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FRINGE REVIEW – The Story of Body

Trigger Warning – this show talks about childhood trauma The Story of Body was a lovely reminder that you won’t always see the most powerful or spectacular Fringe performances in the big tents in the Gardens. As with most treasurers, they are tucked away in venues spotted around the CBD. The Story of Body is…

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FRINGE REVIEW – Bruce: Misadventures From a Lap Around Australia

Trigger Warning: This show includes discussion of suicidal thoughts Have you ever thought about quitting your job, loading the family in a van, and traveling around Australia? Because at the beginning of 2023 that’s exactly what Tom Clarke did. Starting in Melbourne and visiting every little town along a 26,000 kilometre trek has given Tom…

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FRINGE REVIEW – Chronically Ill-Prepared

Watching an improv show is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Chronically Ill-Prepared promises an exploration of different human experiences, however the first rendition of this show for 2024 missed that mark. The players in this troupe answer to one name – Luke – who begins the show by…

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FRINGE REVIEW – Come & Try Breathwork – A Ceremony of Breath Workshop

I attended the Alma Sagrada Tribe’s Fringe workshop with the intention of assessing its alignment with the Mindshare Mental Health Awareness Award criteria. The workshop promised an exploration of breathwork for relaxation and mind-body connection. Led by Tiff, Fe, and other tribe members, the atmosphere was welcoming and gentle. The workshop structured the breathwork process…

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FRINGE REVIEW – Skin Hunger

“Skin Hunger” offers a thought-provoking journey through the tumultuous intersections of grief, faith, and sexuality, navigated through the lens of Eva, portrayed energetically by Tatiana Hotere. From the outset, the performance grabs attention as Eva, clad only in underwear, bursts on to the stage and and unpacks a box containing a large number and variety…

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FRINGE REVIEW – God, Please Take Me Now

Trigger warning: show discusses suicide, trauma and abuse Suicidal ideation is layered and complex and so is God, Please Take Me Now. In this one woman show Molly Dooner takes audiences on a journey inside her mind as she grapples with coming to terms with the ongoing mental health impacts of trauma and abuse. Advertised…

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