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Perth Festival: Bianco

I’ve never been one to dream about running away with the circus. Bicycling bears, human cannonballs and hairy ladies aren’t my thing. But on Friday night, I changed my mind. ...

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Xarcuteria, Claremont

Surely I’m not the only one whose appreciation for Spanish cured meat began while watching the cult classic Jamón Jamón? Hm, the silence tells me I might just be. Xarcuteria, ...

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Mechanics’ Institute, Northbridge

Think burgers and cocktails don’t match? Perthites Hamish Fleming and Siobhan Blumann reckon they do. In fact, they’ve built their burgeoning burgers-and-cocktails empire on it. The couple own Mrs Brown ...

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Perth Food Truck Rumble

I’ve decided: the more temporary a shop, the cooler the food it ...
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Independent Theatre Festival

Fringe has finished. PIAF‘s over. The Winter Arts Season feels like months ...
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Bill’s Bar and Bites

If you can remember Wednesday nights out at the ‘Seedy Leedy’, chances ...
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Perth Festival: Ludovico Einaudi

Today I bought my first classical music album. It was inevitable, I ...
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Northbridge Piazza Yoga

As part of its Perth City Life season, the City of Perth ...
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Fringe World: Top Picks

Some things go hand-in-hand with summer in Perth. Beach sunsets. The Fremantle ...

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Dark Lake

I made the mistake of showing my sister the invitation for Dark Lake, days before we were about to see the show. I had reassured her the interactive theatre experience would be a bit of laugh, a sister-bonding experience akin to baking cookies or watching 30 Rock. But when she saw the picture of a […]

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Fringe World: Lords of Luxury

This is what you get when you add four lads, four tuxedos, a little luxury and a healthy dose of bromance. The boys, Dan Debuf, Paul Verhoeven, Matt Saraceni and Luke Ryan have taken time away from their usual gigs, hosting radio shows and performing stand-up comedy, to put together a new act following their […]

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Fringe World: La Belle Epoque

Paris, 1889. The Moulin Rouge has just opened its doors, the Eiffel Tower has just been completed for the World Fair, absinthe is flowing freely, and hope, peace, art, and music are all around. It’s La Belle Epoque – the beautiful era – and it’s brought to the stage by Perth’s Sugar Blue Burlesque with […]

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Fringe World: Kaput

Tom Flanagan combines acrobatics, chaos and comedy in Kaput, a hilarious and engaging tribute to the slapstick comedy of the silent movie era. Backed by John Thorn’s jaunty original piano score, Kaput is a charming, entertaining show, perfect for a family outing. Just be warned –  if you take that option, be prepared for some […]

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Fringe World: The Swing Revue

Jessie Gordon’s enthusiasm is infectious. Hearing her speak about her Fringe World show, The Swing Revue, caused me to immediately book out my Saturday night to see what the fuss was about. You suspect she could convince an Eskimo his drink needed cooling, and that he’d end up as pleased with his ice acquisition as […]

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Fringe World: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

WAAPA graduate Gillian Cosgriff returns to Perth with her Fringe World debut, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, a hilarious and often touching musical lament on the conflict between aspirations of self-improvement and acceptance of one’s own nature. Voicing her struggles with ambitions of adulthood through an engaging combination of standup and song, […]

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Fringe World: Extreme Ab Workout

Are you ready to feel the burn? Extreme Ab Workout brings a mixed bag of standup to Fringe World, showcasing the talents of local and interstate comedians in a show that promises stomach-shaping laughs. Though it didn’t deliver on the pectoral pressure it promised, there’s no denying the laughs provided by host Graham Goodall Smith, […]

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Fringe World: Jessie Gordon Interview

Are you ready to swing? Returning to Fringe World after its successful opening weekend run, The Swing Revue celebrates the music from the 30s, 40s and 50s, with the cream of the crop of Perth swing musicians teaming up for an evening of music, dance, and laughter. Perth swing stars Libby Hammer, Harry Deluxe, Adam […]

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Fringe World: Chris Turner

With Chris Turner, a pun is never pardoned and always intended. Armed with not one, but two university degrees, Chris hits the stage with some seriously quick witted and clever stand-up comedy. Perhaps not exactly what his parents had in mind after he graduated from Oxford…. but we’re glad he made the move. He starts […]

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Fringe World: Trixie & Monkey’s Bottoms Up Circus

Ever wondered how to tame a monkey? Spank a monkey? Be lawfully wedded to a monkey? Well, this show may be for you. The fabulous Trixie and bad-ass Evil Monkey have graced our shores all the way from New York City, bringing Perth a cheeky burlesque come circus show that will make you blush…. Especially […]

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