The Sydney Fringe Festival is back for a third year with even more venues, events and a new program designed to inject new life into the community.
From 7th September to 30th September, over 250 shows across 75 venues will feature theatre, comedy, circus, burlesque, musical theatre, cabaret, dance, visual arts and music.
The new program Springboard aims to nurture emerging talent and “establish a culture of creativity in our city by providing affordable spaces to artists and creatives in our Oxford and William Street properties,” says Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
Here is a list of some of the events Same Same recommends to look out for:
Le Gateau Chocolat
This larger-than-life drag queen returns to Sydney for his solo debut. With a deep voice and facial hair to match, this comedy routine will have you in stitches as this outrageous performer unashamedly sparkles on stage.
Here Lies Henry
This one man, minimalistic, interactive show will probably leave you with more questions than answers but Henry is determined to reshape the way you think. Hilarious, profound and enlightening – this play has it all.
Mangina: Tales of an XY Woman
With self-deprecating humour, Amanda Monroe laughs off her near-death experience back in 1999. Her transition story is told in such a humorous way, you’ll understand why this mid-life crisis was actually the best thing to ever happen to her.
The Atheists Guide to the Galaxy
Michael Bates is about to receive a deaconship with his local church when it is revealed to the congregation that he is gay. His journey becomes a turbulent trip to self-enlightenment and a journey to discovery. This satirical look at religion, sexuality, atheism and musical theatre will leave you questioning your own beliefs.
Notorious from the Australian version of Balls of Steel, Rhys was recently told he has to write a new hour show for the festival. He replied, “Are you fucking kidding me? I only just did the last one!” This hilarious comic has two shows during the festival period for all your cringing pleasure.