Author: Tatum Stafford
In the grand tradition of Fringe festivals from all over the world, the city of Bunbury will erupt in a celebration of cutting edge, diverse and eclectic shows from all over Australia, this February! Bunbury Fringe will be a place for audiences to experience the delight that can be found in the different, and will showcase everything from stand-up, music, improv, poetry and storytelling. Check out these top picks that’ll help you embark on a Fringe binge to remember!
Comedians Against Humanity
Grab the gang and head to this riotous show that’ll put the action in your hands – literally! This hilarious evening will see a panel of side-splitting stand-ups attempt to improvise the audience’s disgusting and despicable suggestions without anyone walking out.
Date: Friday 1st February, Tickets: $26
Garry Starr Performs Everything
For a night of guaranteed variety and hilarity, pay a visit to Garry Starr, a disgraced actor who endeavours to perform every genre of theatre possible to save the performing arts from its inevitable extinction. Once described as “an anarchic play-date with a six-foot-two toddler”, this show is not to be missed!
Date: Wednesday 6th February, Tickets: $31
Embark on a girls night out for the books with ‘Darling’, an a-capella troupe of sweet and sassy ladies. Established in Perth in 2014, these talented ladies perform dreamy, soulful renditions of classic hits – bringing the joy and heartache in equal measure with their trademark “liveliness and loveliness”.
Date: Wednesday 6th February, Tickets: $26
Take a walk on the wild side with this gothic, belly dance exploration of humanity’s lethal relationship with the Goddess of Life and the Goddess of Destruction. Produced by the Sisters of Ishtar, a Donnybrook-based belly dance troupe, this show’s exploration of humanity is sure to intrigue.
Date: Saturday 2nd February, Tickets: $21
Pants and Other Things
Armed with the songs of her people, drag queen Lexie McGee will transport you to a fantastical world filled with unicorns, gay mermen and, most importantly, bowl cuts. A love-child of confusion, this talented storyteller is sure to excite with a night of cabaret where interpretive dance is encouraged, nay – mandatory.
Saturday 2nd February, Tickets: $26
Image credit: Bunbury Fringe