Tag Archives: The Sydney Fringe Festival

September 08

I see – Sydney Fringe (Theatre Review)

I see – The Sydney Fringe I see is currently playing at The Sydney Fringe Festival. You can grab tickets here.  I have to confess, I love The Sydney Fringe. Experience is of that raw, rough round the edges kind, and it’s the only festival (really) that captures the zeitgeist of a city. Every rehearsal, […]

September 23

The Chairs – SUDS at the Sydney Fringe. (Theatre Review)

The Chairs SUDS at The Sydney Fringe Festival 23 September to 26 September – You can grab tickets here. No fringe festival would be complete without the local university dramatic society giving us a non-Shakespearean classic. It’s surely one of the staples of any fringe festival, and a chance for a classic to be openly experimented […]

September 21

The vegetable Plot – Kids win at The Sydney Fringe (Kids show/Music review)

The Vegetable Plot Sydney Fringe on the 20th and 21st of September. You can grab tickets here, or check out The Vegetable Plot website here. The funky get-with-it-world of child entertainment seems to get blessed with more and more talent every day, as changing societal norms allow parented creatives to ‘diversify’ rather than go on […]

September 28

Fully Committed – Alex Butt and Nick Curnow juggle their way to brilliance. (Sydney FF Theatre Review)

“I’ve been on hold for so long I forgot who I called.” I was out with a group of friends recently, at a very fancy restaurant.  One of my friends, a very polite, gentle refined sort of woman, has many different allergies, and despite calling ahead, for some reason the message hadn’t gotten through to […]

September 22

Julie Anne and Julie are Bad in Bed, or So I Read (On A Toilet Stall Door) – (Sydney Fringe F Theatre Review)

When I walked out of Julie Anne and Julie are Bad in Bed, or so I read (On a Toilet Stall Door) – how’s that for a title – I commented to the good folk of the PACT theatre there that night, that the most experimental works I’d seen at The Sydney Fringe this year […]

September 22

The Unstoppable, Unsung Story of Shakey M: Rowena Hutson,’Parky’ and Joy. (Sydney Fringe F Theatre Review)

I pause and ask myself about the role of art in my life regularly, but I almost never stop to ask myself why I laugh and what makes me laugh. Aside from that nervous snigger we apply in awkward social situations (like every time I’m with my family).  We have lots of “scientific reasons” for […]

September 19

Fred and Ginger – Marquez Laundry Theatre Company and the soaring of the human spirit. (Sydney Fringe F Theatre Review)

As often happens, true genius is way ahead of its time.  When that genius applies to art, the artist becomes a kind of prophet in the wilderness, a fortune teller if you like, who can see with great clarity what it takes the rest of the world years to come to. Diane Arbus is emerging […]

September 16

Equus – Michael Campbell and Nomadic Artists bring a soaring passion to the stage. (Sydney FF Theatre Review)

There is something delightful about a banned play being produced for the public, and being performed in front of school children. It gives one the feeling of being Winston Smith, brazenly reading The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism by candlelight under the giant solitary eye of Big Brother. Equus is such a play. To […]

September 15

Lady Nerd – Keira Daley and female nerds through time. (Sydney Fringe Festival Cabaret Review)

The enormously talented Keira Daley and her super-support dude Mark Chamberlain have a new show at the Sydney Fringe this week called Keira Daley v’s the 90’s which promises to be as witty as her Lady Nerd show.  I’m reviewing it later this week, but by way of warm up for this show, in a […]

September 12

John Dies at the End – Don Coscarelli takes on David Wong. (Sydney Underground Film Festival Review)

“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” “That if Franz Kafka was here his head would explode?” “Actually, yeah.” It’s difficult to discuss a film like John Dies At The End without having read the book, seeing as the book is a kind of mash-up parody of so many disparate influences, having its own cult following. […]