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Sydney Fringe Festival returns with a bang!

By TILEAH DOBSON The Sydney Fringe Festival is back and set to dazzle Sydneysiders and visitors with a massive program of alternative visual and performing arts. This year’s festival is the longest running ever with a packed schedule from 16th August to 30th September. It is also the largest Fringe ever: an astounding 500+ events across 50 […]

Sydney Fringe Festival unveiled!

The Sydney Fringe Festival has released its full program and it is busting at the seams. Over 500 events in 50 venues and 9 festival hubs. From mid-August to the end of September, you will hardly be able to move in Sydney without tripping over a festival event.   “This year’s program is an incredible […]

A play inspired by a subversive Facebook group

Rough Trade, written and performed by Katie Pollock , is a mix of sex and politics, and a cuttingly witty commentary on a failed society. Described in the press release for this year’s Sydney Fringe as: Part stand-up, part takedown of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour … and […]

It’s Iconic and it’s Yummy!

Arriving in Sydney in August from a wildly successful West End season is the production ICONIC, from Australia’s own cabaret group Yummy. The Eternity Playhouse (aka the Darlinghurst Theatre) will host ICONIC, which is described as a “queer-pop-cabaret” spectacular in which you can expect to see drag, dance, circus and burlesque. The show could well […]

Marrickville’s Flight Path Theatre To Host New Arts Festival

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Fest is Sydney’s newest arts festival and the first and only dedicated theatre festival made for Sydney’s inner west. It is a five day extravaganza centred around four shows created by some of the most exciting new voices on the Sydney stage, all performed each night as a series of triple […]

Sydney Fringe Comes To The Rocks

Over the course of 10 nights Sydney Fringe Festival will bring a special run of over 100 shows to The Rocks under the Sydney Fringe Sideshow banner at the end of February & into early March. A new event, produced by Sydney Fringe, in collaboration with Placemaking NSW and the New South Wales Government CBD […]

A Bumper Final Week At Global Fringe

The word on the street is that Sydney’s leading proponents of culturally, financially and physically accessible theatre – Black Birds – are the word on the street. They’re midway through a mini season of live, in-person and COVID-safe performances at the Old 505 Theatre in Newtown. Rounding out this year’s inaugural Global Fringe live shows […]

Curtain Raisers

BY RIDA BABAR Theatre companies such as Old 505, Belvoir Theatre, and the Sydney Theatre Company are finally reopening and planning live shows for the remainder of the 2020 season. Easing government restrictions in NSW have been a breath of fresh air for the arts and entertainment industries. Old 505 theatre is holding A Murder […]

REVIEW: Party Snake

Party Snake is one of those small gems that you're lucky to come upon at a Fringe season. It's the theatrical equivalent of post-dawn kick-ons with an intellectual drag queen as she bares her soul and breaks off into tangents about life, love, gender, and identity all while de-dragging and preparing for her day as […]

Sam Wade – Inner World

Stand-up comedy can be an incredibly intimidating career path, but for those that conquer their fears it can also be an incredibly rewarding and character building artistic medium. For aspiring comedian Sam Wade his debut solo show, Inner World, has been decades in the making but one which he has found to be a monumental […]