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Fringe Review: Hot Fat Crazy

Trigger Warning- Self harm and Suicide Welcome to the Psych Ward- the opening number of Hot Fat Crazy, sets the tone for the show. With its quirky lyrics, audience participation and sock puppets playing instruments, we are introduced to Eadie and her offbeat journey within a fictional psych ward with the help of Tommy. This…

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Fringe Review: The Sweet and Sour Hour of Power

Jennifer Wong is an accomplished writer, comedian and public speaker. A self-confessed “words person”, and a food enthusiast who is no fan of the gym, her latest stand-up show, The Sweet and Sour Hour of Power, takes us on her wellness and fitness journey as she manages her depression. Wong has lived with depression for…

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Fringe Review: Someday We’ll Find It

A lot of questions. Funny questions. Boring questions. Cleverly juxtaposed questions. All the questions we ask technology to answer for us. I never realised so powerfully until during this unique show just how many questions we humans have, and we want them answered so badly we create more and more technology to help us on…

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Fringe Review: Leather Lungs – Shut Up and Sing

Well, wasn’t that a surprise! I went to Leather Lungs: Shut Up and Sing with zero expectations but came out an unabashed devotee, wrapped in glitter and sass! Leather Lungs: Shut Up and Sing is not just a cabaret drag show; it’s an immersive journey into the depths of the human experience. From the moment…

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Fringe Review: Paintings of Modernia

Sam Kissajukian’s exhibition, Paintings of Modernia, is showing in The Light Room and The Light Room Gallery at ILA in Light Square, away from the busyness of the east end  Fringe. Sam has a long career as a stand up comedian and began painting in 2021, creating 300 paintings during a five month Bipolar manic…

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Fringe Review: Burn It

Trigger Warning: discussions of violence, self-harm, eating disorders, suicide ideation and abusive relationships. As a reviewer, sometimes I stumble upon hidden gems that I do not know if my words will give justice to the show and how amazing it was. Burn It may be simple when it comes to the set but this two-person…

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