Tag: Fringe Festival

SOCIETY at Melbourne Fringe Festival

New Orleans, just like a good friend you’ve known for years, has several nicknames. The Big Easy, The Crescent City and even simply NOLA come to mind, as does its influential jazz scene and voodoo practices. It goes without saying…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Waiting for Waiting for Godot’

We all know what it’s like to wait for something. To wait patiently, over time, other hurdles, people and their promises. And then to be told, just when your goal is in reach, that things have changed. The shop is…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Damian Callinan and the Lost WWI Diary’

From lime green to khaki — a  Digger comes to the Fringe. For one night only, as a charity fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research, esteemed national comedian Damian Callinan trod the stage dressed in his fatigues as an Aussie icon….

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Tudor Roses’

She’s pert, pretty and ain’t afraid to get her gear off. She has the innocence of an angel yet talks dirty as if it were easy as breathing. With the voice of a diva, and a cute offsider on piano,…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Improv Against Humanity’

If you’re a fan of the game Cards Against Humanity, ‘Improv Against Humanity‘ is the show is for you. It was a full house at Fancy Hank’s to see the fearless group of improvers take on the unique idea of pairing…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Islamofarcist’

Is coffee okay with Allah? What did Baywatch mean to millions of Muslims worldwide when it came out on cable TV in the early noughties? Are there really ‘virgins’ awaiting suicide bombers in the afterlife, or had there been a mistranslation…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Cosmonaut’

Ryan Good goes on a quest to find the ten worst sex tips of all time in Cosmopolitan magazine for his Melbourne Fringe show ‘Cosmonaut’. However, the show is more than a top ten list inspired by a magazine packed…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘This Jew Sits’

An impressive solo performance during this year’s Fringe Festival, ‘This Jew Sits’ is a slick and well-constructed piece that engages from beginning to end. The performance is set over the duration of the protagonist’s duty as a shomeret, staying by…

Melbourne Fringe: Arcade Arcade in ‘Next Level’

Having grown up in East Germany, my childhood in the 80s was mainly dominated by Russian fairytales rather than Transformers and arcade games. Luckily I have enough nerdy friends here in Melbourne and NZ to have received a delayed education…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘AKAI ITO and the Forest’

Human relationships are elegantly laid out in ‘AKAI ITO and the Forest‘. Literally. This interactive art event is experiential theatre combining oral storytelling, soundscape, sculpture and dance. You walk yourself through the show. Mapping the atmospheric space feels like you are…