Fringe World 2017: El Bizarro review

El Bizarro was back at Fringe World in 2017 for its third instalment, and by now everyone in the know knows that this is a show that delivers on its promises – Danger! Freaks! Glamour! – with a show that is twisted, electric and enthralling.

Absolutely not for the faint of heart, El Bizarro has quickly become a favourite among Fringe goers and Fringe performers, for the way it pushes boundaries in a celebration of excess.

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Fringe World 2017: Cameron James ’88 review

With a background in music and sketch comedy, Cameron James has the guts and the experience to hit the mark as a relaxed, laid back stand-up comedian with his debut comedy hour at Fringe World.

CamJam, as he is known online, has achieved a lost since I last saw him in as part of the duo Jekyll x James at Fringe World two years ago – placing second in Triple J’s RAW Comedy National Final, he has toured national as a support for well-known Australian and international comedians and was hand-picked to perform at Splendour in the Grass.

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Fringe World 2017: Jacque Barrett is Particularly Good at This review

Smart and charismatic comedian Jacques Barrett is a veteran of the Australian club and festival circuit, with almost a decade of shows under his belt –  making his ‘Particularly Good at This’ a funny Fringe trip not to be missed.

Well-paced and consistently on the mark, this ridiculously fun hour is filled with character renditions, strong performance skills and social commentary that captures the audience’s full attention and refuses to let it go.

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Fringe World 2017: Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar review

Welcome to Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar – the sleaziest, dingiest dive bar in town and home to a truly bizarre set of characters guaranteed to have you laughing through an hour of no-holds-barred, rollicking and risqué musical sketch comedy.

The seasoned (yet surely slightly mad) geniuses behind EastEnd Cabaret – Jennifer Byrne and Vicky Falconer-Pritchard, together with Tom Velvick of Dead Man Creative – have returned to Perth, where the mop-headed madness began, for a disappointingly short run of Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar.

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Fringe World 2017: Mâché: HOME review

Debuting at Fringe World last year with Mâché: A Drag Performance Showcase, Gendermess has returned with another hour of glittery cross-dressing and debauched drag.

HOME aims to take the audience back to a time when routine was key, ignorance was bliss and everything was right as rain, giving a drag queen makeover to the 1940s -1960s.

The show featured some of Perth’s most-loved drag performers – Donna Kebab, Perri Oxide, Flo Reel, Cougar Morrison, Vaboux and Ginava – in gorgeous costumes, killer heels and wonderful makeup working their way through a series of acts.

I had high expectations for this show given last years’ performance but unfortunately they were not met and I was in fact left quite appalled at two of the scenes.

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Fringe World 2017: A Night at the Musicals review

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more charismatic duo at Fringe than Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo.

Fringe World favourite Le Gateau Chocolat (a Laurence Olivier award winning powerhouse of a performer who has recently wrapped up a season working with The National Theatre on The Threepenny Opera) and Jonny Woo (a drag, comedy, fashion and media superstar) have teamed up for A Night at the Musicals – a wonderful, funny and at times touching tribute to all of the best musical theatre numbers.

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