘Split Lip’

Split Lip | Girls School | Until 2 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Gendermess founder and Perth’s resident drag monster Ginava brings their first solo experience to Fringe World this year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the local avant-garde drag performer, Ginava has made a name for herself with her fabulously monstrous […]

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Review | ‘Purple People Comedy & Circus’ is family-friendly fun

Review | ‘Purple People Comedy & Circus’ is family-friendly fun

Purple People Comedy & Circus | Big Top | Until 2 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ What would you expect to see if you fused the aesthetics of nineties pop icons AQUA with an ultra-gymnastic, fire breathing, hula hooping circus act? This show, that’s what. WA based performance duo Zap Circus have been performing their unique […]

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Review | The Lion Never Sleeps is an essential work for this moment

Review | The Lion Never Sleeps is an essential work for this moment

The Lion Never Sleeps | The Blue Room & Northbridge | Until 1st Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  They say our past will come back to haunt us. But they forget to mention that, sometimes, being haunted can be a beautiful experience. The Lion Never Sleeps is such a beautiful haunting. It’s an incredible work, a […]

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Review | FEMME is an intimate and immersive experience

Review | FEMME is an intimate and immersive experience

FEMME | Girls School | Until 7 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  The Biology classroom at the Perth Girls School is another small Fringe Festival venue and it was packed with about 50 people for the opening night of Erin Fowler’s physical theatre. Seats were arranged on either side of a catwalk that had a ladder […]

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Review | L.I.A.R. (Life Is A Rehearsal) tells a story of growing up

Review | L.I.A.R. (Life Is A Rehearsal) tells a story of growing up

L.I.A.R (Life Is A Rehearsal) | Teatro | Until 10th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  ½  When you heard the word circus, it most often conjures images of frivolous fun. Whether it’s juggling clowns and high-flying acrobatics, or the glamour of Cirque du Soleil; the last thing I’d expect from a circus performance is a cerebral […]

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Review | Sirqus Alfon bring something uniquely geeky to Fringe World

Review | Sirqus Alfon bring something uniquely geeky to Fringe World

Sirqus Alfon – I Am Somebody | The Rechabite | Until 16 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   In a festival overflowing with delicious performances celebrating sexuality and all things salacious, Sirqus Alfon bring something refreshingly different to this year’s Fringe World lineup. The Sweden-based trio of musicians and circus artists bring a wholesome, unique and delightfully […]

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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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