Tag: Melbourne Fringe

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…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Castles’

‘Castles‘ is one of those performances that defies reviews. A cross-artform conundrum that incorporates song, dance, theatre and visual art, ‘Castles’ refuses to fit into any one category. Even its content is difficult to define. Trying to describe what this…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Low Level Panic’

Walk into ‘Low Level Panic‘ and step back into a share house from the 80s. Prepare to be greeted by 80s pop classics and an optional glass of wine. In the white space at L1 Studios, all attention is focused…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Nothing Special’

‘Nothing Special‘ brilliantly walks the fine line between madness and truth telling. Simone French and Tom Halls, creators of the show, have mastered the push-pull of confusion and clarity, taking the audience on a mad journey. The thought that might most…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Salty’

For any fans of Singaporean horror legends, or those who are curious about what they entail, then the offbeat Fringe performance of ‘Salty‘ is worth a look. ‘Salty’ looks at three such stories related to demonic mythology: the Toyol, the ‘Oily…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘The Duck Will See You Now’

Dr Duck is a newly formed comedy group presenting ‘The Duck Will See You Now‘. This show is old class sketch comedy. The actors build on punchy one-liners that will have you LOLing all night long.  They have the gags…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Shakespeare in Therapy’

On arrival at Sharmini Kumar’s ‘Shakespeare in Therapy‘, a self-help group set in the afterlife, I was directed to write a nametag for myself. Then I took my seat in the circle of plastic chairs. Was I going to be…