Frisky start to Fringe fes­ti­val

DI­VERSE PRO­GRAM OF EN­TER­TAIN­MENT

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Fringe World Festival -

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.

TanyaMacNaughton

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Trixie and Mon­key (USA): the award-win­ning ac­ro­batic bur­lesque su­per-duo that has been flip­ping and strip­ping for au­di­ences since 2002.

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