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A moveable feast of Fringe delights
Where is the Noodle Palace? Dozens of people speculated on the mystery venue's Facebook page, but now the secret is out: the grand old Piccadilly Theatre will be temporarily reinvented as the newest inner-city Fringe World venue. Performance spaces include the Tina Arena, the Barry Hall and the Ken Dome, offering plenty of room for a program that features 28 acts and 170 shows.
Noodle Palace is the award-winning brainchild of JumpClimb Events and entertainer Tomás Ford (who also created Midlandia). Last year's location on Beaufort Street was voted Best Independent Venue of the 2013 Fringe, and with an eclectic array of cabaret, comedy, theatre, burlesque and more, Noodle Palace is sure to be in the running this year as well.
I first saw Josh Makinda when he was just 15 years old and had to bring his father along to be allowed in a licenced venue. He was very funny then and I'm willing to bet he's even funnier after a few years developing his rambling storyteller style. Now based in New York, he's back in his hometown for Fringe World. Don't miss this local hero.
Late Night Gala Hosted by cabaret ringmaster Tomás Ford, the Late Night Gala is always full of surprises. Will it be comedy, cabaret, burlesque, a combination or something completely different? Be brave, buy tickets.
Check the website for the full Noodle Palace program and start planning your nights out now. Also go to the Facebook page for the latest news, special offers and giveaways.
Note: The Noodle Palace is a licenced venue and some shows have adult content. Check the rating before purchasing tickets.