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12 homegrown performances to experience at this year’s FRINGE WORLD festival

All the magic of WA’s favourite festival – FRINGE WORLD – returns with an army of awesome local acts entertaining us from Friday 15 January to Sunday 14 February 2021.

And if there’s one thing FRINGE WORLD’s big on, it’s variety – so it’s a good thing the Kleenheat Sizzle Factor rating is here as your handy guide.

Each FRINGE WORLD performance comes with a rating of mild, medium, hot or very hot – take a quick look while booking your tickets, so you know what you’re in for. Kleenheat Sizzle Factor

This year the Fringe team has also made it easier than ever to know about what’s on, when and where – all thanks to their handy FRINGE WORLD app, which you can download now.

So if you’re looking to take in some premium local talent at this year’s festival, check out these fun and fantastic homegrown acts keeping the magic of FRINGE WORLD flowing through our community.

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Mild

Lots of fun and family appeal – perfect for those looking for a high-energy, low-risk FRINGE WORLD experience.

THE MAGICIANS featuring Adam & Selina Adam and Selina The Magicians

Local brother and sister duo Adam and Selina make their FRINGE WORLD debut with a brand new blockbuster filled with magic, mystery and illusion. The Perth-based duo will demonstrate a powerful mix of seemingly impossible feats in a non-stop show suitable for all ages.

  • Where: Megamouth in The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Northbridge.
  • When: Various dates 15 – 31 January 2021
  • Cost: $35
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Theatre and Performance (Magic/Illusion)
Matt Hale’s Bonkers!Fringe World Matt Hale performer

Last year we chatted with local favourite Matt Hale, who’s back again this year with Bonkers! – a brand new show captivating audiences with his unique brand of comedic hypnotism. Matt hails from England but has proudly called Australia home for the last 20 years – performing all over Australia and internationally.

  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Various dates 15 Jan – 14 Feb 2021
  • Cost: $25.00 to $35.00
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Cabaret & Variety (Hypnotism)
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Catherine Summers and her five-piece swinging jazz band bring you the songs and stories of the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy a host of toe-tapping favourites under the stars in the heart of the Perth CBD as you journey through Fitzgerald’s early life in Harlem to her historic Grammy award-winning success.

  • Where: Lamont’s Bishops House, Perth.
  • When: Various dates 20 Jan – 4 Feb 2021
  • Cost: $39.50 to $47.50
  • Show length: 2hr 30min
  • Category: Music and Musicals (Jazz)

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Medium

A mix of naughty and nice, these FRINGE WORLD shows mightn’t be ideal for the little’uns.

80s MixtapeFringe World 80s themed performers

Revisit a glorious, dazzling and unforgettable era with WA’s own Kaleido Company – a circus cabaret set to a catchy playlist of 80s tracks sure to have you bopping along in your seats. Dust off your flouro tracksuits and don’t miss this trip down memory lane.

  • Where: Big Top at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Northbridge.
  • When: Various dates 27 Jan – 7 Feb 2021
  • Cost: $30
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Circus (Cabaret)
Born in the A.U.S.  Fringe World performer

Born to entertain, the Perth Sax Rockers present an action-packed, high energy rockin’ extravaganza with a twist! This show’s a treat for saxophone fans, air guitar appreciators and lovers of good music, or anyone who enjoys singing along to all the rock’n’roll favourites. These guys picked up FRINGE WORLD’s Best WA Music & Musical in their 2020 Awards, so this is an epic musical journey not to miss!

  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Various dates 15 Jan – 6 Feb 2021
  • Cost: $30
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Music and Musicals (Rock)
Andrew McClelland: A Seated Walking Tour of Western Europe Fringe World performer Western Europe

For all of us enjoying summer at home in 2020, this might be the only way to experience travels abroad. Andrew will speedily guide you through the memorable and quirky of Europe’s greatest cities and towns – throwing in some questionable historical knowledge. Hear raw truths and interesting tales – plus see the sights of London, Paris and beyond from the comfort of your chair for a snippet of the cost of the real deal.

  • Where: ACES Dress Circle Bar at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth.
  • When: Various dates 2 – 6 January 2021
  • Cost: $36.00 to $42.00
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Comedy

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Hot

Take your FRINGE WORLD experience up a notch. Think first-date-friendly shows or ones to check out with your work pals.

One Night in Havana Fringe World performer Havana theme

Watch as stories of love and life unfold on the streets of Havana through dance and theatrical performances from Perth-based dance group, Bailar Productions. Listen to Cuban jazz sounds and maybe even dance the night away to the rhythms of salsa and rumba. This is an interactive performance, so bring your dancing shoes!

  • Where: Bailar Productions Studio, Perth
  • When: Various dates 5 – 7 February 2021
  • Cost: $20
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Dance & Physical Theatre (Dance Theatre)
All Australian Southern Cross ComedyFringe World performer

Southern Cross Comedy is a showcase of the best local talent performing side-splitting stand up all about ‘Straya! Perth’s own Cameron and Daniel Delby have been performing in front of cackling local crowds for years and Cameron’s a previous FRINGE WORLD award winner – so these boys are not to be missed.

  • Where: The Basement at The Stables Bar, Perth
  • When: Various dates 15 – 25 January 2021
  • Cost: $15
  • Show length: 45min
  • Category: Comedy (Stand Up)
Austin Powers Fringe World performer

For Austin Powers fans and anyone who wants to relive or experience the vibrant 70s – this show mixes of circus, dance, burlesque, drag and all sorts of specialty acts. The best bit? It’s a show where 70s dress-ups are encouraged – groovy baby!

  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Various dates 29 Jan – 13 Feb 2021
  • Cost: $40
  • Show length: 50min
  • Category: Cabaret & Variety

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Very Hot

Long time FRINGE WORLD fan? Experience the hottest and sauciest shows on offer and expect to be shocked.

30 Years SingleFringe World performer

Perth lad Daniel Delby shares the funny side of being a high school teacher and rejected bachelor. His shows regularly sell out and, while a little raunchy, will leave you with plenty of laughs and agreeable head nods from the many “mmhmm” moments.

  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Various dates
  • Cost: $30.00 to $31.00
  • Show length: 45min to 50min
  • Category: Comedy (Stand Up)
A Night At The Opera – A Queen Tribute Burlesque Show Fringe World performer

Prepare to be entertained by dazzling, comedic and seductive burlesque artists performing to all your favourite Queen songs in this exciting and provocative performance. Perth’s own Ivy Cabaret was established in 2018 by burlesque performer Ivy Temptress, producing top-quality acts for audiences at home and abroad.

  • Where: Main Room at Connections Nightclub, Northbridge
  • When: Various dates 15 – 20 January 2021
  • Cost: $30.00
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Cabaret and Burlesque (18+ only)
Disney in Drag: Once Upon A ParodyFringe World performer

Disney in Drag will have you laughing, crying, smiling at a range of “that’s not quite how I recall it” moments. Brought to you by Hairy Godmothers – a diverse group of local performers and creatives – this is not a show to relive your sweet memories of Disney childhood classics. Expect some shock waves and new perspectives on all those happily-ever-after stories.

  • Where: The Hat Trick at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Northbridge
  • When: Various dates 30 Jan – 7 February 2021
  • Cost: $32.00
  • Show length: 60min
  • Category: Cabaret & Variety (Comedy)

*All images apart from Adam & Selina The Magicians, courtesy of FRINGE WORLD.

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