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Fringe Review: Monster

Monster is a one person transgender man show. From start to finish Florian Wild takes us on a cabaret journey of alternative pop songs accompanied by Oliver Ayres on piano with each song flowing between stories from Florian’s life. Without giving away too many spoilers, this is Florian’s trans journey that began in a Catholic…

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Fringe: Obsession

When we think of addiction it’s easy to follow the socially accepted trope that it is both inherently good and simultaneously bad. So, how could anyone cover this contentious subject with realistic drama, sensitivity, and dignity? I introduce Obsession. A theatrical blend of dynamic lighting, interpretive dance, and storytelling wrapped around a theme focusing on…

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Fringe Review: Nick Robertson – Leave to Enter

Funny! Nick Robertson’s opening night was a well-attended show in a secret basement where there was plenty of audience laughs. A multilayered show there were on screen graphics and a closing video which added some of the best humour to the stand-up routine. (I suggest making more of these as they hit home.) Looking at…

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Fringe Review: It All Started When My Dad Finished

Daniel Tohill is a multitalented and natural performer. This fresh faced solo artist is a stand up comedian, a trained gymnast and circus acrobat as well as a vocalist, magician and puppeteer. His show, Growing Pains enjoyed success at 2023 Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne shows were sold out. His new show, It all started when…

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Fringe Review: B.L.I.P.S.

After battling with trying to find a car park for nearly half an hour (honestly, who schedules sports ball during the Fringe?)  and being ready throw in the towel and head home, I managed to get to Holden Street Theatres just in time for this performance of B.L.I.P.S. – and I am so glad that…

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Fringe Review: Oat Milk and Honey

Clever, poignant, intriguing, and even amusing! The show opens with questions. What brings us peace? What brings us back from the edge? How do we manage our anxiety? An interwoven fusion of evocative live music and dramatic circus, the highs and lows of mental health are presented with power and depth from high aerial spins…

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