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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Fringe Review: Gender Spanner

Looking for the ‘Gender Spanner‘ venue, the  Scratch Warehouse, I’m surprised it is only 10 minutes’ walk from my home in Kensington, an industrial building I’d never taken note of. Inside, plain curtains enclose a performance space of bare concrete…

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Fringe Review: Improv Against Humanity

Improvised theatre can have a number of different handles when it comes to getting inspiration for its scenes. I must admit that I was very intrigued by the notion of matching cards from the ever so popular fad ‘Cards Against…

‘They Saw a Thylacine’ at The Malthouse Theatre

Third time’s a charm. I missed ‘They Saw a Thylacine’ at both the Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals (not to mention the resulting tour from their Tour Ready award). So I was delighted to attend the show’s opening night at…

Fringe Review: Perhaps There is Hope Yet…

Mature, sophisticated and breathtaking, ‘Perhaps There Is Hope Yet…‘ is a contemporary circus that will have you on the edge of your seats, holding your breath in awe.  A clean and minimal stage showcases the amazing things a well-trained human…

Fringe Review: Accio Adulthood

‘Accio Adulthood’ is a delightful journey into the heart and mind of a 20-something Gryffindor, who may be a grown up now, but refuses to let go of her childhood’s greatest love – Harry Potter and his wonderful wizarding world. My…

The Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

When I was eight or nine years old I started dancing at our local studio. My mum wanted me to do ballet but even at that age I was stubborn and thought I was the coolest – and so I…

Melbourne Fringe Review: Aussie Mixtape

Make sure to check out our guide to the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 On Friday my Plus One and I headed to The Courthouse Hotel to pop my Fringe virginity via comic duo Amanda and Kat with their show Aussie Mixtape….

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Torte e Mort

Make sure to check out our guide to the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 Torte e Mort: Songs of Cake and Death is an exquisite hour of cabaret. Anya Anastasia makes her premiere at this year’s Fringe, and an hour watching…

Hiatus Kaiyote

I’m never quite sure how to describe Hiatus Kaiyote to people. It usually just ends in me throwing a bunch of adjectives at the other person before forcing my headphones towards them so they can hear the beauty for themselves….