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
All of Perth's a stage, and all the people players
Hundreds of thousands of musicians, actors, singers, mime artists, circus performers and audience members are welcoming the news of the return of the much-loved Fringe World in 2017.
For those who have been following the Perth Fringe since it first started in 2011 the news is welcomed with unalloyed joy.
FRINGE Central at The Pleasure Garden. (Photograph by John Leonard)
For those who have never been to a show or who have been living in the remote outback and are wondering what the fuss is all about I can say that the Fringe World is a celebration of the performing arts in all its splendid variety.
De Parel Spiegeltent. (Photograph by John Marshall)
Fringe World is the third largest Fringe in the world and proudly boasts 'something for absolutely everyone'. The line-up includes, for example, 'comedy, circus, free and family entertainment, theatre, visual arts, music and musicals, dance and cabaret presented by Western Australian artists along with performers from all over the world.'
The Pleasure Garden. (Photograph by Jarrad Seng)
Some statistics from last year's Fringe (2016) - 713 events at 159 venues with ticket sales of 349,841 and this year's Fringe promises to be even bigger and better.
The programme is now available on the Fringe World website here where you can browse through the 715 events from "AA" Abnormal Asian to Zeppelin Was a Cover Band and book tickets online as well.