Fringe Festival Best Australian and International Shows

How will you decide which will be the best show for you? What will you see this Fringe Festival?

Well, this Peddle blog is dedicated to showcasing our favourite shows.

Without further ado, here are Peddle’s picks for our favourite Australian and International Fringe Shows.


Australian Shows

EL BIZARRO: GLAMOUR! DANGER! FREAKS!

The weirdest and most offensive show out there, prepare your eyeballs.

The all-out spectacle that has audiences fainting, throwing up escaping the front row! Can you handle it? Do you dare join us? Where do YOU draw the line? Get out of your comfort zone with a rollercoaster ride of sideshow, cabaret & variety marvels, sourced from across the globe.

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FATALE

Jacqueline Fury is seriously impressive

Witness cunning stunts performed by a stunning…woman!

Come on a noir adventure of old-world glamour both beautiful and bizarre. Brisbane burlesque queen and international sideshow showgirl Jacqueline Furey asks: When being femme can be fatal, what’s left to fear?

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FUEGO CARNAL

This 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.

2 RUBY KNOCKERS, 1 JADED DICK: A DIRK DARROW INVESTIGATION

-Comedy at Rosie O Grady’s, 22-17, 6-10 Feb

Australia’s favourite American mentalist detective is back. More murders. More explosions.

Wowing crowds the world over, this hilarious gumshoe is part-comedian, part mind-reader, part magician, part storyteller, and all gritty retro 1930’s film-noir!

AMY HETHERINGTON: WHERE THEY HIDE THE CRAZY

NT Comedy/ Stand Up

It’s no secret that the Northern Territory is Australia’s Florida – in that it’s where we hide all our crazy. From the top-end comes Amy Hetherington and her precarious balance of infectious optimism and tales of Darwin’s batsh*t insanity.

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CAM VENN – CHARLES HORSE LAYS AN EGG

On a lonely space station, one unlikely hero holds the fate of humanity in his hands. A surreal physical comedy, unlike anything you have ever seen.
“Gut bustingly hilarious”

DAMIEN POWER – MAN PUTS HIS DREAMS IN A SOCK

Comedy/ Stand Up || 18- 25 Jan

Achieve your dreams. Reach your full potential. Be the best that you can be. God is dead but not to worry — there is a new religion of our time: You!

In this hilarious new hour, multi-award winning comedian Damien Power will delve into our culture of narcissism.

LEWIS GARNHAM: YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

Comedy/ Stand Up || 25th and 27th of January
In this show, Garnham looks at the world through the lens of his hypothetical children growing up in the future. What does the world look like for them? Is it nice? Is it bad? Sad? And who is to blame?

DJUKI MALA

Dance & Physical Theatre/ Indigenous || 19-20, 23-25 Jan, 9,10,16,17 Feb @4pm

Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company that took the world by storm present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high-energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart.

Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture, and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy, and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul.

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International

BUBBLE SHOW FOR ADULTS ONLY

Cabaret/ Comedy
Mix one part physical theatre, one part bubble artistry, one part neo-burlesque, and you get a soapy concoction of kinky, in-your-face theatrics. A raucous and raunchy affair with a surprising story arc full of abstractness and the slightly grotesque, a surreal performative experience that wonderfully showcases the technical prowess of bubble art on a first-class level.

LA SOIRÉE 2019

Cabaret/ Circus
The trailblazing, multi-award-winning show that broke all the rules, captured the world’s imagination and redefined contemporary cabaret takes up residence this summer at the iconic Ice Cream Factory.

CIRQUE AFRICA

Circus/ Dance Theatre

100% African, 100% Energy, 100% Fun, Cirque Africa, is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthrall all who see it. A 100% African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa.

See the most vibrant and entertaining African cultural experience.

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25 YEARS OF STAND-UP

Comedy/ Stand Up

– “Scottish comedy brilliance”

“One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit” Guardian
Vladimir McTavish has been a full-time stand-up comedian since 1993, join as he delves into over two decades of comedy back-catalog by spinning a wheel on which is marked every year from 1993 onwards. Wherever it lands, he has to do a topical routine from that year.

BEST OF IRISH COMEDY

Comedy/ Stand Up || 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, 31 Jan, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14 Feb – 9.15pm
An Irishman an Irishman and an Irishman walk into a pub and put on a comedy show. There’s a little bit of Oirish in all of us. Come laugh at the most sing-songy accent in the world. Top Irish comics with a guest. Fecking funny ya gobsh*tes!

KATE SMURTHWAITE

Comedy/ Performance || Tiki as Fk – 2,3, 9,10, 16,17 of February
An hour of warm insightful stand-up from the woman described by Out In Perth as “A must-see experience” and by John Cleese as “Fun, energetic & full of ideas”. The award-winning left-wing, feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian takes on everything from alpha males to holy grails.

LASER KIWI

Circus/ Comedy || 7-17 Feb
“Masterful, laugh out loud comedy”
Laser Kiwi (NZ) combines high-caliber circus with unforgettable physical/sketch comedy. A wonderfully bizarre and thoroughly entertaining masterpiece. Full to the brim with innovation, you’ll never guess what’s coming next.Scaled 800jpgrgb

STICKY DIGITS

Comedy/ Theatre

– Day time hit on the Tiki as Fk Rooftop || 2-2, 9-10, 16-17 Feb 3.30pm

In this hilarious character comedy the Queen of erotic fiction, Pamela DeMenthe invites her fans to learn the secrets of her success & enjoy a sneak preview of her seminal novel, Sticky Digits. However, during the reading things take a darker turn & it becomes clear that this book reveals much more about her own saucy desires & troubles than she anticipated. This comedy theatre promises a hilarious rollercoaster of salacious storytelling & sexual imagery that will be burned into the memory for years.


Absolutely amazing acts from awesome Aussies and inspiring internationals.

Go check these out for a good time.