Fringe pro­gram ready to fire

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Time Out - Chloe Fraser

Capes tal­ent will be front and cen­tre when the Live­Lighter Bus­sel­ton Fringe Fes­ti­val opens later this month.

Lo­cal and vis­it­ing artists will show­case a hand­ful of artis­tic me­dia across the fes­ti­val pro­gram in­clud­ing the­atre, stand-up com­edy, vis­ual art, dance, cir­cus, mu­si­cal the­atre and bur­lesque.

The fes­ti­val’s of­fi­cial open­ing will be held at the Weld The­atre to­mor­row, with most of the fes­ti­val’s pro­gram start­ing later this month.

Per­form­ers from Capes the­atre groups in­clud­ing Act­ing Up, Bare Naked, the Bus­sel­ton Reper­tory Club and Duns­bor­ough’s Wild Ca­pers The­atre Group will also get in on the ac­tion, per­form­ing a mix of the­atre, com­edy and mu­si­cal acts.

Mar­garet River’s com­mu­nity choir River­song will per­form at the Weld The­atre on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, as part of Fringe’s choir con­cert.

Un­der the di­rec­tion of Ruth Boyd, River­song will sing an ar­ray of mu­sic in­clud­ing some quirky Boyd orig­i­nals.

Af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s Fringe con­certs, Di­vas Through the Decades and Mu­si­cal Favourites, Bus­sel­ton singer and ac­tress Emma Louise Nis­bet hits the stage on Fe­bru­ary 23 and 24 with her Rock Leg­ends con­cert.

Wild Ca­pers Tri­cia Mother­sole will bring Bed Among the Lentils from Alan Ben­nett’s Talk­ing Heads to the Act­ing Up stu­dio from March 2.

The group made their fes­ti­val de­but at last year’s Bus­sel­ton Fringe, sell­ing out six con­sec­u­tive nights and go­ing on to per­form at this year’s Perth Fringe World Fes­ti­val.

Mean­while, Bus­sel­ton Reper­tory Club’s De­gan Hag­gart will make his di­rect­ing de­but with a fresh and di­verse se­ries of one-act plays show­ing from Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 27, to Thurs­day, March 1.

Bare Naked’s Mazey O’Reilly will also fea­ture on the fes­ti­val pro­gram with mu­si­cal com­edy ABBA­cadabra, from Fe­bru­ary 23-26.

Pic­ture: Chloe Fraser

De­gan Hag­garty, Mazey O'Reilly, Emma Louise Nis­bet and Tri­cia Mother­sole will per­form at the Bus­sel­ton Fringe Fes­ti­val.

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