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Head-banging synchrony
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Head-banging synchrony

28 July 2021

Combining the wildness of the mosh pit with the athleticism of contemporary dance, Cry Baby, which made its debut at Fringe World, has been developed into a full length work to be presented at the Rechabite. Ahead of that season we’re sharing Nina Levy’s review of the original.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Myth magically retold
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Myth magically retold

13 February 2021

There are many ways to retell Homer’s story of the Trojan War, and as David Zampatti discovers, you can make a more than decent fist of it with four comic actors and a bunch of puppets.

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Harmonies and humour
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Harmonies and humour

11 February 2021

Superb singing and hysterical readings delight a surprised Leon Levy in Madrigals and Madness.

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
Dispatches from the treadmill
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Dispatches from the treadmill

11 February 2021

It’s a bit green, but Claire Trolio says Jungle in Here is a well-devised commentary on the tedium of office life.

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
Love is definitely in the air
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Love is definitely in the air

11 February 2021

Fringe show 5+1 gives off such a warm glow that Nina Levy can’t help but forgive its shortcomings.

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
A wide-ranging delight
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A wide-ranging delight

10 February 2021

David Zampatti enjoys a sample package of jazz singer Jessie Gordon’s many styles in a hidden treasure above the Hay Street Mall.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Angst on the Tube
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Angst on the Tube

2 February 2021

Madelaine Page brings great energy to her solo Fringe show, and time should help it develop, David Zampatti says.

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
Café culture
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Café culture

1 February 2021

The humour and frivolity of Australian Baroque’s Coffee Cantata added up to a Fringe World high point for David Zampatti.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Tomas Ford stands on stage, his streamer-bedecked arms raised. A little ray of mayhem
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A little ray of mayhem

30 January 2021

David Zampatti stuck it out long enough to find the gems amid the noise and fury of Tomás Ford’s Fringe show.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio