Melbourne Fringe theatre ranged from the ridiculous to the thought-provoking. Here’s a wrap of some of the shows you may have missed.
- by Cameron Woodhead, Lefa Singleton Norton and Cher Tan
A multidisciplinary hub at North Melbourne’s Meat Market has been home to a range of Deadly Fringe shows in this year’s festival.
- by Stephen A Russell
In other Fringe dance productions, Mechorstra shakes and shimmies, Shower Thots drips with sensual energy, Shian Law carries the weight of history, Leisa Prowd shows resilience and Joel Bray blurs gender and genre.
- by Andrew Fuhrmann, Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Cher Tan, Stephen A Russell and Lefa Singleton Norton
From Rainbow History lessons and victims of hacking to career changes and fart jokes, our reviewers take a look at the shows bringing the laughs, at Melbourne Fringe.
- by Donna Demaio, Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Tyson Wray, Cher Tan, Cameron Woodhead, Nell Geraets, Hannah Francis and Lefa Singleton Norton
Fringe Theatre goes on the treadmill in Burnout Paradise while other shows offer high octane dance/theatre fusion, AI monsters and invitations into strangers’ loungerooms
- by Cameron Woodhead, John Bailey, Stephen A Russell, Cher Tan and Vyshnavee Wijekumar
Melbourne’s 41st Fringe festival has officially begun – and that was all the excuse some people needed to get near-naked in public even if the weather wasn’t co-operating.
- by Karl Quinn
The creators of this celebration of female bodies want their show to be “educational, hilarious and full of joy”.
- by Lenny Ann Low
With nearly 500 shows on offer, it’s hard to know where to start. But if it’s humour, pathos or shock value you’re after, this handy guide might help...
- by John Bailey
Fringe will turn part of the Queen Vic Market into circus tents, virtual reality will take over Fed Square and a video installation will play on the Yarra.
- by Cara Waters