Fringe World 2018: Hot Brown Honey review

Hot Brown Honey is a phenomenal, empowering celebration, using humour, dance, inspired music and incredible showmanship to tackle issues of racism and sexism through an explosion of colour and controversy.

Check your privilege at the door and get ready for a pumping, powerful hour of red-hot genre-defying entertainment that you’ll never forget.

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Fringe World 2018: The Candy Box review

Imogen Kelly’s The Candy Box is a sweet choose-your-own-adventure style exploration of innovative and humorous burlesque, bringing together the impressive creativity of Australia’s Queen of Burlesque and World Queen of Burlesque 2012 with a talented cast of national performers for a highly entertaining night.

Known her creativity, impressive costumes and sexy-fun style, Imogen Kelly is burlesque royalty and it was an absolute treat to see her perform at Fringe World. Together with MC Christa Hughes – Australian singer (Machine Gun Felatio), circus performer and comedian – Imogen takes you on a glorious ride through some of her most spectacular, and most deranged, acts. Throw in special guests and cabaret stars, and you have a mixed Candy Box of fine confections.

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Fringe World 2018: My top picks

It’s time to say goodbye to boring and hello to Fringe World Festival 2018! There is already a buzz of excitement in the air, as Perth gets ready to treat you to world-class performances from 26th January until 25th February.

Fringe World is one of the most anticipated arts and cultural events on WA’s calendar – and so it should be, considering it’s now the third biggest Fringe Festival in the world with more than 750 shows across 130 venues.

This year some of my favourites are back with new shows, the best venues are at it again, and there are a few new thigs thrown into the mix – like Noodle Palace moving from its iconic spot in Northbridge to Elizabeth Quay; the super fun Ice Cream Factory just down the road from the Pleasure Garden; the Showman’s Fair at the Urban Orchid in Fringe Central (a Dutch mini-festival with live performances and a long-table dining experience); and more hubs and venues opening up around the outer-suburbs to make Fringe even more accessible.

So, where do you even start when it comes to deciding which of the 750 shows to see? With my top picks, of course!

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Fringe World 2017: A Night at the Musicals review

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more charismatic duo at Fringe than Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo.

Fringe World favourite Le Gateau Chocolat (a Laurence Olivier award winning powerhouse of a performer who has recently wrapped up a season working with The National Theatre on The Threepenny Opera) and Jonny Woo (a drag, comedy, fashion and media superstar) have teamed up for A Night at the Musicals – a wonderful, funny and at times touching tribute to all of the best musical theatre numbers.

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Fringe World 2017: The Little Death Club review

Calling all punks, freaks and weirdos – if you want to get a little loose and late night, The Little Death Club is just the debauchery you’re looking for.

The always witty and deliciously inappropriate London Cabaret Award winner Bernadette Byrne (best known as half of the hilariously bawdy EastEnd Cabaret duo) is here to shake up Fringe World with her new dark and salacious after party.

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Fringe World 2017 – the artists’ top picks

In addition to sharing the shows I most want to see at Fringe World 2017, I thought I’d do something different this year and ask some of Perth’s most-loved Fringe World performers and producers what shows they want to see this year.

I hope you enjoy getting the inside scoop on unmissable shows from the artists involved in Fringe World this year.

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Fringe World 2017: my top picks

It’s here! Following the media launch this morning, the 2017 Fringe World Festival will kick off tomorrow and run through until 19th February.

When I first started writing my top picks posts back in 2013, there were about 250 events to choose from across the entire festival – this year, there are a whopping 700+ events to choose from, across more than 150 venues. I just think that is absolutely incredible – although it does make it hard to narrow down my top picks!

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Fringe World 2016: El Bizarro review

El Bizarro is back after a sold out debut season last year, with the very best sideshow rarities, human oddities and variety superstars from all around the world.

While definitely not for the faint-hearted, this incredible show is hands down one of the best you will see at Fringe World this year.

Above all else El Bizarro is a celebration of the bizarre, a vibrant, energetic and fun spectacle that is sexy and shocking in equal mix. The carefully curated line-up of quality entertainers had the audience laughing and gasping, with an electric atmosphere that hung around long after the final performance.

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Fringe World 2016: Cut-Throat Cabaret review

Cut-Throat Cabaret is a massive undertaking by Deadly Entertainment, with host Deadly Serious presenting 38 acts from 11 different genres and 27 artists, performed across six nights. Perfect for when you’re not sure what you want to see, it offers up different local, national and international acts every night with a unique mix of burlesque, circus, comedy and magic.

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Fringe World 2016: EastEnd Cabaret – Perverts review

The delightfully foul-mouthed and scandalous EastEnd Cabaret are back in Perth for their fourth Fringe season with their show Perverts – an all singing, man-beast riding, according-wielding, multi-award winning raunchy comedy cabaret spectacle.

Mixing up some of their most-loved musical numbers with fresh material, professional perverts Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria delighted the audience with hilariously risqué songs, getting up close and personal with the crowd right from the get go.

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