Performing arts

Comedy in the Cellar

Comedy returns to the cellar, with the "Crowd work King" - Kyle Legacy Harnwell! Kyle was born and raised in Liverpool, UK. he started his career in 2012 and has performed in every major festival around the world! Split headline acts will be - Aaron Ajay, who recently performed in his "Rock n Roll Relationship Show" to full rooms in the Edinburgh festival. Joe White, who has been performing in Canada and around Australia. There will be support acts, one of whom is Emma Krause, an up and coming talent from Dampier via the Perth Hills! reserve your seats at - perthlaughs@gmail.com, $20.00 cash at the door.

Little Comedy Lounge Saturdays at Creatures Nextdoor

The Little Comedy Lounge brings comedy to life every Saturday at Creatures Next Door! Come down and enjoy the finer things in life with some local comedy acts, delicious craft beer and a bite to eat. Get down early or stay late to enjoy the fabulous views over the Fremantle Harbour. **please note for any sold out shows there is a small allocation of tickets reserved for door sales (subject to availability). 18 + show For more information on our Live Comedy Saturdays, visit The Comedy Lounge. 

2018 | The Obscure Tour | Fringe World Festival

Imagine The Amazing Race, you know, that show? Scale it down to the back streets of Freo. Imagine hosts without plastic surgery, teeth whitening or soul-deep tans. They're dressed oddly and asking you to do strange things for your next clue. You want your next clue, right? There are points but they're arbitrary. There are prizes but they're terrible. Speed doesn't matter but you will need to navigate stairs and walk for about 2km. From makers of sold-out shows: The Quest (2017) and The Great Saunter (2016 FRINGE WORLD award nominated -Theatre). ​Review of The Great Saunter 2016 - "The execution of this event was outstanding ...The detail was intricate… It was like a treasure hunt that showcased the sights and space of Fremantle”  -  Julia Hern, Australian Stage (for full review of The Great Saunter:  https://www.australianstage.com.au) Event Dates:  Saturday 27/01/2018 - 10am to 12.15pm Saturday 3/02/2018 - 10am to 12.15pm Saturday 10/02/2018 - 10am to 12.15pm Saturday 17/02/2018 - 10am to 12.15pm Price: $25.00 per ticket Tickets available from: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/the-obscure-tour-fw2018 Venue: The Navy Club, 64 High Street, Fremantle, 6160 WA Age Suitability: 18+ As this event requires walking, patrons must be able to climb stairs and be able to walk up to 2km within 2 hours. The event is not wheelchair accessible. Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes before and after the event if parking in Fremantle to get to and from the event.  Presented by: Pedroland Pedroland is a Fremantle based, not-for-profit group comprising 25 local performers, musicians, artists and tech specialists. Pedroland was formed in 2015 to create interactive collaborative theatre works and art shows. They produced 'The Great Saunter' in 2016 which was nominated for a FRINGE WORLD Award (Theatre). In 2017 they produced 'The Quest', an interactive game-show and 'The Past is a Foreign Country', an art installation.

Colin Ebsworth Jokes Magotes FRINGEWORLD

He's one of the most prolific young comics in the country returning for his fifth new hour of standup premiering at FRINGE WORLD. After multiple sellout runs, award nominations and setting the record for being the only comic in the country to debut two new hours at a single festival and selling them out back to back he's bringing the laughs again with 'Jokes Magotes'. He's played across Australia with featured performances on ABC as a Raw Comedy national finalist, Disconnect and Falls Festival's and even headlining W.A's own Rottofest Comedy Festival His material's been showcased at venues and shows all over, like Melbourne Comedy Festival's own prestigious Comedy Zone and the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy festival roadshows. This year he's gone bigger and better than ever. No songs, no slideshows, no padding. Just one hour of comedy, all killer no filler.   "A bundle of energy" - The Advertiser - 2015 "Had the room in stitches" - The Music - 2014 "Absolutely killed it" - Rotunda Media - 2014 “Lighthearted, charismatic and funny " - The west Australian 2013 "Coast by on his obvious charm alone" - Chortle 2013   Hellenic Club of W.A - Jan 27th-31st & Feb 19th-25th 7PM (No Tuesday’s) Scarborough Big Top @ Summerset Arts Festival Feb 8th 8:45 PM The Sail and Anchor @ The Fremantle Comedy Factory Feb 16th & 17th 7Pm TIX $20  

Freo Royals Fringe Shows at The Big Top

Ladies of the Big Top (15+) by Kaleido Company (Sarah Green) Kaleido Company presents Perth's finest selection of babes, broads, and chicks with tricks. Be prepared for a tantalizing night of gravity-defying acts, amusing antics and unhinged interludes in this cabaret-style aerial show. Expect the unexpected with many twists and turns along the way. These ladies are all kinds of strong, sexy and quirky, and at times a bizarre blend of all three. Wed 31st Jan - Sat 3rd Feb 7.40pm     Blood Sweat and Fears by Yip Yip Circus (Jess Smart & Ben Kotovski-Steele) Wed 31st Jand &…

Ladies of the Big Top | Fringe World

A tantalising night of gravity-defying aerial acts, amusing antics and unhinged interludes. Kaleido Company presents Perth's finest selection of babes, broads, and chicks with tricks in a cabaret-style aerial show. Expect the unexpected with many twists and turns along the way. These ladies are all kinds of strong, sexy and quirky, and at times a bizarre blend of all three. Premiering as a part of FRINGE WORLD Festival 2018 at the Circus WA Big Top, located in the heart of Fremantle at Princess May Park. You can catch these ladies every night from the 31st of January to the 3rd…

The Hair Bears | Fringe World

Join rising stars Adrian Alaberg & Umar in their debut stand up comedy split show for FRINGE WORLD 2018. These naturally funny-men are captivating storytellers, dual 2016 and 2017 RAW State Finalists (WA). Come witness these crowd favourites as they discuss Australian culture, religion and their dysfunctional immigrant families. This anticipated split show is a must see!

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Cameron McLaren Dardy McFly | Fringe World

Blurbs? Where we’re going we don’t need blurbs! After winning Best Comedy WA with 6056 in 2017 Cameron McLaren is Back to the Fringe with Dardy McFly - an aggressively optimistic look at the past, present and future, packed full of punchlines.

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Hands some Feet | Fringe World Festival

In the depths of the Finnish forest something stirs. Dry hands. Sweaty feet. Everything is this moment; there isn't a thing more fragile. Every step she's ever taken along that thin iron cable and the thousands of catches he has made to make this moment the now. "Hands some Feet" is as playful as it is serious. From the delicate to the downright ludicrous, Liisa and Jeromy come together on stage combing their specialised circus techniques of juggling and tight wire along with theatre, acrobatics, skipping rope and singing song. This exciting, fresh and richly filled contemporary circus show will knock you back and at times pull you forward to savour each and every detail.  2nd and 3rd Feb 2018  8:50pm  Circus WA Big Top  -Circus Big Top Tent, 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle WA 6160  Tickets $15  Tickets at: www.fringeworld.com.au 

Sugar Blue Revue | Fringe World 2018

Enjoy Sensational Burlesque, Vaudeville antics, Circus, Comedy, Vintage dances in 2018 Fringe World show by Sugar Blue Burlesque! Join vintage cabaret troupe, Sugar Blue Burlesque, for their gorgeous new one hour classic burlesque show, Sugar Blue Revue, reminiscent of the underground clubs pre 1950’s. Perth’s premier Cabaret troupe, Sugar Blue Burlesque, presents Sugar Blue Revue! A one-hour show performed over 2 nights at the WA Maritime Museum at 6:30pm, Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February as part of the 2018 FRINGE WORLD program. You will be treated to a visual feast of eye-popping striptease, elaborate vintage costumes, with authentic vintage dances, comedy, circus, music and crowd pleasing theatricality! Hosted by the…

Women Like Us | Fringe World Festival

Mandy Nolan & Ellen Briggs bring their hit stand up comedy show, Women Like Us to Fremantle for 2 nights only.  This hilarious show covers the important topics like getting fat, getting old, stinky teenagers, selfies, yoga farts and even who unpacks the dishwasher!  It will leave you gasping for air and thinking "They're just like us"!

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The Nasty Show at Fringe World

"A Masterclass in Smut" ★★★★ The Australia Times  2016. Offensive is the new black. The Nasty Show is a guaranteed offensive comedy showcase featuring a selection of the best comics of the festival, delivering their filthiest material. Tired of inoffensive jokey jokes? Get Drunk. Get Rowdy. Get Desensitized. Every Friday and Saturday of FRINGE WORLD. Fremantle 2 Nights Only! Feb 9 & 10, 830pm.We've sold out shows in Perth and Sydney and in 2018 are touring internationally. Don't miss these world-class comics get as filthy as they possibly can. Different lineups every night. Has featured: Greg Fleet (AU) Mike G (USA) Bryan O'Gorman (Canada), Amy Howerska (UK) Laura Davis (Melb) James McCann (Adelaide) and loads more.

Electrocity Ensemble Lost in Time Place

A FRINGE WORLD 2018 collaboration between students and staff from St Georges Anglican School combining sampling, looping, instrumental performance, live electronics and sound design. Immerse yourself in the sounds of our city interwoven with live original composition: Electrocity Ensemble is surprising, enchanting, haunting, beautiful, edgy.Taking sound samples from around Perth as a starting point, students and staff have collaborated to write songs combining orchestral and contemporary instruments with electronic and software-based performance. Electrocity Ensemble grew out of a 5-day workshop at the end of 2016, taking instruments out of their traditional contexts and exploring new contemporary possibilities. A collaboration between staff and students (but student driven), the group combines sampling, looping, software and electronics with live instrumental performance. For more information see: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/lost-in-time-and-place-electrocity-ensemble-fw2018


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