- Category: Arts & Culture
- Published: Monday, 15 January 2018 09:07
- Written by Nita Teoh
Renowned for being the 3rd largest festival in the world of its kind, the Fringe World Festival 2018 will kick off in Perth with fireworks of its own over the 26th January Australia Day long weekend.
In the upcoming month, audiences will be entertained by an action packed program of comedy, theatre, circus, comedy, cabaret, dance and musical acts. There is something for every taste – with individual shows rated from mild “family friendly” to very hot on the saucy sizzle scale.
Some highlights over the season include:
The Buskers Weekend
Street buskers will take to the Murray St and Hay St malls in the Perth CBD over the weekend 2nd to 4th February with over 100 performances.
His Majesty’s Theatre Fringe Hub
Louisa Fitzhardinge of Coma Sutra fame will be at the helm to kick off The Maj Gala on the 27th January, which will showcase the treats in store for audiences at the intimate cabaret venue of Downstairs at the Maj.
The creators of the incredibly talented and sexy cabaret show La Soiree (after three sell out seasons) will be back – this time, with their brand new show Club Swizzle – to be performed at the Ice Cream Factory – an exciting new fringe venue on Roe St in Northbridge.
Circus and Acrobatics
The circus and acrobatics category features an excellent range of performances to select from including shows by Elixir, Circus’Cision, Le Aerial, A Simple Space and By a Thread. Aerial Artists Australia will be bringing their high energy aerial acrobatics performance Le Aerial to the Big Top at The Pleasure Gardens.
Playlovers will be spoilt for choice with a fantastic smorgasbord of plays that will be conducted over the fringe season. Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights will see local and overseas theatre companies perform what is shaping up to be a thought provoking and topical selection of plays including 19 weeks, God Eat God, Sudden Skies, Fleabag and Banned.
The Actors Hub in East Perth brings an interesting 4 x 4 theme series with 4 plays to be enacted by 4 men over the fringe season. The 4 plays - Know Your Enemy, One Punch Wonder, Pool (no water) and Why? will be held at the new actors’ hub headquarters in East Perth.
This year sees an excellent program for the kids with over 40 shows for family entertainment ranging from magic and comedy shows, to tales of mermaids and circus workshops.
Pick your shows and get ready for another massive Fringe World Festival in Perth for 2018!
Event: Fringe World Festival
Dates: Saturday 26th January to 25th February 2018
Organisers: Artrage Inc
Further information: For program information and tickets visit fringeworld.com.au
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