Tag Archive: Fringe 2015

Mar 19

Fringe 2015: Calypso Nights – Tuxedo Cat – Perske Pavilion – 3K

Venezuelan DJ Juan Vesuvius (Barnie Duncan) finds himself discovering that his audience is not Spanish speaking after about 10minutes of dialogue. To his surprise they all speak English. Rewind. He has to start over in his broken English as he educates the audience about Calypso music with lots of comparisons to non Calypso music, just …

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Mar 14

Fringe 2015 – Sous Vide – Holden Street Theatres – The Studio – 4.5k

By Tom Eckert West Australian contemporary dance duo Laura Boynes and Tony Currie put on a unique performance that simultaneously challenges and entertains its audience. The stylistic choreography exploring the modern zeitgeist of achieving immortality or at least leaving something that extends beyond our time is adeptly woven throughout and complimented by a great soundtrack …

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Mar 13

FRINGE 2015: La Soirée – Garden of Unearthly Delights: Aurora Spiegeltent – 5K

The beauty of a variety show is that with the combination of acts, you will never get bored. One performance flows into the next and each provides its own flavour of entertainment. It’s possible that not every act will be to the taste of every audience member, but wait five minutes and the next one …

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Mar 13

Fringe 2015 – BAZINGA! Nerdlesque Nights – Nexus Cabaret – 4.5K

By Tom Eckert From the outset it is apparent that sex clearly sells. The venue, not small by any means was packed; with some of the unfortunately late punters relegated standing room by the back of the bar. Bazinga! Is the perfect example of a show finding its niche. Everyone in the room was clearly …

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Mar 08

Fringe 2015: Acts of Absurdity – Royal Croquet Club – Ukiyo – 2K

As the name says, very much a series of absurd acts, sprinkled with a few highlights which are quite entertaining moments thanks to some skilful acts and humorous clownery. But sadly left at the end realising the reason for the late time slot. At the Royal Croquet Club – Ukiyo until Saturday 14 March. Rated …

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Mar 08

Fringe 2015: Glitches in Reality – Gluttony – The Bally – 4K

Inspired by M.C. Escher’s two dimensional drawings of impossible three dimensional objects, Simon Coronel brings his one man performance, Glitches in Reality. Exploring the illusion of what appears to be impossible in reality. We all know reality is that these illusions are performed by sleight of hand, deception and misdirection, in this case done with …

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Mar 06

Fringe 2015 – George Glass Presents: Money Shot! – Channel 9 Kevin Crease Studios – 2k

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By Tom Eckert Money Shot! is an original production by George Glass examining the inherent absurdity of the story of the creation of internet porn. This company continues to produce insightful musical comedy that cuts to the quick of whatsoever they choose to examine. This is the strength of this production; the writing is solid …

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Mar 05

Fringe 2015- East End Cabaret: Sexual Tension – The Deluxe- The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 4k

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By Tom Eckert East End Cabaret is a duo of Bernadette; Deutsche Diva reminiscent of “Wilkommen, Bienvenue” etc etc.And the hermaphroditically dressed musician Victy. A combination of vaudeville and pop culture, if you’re out looking for a riot, you won’t be disappointed. Whilst not delivering on the literal sexual tension of the title; the show …

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Mar 05

Fringe 2015 – Excavate – Edments Building – 3K

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By Tom Eckert If you are going to see Gareth Hart’s Excavate, do so with an open and welcoming mind. This is not your traditional performer – audience relationship. Standing atop the roof of the Edment’s building in Gawler place you are greeted by both the elements and the view split three ways of the …

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Mar 02

Fringe 2015 – Run – The Holden Street Theatre – 3.5K

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By Tom Eckert Inspired by the film ‘Run Lola Run’ and the biblical text “Run without becoming weary that you may obtain the prize”, the Melbourne Dance Theatre, with choreography by Martin Sierra create an athletic interpretive metaphor exploring the ideas on interpersonal and fateful cause and effect. The entire company displayed admirable and very …

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