Freo on the Fringe

FRINGE World is heading to Fremantle to serve up a smorgasbord of entertainment.

During January and February the port city will be awash with music, drama, song, dance and comedy.

The Fremantle Church on High Street really is a broad church and will be hosting genteel acoustic sessions, as well as a raunchy show by Gavin Nicklette, the “Lady Gaga of jazz”.

At Little Creatures’ Sonar Room you’ll find a heap of comedy and music including the quirky show An Oceanic Tango, which has everything from rollicking sea shanties to sailors’ laments.

Against Humanity is a twisted version of the popular game with the audience holding the cards and Fringe’s best comedians inventing material on the spot.

“It’s interactive, inappropriate and improvised fun,” the blurb says.

Thanks to a scrub up, Clean Comedy promises to be a hilarious show without any foul language, making it suitable for kids aged 12 and above, accompanied by a parent.

Definitely for adults-only is Bon Appa Tits Burlesque, a mix of food and entertainment that’s not for the faint-hearted.

Things are more sombre at the old customs house on Phillimore Street, where CY O’Connor’s horse explores the life of the troubled engineer and the trauma inflicted by his suicide.

Meanwhile, The Ghosts of Fremantle will bring WA’s most haunted buildings back to life at the Fremantle prison theatre.

It will be all laughs at the Sail and Anchor pub, where the Fremantle Comedy Factory has a raft of shows, including Hersday and the best women comics at the fringe.

Over at the Freo Big Top on Princess May Park, CircusWA presents Yuck Circus with high-flying acrobatics and absurd comedy, and Cutting Teeth, a coming-of-age tale told though circus.

Fringe World is on
January 18 to February 17 and
you can check out all the
shows and venues at

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