Alderstead Heath

By Colin Flaherty The festival blurb and a recent video on Facebook indicate that Alex Chilton had quite ambitious plans for Alderstead Heath. Ultimately, he ditched all the technological elements of the show that proved too unfeasible and was left with a low key storytelling show. Just a bloke,...

5 Good Reasons to see FRANKIE&SAL in Making It Rain

Frankie and Sal
1. We have stonefish 2. We pronounce Ibiza correctly 3. We’ll kill you if you don’t 4. Sal says we can’t say we’ll kill you but we can say its a really fun show and you’ll enjoy it if you’re there so everyone should come 5. Sal is the...

The Travelling Sisters – NOO SHO

By Lisa Clark The Travelling sisters are one of the best new comedy sketch trios I’ve seen in a while. Considering this was the 2nd performance of their new show, Noo Sho was a pretty entertaining hour of sketch comedy. Noo Sho is not the kind of show trying to...

The First Annual (Doris to insert) Festival

By Colin Flaherty Blinded by the chance to appear on “Australia’s Got Festivals”, the community of Bess County embark on an ambitious town festival in spite of lack of funds, selfish individual motives and an AWOL Mayor. So begins the first stage effort of sketch group Bess County (Elyce...

Dr Chris’s Theory of Everything

By Conor Merrigan-Turner Picture your high school science teacher or university professor. Think about their dry sense of humor, human disconnection and how alienated you felt when they went on one of their complicated science tangents, well don’t worry. Dr Chris’s Theory of Everything was almost opposite; the only...

5 Good Reasons to see Ben Volchok Presents…

Ben Volchok Presents
1. Comedy radio plays, live on stage! Thrilling! Exciting! 2. I do all the voices. Yes, even that one. 3. One episode involves spies and counterfeit money and the other one has Satanists and disappearing buttocks. 4. If you’re a fan of The Goon Show or Hancock’s Half Hour...

5 Good reasons to see Virgin Bloody Mary

Virgin Bloody Mary
1. The free food and wine. It’s just like when you go to church for the yummy crackers and wine, or because your dad promises you a Freddie frog after. 2. There are no words in the whole show. You don’t have to understand English or have even gone to school....

Hit By A Blimp – I’m Here

By Colin Flaherty I’m Here is the second Fringe outing from the collective Hit By A Blimp (Caitlyn Staples, Jayden Masciulli and Tiana Hogben), this time exploring the intricacies and minefields of social interactions. Through sketches and musical numbers, we see awkward small talk between two strangers narrated through...

Lauren Bok – A Bok In Progress

By Colin Flaherty A Bok in Progress is not your usual work in progress show. While Lauren Bok is genuinely trying out new ideas, this is a work in progress about being a work in progress. Students of the comedic arts will find plenty of giggles, nay guffaws, as...

5 good reasons to see Super Woman Money Program

Elizabeth Davie
1. Are you worried about your super? If you’re not, you should be! Welcome to the Super Woman Money Program. 2. Please note, Super Woman Money Program features financial advice from someone not at all qualified to give it. 3. I have a sock puppet that reads my hate...