Fringe shows to wow town

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

Ex­mouth will en­joy a taste of Perth’s largest and most pop­u­lar fes­ti­val, Fringe World, as an ex­cit­ing line-up of acts are set to per­form at the Shire Hall this Satur­day.

The all-ages Cir­cus Spec­tac­u­lar show will fea­ture per­for­mances from cir­cus act Ross Ve­gas and David Eriks­son and co­me­dian Amy Hether­ing­ton.

Ve­gas is a lo­cal per­former, based in WA, whose act in­cludes ac­ro­bat­ics, il­lu­sions, fire jug­gling, phys­i­cal com­edy, rap­ping, beat-box­ing and vo­cal sound-ef­fect skills.

He de­buted at the Perth Fringe World Fes­ti­val in 2014 and has since taken his show all over the world, in­clud­ing North Amer­ica’s two largest fringe fes­ti­vals — the Win­nipeg Fringe and the Edmonton Fringe.

Eriks­son is com­ing to Ex­mouth from Swe­den, where he has be­come one of Europe’s best cir­cus artists and co­me­di­ans.

Au­di­ences will be en­ter­tained by his jug­gling, com­edy and ac­ro­batic ex­per­tise that he has been per­form­ing for crowds around the globe for more than 20 years.

The evening’s MC will be North­ern Ter­ri­tory co­me­dian Amy Hether­ing­ton, who has per­formed along­side Aus­tralian com­edy leg­ends in­clud­ing Glenn Rob­bins, Fiona O’Laugh­lin, Jimeon, Dave O’Neil and many more.

She was a fi­nal­ist in the 2015 Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val RAW Com­edy Com­pe­ti­tion and will have au­di­ences in stitches with her en­er­getic, witty rou­tine.

Fringe World has been tour­ing re­gion­ally since 2012 and will visit many towns around the State through­out the month.

Fringe World Fes­ti­val re­gional pro­ducer Ge­or­gia Foulkes-Tay­lor said over the years the tour had reached ev­ery re­gion in WA.

“The aim of the Outer Fringe pro­gram is to give au­di­ences across our beau­ti­ful State a taste of the Fringe, and ex­pe­ri­ence a piece of the fes­ti­val in their home town,” she said. “It’s also a great op­por­tu­nity to tour some of our fab­u­lous per­form­ers and help them ex­pand their au­di­ences across the State.

“Each year, we ex­pand our cir­cuit and try to visit new places and share the Fringe love.”

Tick­ets are $15 each or $50 a fam­ily (two adults and two kids).

Visit fringe­world.com.au.

Pic­ture: Dan Zeplin

David Eriks­son will bring his show Pink on the In­side to Ex­mouth this week­end.

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