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Review: JP: Boys Cry, Girls Masturbate.

I wanted to see this show on the name alone, I didn’t need to know what type of show it was, the name hooked me from the start. Sometimes all you need to draw people to your show is an intriguing name to hook people in to buy a ticket. Boys cry, girls masturbate has…

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Review: Tash Yorks’ Happy Hour

  Tash York is the Queen of Happy Hour! With a crew of talented singers and musicians, Tash Yorke brought song, comedy, snark, brilliance, relevance, community and mental health to the forefront of this hour-long show. Her voice is powerful both in song and speech, her humour is self-deprecating, honest and so on-point – she…

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The Alchemist of Feelings

It is one thing to perform a Fringe show alone but another to perform a show where you lay your vulnerabilities and feelings bare in a room full of strangers which Frankly does in her cabaret show The Alchemist of Feelings. The show feels like an open diary of Frankly’s emotions, mental illness, memories and…

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Review: Does It Please You? – The Final Saga

Does It Please You is an ambitious hour of theatre as a talented ensemble present disjointed vignettes that speak to the battle between individuality and the desire to please. A combination of original songs, expressive dance and vulnerable monologues display aspects of anxious behaviours and responses so many of us develop when faced with requests…

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Review: Naomi

Naomi is a candid yet sensitively presented theatre experience which radiates love from start to finish. The work explores the life and suicide of a woman named Naomi from the perspective of eight characters all embodied by performer and creator, Patrick Livesey.   As I enter into the theatre, I am met by an illuminated,…

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Review: I Hope My Keyboard Doesn’t Break

Gabbi Bolt’s compelling stage presence and impressive vocals make I Hope My Keyboard Doesn’t Break a stand-out Fringe debut. The TikTok creator is known for her social media escapades such as Ratatouille the TikTok Musical, and sharp-witted contributions to The Chaser. Her first solo live show proves Gabbi’s talents extend beyond the camera. Gabbi captivates…

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