5 Good Reasons to See Game Boys: Free to Play

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1. You’ve played more video games than you realise – You’ll enjoy it whether you’re a gamer or not. But lets be honest, there’s no one reading this who hasn’t played Tetris or The Sims. 2. The Sims – If you delighted in torturing your sims by locking them...

Uncle Orwell’s Doomsday Party

By Colin Flaherty Uncle Orwell’s Doomsday Party is described as “a loose 50 minutes of live and pre-recorded sketch”, so loose in fact that it regularly makes for an incoherent mess. A lot of it is silliness for silliness sake but those hoping for a clear plot will probably...

World War T

By Lisa Clark Promising to be a take on Trump and American politics by a Canadian Theatre Company who describe their show as “as a mixture of Monty Python, Louie CK (sic), and George Carlin working together in an interview with David Frost to unravel the enigma that is...

First Dog On The Moon – A Further Other Evening With First Dog On The Moon

By Elyce Phillips  National treasure First Dog on the Moon has returned to Melbourne Fringe with the next installment of his touring PowerPoint presentation – A Further Other Evening With First Dog On The Moon. It’s an hour of spoken word and and projected imagery that’s just as hilarious...

Parasites Lost by Alanta Colley

By Lisa Clark  This is an impressive debut festival show from Alanta Colley. I knew Alanta was a brilliant writer, because of her past work for Squirrel Comedy, but sadly, she left us to pursue her need to perform. Over the past year I’ve heard some lovely things from others...

Matt Stewart: Pretty Dry

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1. Matt doesn’t know you, but he loves you. Don’t turn your back on Matt’s love. 2. Come and prove your doubters wrong. They don’t believe you can do it, Matt does. 3. Whether or not there is a god is up for debate, Matt definitely exists. Come see...

Dairy Kweenz – Human Garbage

By Elyce Philips  Although we try and put our best face out in the world, when we look down deep inside, we’re all a bit garbage sometimes. In Human Garbage, Dairy Kweenz (Colwyn Buckland, Taylor Griffiths, Filip Lescaut and Lena Moon) play a cavalcade of characters that represent some...

Speechless Live

By Colin Flaherty A regular night on the Brisbane comedy circuit, Speechless Live comes to the Melbourne Fringe. A cross between Set List and a PowerPoint presentation, this improvised show uses a slide show of images for the performers to work with. It’s a fascinating concept and immensely fun...

Who We Were

By Elyce Phillips Who We Were is a flashback to the ‘90s, packed with the kind of little details that are guaranteed to delight anyone who grew up in the age of MSN chat and My Chemical Romance. Written by and starring Caitlyn Staples, Jayden Masciulli and Tiana Hogben,...

Isabel Angus in BLISS!

By Lisa Clark BLISS! could be seen as the final of an amazing trilogy of feminist comedy plays, but it is actually Isabel Angus’s debut solo festival show in a similar vein. Isabel has created another captivating character in Penny P who does a lot of “Thinsplaining” about the wonders...