All posts tagged: Perth Fringe

Review: Elixir

Elixir has traveled internationally and has now returned for Perth Fringe 2018. Presented by Melbourne based company Head First Acrobats, Elixir follows the story of three scientists on a mission to discover the elixir of life. The biggest discovery of all though, was made by the audience, in the form of talent, amidst a wildly entertaining and funny performance. Through a sea of laboratory props and costumes, the three scientists perform a range of experiments on themselves. Through every stage of experiments, their circus acts get more difficult, and the audience is pulled in to the performance even more. The three scientists are hilarious as they bicker with each other and banter with the audience. The show perfectly combined comedy with skill, and the the story line was refreshing in what was not just another circus performance. Elixir is definitely worth seeing for the avid circus lover, comedy fan or anyone just wanting to have a good night out. Elixir is playing at Perth Fringe until February 25. To buy tickets before it sells out, …

Review: Briefs Close Encounters

The iconic boylesque boys from Briefs have graced Perth Fringe stages for a number of years, each time gaining popularity and selling out shows. It’s long been a known fact to avid Fringe goers that you’ll never find a last minute ticket to a Briefs show. This is because a Briefs show always makes for an entertaining and unforgettable night out to say the least. This year, not only have the Briefs boys returned, but they have a whole new show; Briefs: Close Encounters. The show is of course filled with a mix of comedy, drag, circus and burlesque that fans have grown to love and expect. Lead by comedy favourite¬†Fez Faanana, the new show follows the boys through fun, fantasy and sci-fi, as they return from the future to communicate what is to come. In doing so they remind the audience to celebrate one another rather than tear each other down, creating a close encounter in the process. Following recent political events that saw arguments for and against marriage equality in the spotlight, bigotry …

FRINGE REVIEW: Tom Ballard’s New Show ‘The World Keeps Happening’

Former Triple J radio presenter and all round funny guy Tom Ballard has been gracing the stage at The Gold Digger in this year’s Perth Fringe with his brand new show; ‘The World Keeps Happening’. In his show, Ballard explores the idea that everything in this world is sinister and confusing and on the verge of collapse, all whilst providing ideas on how he could potentially solve these worldly issues. He talks about feminism, terrorism, online dating and more, all topics that hold great interest and controversy to people all over the world. However, I most enjoyed when Ballard asked the audience of their excitement about Australia Day approaching. The audience replied how any audience member should at a stand up comedy show (with little enthusiasm so as not to draw attention to themselves), at which point Ballard replied “Well you shouldn’t be,” and talked about what Australia Day (ie Invasion Day/Survival Day) really represents. Preach! Ballard’s stand up performance, though controversial at times, captivated the audience from start to finish. His jokes about his …

Le Gateau Chocolat and Her Chocolate Salty Balls

If I had to say just one thing about Fringe’s Le Gateau Chocolat: I Heart Chocolat, it would be: go see it…Next year! That’s right folks, if you’re from Perth then unfortunately you’ve missed out. Be sure to be first in line for the show if it comes back though because after this years performance I’m sure the tickets will be selling fast. Le Gateau Chocolat may have left Perth, but I’m still hearing chatter about how amazing the show was. I made the last minute decision to buy a ticket for Friday’s opening night performance, despite it also being Perth Fringe World Festival’s opening night, and therefore packed!     The line to get into De Parel Spiegeltent ran almost the length of Perth Cultural Centre’s Urban Orchard at 8:30pm for a 9pm start. The seats were soon filled, and the show began with quiete and polite introducions from the queen herself,¬† offering what looked like maltesers from a large glass bowl. Fast forward five minutes and she was on stage singing ‘Suck on …