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Taiko On. Photo: Diane Hewitt Taiko On's Sanshi plays the shinobue flute. Local ensemble cooks up a feast of drumming
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Local ensemble cooks up a feast of drumming

15 February 2023

Synchronised and elegant, Taiko On’s ode to human selflessness brings flawless rhythm, discipline and showmanship to Fringe World, writes Angela Ho.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A character with a mohawk sits at a bright pink piano emblazoned with QPB. It is an illustration for Queer Piano Bar. Sparkling piano bar just the tonic
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Sparkling piano bar just the tonic

11 February 2023

If you’re in need of warmth, laughter and some stirring tunes, Ara Jansen heartily recommends hanging out at Queer Piano Bar.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
A drag queen holds two giant slices of bread in Yummy Iconic. Drag show serves up a saucy set
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Drag show serves up a saucy set

6 February 2023

With plenty of variety (and skin) on display, there’s something to suit every appetite in drag cabaret show Yummy Iconic, says Rachel Denham-White.

Reading time • 4 minutesCabaret
Joe being naughty and not very nice
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Joe being naughty and not very nice

6 February 2023

Eddy Brimson’s Naughty Boy haunts the dark alleys and late-night empty train carriages of our nightmares. David Zampatti rides along.

Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
A voluptuous woman with long wavy hair looks into a handheld mirror. It's an artist's impression of Helen of Troy. Overloaded Ships needs more steering
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Overloaded Ships needs more steering

6 February 2023

Gillian English has plenty to say about beauty standards in her entertaining new show. Like our relationship with our bodies, however, 1000 Ships is a work in progress, writes Claire Trolio.

Reading time • 5 minutesComedy
A cappella dance party. Three women in sparkly, spangly outfits stand across a stage with another woman playing a drum kit behind them A cappella queens get the party started
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A cappella queens get the party started

5 February 2023

With sparkly dresses, neon shades and stunning harmonies, Meadowlark return to Fringe with a new greatest hits playlist. Bourby Webster is caught up in the heat of the moment.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Two people dressed as Vikings 'set sail' in their wooden boat on a stage. Vikings rock the boat with fun and games
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Vikings rock the boat with fun and games

5 February 2023

These knife-juggling, acrobatic Vikings are on an important quest, but do they have what it takes? Junior reviewers Jackson and Chloe Davis find plenty to appeal to young ones. 

Reading time • 3 minutesCircus
Two people stand on a stage singing to microphones. They are from The Gods The Gods The Gods Glorious gathering of the Gods
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Glorious gathering of the Gods

2 February 2023

Alexander Wright, Phil Grainger and Megan Drury deliver a tour-de-force in The Gods The Gods The Gods, that’s as free spirited as it is philosophical, writes David Zampatti.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerformance
Forgotten figure gets the royal treatment
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Forgotten figure gets the royal treatment

1 February 2023

Tenth Muse Initiative gives voice to a once infamous literary figure in a captivating series of opiate-like vignettes. Stewart Smith believes this production outdoes the original opera in every way.

Reading time • 4 minutesOpera
Krautrock chaos a blast of laughs
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Krautrock chaos a blast of laughs

1 February 2023

Berlin punk-pop siblings Otto & Astrid return with their unique brand of musical madness and while the show is played for laughs, these guys can play, writes Ara Jansen

Reading time • 4 minutesCabaret

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