Georgina Francis, nicknamed ‘Britain’s Biggest Bridezilla’ by the UK press, is using FRINGE WORLD 2018 to rehearse her fairytale wedding 14 times. She explains why she’s using the festival to practise the best day of her life and why you are invited.
In the second instalment of We Love Festival Season (VIEW PART ONE HERE), we profile the local emerging artists and theatre-makers who are moving on up, along with bold new works that demand our attention. These are some of the festival events the Perth arts industry insiders are looking forward to. Let’s give them a helping hand by showing our support over the coming weeks.
In theatre, as in life, some things simply don’t go to plan. Props go missing, actors fluff lines, sets come unstuck and backstage crew unwittingly upstage the cast.
London’s multi-award winning West End hit The Play That Goes Wrong has screeched onto the Perth theatre scene. Be warned: audiences are experiencing wit whiplash and slapstick symptoms of laughter lines and compulsive crack-ups.
The 2017 Perth Comedy Festival is in full swing, taking over the Regal Theatre and the State Theatre Centre of WA until 21 May. In one of this year’s highlights, Matt Okine is bringing his sixth solo show, We Made You, to town.
You might be familiar with Matt from his 3 year stint as a breakfast radio presenter on Triple J (Breakfast with Matt & Alex), guest spots on quality TV shows such as Legally Brown and Comedy Up Late, or perhaps you heard his debut hip hop track Fade (Nothing At All) that was released last year.
Comedian Claire Hooper is a Perth girl and she’s back in town this week, staying with her mum and dad and performing her latest stand-up show at Fringe World. Claire is hanging with us today to talk about her Perth, the Perth of the ’80s, a Perth you can’t visit anymore but one that is very close to my own heart. Enjoy!
In just a few years, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann has gone from bachelor to married to owner of a puppy and now new dad – it’s a lot to take in. Fatherhood has raised many questions and he is not afraid to ask them in his new stand up show The Family Lifeboat, coming to Fringe World this weekend.
Lehmo joins us today with musings on his own childhood.
During Fringe World this year, Bron Batten will go on actual first dates – live onstage. Featuring a different volunteer participant each night, Onstage Dating is going to be a show like no other! Today Bron joins us for a guest post about her internet dating experiences.
The Perth International Arts Festival will take over town from 10 February to 5 March 2017, and we are beyond excited by the events that have been announced! We have come to expect a strong dance program from PIAF Artistic Director Wendy Martin, and her second program lives up to expectations. But that’s not all – from a large scale opening event to an intimate theatre marathon, PIAF 2017 promises 24 days of quality arts immersion.
If you haven’t been to one of the Art Gallery of WA’s ARTBAR shows yet, you’re missing out. We just love getting some friends together and heading to AGWA on a Thursday night, checking out the latest exhibition before catching a live show. There are two more chances to get down there this season with comedian Hannah Gadsby performing on Thursday 27 October and folk band Husky playing on 17 November.
Opening at the Blue Room Theatre this week, Is This Thing On? is a portrait of a life told through five different comedy routines. Written by Zoe Coombs Marr and directed by Zoe Pepper, it follows Brianna – a stand-up comedian portrayed by five different actresses at different points in her life, including one of our favourite local performers Andrea Gibbs. We caught up with Andrea to chat about the show ahead of its Western Australian debut tomorrow night.