Melbourne Fringe 2012

The Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

No Comments 17 October 2012

The setting for ghost stories was perfect: rain pelted down from a dark sky, a wind shivered into our spines, the expectations of the tour was high  - but unfortunately they would not be met. Melbourne is a city with an interesting history, with some stories of gore suitable for an Underbelly episode, but its […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Ballad of the Plague Doctor

No Comments 15 October 2012

Ballad of the Plague Doctor tells the dismal story of Dr Marrok Corvus Rapere, who as a child was locked in a cellar, leading to a story turned twisted and fuelled by darkness. At the peak of the Black Plague Dr Rapere, or the Plague Doctor as he soon becomes known, begins his “experiments” to […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger

No Comments 15 October 2012

  With a title showcasing the names ‘Butt Boy’ and ‘Tigger’, one expects a bundle of laughs,and while the show effectively succeeds in inciting side-splitting belly laughs, the play’s main drawcard is its stirring premise brought to life through a brilliantly written script and beautiful acting. With rave reviews and sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, Dublin, […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Slutmonster and Friends

No Comments 15 October 2012

Slutmonster and Friends is a gutsy title, and this comedic production about two bickering brothers called Bovril and Larch (and a furry hermaphrodite monster)is a mischievous comedy executed with impeccable bravado. Complete with boob-covered trees, glowing phallic mushrooms and other strange genitalia-orientated vegetation, Slutmonster and Friends is a coalescence of innuendo and endless sex drives intertwined […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Xavier Toby – White Trash

No Comments 15 October 2012

What makes people become racist? Is it ok to be a little bit racist? And are penguin analogies the answer to solving world racism? Xavier Toby, general nice guy, seems to think so and uses puns and one-liners to back up his opinions and research on evolution. Standing in front of the Lithuanian Club audience, […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

One Night Stand

No Comments 15 October 2012

  Mitch Jones, who plays Captain Ruin, isn’t your average stage performer. It could be said that he is a troubled lad – or maybe it’s just that trouble has a way of finding him. After being jailed numerous times, one being a not-so-pleasant bout in a Turkish prison, Mitch Jones is a novelist’s dream. […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2011

Eve and Next In Line

No Comments 15 October 2012

The performers in Eve and Next in line are all students at ‘The Space’, a dance and arts centre in Prahran. This school obviously breeds a love of dance and expression in its students and the opportunity to perform in the Melbourne Fringe Festival is a fantastic learning experience for these young people. The night […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Mentalist Robert Haley: Elixir

No Comments 15 October 2012

Another New Zealander infiltrating Melbourne’s Fringe this year is mentalist Robert Haley. Haley combines a mix of magic tricks and psychological tactics to successfully impress an eagle-eyed audience. Putting this trickery into a narrative so as to give the show a sense of purpose, Haley assumes the character of a fabled elixir salesman, demonstrating his […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

TMI Tuesdays

No Comments 12 October 2012

How much information is too much? The crowd at Fitzroy’s Hares & Hyenas are certain that too much is never enough. The charismatic little bookshop played host to a night of complete openness, honesty and a load of confessions that would cause a priest spontaneously combust. Under the soft lighting of a chandelier, surrounded by […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

The Misery Factory

No Comments 12 October 2012

This is Siberian Husky are known for their energetic stage presence and wit akin to that of John Cleese. Their Melbourne International Comedy Festival hit Boneshaker received a Brian McCarthy Memoir Moosehead Award earlier this year; therefore, when the pair debuted The Misery Factory at Trades Hall earlier this week, the expectations were high. Set […]

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