Tag: Melbourne Fringe

Eggsistentialism at the Melbourne Fringe 2018

If you happen to be a woman in your 30s there is a 99.9% chance that someone has questioned you about your re-productive plans. It is rather astonishing how what we do with our body appears to be everybody’s business…

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Sleepover Gurlz at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Fringe performances have been known to experiment with interesting spaces as part of creating quirky atmospheres. Some have been set in car parks, some in swimming pools, and some even use the city blocks of Melbourne as a roving setting….

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‘Murder Village’ at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Murder Village. The name is ominous, yet it is the perfect tongue-in-cheek setting for a genius hybrid between a murder mystery and a professional long form improvised format. Creator David Massingham, starring as a seemingly incompetent Detective Gullet, teams up…

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Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ Brought to Life

Put your hand up for a night of Austen? A gloved one, that is.  Who wouldn’t. In ultra-modern industrial grey square concreted interior of QV’s No Vacancy Gallery, a full house had laughs, random participation, irony, luxury, and the divine…

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Ophelia’s Inner Monologue

A sensitive interrogation of Shakespeare’s famous play about a flawed hero’s trashed early love, Ophelia’s Inner Monologue, does not disappoint with its scrutiny of his lady’s view of the action. Written off in Shakespeare’s 1602 play in a questionable quickie-suicide,…

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Hickey ‘n Pals surprise night in It’s My Show

Up on the corner of Bourke and Spring Street, the parliamentary end of town, some quality comedy has been on offer in recent years at welcoming pub, The Imperial Hotel. As part of Melbourne Fringe, a relaxed entertaining hour of…

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The Domestic Goddess Comes To Town

When life throws you lemons, make lemon tart! So advises singing goddess herself, Raelene Isbester, in her 2016 award-winning tale of all the ingredients that make up the televisual culinary domestic goddess we so love in a reinvention of her…

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Queen Margaret v. The Patriarchy

Gillian English packs a punch as defamed English queen, Margaret of Anjou, in deconstructed feminist outing, She Wolf. This lady knows her Shakespeare and reinterprets the wrongful depictions Bill landed this woman with with attack and wit. A skilled Shakespearean…

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Heroes Honoured in WWII drama, Kokoda-The Play

Months toiling in tropical mud with 70kgs backpacks, marching up steep inclines in intermittent downpour, mosquitoes buzzing about. Watching mates die of dysentery beside the track as you push forward. Guiding ‘angels’, the  ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy’ native force, who tended to…

‘Too Ready Mirror’ at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Written by Jamaica Zuanetti and Directed by Rachel Barring, The Melbourne Fringe Festival presents their deeply profound play, Too Ready Mirror. I was immediately pulled in by the poster which was dark, twisted, and had an element of mystery. It…