Fringe Review: The Practice

Sorry mum, I’m joining a cult. More specifically, I have seen the light that is ‘The Practice‘ and my new life has now begun, free of all my past wrongdoings – I even have a shiny rock to prove it….

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Fringe Review: Abbott! the Musical

The 14th of September was like waking up from an extended bad dream, Abbott was finally out! That night my sharehouse was in rapture with the news…it was finally over. I was an Abbott hater since the beginning, so I…

Fringe Review: They Say She’s Different

Betty Davis is a total rockstar, and Cecilia Low embodies her feline screeching and dynamic stage presence to a tee in her fringe performance of ‘They Say She’s Different‘. As we filed into the Gasworks auditorium it was clear that…

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Fringe Review: A Bee’s Dick Away

And again I chose a Fringe show — in this case, ‘A Bee’s Dick Away’ — predominantly because I liked the title (but also because of  its promise of sharp social commentary). I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its…

Fringe Review: Destroy Solzhenitsyn

Reminding us of the horrors of the past while challenging humanity’s ability to fall victim to the repetition of self-destruction and hate, ‘Destroy Solzhenitsyn‘ evokes contemplation about the role of the past in the future. Experiencing Solzhenitsyn’s post-Soviet life in…

Melbourne Fringe Review: A Touch of Grace: Shadow Warrior

Make sure to check out our guide to the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 I was ready for some ‘Phunktional Dance’ and had been looking forward to the show since Fringe began. I wasn’t disappointed. The multi-talented Demi Sorono worked us…

Fringe Review: Boys Boys Boys

‘Boys Boys Boys’ is a one-woman cabaret for single girls who enjoy going out there and getting what they want. Armed with a few of my single friends, I sat myself on a comfy couch in the cozy, candle lit…

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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…