Melbourne Fringe is wrapping up on Sunday 30 September but there’s still plenty to see and do before the Festival closes. Highlights of the last few days include:
ICON, September 30
Come venerate, revel and exalt as Melbourne’s newest ICON is revealed in an audacious celebration around the Main Stage at Fed Square. Eat their favourite lunch, try their deodorant, dance to their favourite music, adopt their fashion, meet their strange aunty – in short, take a journey through Field Theory’s spectacular interpretation of their daily life. Field Theory has discovered our ICON – it’s time you do too. Fed Square
Alice Tovey: Existential Crisis, September 28-29
Together with a live four-piece band, award-winning duo Alice Tovey and Ned Dixon explore the crushing sense of anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with the dreaded quarter-life crisis. Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club – Main Theatre, North Melbourne.
Bella Green Is Charging For It, September 25-30
Bella Green has worked in brothels and strip clubs, peepshows and dungeons, massage parlours and adult shops, but her most degrading job of all was the three months she spent in a call centre for one of the major four banks. This show will answer all the questions you never thought to ask about sex work. Courthouse Hotel – The Jury Room, North Melbourne.
MEAT, September 28-30
MEAT is a contemporary dance work in collaboration with DANCE PLANT Collective, which unwraps the meat industry and explores its social and environmental implications. MEAT offers an immersive and penetrating dive into the unsettling psychology of consumption; what are you consuming and what consumes you? Abbotsford Convent – Industrial School
Dudebox, September 26-28
Kimberley Twiner presents a filthy line up of strictly non-dudes tap dancing on the grave of the patriarchy. A barrage of physical comedy, performance art, drag, music and neo-burlesque. Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club – Ballroom, North Melbourne
Circalicious, September 25-29
Featuring a spectacular display of jugglers, contortionists, trapeze artists, acrobats and more, Circalicious brings the freshest and newest work from Melbourne’s shiniest new circus stars. Emerald City – The Cobbles stage, North Melbourne.
Shania Choir: Twain Again, September 28-29
Immerse yourself in the exploration of the personal and professional life of Shania Twain through song, dance and drag with Shania Choir, the a capella group armed with the prerogative to have a little fun! Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club – Main Theatre, North Melbourne.
Femmo Hysteria, September 28
An entourage of the most formidable queens of comedy is assembling to bring you an unmissable celebration of all things femmo. Delivering more razor-sharp wit and bloody-minded charm than you can shake your patriarchy fighting stick at. Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club – Main Theatre, North Melbourne.
Bogan Shakespeare brings some of William Shakespeare’s classic works to life in easy to understand and relatable language, that any Aussie can comprehend! Funny, irreverent, dramatic, serious, fast and crazy all at the same time, this is the treatment and interpretation everyone has been waiting for! Club Voltaire, North Melbourne.