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WA has a vibrant theatre scene if know where to look. Black Swan, the WA State Theatre company, continues to produce outstanding local shows, while WAAPA performances provide the opportunity to experience the next Hugh Jackman in the making. Burswood’s Crown Theatre and the WA State Theatre host musicals and shows from Broadway, the West End, and increasingly, from Asia, but Perth Festival and FRINGE WORLD Festival are the real highlights, bringing 700+ acts from around the world to the Perth stage each summer.

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28 Grams

Grace is your average twenty-something year old trying to figure out their place in the world.

  • Dates:Various dates from Jan 20 - Jan 30
  • Time(s):7:00pm
  • Venue:Theatre Two at Hayman Theatre

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$22.50 - $25.00

Description

Grace is your average twenty-something year old trying to figure out their place in the world. They work casually at a local café to support themselves and their cat. In their spare time, they enjoy hanging out with friends, consuming illicit drugs, long power walks, starving themselves, going to music festivals and avoiding hospital admissions. A tumultuous coming-of-age story about the awful and mundane; about addiction and recovery, that at its heart celebrates life with its simple treasures and why it’s always worth getting better in the end. # Presented by Ella Randle Ella Randle is an aspiring artist operating out of Perth. Recently she won a FRINGE WORLD 2021 Weekly Award for 'Bring Out Your Dead' which she wrote and directed.

4x4x4

Four different shows, four nights each over four weeks of Fringe!

  • Dates:Various from Jan 20 - Feb 13
  • Time(s):7:00pm
  • Venue:The Actors' Hub Studio

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe world
  • Ticket Price:$20,00 - $25,00

Description

Four different shows, four nights each over four weeks of Fringe! The Actors’ Hub have once again pulled out all the stops to put on an action-packed month of shows certain to see audiences coming back for more! With dates set across the month, you don’t have to compromise on choice! A Tribute: An inspiring exploration of those at the top of their field. The Harvest: What would happen if we began to harvest the many save the few? The Story of You: If I let in another's story do I have to let go of a story of you? The Aussie Way: A fun 360 degree verbatim exploration of what it means to be an Aussie. "When The Actors' Hub says they are “serious about developing actors in every sense” – they aren’t joking – voice, body and team cohesion." ????½ Fringefeed, 2021 # Presented by The Actors' Hub The Actors’ Hub is serious about developing actors in every sense. Being a successful actor takes more than just talent. Offering an alternative pathway to academic institutions, we are more than a drama school. The Actors’ Hub is a buzzing community, committed to supporting students and graduates throughout their career. If you are serious about your craft and gaining skills for success past the rehearsal room, The Actors’ Hub can take you there. # Venues and Dates The Actors' Hub Studio: Jan 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 Feb 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13

A Bee Story

A Bee Story is a uniquely Australian physical theatre show for children and families incorporating a kaleidoscope of circus, acrobatics, dance and live music.

  • Dates:Jan 15,16,18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • Time(s):03:00-03:45PM
  • Venue:Lotterywest De Parel Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Type:Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$20-$25

Description

Queen Bee & Worker Bee need to learn how to work together to rebuild their hive after a bushfire, but things never quite go to plan...

Join the bees on their buzzy adventures and be enchanted by their pollen-collecting skills, honey-making abilities, and super-bee strength. A Bee Story has themes of environmentalism, sustainability, and community spirit, and was directed by performer Robbie Curtis (Circa, Cirque du Soleil, Circus Oz, Australian Ballet), and co-created with musician and performer Lizzie McRae. Presented by Cluster Arts Pty Ltd. Cluster Arts is a global conduit for Australian artists in circus and physical theatre. We boldly seek opportunities to empower, advocate and elevate artists to make work in a financially stable way. We unapologetically deliver the incredible value of the arts to society. We humbly tell a big story.

AUFBRUCHSGEISTER | DEPARTING MINDS

A poetic drama written by Existence Theatre about a desperate search for allies in uncertain times.

  • Dates:Jan 14, 15, 21, 22, 27 - 30
  • Time(s):7:00pm and 8:30pm
  • Venue:Various venues incl. Old Customs House

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$21 - $42

Description

The ‘DEPARTING MINDS’ have one goal, not to feel foreign in their own skin, once they gather around others in this rather small environment. And suddenly they sit with these people in the same ‘boat’. A poetic drama written by Existence Theatre about a desperate search for allies in uncertain times. The performance responds to habituated and embodied expressions that need to be challenged so that adaptation to chaotic, uncertain situations can happen in more flexible ways. Unforeseen situations trigger emotional eruptions. This show makes you face close-up vulnerability and raises awareness of the effects that micro-racism and stereotypical stigmatisation have on someone, who doesn't turn a blind eye any longer. Surreal, confronting and immersive. # Presented by ART IN PROCESS & Existence Theatre EXISTENCE THEATRE is a unique form of performance theatre, co-founded by interdisciplinary artists Bello Benischauer and Elisabeth M Eitelberger. Over two decades they have refined their practice by combining video projection, live sound composition, movement and text as spoken language(s), while challenging theatrical and performative methods. Influenced by their European education about postmodern ideas, the artists learn from immediate environments and address urgent, everyday topics. They engage with changing ensembles, depending on the project's scope and intensity. Their explorations are site-specific works, known to be poignant, powerful, confronting, non-conventional, poetic and surreal. Current ensemble: Elisabeth Eitelberger, Ainsley Marr, Liv Richardson, Jade Woodhouse # Venues Old Customs House Theatre at DADAA

Bogan Shakespeare Presents: Julius Caesar

At the local Busselton Bunnings you will find a man like no other. A leader, a visionary, a Retail Operations Manager; Jewlz Caesar.

  • Dates:Jan 21-29 (except 26)
  • Time(s): 7:30pm
  • Venue:Studio Underground at State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Studio Underground
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$30.00

Description

Back for its seventh straight year the homegrown heroes behind Bogan Shakespeare return! This year we are taking on the iconic Julius Caesar! At the local Busselton Bunnings you will find a man like no other. A leader, a visionary, a Retail Operations Manager; Jewlz Caesar. Still riding the high from their victory over Masters Home Improvement, things are going well for the Bunnings retail team. Sales are up, foot traffic is strong and sausage sizzles are going gang busters. But beneath the surface, discontent is slowly brewing. Strap in for a story of intrigue, hubris, betrayal and lack-lustre coffee; a story that explores the truly unknowable horror that is retail work and asks the question, “Worker. Manager. Customer. Who are the real monsters?” # Presented by BS Productions BS Productions is a collective of Perth based writers, performers, comedians and improvisers brought together to create unique and entertaining works accessible for all audiences. More importantly, to combine their power rings in order to summon captain planet, because he's a hero and he's gonna take pollution down to zero, he's our powers magnified and he's fighting on the planets side.

Briefs: Bite Club

In an event sautéed in a hedonistic haze, guests will be treated to a shotgun wedding and table settings of music, circus, drag, burlesque, theatre, and comedy.

  • Dates:Various dates from Jan 14-20 and Feb 1-13
  • Time(s):7:40pm
  • Venue:The Aurora Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:The Pleasure Garden
  • Music:Other Music
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Comedy,Burlesque,Circus
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$47.00 - $57.00

Description

Bite Club features Brisbane’s award-winning cult-cabaret mischief-makers, circus stars, and heart-stopping hooligans Briefs Factory, as they join forces with much celebrated and sainted songbird Sahara Beck. In an event sautéed in a hedonistic haze, guests will be treated to a shotgun wedding and table settings of music, circus, drag, burlesque, theatre, and comedy. Described as one of Australia’s most arresting performers, Sahara Beck’s soaring vocals will blast female pride power into the ferociously fierce displays of talent from the BRIEFS boys you know and love. Their slick tomfoolery and heart-stopping hooliganism will be bathed in suave synth, heady hooks, and swelling strings, all set to a glorious pop pulse. # Presented by Briefs Factory Briefs Factory is an Australian creative collective that manufacture, cultivate and presents evocative, irreverent, physical performance. Best known for their flagship project Briefs, the award-winning company’s work also includes Club Briefs, The Second Coming, and Brat Kids Carnival. The collective also represents works developed by like-minded artists. Inspired by circus, drag, dance, burlesque, music, comedy, and the ever-changing world around them, Briefs Factory are dedicated to developing and touring their brand of award-winning, genre-defying, political party punk around the world. # Dates January 14-16, 18-23, 25-30 February 1-6, 8-13

Bubble Show for Adults Only

High-Level Bubble skills meet Sex, comedy and out-there parts unknown.

  • Dates:Jan 14-30 (except 17,24)
  • Time(s):9:30pm
  • Venue:Big Top at The Pleasure Garden

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:The Pleasure Garden
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Burlesque
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$21.00 - $35.00

Description

Mix part physical theatre, part bubble artistry and one part neo-burlesque, and you get a soapy concoction of kinky, in-your-face theatrics. A raucous and raunchy affair with a surprising story arc full of abstractness and the slightly grotesque, a surreal performative experience that wonderfully showcases the technical prowess of Bubble Artistry. Sold out for 6 years at the Perth Fringe, come and see what all the fuss over bubbles for adults is all about. If you have seen everything else and want something new and different you are in the right place. High-Level Bubble skills meet Sex, comedy and out-there parts unknown. ?????- THE WEE REVIEW ?????- SEE DO EAT REVIEW ????½- WEEKEND NOTES ????½- HI FI WAY # Presented by Bubble Laboratory Trust Bubble Laboratory is a five star reviewed, award-nominated theatre company that creates bubble performances for theatre stage, film and TV, having as main focus innovation and theatrical development of the art of bubbles.

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

A lonely Dr Bubble sits in his laboratory making bubbles with his only friend, a lifeless hand-puppet.

  • Dates:Jan 14-30 (except 17, 24)
  • Time(s):6:00pm
  • Venue:The Hat Trick at The Pleasure Garden

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:The Pleasure Garden
  • Type:Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe world
  • Ticket Price:$15.00 - $23.00

Description

The Bubble Show returns with its most popular show starring world-class soap bubble performers Dr Bubble and Milkshake with TV appearances across Europe and Asia. Come see shadow bubbles, illuminated bubbles, square bubbles, smoke bubbles, fire bubbles, spinning carousels, track bubbles, vortexes, bubble puppets, giant bubble tubes and a million-bubble finale! A lonely Dr Bubble sits in his laboratory making bubbles with his only friend, a lifeless hand-puppet. One day Dr Bubble creates a magic bubble that brings the mischief-making puppet to life. The cartoon-like atmosphere and amazing bubble creations tell a story of new friendship and fun. Fringe World Weekly Award 2020 ????? What's on in Adelaide ????? See Do Eat Review ????? The Clothesline ????? Fringe Review ????½ Kryztoff Raw # Presented by Bubble Laboratory Trust Bubble Laboratory is a five star reviewed, award-nominated theatre company that creates bubble theatre shows for families and children filled with colourful characters, exciting storylines and amazing morals to build a better world. Every year we create bubble adventures for the stage and screen, traveling all over the globe sharing fun and joy with bubble artistry.

COMA

Imagine the moment of waking is actually when your dream begins.

  • Dates:Various dates from Jan 14 - Feb 13
  • Venue:COMA at Perth Cultural Centre

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe world
  • Ticket Price:$17.50 - $25.00

Description

"The impenetrable darkness presses down on you, threatening to swallow you whole, and it is not unusual for your eyes to play tricks as you attempt to make sense of your surroundings" ????? InDaily, 2020. Imagine the moment of waking is actually when your dream begins. How can we save you from the unspeakable things that lurk in the dark recesses of your mind? Please find a bunk and headphones. Lie down. The cure we offer is a placebo and a promise. Remember to take your body with you when you leave. - Part of DARKFIELD: four multi-sensory experiences inside 40ft shipping containers, that place each audience member at the centre of a narrative using mind-bending 360 degree sound in complete darkness. EULOGY + FLIGHT - The Pleasure Garden SÉANCE + COMA - Perth Cultural Centre # Presented by Realscape Productions in association with DARKFIELD > We bring ingenious productions to life. < Realscape is a Melbourne-based company that specialises in tech-infused, experiential productions and interactive events. Realscape and DARKFIELD (UK) have been collaborating since 2017 on the critically acclaimed DARKFIELD series - SEANCE, FLIGHT, COMA, EULOGY and Darkfield Radio. They are also the producers behind Mummy’s Milk, winner of BankSA Best Film & Digital and Interactive Award at Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2020, and the international stage phenomenon Ghost Stories, coming to Australia in 2022. # Dates and Venues: COMA at Perth Cultural Centre: Jan 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Feb 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Decoupage Skin

Decoupage Skin follows one woman’s journey into the darkened corners of the human mind as she unapologetically deconstructs her life for the audience.

  • Dates:Jan 25 - 30
  • Time(s):4:40pm and 9:00pm
  • Venue:Girls School

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Girls School
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$17.50 - $25.00

Description

Decoupage Skin follows one woman’s journey into the darkened corners of the human mind as she unapologetically deconstructs her life for the audience. Helen is all about keeping up appearances, and as far as she’s concerned no one would suspect her to be anything but a well-adjusted yet reserved woman. When she invites you into her home, you can expect some retelling of memories, unsolicited advice, and maybe a few philosophical blunders, but surely nothing too out of the ordinary... siamo collective is proud to present Decoupage Skin written by Michael Griffiths as its debut production at FRINGE WORLD 2022! # Presented by siamo co. siamo collective is an emerging fully female led arts collective based in boorloo. our focus is to create spaces that give opportunities to all artists, celebrate creativity in all art forms, and to provide accessibility in the arts industry and for our audiences. Founders Gabriella Munro and Jasmine Valentini are committed to presenting fresh and innovative stories in the arts - no matter what form. creating siamo collective has given them as much of an opportunity to continue doing what they love, as it is giving an opportunity for others to do the same. We are a collaboration, we are a celebration, and we are here for everyone.

Dickless

As a transmasculine, nonbinary performer, Justin Sider explores themes of queer, trans, and male identity, ripping apart gender stereotypes as he rips off his tearaway pants.

  • Dates:Jan 24, 25, 28, 29
  • Time(s):9pm
  • Venue:Connections Nightclub

Details

  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Comedy
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$25

Description

Following a sold-out debut 2021 season, Justin Sider is D!ckless is back for FRINGE WORLD 2022! In a one-man, one-hour, musical featuring live dance, singing, rapping and story-telling, Justin Sider pelvic thrusts his way through the fourth wall and takes the audience on a journey of self-discovery, and dick recovery. As a transmasculine, nonbinary performer, Justin Sider explores themes of queer, trans, and male identity, ripping apart gender stereotypes as he rips off his tearaway pants. "Down to earth slapstick comedy at its finest." ????½ Fourth Wall Media "A warm and welcoming performance." ????½ OutinPerth We would like to acknowledge this show is happening on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. # Presented by Justin Sider Drag king Justin Sider has pelvic thrusted his way into the hearts of Perth’s drag scene, smashing glass ceilings and charming audiences of all types. Making history as Perth’s first King of the Court in the annual drag competition at the Court Hotel, he’s bringing his charm, uniqueness, nerve and talent to FRINGE WORLD 2022. If Justin Bieber, Magic Mike, and Mighty Mouse had a baby it would look a lot like Justin Sider.

DIRT by Angus Cameron

The West Australian premiere of this smash-hit queer thriller.

  • Dates:Jan 14-16, 18-23, 27-30
  • Time(s):09:00-10:00 PM
  • Venue:Home Economics at Girls School

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Girls School
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$32

Description

Presented by and starring Wil King (ABC/Netflix's 'Why Are You Like This') and their real-life partner, award-winner Patrick Livesey ('The Boy, George', 'Gone Girls'). Set over the course of a single night, two strangers meet, drink, and party in modern-day Moscow. Both need something from the other, both have something to hide. Written by Angus Cameron and directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio, NYC), DIRT is a thrilling and seductive exploration of sexuality, solidarity, and persecution that received four awards and a dozen five-star reviews at Adelaide Fringe 2021. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network and the Moscow Community Center for LGBT+ Initiatives.

Dirty Dingo

For one night, allow us to take you into the world of the Dingos, the fun, sexy, and slightly grungy world that we call home.

  • Dates:Jan 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • Time(s):8:30pm
  • Venue:The Sewing Room

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Cabaret
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$30 - $36

Description

Looking for a show where you feel like you’re a part of the action? Where the entertainment is on top of the bar? Looking for a show where you can get a little bit dirty? Allow us to introduce to you Dirty Dingo, the show that will not only get you a little wet but will also entertain you with some of Perth’s most talented dancers. For one night, allow us to take you into the world of the Dingos, the fun, sexy, and slightly grungy world that we call home. Now, we must warn you this isn’t a show for the faint of heart or sober, bring your best cowgirl hats and be ready to party like it's the early 2000s! # Presented by Unknown Creative Arts Creatives focusing on building the arts community and creating confident, strong young females through dance and other creative mediums. Working in and around Perths art scene for over four years, Unknown is known for its professionalism and quality of skill, creativity, and inclusion.

Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

Dizney in Drag will have you laughing like a Hyena, crying like Dumbo, and grinning like a Cheshire cat into a Whole New World you didn't know you needed.

  • Dates:Jan 25 - 30; Feb 1 - 6
  • Time(s):6:20pm
  • Venue:Girls School

Details

  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Girls School
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Comedy,Cabaret,Drag
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$24.50 - $35.00

Description

If Disney brought you UP, well get ready to fall down the rabbit hole... Dizney in Drag will have you laughing like a Hyena, crying like Dumbo, and grinning like a Cheshire cat into a Whole New World you didn't know you needed. Prepare to have all your childhood dreams shattered like Cinderella's glass slipper in an elephant graveyard of adult fantasies and gender-bending fairy godmothers. Follow some of your much-loved childhood characters and discover sides of them you never knew existed. If you have any reservations, just Let It Go. Be Our Guest and book a seat now! "It’ll make you leave questioning your childhood morals" ?????, Fringefeed, 2021 “It’s fun, it’s frivolous and it’s absolutely fantastic” ?????, SeeDoEatReview, 2021 “Hilariously raucous” ????1/2, Fourth Wall Media, 2021 # Presented by The Hairy Godmothers The Hairy Godmothers are a diverse group of local Perth performers and creatives. Our vision is a world where where everyone is as radically expressive as a drag queen.

Elliot's Big Nose and the Snot That It Grows

When Elliot discovers that she can grow metre-long snot from her nose and wield it like a fifth appendage, she uses her newfound powers to solve playground problems and make new friends.

  • Dates:Jan 24-29 (except 26)
  • Time(s):10:00am
  • Venue:Rehearsal Room 1 at State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Type:Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Puppetry
  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:$17.50 - $25.00

Description

When Elliot - a self-conscious and bookish eight year old - discovers that she can grow metre-long snot from her nose and wield it like a fifth appendage, she learns to use her newfound powers to solve playground problems and make new friends. This story - told by a chorus of characters, a swelling soundtrack and almost entirely in rhyme - Elliot’s Big Nose and the Snot That It Grows promises a magical journey of image-based theatre and puppetry. This is a theatre work for anyone who loves all things gross. Directed by Christopher Moro and written by Elise Wilson under the mentorship of Barking Gecko and the Australian Theatre for Young People’s Fresh Ink program, this play will have both children and adults squirming in their seats. # Presented by: Elise Wilson Elise Wilson and Christopher Moro are graduates of WAAPA's BPA Performance Making course. This year, Christopher performed in 'Fire' and 'My Shout' in the Blue Room Theatre's 2021 season and he made his directorial debut in 'What's Poppin' as part of the theatre's 900 Seconds program, which he co-wrote with Elise. Elise's first play, 'Floor Thirteen' premiered at The Blue Room Theatre in 2019 and she also wrote the Senior Jury Prize-winning comedic short film 'The Ransom' for the WA Youth Theatre Company in 2020. Elise and Christopher have assembled a stellar team with experience in puppetry and children's entertainment. They include Kylie Bywaters, Asha Kiani, Fiona MacDonald, Maddie Young, Amelia Baker, Jono Battista, Dani Chilton, Alicia Gould & Annabel Gunson.