melbourne fringe festival

Melbourne Fringe Review: Bonnie Curtis’s GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS is confronting, imaginative and refreshingly honest

October 2, 2018

Being a woman in this modern age can suck. The expectation to keep that waist small, to get those likes on instagram and to have those Kylie Jenner-esque lips. The expectation to be more or less perfect. It’s unreasonable, isn’t it? Sometimes the way we move about in society and the pressures we put on […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Funerals with Phoebe proved the perfect ending to an incredible festival

October 2, 2018

Delightful, different and refreshing, real life funeral singer Phoebe Deklerk‘s show Funerals with Phoebe proved to be the perfect ending to my amazing month of Melbourne Fringe Festival shows. Have you ever wondered what songs you’d like to have at your funeral? Or noticed just how similar wedding and funeral songs can actually be? Would you consider […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Why Gillian English’s 10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew is the best

October 2, 2018

Gillian English is my new favourite person. We have never met before but as soon as she stood on the makeshift stage at Belleville and roared her way into my life with her insistently angry comedy, I knew I had met my match. Viewer warning: If you have an undying love for Shakespeare than I […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Jude Perl is talented, hilarious, genuine and everybody needs to go and see I Have a Face

September 24, 2018

Jude Perl made me think about a lot of things. Made me notice a lot of things. And she made me laugh more than I thought was actually physically possible. If I could give any person who chances to wander over this article a small snippet of life advice it would be this. Go and […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Jake Matricardi showcases stellar storytelling ability with The Gargoyle

September 21, 2018

Jake Matricardi plays a centuries old stone gargoyle who was struck by lightning whilst perched atop a church, plummeting into the river and rising with blood in his veins and a heartbeat in his chest. Living his days beneath a bridge, this wondrous and creative one man production explores the gargoyle’s existence and the stories […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Consciously Kyah presents powerful creative collaboration Seeping

September 20, 2018

The first thing that hit me when I entered the dimly lit room in the midst of Sydney Road is the enveloping smell of incense. Basking in a red hued light, an array of flowers had been artfully placed around the area. The stage had been set and Consciously Kyah’s “Seeping” was about to begin. […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Darwent & Gray’s The Rest is Drag is a divine, feel good production to make you think

September 13, 2018

I called my boyfriend just after four o’clock. He was leaving his boring office to get on the boring train with the potential of taking a squiz at the boring financial review before eating a boring dinner and you get the gist. His flamboyancy was lacking, but lets not tell him that just yet. “How […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: The sounds of Woodstock explode in the tremendous Yasgur’s Farm

September 13, 2018

The year is 1969. It’s the middle of August, summer is coming to a close but as you descend on the property of Max Yasgur for one of the single biggest events in music history, the air is notably warm with the throng of 400,000 bodies. With one of the most prolific musical lineups known, […]

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Six things you need to do in Melbourne this September

September 10, 2018

Melbourne’s dynamism and constant revolving door of things to do is one of the reasons why it has remained one of the world’s most desired cities. Now that Spring is here, there’s going to be a bunch of things happening across town, and we’ve picked out six of our favourite things to do this month. […]

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Five Arts Festivals not to miss around Australia this September

August 24, 2018

Slide into spring with some of the most spectacular arts festivals on show right across Australia. From the vibrant and alternative streets of Melbourne to the breathtaking swells on the beaches of Surfers Paradise, there is something for everyone this September. Melbourne Fringe Festival 13-30th September / Melbourne, VIC Bold, vibrant and bubbling with life, […]

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Melbourne Fringe Festival Review: Appropriate Kissing for All Occasions (Performances until September 30th)

September 28, 2017

A show title can make or break the moment a viewer picks your show in an epic Fringe line-up. Well, Appropriate Kissing for All Occasions certainly caught my attention and it was everything I wanted and expected. The 60-minute work is broken up into two 30-minute short pieces, with the second titled to heat you up and cool you […]

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Melbourne Fringe Festival Review: SELF is a must-see (Performances until October 1st)

September 25, 2017

Michael Ralph is one of Australia’s leading choreographers, always striving to create work that is ground-breaking, fresh and relevant. As part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, Ralph has gifted audiences with a 60-minute dance piece that explores every facet of an artist’s psyche. It is appropriately titled SELF, and stars none other than musical theatre heart-throb, […]

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Win a double pass to see Full Metal Jacket and other impractical fashions at Melbourne Fringe Festival

September 18, 2017

The Never Ending Story did end. No actual “Wolf” on Wall Street. Not even a small metallic-looking coat in Full Metal Jacket. Why don’t we keep our promises? This as well as other important questions will not be answered – nor asked – in the premier of Willem Richards’s new off-the- wall one man sketch […]

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Melbourne Fringe Festival Review: The Sky Is Well Designed (Performances until September 28th)

September 17, 2017

Melbourne Fringe Festival is an opportunity for theatre lovers and theatre novices to open their minds up to the many creative minds this great country of ours has. Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Fabricated Rooms, The Sky Is Well Designed is a two-person, 60-minute exploration into the soundscape of our atmosphere, and how certain tests can […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Socially (un)acceptable changes the narrative (Howey Dowey until September 20th)

September 15, 2017

It takes courage to stand in front of a room full of people and tell a story. It takes even more courage to do so in your underwear. But to stand in front of a room full of people, in your underwear, and tell stories about your own personal experience with sexual assault… that takes […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Diary of a Power Pussy is a deLightful romp into what it means to be an empowered woman

September 14, 2017

“We’re in church” said one fellow audience member as we walked into the basement theatrette of the Butterfly Club. Rows of recycled pews and framed Elizabethan portraiture sit inside this quirky performance space, but what followed was far from biblical. An hour of clowning, astronaut-themed burlesque and bubble-gum art. Now, that’s the kind of religion […]

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Win a double pass to see Erotic Intelligence for Dummies at the Melbourne Fringe

August 28, 2017

Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid flux, with many of us confessing to feeling a little disenchanted with the monogamy-based dogma we’ve been fed by society, religion and the media. Award-winning actress and clown, Helen Cassidy, uses her critically acclaimed comedy show Erotic Intelligence for Dummies to take a long, hard, cross-eyed look […]

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The 11 unmissable works of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival

August 17, 2017

Melbourne Fringe Festival is back for its whopping 35th year allowing our creative culture to flourish within the margins of diversity. Fringe is not a weird place as some may think; it is a play and space that is accessible to everyone, providing opportunities to thousands of artists each year. The aim is to nurture artistic […]

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Melbourne Fringe: Sophie deLightful gives us an insight into what it means to be a “Power Pussy”

August 11, 2017

Melbourne cabaret artist and power pussy Sophie deLightful is all about the #GirlPower in her latest work, Diary of a Power Pussy. Taking part in Melbourne Fringe Festival‘s cracking line-up for 2017, which was revealed last night, this show will open your eyes up to a whole lot more than meets the eye. Ms deLightful is one-of-a-kind […]

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French artist Aline Brugel on Australia’s First Paste Up Exhibition with Corps in Situ in City

September 23, 2016

One of the many awesome (and historic) things happening as part of Melbourne Fringe at the moment is Australia’s first ever paste up project. What in the heck is a paste-up project? Well, Wikipedia defines it as ‘a method of creating or laying out publication pages that predates the use of the now-standard computerised page […]

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Comedy Review: Damien & Ross in Safari Psychosis, Tuxedo Cat (performances until 23rd September)

September 19, 2016

Damien & Ross are lost in the jungle, how they got there, who the heck know? All that matters in this little production is what hijinks – or problems – will the two get up to? Including parts of the audience, the two try to figure out in the crazy-ness that is Safari Psychosis. Damien Vosk, a […]

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Marian Blythe on improvised storytelling, creativity and her Melbourne Fringe show Lose The Plot

September 12, 2016

Marian Blythe loves some good ‘ol creativity. She podcasts it up regularly with Lucas Testo for her show, Devotee, a delectable insight into what inspires creative people. She also has written words for The Big Issue and RRR’s own Trip Magazine, as well as hosting the odd show on RRR where her creative witticism shines. But all that imagination that’s been […]

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7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (September 2016)

September 4, 2016

September and Spring time is officially here and around the country, arts festivals are kicking off, not to mention some world-renowned theatre productions in some of our finest venues too. Check out our picks for events you simply cannot miss this month! Sydney Fringe Festival The first of two big festivals exploring everything that is […]

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TOFF, Australia’s leading deaf and disability film festival, to return to Melbourne in September

August 29, 2016

The Other Film Festival (TOFF), Australia’s leading deaf and disability film festival, will return next month to Melbourne. Running as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival with Arts Access Victoria, the festival aims to shed a light on the creativity and diverse storytelling from disabled or deaf creators, including a talk with deaf US filmmaker Jules Dameron […]

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The Melbourne Fringe 2016 program has been announced and tickets are now on sale.

August 10, 2016

The 2016 Program for the Melbourne Fringe Festival has now been officially launched this week, and tickets have gone on sale for what is going to the biggest ever edition of the festival. With 463 events, involving over 6,000 artists it’s pretty safe to say there is plenty for festival goers to choose from; and the […]

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