Produced by the team that brought us Fringe World sensation La Soirée, Club Swizzle is a new show for Perth audiences, bringing the best in cabaret, circus and comedy. The production, which opened at the Ice Cream Factory in Northbridge last week, is an absolute riot where the pre-show bar becomes the main stage for just under 2 hours of high energy entertainment.
Amy G is one of the Club Swizzle gang. A powerhouse on stage
You might remember outstanding singer and performer Le Gateau Chocolat from previous Fringe World appearances where he won over our town with his commanding voice and stage presence. This year he has teamed up with friend and drag icon Jonny Woo to present a new show about a shared passion: A Night at the Musicals.
Perth-born, Melbourne-based actor, improviser and cabaret star Louisa Fitzhardinge has a penchant for language: she’s a native English speaker with a BA in German language and a Cert III in Auslan, and she’s a mega grammar nerd. Her show Comma Sutra just enjoyed a sell-out season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and is coming to Fringe World
1. Gillian Cosgriff Ticket Giveaway!
2010 WAAPA Music Theatre graduate (and one of our faves), Gillian Cosgriff, is back in Perth for another season of Fringe World. This time she’s bringing her new show, The Moon and Back to both Noodle Palace and Midlandia for its world premiere!
Wes Snelling is a bit of an arts all rounder with a very long resume. This Fringe World season he is presenting his highly acclaimed show Tina Del Twist to Perth audiences, and while Aunty Tina is quite a delight to get to know, we wanted to find out more about the man behind the diva. Wes grew up up on a caravan park in regional Victoria and this is where we begin…
A gigantic hit from past Fringe World seasons has been Briefs – an all male troupe who are a bit cheeky and a lot of fun. They are returning to Fringe World 2016 with their latest acts of boylesque, acrobatics and vaudeville in The West Australian Spiegeltent from 2-6 & 8-14 February. The boys will also present Club Briefs, a variety show club night with special guests on 5, 6, 12 & 13 February. Fez Faanana is the director and one of the performers of Briefs, and is our guest today.
The Fringe World program for 2016 is, once again, MASSIVE. And we love that! Perth’s own Fringe festival has become so vast and world renowned, it is attracting acts from all over the globe and creating opportunities for local performers to get their work out there. But if you find the program a little overwhelming and you want some help identifying some unmissable shows, then read on for our guide to the best of Fringe World 2016. We’d love to hear what you are most looking forward to seeing, too!
1. Enjoy a Final Fringe Binge
Fringe World wraps up this Sunday so you have just a few days to get your Fringe fix for 2015. We caught A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo last night, which you might recall was our top pick from the comedy section of the program. Luke Ryan was diagnosed with cancer at age 11 and again at age 22. He was written a book about this, and also turned it into a comedy show which he performed for the first time last night.
1. Catch BRIEFS on us!
BRIEFS are a troupe of boys from Queensland, whose show Briefs: The Second Coming has been delighting audiences with its mix of cabaret, circus, drag and comedy. After sell out crowds at this event last year, they’re returning to Fringe World from 28 January to 7 February, and we have a double pass to give away to the show on Monday 2 February!
Let’s face it, the Fringe World program can be a little daunting. It’s jam packed with events that span an entire month, and with such a variety of genres covered, cheap ticket prices and short shows too, it’s easy to see multiple performances every night of the week. That’s what makes it so great!