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Fringefeed | 17 Jan 2020

Discover ECU Superstars At Fringe

WA is bubbling with talent and creativity and half the joy of coming to Fringe is supporting new and emerging local artists and discovering new talent!

If you grab yourself tickets to these shows featuring WAAPA students on the stage and behind the scenes, you could be witnessing the “next big thing” in action!


If you have been thinking about introducing your ankle biters to theatre, this could be the perfect opportunity at FRINGE WORLD!

Love is an adventure story directed by Alexa Taylor that follows Oslo Rogers’ journey which was written by Australia’s beloved children’s playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer.

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Welcome to the Jungle

Various WAAPA performers will take you on an action-packed, high energy rockin’ extravaganza musical epic filled to the brim with all your favourite rock ‘n’ roll classics.

Sing, dance, or air guitar to your hearts content along to a selection of the best rock ‘n’ roll classics in a whole new light with the Perth Saxophone Rockers.

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Quokka Apocalypse

What is more WA than Quokkas?! Check out this perfectly themed show in a Perth icon – what a treat!

With a team of Perth’s rising stars and a uniquely Aussie flavour, this is a mischievous telling of a hypothetical Armageddon that explores the power of systems over individuals and the importance of fun in the face of imminent doom.

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Desire Lines

For a change of pace, check out Desire Lines, which is interested in the nature of beginnings, impulses, limits and the unprovoked impetus of togetherness.

Four dancers and a number of objects are examined as landscapes, monuments, barriers, curators and as the location of desire.

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Dads Club

There is bound to be some relatable content with this Dad-focused podcast! Does your Dad say embarrassing things? These guys are going to give him a microphone!

Join in with this deep dive into stories of fatherhood, f**k ups and parenting perils in a live recording of a new podcast.

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Tony Galati the Musical

This WA-centric surprise hit crowd pleaser that took Fringe 2019 by storm, selling out before the Festival started, is back!

Not only did it explore the life of WA’s favourite battler and Spud King, but it also served as a platform for an array of emerging WA talent.

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She’ll Be Right: A Tradie Cabaret

Here is show for everyone who loves a good laugh, a musical number or two and a ripper night out at the theatre. Who doesn’t like all those things?!

WAAPA graduate Todd Peydo takes you on a magical journey from cement mixer to the perfect vocal mix as Russell ‘Rusty’ Bell – a tradie who wants to be a Broadway star.

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600 Seconds

A range of WAAPA performers give it a red hot go in the Fringe return of 600 Seconds – where anything goes and no holds are barred.

Emerging artists and seasoned pros offer a mixed bag of short works covering comedy, theatre, improv, storytelling, performance – it’s all here.

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This article is sponsored by FRINGE WORLD partner Edith Cowan University.

Editor’s note: This article was produced in partnership with Edith Cowan University. Thank you for supporting the partners who make FRINGE WORLD possible.  

Cover image: Photo by Josh Wells.