Rough Science : Life

By Noel Kelso Melbourne Fringe festival throws up some unusual performances each year, some of which defy categorisation. This can be because they are just plain weird or perhaps a little unfocussed or sometimes so original that one is so overwhelmed that placing a label on the show seems...

Geraldine Hickey – Listen Out For The Castanets

by Elyce Phillips From the moment this show starts, you know three things for certain – Geraldine Hickey is hilarious, has badass fashion sense and a natural gift for dance. The remaining 50 minutes merely serve to confirm that first fact over and over again. In ‘Listen Out For...

The Shuffle Show

By Colin Flaherty “1000 songs in an hour” exclaims the blurb for The Shuffle Show. I wasn’t keeping count but Elena Gabrielle and Grant Busé certainly packed a hell of a lot of popular songs into their medleys. Wrapped in a story about a visit to the Apple Store...

Creeps by Natalie Harris and Elizabeth Davie

By Hannah Frazer  The creepiest thing about this show was how Natalie Harris shared my distaste for avocado, brunch loving hipsters and the fact that Elizabeth Davie and I seemed to belong the exact same family in the delightfully not so Creepy Creeps. From the very beginning Harris and Davie...

Bart Freebairn: Ultra Power Lord

By Lisa Clark  Bart Freebairn certainly has one of the funniest show descriptions in the Fringe Guide and it doesn’t let us down. Bart comes out fighting – in his own kooky comedian kind of way – all energy (even on a Wednesday evening) and ready to give us...

Wake Up, Sheeple! by Sam Rankin

By Colin Flaherty With the title Wake Up, Sheeple! and its advertising material (text manually typed with the classified content blacked out) this show had my mind racing as to what it could be. The most obvious scenario would have been the demented rantings of a lunatic played for...

Sonia Di Iorio : Brain Colours

By Noel Kelso One of the revelations of the last couple of years of attending live comedy shows has been the quality of sketch comedy which is coming through on the scene. This allows the comedians to keep the laughs flowing in a series of bite-sized segments without the...

5 Good Reasons to See Impromptunes: Whose Chorus Line Is It Anyway?

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1. Improvised + musical + comedy When you put these three things together, you get magic. This show is an incredible experience for audiences as you get to watch a fully fledged musical created right in front of your eyes. Amazing! 2. One night in Lithuania The show is...

5 Good Reasons To See The Earth is Flat by Simon Godfrey

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1. I play 22 characters, one of which is Clive Palmer and when it comes to comedy, that man is a blank cheque. 2. I also play a horse. It’s taken me 30 years to realise, but I am happiest when pretending to be a horse. I just think...

FIVE GOOD REASONS to see A FOUR-EYED GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Rowena Hutson

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1) There’s a spaceship, a sausage dog and an astronaut suit. Each fits perfectly inside the other. Like Russian Dolls. Or like a sausage dog inside an astronaut suit inside a spaceship. 2) There’s a lot of interesting space facts that we learnt from Eric Idle. 3) There’s quite...