Articles on ‘MelbFringe16’
Imagine a collection of five Instagram posts. There’s maybe a picture of someone’s burger, a cat picture, a photo of an interesting building, a post-gym selfie and a shot of a tree. Sure, the cat and the tree both have the Hudson filter on them, but apart from that, they have absolutely nothing in common…. Read more.
In 431 BCE, Medea takes a knife to her children for the first time. 2500 years later a woman in Queensland stabs her children as they lie peacefully in their beds and in a tiny fringe venue in Melbourne, a woman confesses her struggles with IVF. The audience is invited to listen as Kate Stones… Read more.
Catherine and Irene have been friends for a long time, but after Catherine’s experience of domestic violence, the two friends begin to drift apart. Deafferent’s production of Black is the Colour by Daniel Keene focuses squarely on communication and how sometimes we don’t have the words to articulate our own experiences. The two lead actors,… Read more.
Menage begins, as most trysts might, with a chance meeting, a text message, and a phone call and it continues on to an intimate encounter in a bedroom. An audience of two hears intimate stories of sex work in a small room above a shop in North Melbourne. If you saw this show with a… Read more.
“Hooray and up she rises, Hooray and up she rises” chant the working women of Rome to celebrate Caesar’s victory and her return to the capital. Soon, though, Caesar is warned to “Beware the Ides of March”. And the knives come out. The tragedy of Julius Caesar as told by William Shakespeare is over 400… Read more.
Who is the best James Bond? It’s a question that has plagued us since the time someone-other-than-Sean Connery played the role. Shaken is pitched as Baritones Belting Bond and the songs are the highlight of the show. Creator Charlie D Barkle has an impressive voice and he’s chosen to showcase the best Bond themes from… Read more.
Not Another Indie Cabaret is another indie cabaret, but Jessamae St James knows that and plays with your expectations. Jessamae describes herself as low-level clusterfuck, who has trouble with #adulting. She finds Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood sexy and has trouble with drunk Ebay-ing. These are the kind of revelations you might expect in a… Read more.
You’re outside a bar in North Melbourne. It’s cold, you’re wearing a scarf and a stranger gives you a pair of headphones to put on. There’s a woman at a tram stop and you’re told to follow her. You enter The Maze. The Honeytrap have devised an outdoor theatre experience that shook me up. I… Read more.
Admit it, we all know at least one person who drives us mad on Facebook, whether it’s the constant meme poster, the fitness junkie, the spiritual hippy or those who jump on every new posting trend (neknomination anyone?). Over the course on an hour, Patrick Durnan Silva and Honor Wolff poke fun at these people… Read more.
Winner of possibly the longest Fringe title this year, Isobel Marmion’s new show is a candid and refreshing look into mental illness and the fear of dying alone. After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Marmion decides to celebrate her life the best way she knows how – by throwing her own funeral! Honest about her fears,… Read more.