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Fringe Variety

Full Moon Cabaret

It is the stuff of Fringe myth, the Holy Grail: stumbling, unplanned, on your favourite show of the year. And it being free. For the more adventurous festival-goer, this myth could become reality if they get themselves down to Full Moon Cabaret before the end of its run. Full Moon Cabaret is an import from […]

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Dance Fringe Music Variety

‘Wonderfully odd’: Little Death Club review

Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club is a Berlin-inspired experience of glitter and grunge.  It successfully bemuses the audience while welcoming them into Dieter’s weird and wonderful world. The costuming is befitting of the style, with trench coats, spangled clothing and heavy makeup. There is no overarching theme to the show other than the celebration of […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre Variety

Late Bloomers’ Tales Review

Much like growing up in general, Anna Vanosi’s Late Bloomers’ Tales is at times awkward and over-dramatic but comes together in a beautiful melody of optimism and acceptance. Vanosi returns to the Fringe with a deeply personal show that seeks to answer this question: “What does it mean to grow up?” The hour-long jazz-infused solo […]

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Comedy Fringe Music Variety

Little Death Club

Little Death Club is an utterly remarkable show. It can be funny, poignant and awe inspiring without missing a beat. When you first enter the tent, the show’s host Bernie Dieter is getting very friendly with the audience as she prances gracefully among the crowd in her feathery black leotard. It sets the scene for […]

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Fringe Variety

Danger Strip Show

‘You don’t know what you’ve got yourself into’, the host of Danger Strip Show manically shouts several times throughout the show. For better, or for worse, it is mostly true. This joint production from Chaz Royal and the London Burlesque Festival lumps risqué burlesque with circus stunts to deliver a show that is indeed like […]

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Fringe Variety

Seen and Heard

Winner of Best Cabaret Melbourne Fringe 2017, Seen and Heard is a cabaret show like no other. The host, Becky Lou, has sought out four cabaret and burlesque performers and invited them to tell the audience their personal stories. In a world of performance that is usually so dominated by the physical, this gives us […]

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Fringe Music Variety

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

In her first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Courtney Act brought Down Under up North, as this queen reminded us of all the great things to come from Australia (including herself, of course). When Courtney Act first rolls on stage (in sparkly red roller skates, no less), we quickly realise what makes Act such […]