Frisky start to Fringe festival
DIVERSE PROGRAM OF ENTERTAINMENT
POP-COMEDY duo Frisky and Mannish and circus couple Trixie and Monkey helped launch Fringe World Festival 2015 last week.
Both acts demonstrated nothing was off limits for this year’s 31 days of Fringe, featuring an average ticket price of $23 and lots of free entertainment, including many attractions that will also appear in the Town of Victoria Park.
Director Amber Hasler said she was delighted with the diversity of the 2015 program, which totalled more than 500 shows and artists flocking from all over the world.
“However, we’re proud to say that about half of the Fringe program for 2015 is made up of WA artists,” Hasler said.
“From cabaret and dance to film, theatre, comedy and visual arts, Fringe World truly has something for everyone.”
Additions to the event include a larger Plea- sure Garden occupying all of Russell Square in Northbridge, which is home to a third spiegeltent, Palais des Glaces, night markets, the relocated mermaid tank and a ferris wheel.
Fringe also has a new long-term collaboration with Perth Theatre Trust, where venue The Gold Digger in the State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard will host stand-up comedy.
“The Fringe footprint has extended even further this year for those looking for a taste of Fringe closer to home,” Hasler said.
“There are some wonderful shows and significant programs in venues taking place in Victoria Park, Scarborough, Fremantle, Midland and Mandurah.” The festival runs until February 22. More photos at www.inmycommunity.com. au.
Trixie and Monkey (USA): the award-winning acrobatic burlesque super-duo that has been flipping and stripping for audiences since 2002.