Lo­cal acts star in Fringe event

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fringe -

POP-COM­EDY duo Frisky and Man­nish and cir­cus cou­ple Trixie and Mon­key helped launch Fringe World Fes­ti­val 2015 on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 22.

Both acts demon­strated noth­ing was off-lim­its for this year’s 31 days of Fringe, fea­tur­ing av­er­age tick­ets prices of $23 and lots of free en­ter­tain­ment for fam­i­lies.

Di­rec­tor Am­ber Hasler said she was de­lighted with the di­ver­sity of the 2015 pro­gram, which to­talled more than 500 shows and artists flock- ing from all over the world.

“How­ever we’re proud to say that ap­prox­i­mately 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 Plea­sure 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 Scar­bor­ough, Fre­man­tle, Vic­to­ria Park, Mid­land and Man­durah.” View pho­tos at www.in­my­commu­nity.com.au.

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