Fringe Festival Top Local Picks by Peddle Perth and Oh Hey Wa’s Favourites

Fringe Festival is upon us. Hopefully, you’ve become acquainted with a taste of the wacky, wonderful, weird, wet and warm shows that Fringe is Famous for.

Fringe is a very big festival this year. A massive collection of artists from our backyard too, across Australia and the world.

With so much going on between the Woodside Pleasure gardens, the Cultural Centre, Yagan Square, all the small and big Perth venues hosting Fringe shows, and reaching out to Freo and other suburbs.

There are many shows for everyone, shows that will scare you, shows to delight, shows to make you laugh, shows to get you hot in the seat, shows that spook and all the other entertaining shows.

What better way to start off PEDDLE PERTH’S Fringe Festival Picks than with our favourite local’s shows.

Followed a selection of favourites from Adie fromOH HEY WA.

Who’s insightful, incredible and world-class walking tours captivate people just as admirably as many of these shows.


Local

BURLEZQUE

Cabaret/ Burlesque
Welcome to BurLEZque — a celebration of sexuality, personal identity, and the power of acceptance and love. Join us as we present a dynamic showcase of Perth’s best queer-femme burlesque performers.Scaled burlezque

COMEDY HYPNOTIST MATT HALE’S FEELGOOD FACTORY

Cabaret/ Comedy
With his own modern brand of hypno laughs (NO swinging watches & 100% chicken free!), Matt hypnotises volunteers with hilarious (but tasteful!) consequences as their imaginations work overtime.

This man is a very confident and creative genius, not to be missed.

NIGHT CAP

Cabaret/ Burlesque

Like intoxicating and fiery hot performers and whiskey?

Stay up late this FRINGE WORLD and get steamy in the company of an array of seductively dark, provocative, sizzlingly funny, twisted, intoxicating and fiery hot entertainers at Night Cap cabaret.Scaled night cap square rgb

TURN ME KISS ME FLIP ME F#CK ME

Cabaret/ Comedy || 5-10 Feb
Madam Lush returns for an encore performance, after a sold-out FRINGE WORLD 2018 Season. Sordid secrets, adventures of cabaret life & guilty pleasures are revealed in this hilarious and risqué soiree. A delicious selection of sex kittens will entertain and arouse audiences with jazz sounds, burlesque, tits, arse, and unexpected confessions.Scaled program 800 pixel fringe 2019

WORSHIP

Cabaret/ Performance Art || 7-9, 13-16 of February
Step inside and bow down; it’s time to Worship!
Foxglove Productions exposes you to the mesmerising fusion of cabaret and performance art.
A FRINGE WORLD premiere, Worship features a provokingly feverish cast of West Australian burlesque, circus and drag performers.Scaled worship web rgb by aaron mcpolin

#AMNDRINK – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DRINK

Comedy/ Theatre || 7,8,9th of February @9pm

A theatrical drinking game! The way Shakespeare would have wanted.**They think.

In this interactive comedy, we attempt to perform Shakespeare’s 3-hour, 21-character classic, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, in under 1 hour with just 5 actors, a spinning wheel, and a touch of the hard stuff.

OH HEY WA’s Favourites

MANWATCHING

Theatre/ Comedy

“So I think it’s fair to say that most women almost definitely do masturbate, we just wait to discuss it in an oddly anonymous but public situation like this one”

Written by an anonymous woman; performed by an unprepared man.

No rehearsal, no preparation, no holds barred; this show is the thoughts of one woman when she thinks about sex with men. A different man every night is charged with reading her script aloud, sight unseen, in front of an audience — you.Scaled canva photo editor

FUEGO CARNAL

Circus/ Performance Art

Fuego Carnal is a high octane spectacle of wild stunts, exotic beats… mesmerising flames…

Packed full of magical jaw-dropping moments, fuelled by sensual choreography and a wicked sense of humour.Scaled fuego carnal 2018

COMEDY HYPNOTIST MATT HALE’S FEELGOOD FACTORY

Cabaret/ Comedy
With his own modern brand of hypno laughs (NO swinging watches & 100% chicken free),
Matt hypnotises volunteers with hilarious (but tasteful) consequences as their imaginations work overtime.

This man is a very confident and creative genius, not to be missed.

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TOD TALKS

Comedy/ Performance

Ideas Worth… well, not much really. A show of compelling presentations where the audience has no idea what is going to happen and neither do the presenters. Comedians and improv artists compete in a masterclass of sh*t talking. You decide who bluffed the best and deserves the title of Keynote Speaker.

DR FELICITY RICKSHAW’S CELEBRITY SEX PARTY

Theatre/ Musical Theatre

Dr Felicity Rickshaw is the self-proclaimed Dostoyevsky of erotic celebrity fan fiction. Her thrilling tales of imaginary sex with famous strangers dazzle and titillate her legions of online readers. She has copulated with Dustin Hoffman at a state funeral, aggressively cuddled Jennifer Lawrence in the back of a taxi, and buttered the biscuit with four out of five Backstreet Boys… all without leaving the comfort of her living room. But who is the person behind the pornography?


There we have it, our favourite artists, acts and shows of Fringe Festival 2019.

If you’re out and about, without a doubt, go check these out.