Fringe World 2018: Ten Things Not to Miss

It’s one of the highlights of Perth’s cultural calendar and its starts this week. Here are ten things you can’t miss at Fringe World.

1. The Pleasure Garden

Perth’s favourite Fringe playground on Roe Street has the largest variety of shows and this year is bigger than ever.

The Pleasure Garden at Fringe World.

2. The Showman’s Fair

The Urban Orchard has been transformed into a wild Dutch mini-festival featuring a long-table dining experience.

The Showman's Fair

3. The City of Perth Buskers Weekender.

The city malls will be packed with free entertainment across seven stages over three days from February 2 – 4.

Zap Circus performers Tarabelle and Rusty in Forrest Place. .

4. Fringe in your neighbourhood

There are almost 130 venues stretching from the city up to Geraldton, over to Rottnest and out to The Pickled Swan in Midland.

Volunteer Shannon Cook hands out programs at the entrance to Funtavia in Geraldton.

5. Homegrown Heroes

Almost half the shows are from WA and every time you buy a ticket you’re supporting talented local artists.

WA Fringe star Famous Sharon.

6. Family fun

There are shows suitable for the whole family like Circus Sonas, Guru Dudu Silent Disco Walking Tours or Card Ninja.

7. Watch something wild

See something you won’t see the likes of anywhere else like Pussy Play Masterclass, Betty Grumble Love & Anger and Herstory – Leading Ladies.

Betty Grumble Love & Anger

8. Fringe with a newbie

Wow a friend with shows like Djuki Mala, Strange People Comedy Club or Damian Callinan in Swing Man.

Djuki Mala

9. The Mermaids

The aquatic creatures are back making a splash at The Pleasure Garden with new shows to entertain the young and young at heart.

The Fringe World Mermaids.

10. Free events

There are plenty of events that don’t cost a cent including Under the Sky Sessions, WTF Renaissance and Little Pleasures.

The Summerset Arts Festival.Source