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Theatre: The Ides of March

8 – 13 February @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Elwood Social Club Productions ·

Time travel. Treachery. Togas!
When William Shakespeare travels back in time to ancient Rome to research his newest play he unwittingly finds himself a prime suspect in the murder of Julius Caesar. He and his faithful sidekick Cardenio are forced to use all their tact and cunning to evade the villainous senator Brutus, the leader of the conspirators who’s desperate to throw the ‘dirty foreigner’ to the lions, and the trenchcoat-clad  Inspector Detectivus of the Roman Politizia, who’s hell-bent on cracking the case of the century.

More info
W: www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/the-ides-of-march-fw2019
E:  kieran.bullock@gmail.com

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Comedy: Tom GK: Hearing Loss, The Musical!

7 – 10 February @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Flash in the Can ·

Six years ago, Tom GK had his dream job as music reviewer for a national UK paper, reviewing  everyone from: Bob Dylan and Muse to Usher and Britney Spears. Only problem was, Tom had a secret: his hearing was rapidly deteriorating. During a Foo Fighters gig, Tom GK finally accepted he had  to seek help and swapped his life of guitars and notebooks for doctors, MRI scans and hearing tests. Now he’s ready to tell his story … and because every music critic in reality wants to be on stage, he’s written a musical!

A rare disease, a music critic who always dreamt of being on stage, a triumphant premier at Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Tom GK: Hearing Loss, The Musical! is as unlikely as it is compelling. “I’ve had some very hard times – and there’s some harder times undoubtedly ahead,” says Tom. “But finally bringing my story to life has been transformative. What’s been even more amazing is the amount of people who also  suffer hearing loss who come along and want to talk about their experiences too. I’m honoured and excited to bring the show to Perth Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe Festival and take the story global. Hearing  loss is a huge taboo in our society and if I can get audiences singing and dancing about it with me then  it’s a massive step forward.”

Tom GK is a regular contributor to London’s Daily Telegraph and the Guardian and other publications. In his 20s,  he then began losing his hearing and was diagnosed with a genetic disease, neurofibromatosis II. He now writes and  performs about it.

Tom GK and his friend Tom Skelton, who is vision-impaired, are also presenting a family show Did you Hear What I Saw, during Fringe World for three shows at Subiaco Arts Centre.

There will be an AUSLAN Interpreter for shows at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den on Thursday 7 February.

More info:
www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/tom-gk-hearing-loss-the-musical-fw2019

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Comedy: Tom Skelton’s Macbeth

30 Jan – 4 Feb @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Flash in the Can ·

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes …” Shakespeare

Tom Skelton, UK comic and improv star, finally gets the chance to put on his favourite Shakespeare play,  but he only has one actor (himself), who’s registered blind and who might not know all his lines.  A fiercely funny farce ensues, as character comedy maverick Skelton presents his unique Macbeth.

Tom Skelton developed Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (a genetic eye condition that runs in his family) ten years ago, leaving him with 5% vison. He first noticed some loss of vision at the Edinburgh Fringe,  when fellow performers on stage became blurry, and he started to struggle to read the information on  tickets. His sight quickly deteriorated and he was diagnosed weeks later.

Tom’s favourite Shakespeare play is Macbeth and he has always wanted to play him. But after losing his vision, he never thought that he would. Tom Skelton’s Macbeth is a World Premiere at 2019 Fringe World.

Tom is a character comedian and improviser, who happens to be registered blind. He’s had four smash hits  at Edinburgh: Blind Eye Spy, Blind Man’s Bluff, Foolball and 2061. He stars in Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, works with the BAFTA-winning History Bombs and is a founding member of UK improv comedy  group Racing Minds.

“Inventive and very enjoyable” Mirror, UK
“Deliciously talented,” The Guardian, UK
“Exceptionally funny” Weekend Notes, Australia
“Inventive and very enjoyable” ★★★★ Mirror, UK
“Undoubtedly funny” The West Australian, WA
“An extraordinary performer” ripitup.com.au, SA

Tom Skelton can also be seen at Fringe World in: Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, Aaaand Now for  MORE Kiddo Kaos!, Improv Allstars Up Late and Did you Hear what I Saw?

More info:
https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/tom-skelton-s-macbeth-fw2019

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Comedy: Improv Allstars Up Late

30 Jan – 8 Feb @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Flash in the Can ·

Top stars of UK improv get together for Whose Line Is It Anyway-style games, scenes, songs and puns galore, in a unique and whip-smart melee of make-em-ups (with milk and two sugars)! This gag-packed whirlwind of an evening is a unique opportunity to catch award- winning improv talent from across a range of the biggest shows in British improvised comedy.

Tom Skelton, Vicky Hawley, Caitlin Campbell and Daniel Nils Roberts bring combined experience with Fringe World sellout favourites Racing Minds, Edinburgh Fringe  sensations Murder She Didn’t Write, marvellous returning mystery Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes and West End  Austentatious – and now they’re putting you in charge for this unmissable guffaw-fest  based entirely on audience suggestions!

If Brexit is proving anything, it’s that no one makes it up as they go along quite like the British!

“We can’t wait to bring our quick-witted, distinctly British style of silliness to Australia,” says Daniel Nils Roberts. “After all, you might soon be the only trading partner we have left! Like Prince Philip on a statevisit, we really have no idea what we’re going to say, so we need your suggestions to speed us on our way. You know that weird thing you’ve always wanted to see comedy about? Here’s your chance to shout it out and see it performed by some of the fastest, brightest and funniest comics the UK has to offer.”

“Improv at its finest” ★★★★ The Australia Times.
“Fast-paced, inventive, jolly good fun” ★★★★ The West Australian.
The best fun you can have in a confined space with over 50 strangers whilst still having your  clothes on” ★★★★ Fringe Review.

More info:
www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/improv-allstars-up-late-fw2019

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Boys Taste Better with Nutella
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Theatre: Boys Taste Better with Nutella

1 – 3 February @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Backyard Theatre Collective ·

Aggy and Frederick may be self-loathing, socially anxious and addicted to food, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With Aggy once again falling for the wrong guy and Frederick’s most fulfilling connection being with his internet provider, they begin to review the best (and worst) moments of their past relationships. Using hilarious observations, kitschdance moves and hazelnut spread, ‘Boys Taste Better with Nutella’ explores coming of age, relationships and the folds in time. Winner of Best Production, Best Script & Best Actor at Short+Sweet Festival.

More info
W: www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/boys-taste-better-with-nutella-fw2019
E:  kristen@backyardtheatrecollective.com.au

Pictured: Boys Taste Better with Nutella, credit: Justin Harrison

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Two Girls One Cuck
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Comedy: Two Girls, One Cuck

23 – 27 January @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Rose Bishop, Donna Collins & Nick O’Connell ·

Rose and Donna are two of Australia’s brightest emerging comedians. Nick is a huge cuck and is lucky that Rose and Donna even asked him to be in this show (they told me to write this, and like a cuck, I agreed).

“(Rose Bishop) thoroughly hilarious.” – Pedstrian.TV, 2018 “(Rose Bishop’s) astute observations were extremely relatable and perfectly balanced with a mixture of honesty, weirdness and humour.” Squirell Comedy, 2018 “Donna Collins seems like an agile cat, in comic form… This is an art form, and Collins is an artist who makes something that is inherently difficult look effortless…There is no discomfort in watching her, only joy.” Squirell Comedy, 2018 “(Nick) O’Connell is one of Adelaide’s more intelligent comedians… a first-rate comic.” – RIP IT UP, 2016

More info
W: www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/two-girls-one-cuck-fw2019
E:  rose.bishop@gmail.com

Pictured: Two Girls, One Cuck, credit: Emma Holland

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Canapes and Cocktails
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Comedy: Jeromaia Detto: Canapes and Cocktails

2 – 10 February @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Jeromaia Detto ·

Clown. Improviser. Educator. Waiter.
Sydney funnyman, Jeromaia Detto (Celebrity Theatresports), unleashes his debut solo show this fringe, showcasing a degustation of delightful disguises.

This clown inspired sketch adventure is delicious in all parts, with garnishes of whimsy, silliness and wisdom, and best of all, there’s a spot at the table for you!

His last project, a duo show, nabbed 4.5 stars in 2018, but this time this Chicago and Gaulier trained entertainer is going solo for Perth Fringe World

Bon appetit!*

“Eternally Funny” Honi Soit
“Silly, engaging, and truly wholesome” Weekend Notes

*No Split Bills

More info:
www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/jeromaia-detto-canapes-cocktails-fw2019

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How to Win Loot and Influence Dragons
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Comedy: How To Win Loot and Influence Dragons

23 – 25 January @ Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den ·
Presented by Curio Network ·

It’s live DnD! Like those kids from Stranger Things, but dumber! Join the team behind popular podcast HTWLAID for their first ever Fringe World. Hot stunts. Wild manoeuvres. Good Vibes. Dice? We’ll take you on a brand new, self-contained adventure with a new Dungeon Master each night, so your only buy-in is the price of this hot ticket!

More info
W:  www.facebook.com/events/222590441793635/
E:   contact@curionetwork.com

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