We’re over halfway through Fringe World 2018, but there are still plenty of shows to catch! Here’s a wrap up from Scoop on some of the highlight events with tickets still available.
De Parel Spiegeltent,The Pleasure Garden, Northbridge
Feb 16-25, 7:45pm, $26.50
Following sell-out performances in the UK, Velma Celli is the triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and quick wit. Celebrate the significant drag moments in history with an electrifying cabaret of the music we all know and love with nods to Bowie, Queen, Boy George, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner and more.
“A standing ovation was inevitable” (Boyz Magazine) – 5 stars
Perth’s Town Hall, Perth CBD
Feb 13-18, 7:00pm, from $36
Rhythm and Blues legend Movin’ Melvin Brown channels the late great Chuck Berry in this truly movin’ Fringe World performance! Expect to hear a variety of the classic Berry songs, including Memphis, You Never Can Tell and Johnny B Goode, mixed with dance and tap routines of the kind that have won Brown a faithful following worldwide. Join Melvin and his sensational Rock’n’Roll Showband – and bring your dance shoes!
The Gold Digger at Fringe Central, Northbridge
Feb 16 – 25, 6:00pm, from $20
A one-woman whirlwind of storytelling, poetry, comedy, shadow puppetry and physical performance that asks how being a “superhero” in the “real world” really works. How do you rescue people from depression, or a broken friendship? How do you fight cyclones, or the patriarchy? Where have all the villains gone? Michelle Zahner invites the audience to be a part of the story, to add their own questions and maybe even take up a mask themselves.
Basement Bar at Rigby’s Bar, Perth
Feb 9- 25, 1:00pm, 7:00pm, from $99
Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal in this fully immersive 5 star show where chaos reigns right from the very start. Every show is 70% improvised with a unique theatrical script, so you’ll never experience the same performance twice. It’s truly ingenious and quite unforgettable! ‘A full-on feast for the funny bone’ (Australian Stage)
PICA Performance Space, Northbridge
Feb 7-17, various times, from $25
This playful encounter asks you to consider your life journey through Shakespeare’s seven ages of man. What has your life been like so far and what is yet to come? Featuring a talented cast of WA’s bright young theatre makers and performers, this new work offers a refreshing perspective post Snapchat and Instagram to explore the private drama of you. Each person who visits yourseven will leave with a bespoke album of Polaroid photos.
Teatro at The Pleasure Garden, Northbridge, Feb 7-25
2pm, 6:30pm, 10:30pm
Award-winning dance troupe Djuki Mala has returned to Perth after sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe and Sydney Opera House. Fusing traditional Yolngu, pop culture, dance and storytelling, this is one show that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling genuinely happy! It is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning and offers a rare and insightful view into Aboriginal Australia.
Image: Iconic – A Brief History of Drag