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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]