Tag: Fringe Review

FRINGE 2018 – THEATRE – The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical – Raj House – 4.5K

The current political landscape is dark and divisive. At times like this, when politics becomes a caricature of itself, all we can really do is laugh. The Colour Orange outlines the history of One Nation and the unusual rise, fall, and rise again of Pauline Hanson. Through music played by five-piece band, The Flaming Howards, …

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FRINGE COMEDY, THEATRE – Grand Final Day – Tarndanya Theatre – 4K

“Life is a game, football is serious”. This football comedy will appeal to even the most casual fan of the game. An ideal family fringe entertainment. Kryztoff Rating 4K

FRINGE CABARET — YUMMY — The Garden of Unearthly Delights — 4K

YUMMY is a modern drag show for the adventurous fringe-goer. Its extravagant costumes, fun characters and perfectly choreographed, provocative dance hits will leave you mesmerised and wanting more. YUMMY runs for another two weeks until Sunday 4th March. Kryztoff Rating 4K

FRINGE 2017: Scientology: The Musical – Warehouse at The Producers – 5K

By Tom Eckert From the creators of Abbott! The Musical, George Glass bring a new absurdist rock musical destined to inspire the same level of following as the name sake of their show show at its peak. Intelligent and satirical, Scientology: The Musical is characterised by songs that subvert Broadway to T.S. Eliot and manage …

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FRINGE 2017: Barbu Electro Trad Cabaret – The Peacock – Gluttony – 4K

By Tom Eckert Barbu, hailing from Montreal brings a novel twist on the typically ‘1920s chic’ acrobatics heavy cabaret we see at the Fringe. Barbu mashes together elements of electro trad music with a distinct folky twist, carnival and unabashed machismo all with a slice of camp humour. Focusing very much on feats of strength …

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FRINGE 2017 – SOUND & FURY’S “SHERLOCK HOLMES” – TANDANYA ARTS CAFE – 4.5K

Sound and Fury members Maritzer, Hercamp and Aussie Adamczak calmly stood in front of their audience at the Tandanya Arts Cafe, waiting for late-comers, assuring each audience member that “this isn’t a part of the show”. Yet it was! Cracking jokes, improvising and remaining confident at what would usually be an awkward time in a …

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FRINGE 2017: YouTunes – The Pocket – Stirling Fringe – 5K

By Tom Eckert On a pleasant hills summer evening you are treated to a venue that wouldn’t be out of place in a Brooklyn basement. All dark hangings, blue and red light and a smoke machine it is minimalist and intimate, never being more than three metres from the back of the stage. You can’t …

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FRINGE 2017: A History of Early Blues – The Wheatsheaf Hotel – 4K

By Tom Eckert The award winning trio performing this show give the audience exactly as advertised. A meander through the various permutations of blues music with all the spirit and character that went into the original arrangements. Rather, as some musical shows are prone to do, than simply playing the repertoire; the group indulge in …

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FRINGE 2017: Little Death Club – The Black Forest – The Royal Croquet Club – 2K

By Tom Eckert Little Death Club promises ” an hour of dangerously funny cabaret, sideshow and burlesque at its most inappropriate and hilarious best” and manages to hit all the marks except for that last one. In previous iterations, Dead Man Comedy has produced shows with the same leading woman that were charactersied by their …

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FRINGE 2017:A Burlesque Show: Badlands – The Governor Hindmarsh – 3K

By Tom Eckert A dystopic vision of a derelict post apocalyptic world. Badlands brings burlesque to sustainability, environmental catastrophe and what’s going to happen if we screw it all up. Camp comedy from sympathetically vitriolic MC creates a pleasantly jarring contrast with the images of environmental ruin that pervade the show and helps make otherwise …

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