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Perth Fringe World 2018

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
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Western Australia's most popular performing arts festival
Quick quiz - what runs from 26 January to 25 February 2018, features more than 750 events at 130 venues all over the Perth metro area and is the third biggest in the world?

Yes! It's Perth Fringe World Festival and it's back for 2018.

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Tickets are now on sale! (Photograph courtesy Perth Fringe World)


The Festival is produced by Artrage Inc, a Not-For-Profit cultural organisation and charity that has been at the forefront of enriching and evolving the creative arts and culture of Western Australia since 1983.

Last year, a staggering 750,000 people attended events across Perth seeing nearly 5,000 individual performances.

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The Pleasure Gardens (Photograph courtesy Perth fringe World)


This year, the main hub venues will be Fringe Central; The Pleasure Garden on James Street; The Showman's Fair (with lots of $5 events); The Ice Cream Factory; The Palace Society (a collection of eight venues in Murray Street); Freo Royale (ten iconic venues in Fremantle); Leedypalooza; His Majesty's Theatre, The Lucky Cat at the Perth Town Hall and The Pickled Swan at Midland.

Collectively these venues will host more than seven hundred individual events by artistes from all over the world - many new and innovative, and many returning favourites.

Favourites such as Sense And Spontaneity - presented by Umbrella Works Inc.

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Sense and Spontaneity (Photograph courtesy of Jess Messenger)


Esther Longhurst and Jess Mess are two of Perth's leading improvisers and creative talents. Longhurst is a member of improvising troupe The Big HOO-HAA! and Mess is an award-winning playwright, performer, and director. Both are State Theatresports Champions!

Sense and Spontaneity is a collaboration between both performers, and stage manager/narrator, Amanda Ash, and has enjoyed multiple sell-out seasons at festivals across WA.

But there is literally something for everyone, every possible taste in theatre, circus, comedy and music.
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