Arts & Culture

One Punch Wonder at the Actors' Hub

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It was my second visit to The Actors’ Hub in less than a week. This time I was there to see One Punch Wonder, an original play developed as part of their 4x4x4 program for the Fringe World Festival.

As I walked into the theatre, I saw that the set had been transformed into a boxing ring. I took a seat “ringside”, though the intimate venue allowed everyone in attendance to be close to the action.

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The Tap Pack Turn it On at Fringe

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It was a cool, balmy evening as we waited for our show at the Pleasure Gardens in Northbridge.

The pre-show stage was lit in an inviting, purple blue haze reminiscent of the smoke filled nightclubs from the 50's and 60's –not surprising considering that the Tap Pack are a modern day blend of the Rat Pack style and music mixed in with pulsating hot tap footwork and beats, along with some amazing finesse and brilliant showmanship.

As the show kicked off, 3 good looking and fit men (Rohan, Sam and Thomas) dressed in razor sharp suits strutted their stuff with slick moves and incredibly quick toe tapping.

 

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Pool (No Water) at the Actors' Hub

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I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into The Actors’ Hub for the first time, but I was immediately welcomed in and invited to take a seat and have a drink.

A duo performed live acoustic songs in the foyer while we waited for the show – delayed slightly due to some technical difficulties – to begin.

The show was Mark Ravenhill’s play Pool (No Water) – presented by The Actors’ Hub as part of their 4x4x4 program for Fringe World.

4x4x4 features four actors (Nicholas Allen, Adam Droppert, Andrew Dunstan, and Christian Tomaszewski) performing four plays directed by Amanda Crewes over four weeks.

In Pool (No Water), they play a nameless group of pretentious, profane, drug-addled artists.

 

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Ace’s Cabaret & King’s Lair at His Maj come up trumps for Fringe World

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The name His Majesty's Theatre conjures up images of refined, upper class entertainment – opera, ballet and the highbrow theatre classics.

But this grand old dame of Perth culture has a dark side hidden deep down below, and for the Perth Fringe World Festival 2018, audiences will have the chance to plumb the hidden depths of this iconic venue.

Just before the Launch Party, an enthusiastic group was offered a backstage trip via the performer's backstage corridors, leading us down into the newly completed King's Lair, a cosy and intimate cabaret bar.

Once the introductions were out of the way, we were treated to the Swedish magical duo, Charlie Caper and Malin Nilsson, who performed the very first act ever in Perth's oldest but newest cabaret venue, a dazzling (and useful!) trick with glasses and bottles of alcohol.

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It's Going to be Hot at Club Swizzle!

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It’s going to be hot at Fringe World Perth, as the heat notches up even further with the opening night of Club Swizzle just round the corner.

Brought to Perth as part of the Fringe Festival, fans of the sell out show La Soiree will be in for a treat as the brand new show is seen by audiences here for the very first time.

 

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Summerset Arts Festival

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The City of Stirling’s Summerset Arts Festival will kick off tonight and will provide entertainment for the whole family from 24 January through to 11 February.

Some event highlights over the festival period include:

The Seaside Spectacular event will be on tonight from 630pm, with roving entertainment, free competitions by Nova 93.7, followed by spectacular aerial performances accompanied by international jazz harpist Michelle Smith at the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre.

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Get Ready Perth for Fringe World Festival!

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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.

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