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contents 2016 HIGHLIGHTS FRINGE IGNITE LAUNCH PARTY

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FRINGE AMBASSADORS

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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OFF BROADWAY PRECINCT

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FRINGE DISCOS

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FRINGE AT WORLD SQUARE

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CAMPERDOWN PARK

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FRINGE KIDS & FAMILY

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EMERGING ARTIST HUB

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TOURING HUB

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SILENT DINNER PARTY

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GLOBAL RHYTHMS

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ADVOCACY & AWARDS

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EVENT LISTINGS THEATRE

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PHYSICAL THEATRE & CIRCUS

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DANCE

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MUSICAL THEATRE & CABARET

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MUSIC

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FILM

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FORUMS & TALKS

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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

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SPOKEN WORD

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VISUAL ARTS

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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COMEDY

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ACCESSIBILITY

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SUSTAINABLE FRINGE

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VENUE INDEX

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FRINGE PARTNERS

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STAFF & SUPPORTERS

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY Sydney Fringe Festival would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land that we meet on, and pay respect to the 29 clans of the Eora Nation. We would also like to acknowledge that this land falls within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. We would like to pay our respect to elders past and present, and all the Aboriginal peoples whichever Aboriginal nation they may come from. PAGE 2


welcome KERRI GLASSCOCK FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

2016 has been a challenging year for Independent artists. To be a practicing artist you need to have staunch resilience, and it is this stoicism that has united our sector in the most exciting new way this year. Artists are for the first time, in many years voicing their protest, making their worth heard and banding together in support of each other’s work, to ensure that we all have a vibrant and creative City to enjoy. It is this energy that the Sydney Fringe Festival harnesses each September, and this year more than ever we will be shouting loud and proud. It is time to celebrate the wonderful cultural offerings your local artists produce year round, so this year we are putting the sparkle back into our City’s nightlife. We are reawakening old haunts, reviving long forgotten venues and activating new precincts. It’s time to get your shimmer on and join us as we bring together the best Independent artists the City has to offer, welcome visiting performers from across the seas and add a deep coating of glitter to everything we love about Sydney.

GREG KHOURY NEPA CHAIR

Welcome to the 2016 Sydney Fringe. Under the stewardship of artist and theatre practitioner Kerri Glasscock, the Fringe has developed from providing a consolidated platform to spotlight and celebrate Sydney’s rich but often under the radar creativity, to also becoming an aspirational and guiding force for artists and their work. I have been privileged and very gratified to see the Fringe grow in this way and for it to maintain and cherish its core tenet of support for artists and their art. With the initiation of the Sydney Fringe, 6 festivals on and the dynamism of Kerri Glasscock, it’s time to step aside as Chair of NEPA and the Fringe. I wish to thank Board and all Fringe team members past and present – and my colleagues at Century Venues particularly Elia Eliades who saw the need and worth of the Fringe and supported it with gusto and heart – and to former Chair Mark Cleary who first championed the idea of an alternative arts festival. Please enjoy this year’s banquet of riches and I look forward to seeing many of you in theatres and pop-up Fringe venues throughout our fair city.

CLOVER MOORE LORD MAYOR OF SYDNEY On behalf of the City of Sydney, I’m pleased to welcome you to the seventh annual Sydney Fringe Festival. The Fringe has become a vital part of Sydney’s cultural scene, contributing to the variety and scope of local productions, and giving new and established artists opportunities to realise their visions and find new audiences. I’m sure this year’s Fringe will continue to inspire and entertain with its fantastic program of dance, music, art and theatre. This year the City will be celebrating the launch of the festival by turning our beautiful Town Hall pink. We also look forward to partnering with the Fringe to once again transform Erskineville Town Hall into a temporary theatre, providing valuable additional performance space for local artists. While other levels of government continue to withdraw funding for the arts, the City is proudly employing all of the tools at our disposal – from planning and regulation, to grants and sponsorship and making use of our City properties – to foster a genuinely creative city culture. We want our city to be recognised internationally for its cultural life, just as it is already recognised for its natural beauty, and events like the Sydney Fringe Festival make a wonderful contribution to that reputation.

RICHARD PEARSON INNER WEST COUNCIL Inner West Council is a passionate supporter of our independent arts scene and proud to be the Founding Supporter of the Sydney Fringe Festival. The inner west is home to one of NSW’s largest populations of arts and cultural workers. We know a successful Fringe helps us enhance and nurture our local culture and creatives, and also attracts thousands of people who patronise the local businesses and creative economies. Everyone benefits! This year in particular, Council is excited to support two very special new program elements. The Off Broadway Precinct, launching Sunday 11 September, is a ground breaking plan to revitalise Parramatta Road in Annandale and Leichhardt as a live music and performance precinct. And on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September, Camperdown Park and surrounds will host an all-ages opportunity to discover the art laden backstreets, fabulous food, art, recreation and community lifestyle that is nestled between King Street and Parramatta Road. I hope you have a wonderful festival! PAGE 3


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POP-UP VENUES APLENTY Head down to the iconic food strip of Stanley Street in Darlinghurst, enjoy a coffee, a quick bite or a luxurious lunch and take in some live music, watch a performance from the street, keep an eye out for the odd surprise or just relax somewhere cosy as we present four hours of live gigs and performances.

WHAT ELSE TO ENJOY Not only will Stanley Street be filled with live music and performance during Fringe Ignite, but if you head down on the 3rd a little earlier you can take part in the SYDNEY EAST ART WALK and check out the great work in 21 local galleries between 12pm and 4pm. Drop in to the Australian Design Centre and shop at the New Clay Maker’s Market. There’s a late night Sydney Fringe Drag Disco at the Midnight Shift from 9:00pm. Get your glitter on!

FRINGE IGNITE CURATOR, BARNEY McALL ARIA winning, Grammy nominated jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll curates our opening event. McAll spent twenty years in NYC as a member of The Gary Bartz Quartet. He’s worked as Sia’s musical director, and is one of Australia’s most insanley talented pianists. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for Stanley Street.

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fringeambassadors This year we have asked some of the country’s leading artists, advocates and performers to wave the flag of Fringe as our Ambassadors. Each one has been chosen not just for their incredible skill as artists, but because they use their place and their passion to push the boundaries and drive change. A freakishly talented family of performers the Stone Family have graced the stages, screens and airwaves of Sydney for decades and all three of them have provided unique and standalone voices to the scene, each carving their own way forward to critical acclaim.

ELANA STONE

Elana Stone is a pint-sized songstress with a voice that defies her stature. She has toured with almost every notable musician in the country. A founding member of the all girl group All Our Exes Live In Texas, Elana was named Best Jazz Artist at the Musicoz Awards in 2004 and won a National Jazz Award at the 2005 Wangaratta Jazz Festival. We’re thrilled that Elana will be curating our launch event for OFF BROADWAY this Fringe. Check it out on Sunday the 11th!

JAKE STONE

Jake Stone is a music industry journalist, performer and songwriter. He was the singer and songwriter for platinum winning band Bluejuice who received a number of ARIA nominations and recorded the highest ever plays on Australia’s alternative radio broadcaster Triple J for their debut single ‘Vitriol’. He has hosted late night and breakfast programs of new music and talkback on Triple J, and has been a regular guest on the ABC news and current affairs show HACK.

YAEL STONE

Yael Stone has shot to fame in the USA Netflix show Orange Is The New Black. Sydneysiders will remember her incredibly brave performances on stage in Diary Of A Madman opposite Geoffery Rush for Company B and Stoning Mary at Griffin Theatre. She is also co-founder of The Cannery. Working from a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the company supports new writing and innovative, creative exploits. “Independent creation is the life blood of any rich arts and culture community. It’s where most of us get our start. Because there is space for beginnings and risks. For euphoric discovery and astronomical, glorious failure. A vibrant independent scene gives everyone, from the newly minted creative bunnies to experienced sea dogs a chance to explore, hone and radiate. We need ways to express ourselves when we feel the urge. Because a society without room for unapologetic expression has dust in its veins.” PAGE 8


fringeambassadors Our next two ambassadors have been at the forefront of advocating for diverse voices and stories in our art. They have appeared on many of our national stages and on screen in film and television. Camilla and Nicholas are strong advocates of independent art and use their passion to inspire change and support for this vital part of our sector.

CAMILLA AH KIN

Legendary Australian actress Camilla Ah Kin has performed in film, television and theatre for the past twenty years. Including Holding The Man, Jump For Jordan, Small Poppies, Ali & the Ball, Rake, Stupid Stupid Man and most recently joined the cast of Here Come the Habibs. A fierce advocate for artists and the Industrial Organiser for MEAA, Camilla fights the good fight with inspirational grace and understated talent of the kind not often seen. “It’s Sydney Fringe Festival time! The moment when Sydney is alive with stunning possibility and accidental genius. Faces never seen before, one off performance venues and new cultural precincts previously unimagined! Whether it’s Edinburgh, New York or Sydney, city Fringe Festivals are the beating heart of new ways that culture responds. Nothing in a Fringe Festival is “Tried and True” and Everything will be made from more courage than cash. Every little artspace or cabaret event is a big risk. Even the experienced performers you will see are Known Risk Takers. Some extraordinary artists will start their careers in the Fringe and you dear audience will be the first to see them. How will you know if you’re watching genius uncover itself? You’ll feel it. It will be the performance or art work that you just can’t shake after having experienced it. But you have to be there. That’s the thing with Art. You have to turn up and take a risk. The contemporary American theatre director Peter Sellars said once, if you really want to know what’s going on in a city – read the graffiti. Maybe the Sydney Fringe Festival is the cultural “Graffitti” of Sydney. This festival will challenge, subvert and titillate this city –nothing surer. The Fringe Festival is as OPEN and as ACCESSIBLE as Arts can be, whether you’re a spectator of Art, a maker of Art, a performer of Art, a consumer of Art, a critic of Art, a teacher of Art, a shower of Art, an author of Art, a dreamer of Art or a provoker – all you have to do is turn up. I am a proud ambassador of the Sydney Fringe Festival for 2016. I am proud to be a part of the Arts community of Australia. And #Istandwiththearts”

NICHOLAS BROWN

Currently a host of SBS Radio’s PopDesi, Brown splits his time between LA, India and Australia working as an actor, singer, writer and composer. In 2004, Brown was a recipient of The Mike Walsh Fellowship and travelled to India, Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Rome studying multiculturalism in theatre, film and television. As part of the fellowship, while in London Brown had an internship with the British Indian Theatre Company – Tamasha Theatre where he began honing his writing skills. Brown is passionate about addressing inequality, specifically the role of multicultural representation in the media. “I’m proud to be an ambassador for the Sydney Fringe Festival and cannot stress enough the importance of Independent Arts. I often wonder if we as Australians really do have a ‘culture.’ I for one don’t identify at all with the ‘mainstream.’ I’m so often in situations where I’m thinking “these are not my people!” Fortunately whenever I’m in or watching or engaging with denizens of indie arts, I know that I’m around ‘my people.’ I hope that in this season you find your people and your stories. Looking for culture? You’ll find it on at the Fringe. The amazing and beautiful thing about independent theatre is that you can see, feel and smell the blood, sweat and tears that have been shed to get stories on to the stage. That passion is rarely seen anywhere else. I remember getting scars from indy plays in the past, small wounds from stage fighting or set changes, physical rehearsals, or from a wild unbridled moment in time with another actor. I wear those scars proudly now like ritualistic tattoos. They are part of me and are symbolic of the life that I lead as a young artist and will hopefully continue to lead: one filled with passion, risk and storytelling.” PAGE 9


festivalhighlights Want to get the most out of the festival but no time to navigate the HUGE program? No fear, we have you covered. Here are a selection of our festival highlights and anticipated favourites featuring some of the best and most interesting bits of the program.

OPENING WEEKEND

Each year the festival gets bigger and bigger, and this year we have a mentally enormous opening weekend planned. All based in the inner city suburbs of Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Oxford Street, Newtown and Surry Hills.

SAT 3RD SEPTEMBER 3–7PM

FRINGE IGNITE Our opening celebration is back this year up Stanley Street in Darlinghurst

SAT 3RD 5PM

THE RETURN OF LOST SOULS + EID AL-FITR Exclusive Australian Premiere of two important Chinese documentaries, followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers Verona Cinema Oxford Street

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DRAG DISCO The Midnight Shift

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MR OTT Venue 505 Surry Hills Mesmerising eastern sounds and hypnotic dance grooves

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KING STREET CRAWL The music continues today up King Street in Newtown

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RETRO DISCO The Green Park Darlinghurst

OPENING WEEK

With too many terrific things to fit into opening weekend, we had to list events for the Opening Week here too!

WED 7TH 6:30PM

AN EVENING WITH OUR THEATRE ELDERS In conversation with leading legendary theatre performers to raise funds for the Actors Benevolent Fund NSW Eternity Playhouse Darlinghurst

THU 8TH 6:30PM

CULTURE WARRIORS Whose duty is it to support the production of contemporary art in Australia? Panel discussion Eternity Playhouse Darlinghurst

WED 7TH & THU 8TH 8:30PM

MELBOURNE CITY BALLET’S ROMEO + JULIET Eternity Playhouse Darlinghurst


CLOSING WEEKEND

Holy moly there is almost too much to handle on closing weekend of the festival this year. Key note art events, headline music and of course school holidays are upon us with FRINGE KIDS.

FRI 23TH 8:30PM

LADY SINGS IT BETTER Sound Lounge Chippendale

SAT 24TH 7PM

CASTLES 2016 SYNZ Award winning production Old 505 Theatre Newtown

SAT 24TH 7PM

SILENT DINNER PARTY Break the world record for the largest silent dinner party with us! Paddington Town Hall

FUN STUFF

It’s festival time and that means fun – of course you’ll have tonnes of fun going to any of the program events, but if you want to get amongst something bigger here are a few of our recommendations.

SUNDAY 25TH 12PM

GLOBAL RHYTHMS Our massive closing event sees an afternoon of the best bands from around the country. Bicentennial Park Glebe

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FAMILY DEADLY DISCO Redfern Community Centre Redfern

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FAMILY MOVIE IN THE PARK Free outdoor screening of Paper Planes Camperdown Park Newtown

SAT 17TH 6PM

SILENT DISCO Public House Petersham

SUN 18TH FROM 11AM

EDWARDIAN PICNIC DAY AND CRICKET MATCH Camperdown Park Newtown

TUE 20TH TO FRI 24TH 8:30PM

ELIXIR Winner First and Foremost Award Brighton Fringe, the comic acrobats return. Reginald Theatre

FRINGE KIDS

We’ve got the school holidays sorted. Bring the kids along to our great family program.

SAT 24TH & SUN 25TH 10AM & 2PM WONDERFUL WALL HANGINGS Eliza Street, Newtown

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KIDS WORKSHOPS AT CAMPERDOWN COMMONS Camperdown Commons

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YOGANAUTS Redfern Community Centre

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This Fringe the landsca cultural leaders and lo pe of Sydney is set to change forever. Inde in Sydney, and they ar cal taste-makers have moved into one of pendent artists, art makers, Parramatta Road will e here to stay. Once a mecca for live musthe most recognisable roads of culture, and creativonce again come to life this September to ic and Indie culture, ity — the OFF BROADW launch Sydney’s new home AY PRECINCT.

become spare spaces up the strip have nowces, and s pub s, bar , nts pfro sho es, ous spa Wareh al Independent artists. With studio home to a thriving community of loc shops, creative industries, performance galleries, rehearsal rooms, instrument ilers. Launching during the 2016 Sydney Fringe spaces and independent creative reta CT will continue to grow beyond September Festival the OFF BROADWAY PRECINortant cultural assets. Where Independent to become one of the City’s most impmanent home. artists have a voice, a place and a per CREATIVITY LIVES HERE and we abandoned shopfronts, activatin are all over it! Placing new creative tenants in and presenting a massive prograg pop-up and temporary spaces, building a festival hub m of music and performance in the existing venues.

LAUNCH EVENT 11.09.2016 GEHRIG LANE 3–6PM FR

EE GUEST CURATOR, ELANA STONE A jam-packed afternoon of free live music, the opening of the Stencil Art Prize, talks, food and drinks. Bring the family and head down to celebrate Sydney’s newest cultural precinct. Including drinks by Waywards Brewery and food by Chrissy’s Cuts.

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OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB — 74 PYRMONT BRIDGE ROAD, ANNA NDALE Early on in our site visits to the new pre cin ct we spi ed an awesome empty warehouse space and after a little investigating we hav Festival Hub. Set above Waywards e secured the space and are building our very own Brewery on Pyrmont Bridge Road exhibitions, showings, performances, the a festival bar, activations, live art maspace will house king and more.

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Götterdämmerung Blackbird “That’s What She Said” Dis(solution) Red Cross

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Grounded Aw fuck, the Flat’s on Fire Sweet Smell Port Albert and Jameson: A Play with Vampires SEE THEATRE SHOW PAGES FOR DETAILS

WHAT’S ON AT TETCH GALLERY WEEK 1

3 – 10 SEPTEMBER Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm History Week at Tetch Gallery Mon-Fri 11pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm Talk: ‘An Anecdotal History of Annandale’ by local historian Marghanita da Cruz

WEEK 2

11 – 18 SEPTEMBER Sydney Fringe POP-UP

WEEK 3

19 – 24 SEPTEMBER ‘Circulation Series’ — Chico Cristobal at Tetch Gallery Exhibition runs 19th–24th Mon-Fri 11pm–7pm Sat-Sun: 10am–5pm. Drinks with the artist Wed 21st 6pm–8pm

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25 SEPTEMBER 10am–3pm Jonathan Hardy (owner of Tetch Gallery) artist showcase. 3–5pm ‘What do Angle Grinders and Household Doors have to do with Art?’ Talk and Drinks with Jonathan Hardy. 26 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER Tetch Gallery — Fringe Festival Group Show PAGE 14

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ALTERNATE REALITY GAME

Our mascot for 2016, Bravo Child is moving into the Precinct for September and creating a program of activations, art-based experiences and performances at various locations in the new precinct. As a game designer, Bravo’s performance style incorporates a real-time element; drawing on audience participation with real world consequences. Bravo frames the month-long narrative as an Alternate Reality Game. The audiences piece the narrative together by collecting pieces of the puzzle before, during and after the event. In this way the art bleeds into the world beyond the confines of a traditional theatre setting and becomes a social experiment. The aim being to apply creativity and brave innovation to our everyday lives. Bravo’s signature whimsy and intellectual frenzy promise to whip visitors into an inspired state of wonder and play. Joined by a host of both local and international guests from the arts for social change group UpUpTrampoline, audiences can expect to witness an array of creative offerings; from physical theatre, sensory art and transmedia storytelling to endurance art, experiential dining and art-walk tours. SEE WEBSITE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND LOCATIONS

STENCIL ART PRIZE

Featuring 84 stencil artists from 21 countries, the Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest and longest running stencil event. The finalists and winning artwork will exhibit as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival from the 5 – 25 September 2016. All artworks will be for sale online and at the exhibition venue. The winner of the $5000 prize will be announced on Sunday 11 September at 2pm, all welcome.

POP-UP PROGRAM AT WAYWARDS BREWERY COMEDY LAB WITH DEAN HAGLUND SEPTEMBER 8,9,15,16,22,23

SUNDAY SESSIONS EVERY SUNDAY FROM 3PM Local singer-songwriters are invited into The Cellar for chilled-out afternoons of tunes — dancing is encouraged! Plus food trucks all afternoon, pizza from 5pm and flowing Wayward brews, it’s the right way to wrap up the weekend.

UNSW ART EXHIBITION FREE OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB 11:00AM – 6:00PM WED-SUN WINNER ANNOUNCED 11 SEPTEMBER 2PM

15 – 18 SEPTEMBER Three artists from the Art & Design school are hosting an exhibition all around the brewery cellar bar.

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WHAT’S ON AT THE BALD FACED STAG 2 SEPTEMBER HALLOWS CREEK + THE ELK COLLECTIVE SAVE THE CLOCKTOUR + DROWN THIS CITY 3 SEPTEMBER JOEY EQUINE & THE GLUE FACTORY + SUPPORT TWELVE FOOT NINJA + SUPPORTS 6 SEPTEMBER BANDVIEWS FT 7 SEPTEMBER THE RAMBLERS “HOUSE BAND” 8 SEPTEMBER NO REFUNDS 9 SEPTEMBER THE HARNOUR AGENCY AMBER LIES + SUPPORTS 10 SEPTEMBER AFTERSHOCK FT MALICE 13 SEPTEMBER BANDVIEWS FT 14 SEPTEMBER THE RAMBLERS HOUSE BAND 15 SEPTEMBER NO REFUNDS 16 SEPTEMBER THE DEAD LOVE + SUPPORTS BLACK KNUCKLES + DIRTBAG + COLOUR CODED 17 SEPTEMBER TEMTRIS + SUPPORTS LAST DIG ACADEMY + SUPPORTS 19 SEPTEMBER PIRATE DAY SHINDIG 20 SEPTEMBER BANDVIEWS FT 21 SEPTEMBER THE RAMBLERS “HOUSE BAND” 22 SEPTEMBER NO REFUNDS ROLO TOMASSI (UK) + SUPPORTS 23 SEPTEMBER CIRCLES + SUPPORTS VALEN + SUPPORTS 27 SEPTEMBER BANDVIEWS FT 28 SEPTEMBER THE RAMBLERS “HOUSE BAND” 29 SEPTEMBER NO REFUNDS SEE SYDNEYFRINGE.COM FOR BOOKINGS

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OPENING CREATIVE SPACES AN EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION FORUM

The Inner West Council presents ‘Opening Creative Spaces — An expert panel discussion.’ The launch of the Off Broadway Precinct welcomes new creative businesses to Parramatta road and is encouraging more creative businesses to join the precinct. Industry Creatives discuss their experiences in opening creative spaces in Sydney and provide some insight and tips before you take the leap in opening your own venue. F $10 OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB 2:00PM – 4:00PM

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fringediscos Woo hoo it’s disco tim nightlife this year and e! We promised we would put the sparkle or your dancing abilit we have delivered. No matter your style, yoback into the City’s y, head to one of our discos for a night of gl ur musical inclination itter and tunes.

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FREE REDFERN COMMUNITY CENTRE 6:00PM – 9:00PM

FREE GREEN PARK HOTEL 6:00PM

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SILENT DISCO

DRAG DISCO

FREE PUBLIC HOUSE PETERSHAM 6:00PM

FREE THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT 9:00PM

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We love, love, love the team down at Redfern Community Centre and are partnering again this year to present a free family focused evening celebrating Indigenous sounds and community. All-ages friendly! So head on down for a great evening of connecting with neighbours and celebrating life.

Come join us at one of the City’s best kept secrets. PHP is an awesome space; great drinks, terrific food and a huge outdoor space that we are taking over for our silent disco. With DJs playing live and alternative listening choices via your headset, you can dance like no one is watching while listening to your own choice of tunes.

We couldn’t host a series of discos without hosting an old school retro disco! So let us take you back to a time when the hair was big, the pants were tight and the tunes sparkling. Its disco all the way tonight so pop on some flares and come boogie the night away.

No disco is sparklier than a drag disco. This is your chance to frock up to the max, add glitter to your lippy and dance like only the divas know how. In celebration of our official opening FRINGE IGNITE, this one will go late into the night.

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World Square truly is the beating heart of the CBD. With over 25 million the Square is just a short stroll from Town Hall station, China Town districvisitors each year, t and other major attractions. Spanning three levels of an entire city block World Squar e offers freshly prepared food, a unique selection of fashion, homewares, lifestyle shopp ing and services spanning across 90 specialty retailers! in their open air d bustle of the city thansome an e stl hu e th pe ca es ce to t on You will find no better plariety of dynamic events. Come and join us, pusco. va Di t its r en fo Sil dney Fringe Square, famous the night away at our Sy headphones and dance

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DISCO WORLD SQUARE Late night shopping has never been more fun. Drop your bags, grab a feed and dance up a storm as we transform World Square Shopping Centre into a giant disco! FREE WORLD SQUARE 7:00PM

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camperdownpark PRESENTED BY URBANE PROPERTY AND CAMPERDOWN COMMONS

Bridging the journey between the new OFF BROADWAY PRECINCT and Street Newtown is the wonderful CA our beloved King plan to expand the precinct and firmMPERDOWN PARK. As part of the Inner West Council’s artists, a major refurbishment has beely plant the Inner West as Sydney’s home of Independent the first to use it! With refurbished n completed on the park complex and we are one of artist studios, a new pop-up perform Grandstand and the recently opened ance space in the Camperdown Commons, we are brin to the park. ging a huge program

MOVIE IN THE PARK

PAPER PLANES Join us in the park, bring a picnic and the family for a screening of the hit Australian movie Paper Planes. FREE CAMPERDOWN PARK 6:00PM

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VINTAGE CRICKET DAY PICNIC

Let’s take a step back to a time when life was slower, the city quieter and time with family and neighbours was the highlight of the weekend. Get your glad rags on, bring a rug and plop yourself down under a fig tree. We are celebrating all things park life. Our friends at the University of Sydney Cricket Club are coming to play a demonstration game with their grade 1s and are even hosting a lunchtime cricket workshop for the kids. Plus games and activities, food trucks and lots of old-school fun.

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BOOK A PICNIC HAMPER FOR SAT OR SUN Our friends at acre have put together these delicious picnic hampers to make your weekend even more relaxing. No need to cook! Whether you’re after a romanic basket for two or a feast for the family, these hampers will do the trick.

$55 FOR 2 OR $90 FOR 4 Book them via sydneyfringe.com Hampers include: wooden knives, wooden forks, recyclable plates, napkins, potted salmon, lavash, kale and feta rolls, scotch eggs, acre salad, strawberries and clotted cream scones. FOUNDING PARTNER

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CA PERDOWN commons: ‘com-mons’ (noun)

land used by a community as a whole, a place for locals to connect, learn, relax and belong.

Welcome to Camperdown Commons: a revitalised community space where there’s something for people of all ages and all walks of life. Grab a coffee and a snack at the café container, unwind on the deck or common lawn with friends, or bring the kids along to the interactive play space. See the spaces for hire by community groups and individuals (subsidised rates available to not-for-profits). Sign up for a hands-on workshop or take a yoga or meditation class. Pop in for a meal made from fresh, seasonal produce direct from the farm and other local sources.

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READING OF CRAZY SCIENCE TO DOGS MAGICAL WORLD

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Magical World of Crazy Science is the mastermind of Award Winning performer Richard Scholes. Richard entwines his awesome knowledge of Science with his amazing Magic skills to present a fun & unique Show for Kids! This show is ‘excitingly entertaining & totally SCIENTRIFIC!’

A cross between a Justin Bieber boy band and Penn and Teller, the boy’s quick wit and extraordinary skills show why, at just 14, Cardistry have already established themselves on the Australian entertainment scene. Phenomenal artistry and magic $20 OLD 505 THEATRE with Playing cards and Rubiks Cubes. $20 OLD 505 THEATRE 2:00PM

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At this workshop, kids are invited to the Library to devise a scary story of their own. Book separately to main event.

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Ages 5–12. Adult supervision required for those aged 10 and under.

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WouldMan is an art hero who’s going on a quest, to pose the big picture! He goes out on a limb, but he can’t find his feet, and when he gets out of his head he discovers what he stands for. The human body as a metaphor the Tree of Life.

Using four yoga superheros YOGANUATS guide children through the different benefits of yoga in a new and lively way. Come along to a fun, imaginative class using the popular ‘obstacle course’ format, designed for all abilities, and learn about resilience, breath, balance and positive growth. Suitable for ages 5–9.

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the Fringe. kers is one of our passions here at The next generation of theatre ma and coming artists a safe and supportive space The Emerging Artist Hub offers up and get their projects off the ground. We also to explore new work, test out ideasnext generation of stage managers, technical offer on the job experience to our internships — so even our crew are supported operators and event managers via when starting out. the festival! Be sure to catch a show here during Shows on at the Hub: OUT OF BOUNDS LIFE’S CONTRACTS THINKING FISH KEEP CALLING EDIT EUROPE WON’T FIX YOU DISCO PIGS

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closingweekend This year we’re going out in style with two ep ic headline events. We’ve gone global. W e’v e inv ite d ba ck in ternational performan artist Honi Ryan to br Silent Dinner Party. eak last year’s world record for the largestce Join us at Paddington breaking live art installTown Hall to be part of this record tion. friends at Eastside FM to fill And we’ve teamed up with our sounds from across the Bicentennial Park in Glebe with leading musicians for our world by some of the country’s closing party, Global Rhythms.

Get ready for the big gest weekend ever!

GLOBAL RHYTHMS

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silentdinnerparty The sold-out smash hit of 2015 returns as the Sydney Fring Join us and 400 others as we share a three-course meal e Festival’s key note closing event. renowned performance artist Honi Ryan. Set in the maje in silence with Internationally stic Paddington Town Hall, we will shuffle up social norms, and see what communication morp hs into over a delectable threecourse dinner without words. This is a rare opportunity to take part in a living art installation!

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advocacy&awards ADVOCACY

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Each year the Sydney Fringe Festival drives a number of key projects alongside local government and major stakeholders to build a more viable, vibrant and sustainable sector. 2016 has seen the continuation of our work tackling the growing venue crisis in Sydney. Exploring ways to make it easier for creatives to open spaces, for existing venues to operate sustainably and to ensure our sector thrives and contributes to Sydney’s reputation as a global city.

We have been working hard in 2016 to secure avenues for our artists to tour their work, ensuring productions have a life beyond our festival. Our partnership continues with NZ Fringe in the presentation of the SYNZ Award. We will be hosting the 2016 winner from New Zealand in our program, CASTLES, and sending one of our shows to their 2017 festival.

Our 2015 ‘Temporary Theatre Pilot’ project work continues with the launch of the OFF BROADWAY PRECINCT this year. The Inner West Council have safeguarded a part of the City for independent artists and we have been working closely with them to reactivate Parramatta Rd as a new cultural arts precinct. Housing permanent creative tenants, pop-up activations and additional programming into existing spaces to bring new life into the long forgotten strip, the Off Broadway Precinct will be launched during this years festival.

New this year is a partnership with CRITICAL STAGES who will be presenting the Critical Stages Regional Touring Award which will take one of our Festival shows on a regional NSW tour. We are also introducing the MELBOURNE FRINGE TOUR READY AWARD which will see one of our productions head to next year’s Melbourne Fringe and we too will host a winner from their 2016 festival. Get ready to see Sydney based work spread wide and far.

We continue to find new ways for Sydney’s producers to carve out sustainable careers, producing a detailed year round Producer Workshop Series to up-skill independent artists. Each festival we tackle the tough questions within our sector with a series of Industry forums and talks featuring leaders from our community. We continue to find ways for all artists and audiences to participate in the festival. 2016 sees the Fringe partner with Accessible Arts NSW to create a new way of notating physical access to festival venues. Emerging artists will again this year be given additional support at our Emerging Artist Hub, where they can affordably present work, with little financial risk. The venue also houses our technical student internship program which provides on the job training to the next generation of stage managers, venue managers and technical operators.

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theatre A FLOWER

OF THE LIPS

Bruno Aloi: local government official and family man compelled to assist police arresting army deserters – deserters who were family. What happens when you must arrest kin? This is the true story of Sydneysider Valentino Musico’s great-grandfather during WW1 Italy, a story researched by visiting Italian State Archives in Calabria.

ATLANTIS

ALBERT & JAMESON

A PLAY WITH VAMPIRES

Sarah and Tom have made serious mistakes. They’re going under. Zelda says she can help. Zelda says they can stay. Zelda says she’s the one true heir of Atlantis. Sure, no-one’s got all the answers, but exactly how many are you allowed to get wrong? Comic magic realism by subtlenuance.

Join the worlds two worst immortals, the vampires Albert and Jameson, as they struggle to grapple with life’s three big ‘E’s’, eternity, enraged peasants and each other. A new absurdist comedy that asks the question “Does the pointlessness of eternity need be so depressing?”

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THE SAMMY STEEL SPIN CLASS CHALLENGE

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Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw Romantic falsifications of love and warfare are brilliantly and hilariously unmasked in a comedy that reveals Shaw at his best as an acute social observer and witty provocateur. Arms and the Man was adapted into the international hit operetta, “The Chocolate Soldier”.

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Hello I’m Sammy Steel, here to transform your indoor cycling journey. My one of a kind, rock star approach will guide you through an inspirational, meditative fitness experience. Set in a dark candlelit room, the experience is tribal. It’s primal. It’s fun. We laugh, we cry, we grow — and we do it together with PRIDE, as only Sydney can! WINNER BEST ACTOR SHORT & SWEET – SYDNEY

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Fifteen years ago, Una and Ray had a relationship. She was 12, and he was 40. Then he abandoned her, and they haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now she’s found him again...

A broken relationship, a land council office and football. Emotions and black politics are laid bare in this revealing play as former lovers Lolita and Lionel navigate the strewn shards of their broken relationship. Set in inner-city Sydney, Blackgammon is a raw and gritty exposé of sexual politics, Blakfulla style.

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CONFESSIONS BATHHOUSE THE MUSICAL

Billy, a wide-eyed youth, ventures into a bathhouse for the very first time. He’s looking for love, but soon realizes that the other patrons are looking for something a little more…temporary. Warning: A musical comedy with adult themes, explicit language, and scantily clad men!

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OF A BRAIN CHOCOHOLIC Karen is a self-confessed chocoholic. Chocolate. She can’t get enough of its delicious, velvety, sumptuous pleasure. Only, there’s one thing Karen loves more. Today is a very important anniversary. Karen is marking it, as she has for the past 27 years, with a banquet of chocolate and a wedding dress.

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1848. Chopin is in Scotland. There are revolutions in Europe. His father has died. His relationship with George Sand is over. His health is failing rapidly. He has to give a recital. A story about Chopin’s feelings, relationships, life and music. With live music. Great success in Edinburgh, 2015.

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Stephen Dedalus is the protagonist of two James Joyce works: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses.

A performance of two contemporary plays by Darlo Drama’s Advanced Acting students as part of our Ensemble Showcase & Studio Production courses. Please check the Sydney Fringe Festival Pig and Runt are two inseparable violent creatures, who have developed Website for more details of play titles their own language from birth. But this and synopses. night everything will change, and which F $25 C$20 one will survive will depend on which OLD 505 THEATRE one can break free. 5:00PM STUDIO SHOW 3 SEP

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YOGA(ISH) SHOW

Coriander (you can call her Randi for short!) invites you to join her for an hour of spiritual enlightenment and a journey like no other with her very special yoga(ish) show! All levels welcome, in Crocodile Tears is the tale of notorious Tilly Devine and her rise to Queen of the fact the less you know about yoga the better! Underworld in 1920s Sydney.

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EUROPE WON’T FAG BOY & THE FIX YOU

Four friends quit their jobs, buy oneway tickets to Europe, and head off on what they hope will be a pilgrimage to greener pastures and better bratwurst. After just two months however, they find themselves back in Australia; broke, Two sisters inherit an unwilling Grandma unemployed, and googling Centrelink and must decide what to do with her. options on their parents’ couch.

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MARRIED GUY After selling out in Melbourne, ‘Fag Boy & The Married Guy’, by Wayne Tunks, comes to Sydney. This psychological sexual thriller poses the question, what would you do if you found your high school bully on Grindr, ten years later? F $25 C $20 NEW THEATRE 6PM TUE & THU; 8PM WED; 9PM FRI; 7PM SAT 1

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GREAT DETECTIVES GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Death is sneaky, affecting us in ways we can’t predict. Where are the differences in our grief for the death of a loved one and of David Bowie? GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG is a devised exploration of verbatim material that questions why we are so scared of death, and what makes us human. F $25 C $20 G6 $22 OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB 7:00PM 1

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Hands I Burnt is a re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl. Through physical theatre and immersive installation, travel through a house of fragmented memories, experience The Little Match Girls’ supposed life and watch The Storyteller relive the speculation and spectacle surrounding the tragic life of her father.

The 1950s were the golden age of radio drama. Now you can relive 3 classic mysteries live on stage. Be immersed as this show recreates before your very eyes the experience of attending a 1950s radio drama recording, with scripts from old favourites Candy Matson and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar! F $22 OLD 505 THEATRE 6:45PM TUE-SAT; 2PM SAT; 5PM & 7PM SUN 1

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Have you ever felt paralysed in a roomful of friends? HeySorryGottaGoBye is an honest, funny and compelling exploration of social phobias. A quirky blend of animation, puppetry, film and soundscapes HeySorryGottaGoBye transports you into the mind of Wally, a young man plagued by the nightmares of his own insecurities.

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KEEP CALLING

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The world’s largest earthworm calls Australia home! It’s inspired festivals, celebrity Worm Kings and a giant puppet called Karmai. Now Melita Rowston’s determined to find it. Her latest Shit Tourism Talk (following festival hit 6 Degrees of Ned Kelly) is part TED talk, part comedic monologue — mangy puppets included! F $24 C $16 OLD 505 THEATRE 8:00PM 1

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Jasmin, a refugee from Bosnia takes shelter at a family friend’s, Stasha in Belgrade, Serbia, who lives with her sister Lena. Lena, a religious fanatic is suspicious of Jasmin’s ulterior motives.

What happens behind closed doors? After the death of a father an estranged brother and sister are forced together to confront their forbidden past.

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theatre CRAVE Sarah Kane’s ‘Crave’ is that thing that keeps you up at night. You’ve been over it a million times but you still haven’t found that neat box to put it in. It’s ugly and hard and funny and joyful. It is so frustratingly paradoxical. But that doesn’t mean the narrative isn’t beautiful.

METAMORPHOSES Bursting through 15 books of the finest Latin poetry known to man with pathos, irreverence, humour and energy. Two people cheekily re-enacting every great myth they can get their hands on? We like to think it’s what Ovid would have wanted and if it’s not... we frankly don’t care.

TAMMY & KITE A young girl plays after school with her older sister. Kite’s world is as big as her bedroom and imagination will allow it to be. When the world outside starts to seep into her space, Kite does the only thing she can think to do – play.

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LATE: A COWBOY SONG Mary, always late and always married, meets a lady cowboy outside the city limits of Pittsburgh who teaches her how to ride a horse. A story of one woman’s education and her search to find true love outside the box.

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LIFE’S CONTRACTS

NAUGHTY OUT OF BOUNDS

A white room with one large window. Serene leans against one wall, tired. Nicholas sits against the opposite wall and stirs, ‘What time is it?’ She hesitates with her answer. ‘Lone Wolf Pack’ presents ‘Life’s Contracts’, a new play that delves into convenient truths and lies.

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The Upper Crass Players present a rare find in Sydney: a long form improv show! Forget the tacky gag-based gagworthy Theatresports--this is where the true art of improvisation comes to life.

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Step into a world of privilege, private school education, pride and poison pen letters. Who is writing these poison pen letters in the lead up to speech night? This second play from playwright Jonathan Solomon (Office Ink – 2014) is a witty, mysterious and downright inappropriate piece of work.

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QUEEN CXNT

RED CROSS OF A CAUSE

A radical theatre show exploring women’s sexual identity entwined with spirituality and activism. A visceral, multi-sensory, interactive ritual that summons forth a 21st century goddess.

Carol is terrified her head might explode, Jim is plagued by lice draining his blood, and their maid is scared of drowning. With just each other for company their anxieties become real. Written by Sam Shepard.

We are our decisions or at least the consequences become our life. This play shows one couple’s journey from high school through to mid-life together in small town Victoria. How do their decisions when they were young have an impact to how their life turns out?

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THE BARISTA

SHAPESHIFTER

CHRONICLES

After sold out shows at this year’s Comedy Festival, Josipa has added an encore show due to popular demand! One woman. Three characters. A blissful turducken of idiocy. Shapeshifter is a new absurd one-woman comedy show devised and performed by award winning Sydney actor, singer and comedian Josipa Draisma.

Coffee is the backbone of Australian society. Well thats what Maria thinks. But will she allow the hipster world of the barista turn her into a twisted bitter wreck, or should she just dive into the melting pot of wisdom her customers provide?

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SWEET SMELL PORT The much anticipated sequel to “I’m a Massive Cheap Drunk”**, Sweet Smell Port introduces a new talent to the scene. **was not a real show, ever. F $13.80 C $9.80 OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB 7:00PM 1

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“THAT’S WHAT

THE BEST CORN CHIP WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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What makes a woman? Presented by Minor Emergency Theatre Company, a verbatim piece that asks this question in an hour long discussion and like the women we’ve interviewed, the subject matter is diverse; ranging from the struggles of a morning to those of a lifetime.

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IN THE UNIVERSE

(ABRIDGED)

If you could only ask one more question, ever, what would it be? Do you know? Mike doesn’t. Unfortunately for him, when he demands something different from his everyday routine, he gets just that. He meets The Infinite Consciousness Of All Humanity, who has a question for him....

Experience all the beauty and wonder of Shakespeare’s anthology - without the boring bits! All thirty-seven of the Bard’s plays performed by three destitute actors in this racy, fast paced, fun-filled show ranging from Titus Andronicus’ cooking show, to a notso-kosher rendition of the star crossed lovers.

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THE OFFENSIVE THE CURSE OF THE MEASURE

NIPPLE SHOW ALLIGATOR RIVER From the armpit of politics comes a nipple sitcom to rival every other show you’ve ever seen from a breasts perspective. Jess Holly Bates and Sarah Tuck are fluorescent together. They are all the words between ‘topless’ and ‘entertainment’. They are radical. They are silly. And they are real.

A travelling troupe of mystical misfits perform the telling of this terrifically terrible tale of superstition, young love and cruel revenge. Presented by JackRabbit Theatre, after their acclaimed Adelaide Fringe Season: “Lucidity.” Dark and hilarious, silly and perverse, welcome to Alligator River!

OF A MAN

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How do you measure a man? Told with humorous, raw and deeply candid honesty, The Measure of a Man will plunge deep into the heart of one man’s sexual anxieties and dare to ask the question, “If you’re a gay man who can’t have sex, what worth do you have?”

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theatre THE WOMEN With a serving of marriage, any woman might expect an icy side of adultery or divorce. Inspired by salacious gossip overheard in powder rooms of swank 1930s nightclubs, THE WOMEN is a sharp-witted appraisal of Manhattan’s elite, proving that, for ladies who lunch, revenge is a dish best served hot... F $28 C $22 DEPOT THEATRE 8:00PM WED - SAT; 2:00PM SAT 1

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THIS MODERN COIL Two soldiers in an unknown land fighting in an unknown war are stuck in a minefield. Facing death by boredom or explosives, they decide to debate the nature of reality and imagination. With apologies to “Waiting For Godot” and “Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead”.

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Straight from two critically acclaimed productions in London, this all new Australian premiere production of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s electric thriller The Wasp asks how far beyond the playground do we carry our childhood experiences?

What do you think when you think Age of Unification? Xander (a trans guy) and Lily (his best friend) pictured smiles... and an end to bigotry. They didn’t picture a new age of unisex bathrooms, rave-caves and mandatory smockwearing… and that’s just the beginning. Transience is a new sci-fi about rockhard friendship in a time of fluidity.

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THINKINGFISH The story follows four people and their relationship to one another. Unfortunately Nina’s past won’t stay past and her desire to move forward clashes with her friends desire to help.

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VOLUME & STREETLIGHT

UNCLE CHARLIE

DOUBLE BILL

VOLUME by Tremayne Gordon explores when strangers become friends. James likes The Cranberries. Paige likes The When a senior ranking policeman Beatles. Do our tastes in music define is given the mission to purge homosexuality from the streets of 1950s us? STREETLIGHT by Sophie Somerville explores what happens when it’s dark Sydney, he finds the rebellion is being and you can’t find your car. led from within his own home. F $15 C $10 F $25 C $20 P $20 THE IMPERIAL HOTEL — CABARET ROOM GREEN SQUARE COMMUNITY HALL 7:00PM FRI & 8:00PM SAT 8:30PM WED & THU; 6:00PM SUN 1

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WHIPPED YOUNG PRETENDER AJ is young and undecided as to what her next step is. Experimenting with her creativity and sexuality, AJ embarks on a new and exciting relationship with the eclectic and sexually liberated Anne. However, both women have a different outlook of the line between caring and going too far.

A young rebel. A brutal victory. A devastating defeat. Aged 25, Bonnie Prince Charlie laid claim to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland. A year later, his dreams lay in ruins and he was fleeing for his life.

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urbanchainplay We’re all about putting art in interesting spaces so we’ll be running a new Artists in Residence program at the Urban Newtown as part of Sydney Fringe 2016. We’ll invite four Australian playwrights to each spend one consecutive night at the Urban Newtown from 12–15 September. Each night, the playwrights will add to the play that has been written and left in the room by the last playwright. Over the four days they will write a short play set in a hotel room that will be read by actors to an invited audience at the end of the week. Things are bound to get interesting and we can’t wait to see where the writers take us!


physicaltheatre&circus

AEON

ELIXIR

From the company that brought you last year’s SYDNEY FRINGE’S “BEST PHYSICAL THEATRE” AWARD & “DIRECTORS CHOICE” AWARD “Insomni_AIR”

Winner – First and Foremost Entertainment Award Brighton Fringe 2015 ★★★★ – Ripitup Elixir is an incredible comic acrobatic show that follows three bumbling scientists as they attempt to create the Elixir of life. The concoctions are tested upon themselves and circus mayhem breaks loose in the laboratory.

Aerialize’s AEON explores through raw, energetic physical theatre the conflict between being faced with excessive amounts of time versus impulses we enact when presented with limited time. A provocation about the human experience and our moments of measure. F $30 C $20 SEYMOUR CENTRE— REGINALD THEATRE 7:00PM WED-SAT 2:00PM SAT 1

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LOVE, LOSS

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2016 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award Highly Commended. ★★★★– Rip It Up

THINGS

Love, Loss and Lattes is a circus and physical theatre exploration into one woman’s love affair with coffee

“Missy has brewed up a winner” Stage Whispers.

Brown Paper Circus invites you to an intimate show of wonder and intrigue. Through aerials and ground acrobatics we ask you to join us in exploring the limitations of the human body but also what it is to be human.

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“Like the perfect blend, Missy’s performance is strong and satisfying” Verse Magazine

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dance MELBOURNE CITY BALLET’S

ROMEO AND

LINE BRAINCHILD BUSH DANCING WITH Brainchild is a Dance Double Bill. Low Expectations Choreography by Samantha Crameri-Miller, Music by Shai Martin Low Expectations is a dance governed by stories; itty bitty anecdotes crammed with an excessive amount of alliteration Principle of Causation Choreography by Cameron LansdownGoodman and Dancers How do our choices effect others? F $25 C $20 107 PROJECTS 7:00PM 1

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Catch the romance of Michael Pappalardo’s reimagining of the classical Shakespearean tale “Romeo & Juliet”. Shakespeare’s most well known tragedy tours the country with a full cast to tell the story of two lovers who must endure the strongest hate just to stay together.

Will Bushranger Bob steal your golden broach? No! He’ll teach you how to line dance. Strap your boots on and get on the dance floor! Or simply sit back and watch Bushranger Bob do his thing accompanied by videos filmed at farms in Western NSW. As seen at MCA Artbar.

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In 2015, House of Sand, won the SYNZ award for Castles. Now they join us from New Zealand with their acclaimed plays for a week in our touring hub.

PEDAL

PRIMAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS

Award-winning emerging star of the cross-artform stage Eliza Sanders brings all her artistic skills to the table. A hive of strangely interconnected questions and musings. “A virtuosic, herculean, mercurial, clever and generous.” (Theatreview) “Sanders’ work offers a new Winner: Most Promising Emerging Company (NZFringe ’16). Emerging star experience in the lexicon of dance.” of the cross-artform stage, Eliza Sanders creates a hive of strangely (CanberraCriticsCircle). interconnected questions and musings. “The silly to the sublime. Weird and F $25 C $18 wonderful; an exorcism of randomness.” (Theatreview) “Offers a new experience OLD 505 THEATRE in the lexicon of dance.” (CanberraCriticsCircle).

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LA COREOGRAFIA

A must-see dance event of classical and contemporary styles. Award-winning choreographer Paulina Quinteros recipient of the Sir Robert Helpmann Award and Peggy van Praagh Awards for choreography presents its Sydney premiere showcasing a cast of super talented dancers from all over Australia. F $40 C $35 SEYMOUR CENTRE — EVEREST THEATRE 7:30PM 1

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FOOTMARKS

Primal Dance Company’s new work is an exploration of the way regional history impacts upon contemporary cultural identity. ‘Footmarks’ features a cast of athletic, passionate and dynamic performers. Choreographed by Alyssa Casey. Music by Ian Munro, John Nottle and Christopher Sainsbury. Footmarks is funded by Art Central and Lee Academy. F $30 C $24 U12 $24 ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE 8:00PM 1

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Twelve young actors take the stage to dance for six hours. An explosive piece of durational dance theatre that explores an expansive range of music styles and dance genres. STATIC is a new group of emerging artists making a noisy entrance onto the face of the independent arts.

SHARON BACKLEY-ASTRACHAN

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The evening presents the exciting voices of two emerging choreographers in Sydney. TOHU is a physical journey that explores the universal behavior of humankind. VALLEY is a dark and enchanting work that searches for rawness in a world that grows numb.

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DREAMERS Settle in for an episode of ‘BATTLERS & DREAMERS’. Australia’s popular but short lived 80’s soap. The lost tapes have been discovered! See them brought to life on stage in this debut production complete with unmistakable 80’s fashion, original music and choreography. No cliche remains unturned as our characters battle domestic dramas and fight to ignite their dreams.

#GROWINGUPGAY

#GrowingUpGay by Daniel Healy, captures in word, song and sequins what it is like to grow up gay in Australia. The challenges of High School; coming out to family, dealing with first crush and heartbreak. The ups and downs of life can be a little different when you are #GrowingUpGay.

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CYCOLOGY – TIN PAN ALLEY After a series of sell-out shows at

INSIDE THE MIND OF CY COLEMAN Adelaide Fringe, Godfrey Uke’s ‘Tin CyCology is a cabaret journey inside the mind of American composer Cy Coleman (the man behind the music of Sweet Charity, Barnum, City of Angels and other Tony-winning musicals), which looks at the volatile relationships he had with his various writing partners using his wonderfully complex music. F $30 C $24 SEYMOUR CENTRE — SOUND LOUNGE 8:30PM 1

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Pan Alley’ returns to Sydney. Jazz-age witticisms and classic one-liners combine to showcase the infectious sounds of American music from the 1920s to 1940s. Featuring some of Sydney’s best young musicians, ‘Tin Pan Alley’ honours the frivolity, hedonism and genius embodied by prohibition-era jazz, comedy and nightlife. POP-UP FRINGE SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS 1

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FACEMEAT

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DRAG

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DISCO

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FREE THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT 9:00PM

HEY HEY IT’S From 8pm every Wednesdays night you will find the only Gay Variety show hosted by a Drag Queen Puppet ‘Queen Miss Left Titter’ and Joel Tacon. With Special guests each week and games and prizes to be won it’s a fabulously free night out at the Shift Bar.

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No disco is sparklier than a drag disco. This is your chance to frock up to the max, add glitter to your lippy and dance like only the divas know how. In celebration of our official opening FRINGE IGNITE, this one will go late into the night.

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SINGS IT

HITCHCOCK’S

BIRDS Hitchcock’s Birds is an intimate insight into the truth behind working with the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. The collection of stories are told through the voices of his beloved leading ladies, as they reflect on their experiences with the film director and with the man himself.

BETTER

JEN DE NESS IN JAZZ CABARET

SEE THINGS LIKE YOU A delicious cocktail of tongue in cheek cabaret, of Smokey, bluesy numbers and Kerouac meets Piaf. Everyone fits in at The Green tile tango club – it’s the place to be seen. You could be watching someone, and someone could be watching you. “Scintillating and totally mesmerizing!” Pheasantry Club, LONDON

Smashing expectations with the dirtiest lyrics & prettiest harmonies around, the Ladies reinvent the worst of pop culture, performing tunes by the world’s most famous male musicians in a cabaret explosion of ridiculous medleys, hilarious boyband choreography and the most bizarre metaphors for sex the world has ever heard.

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Hell have no fury like a drag queen scorned! #madashell The Musical sees Dean Misdale as his alter ego Feminem bring to life his youtube series #madashell in an all singing all comedy musical cabaret extravaganza! Tailing his unbelievable real life encounters with hilarious stories and parody songs to match.

Unmasking Prince Charming is a one-man cabaret that dares to ask the real questions of our Disney heroes: Does ‘happily ever after’ really exist? Is it romantic to join your neighbour in song, after breaking into their house? Is it ok to kiss someone when they’re unconscious?

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Tales of a Time Travelling Songstress tells the story of a young woman adrift in time. Kittie – born 1912 – finds herself in 2016 with a wildly entertaining array of songs from her travels. She’ll charm you with talk of tumultuous adventures then take you along for the ride!

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Arrebato is a diverse group of talented musicians who have worked together to develop original music with contemporary flamenco as the Monty Cotton, a seasoned performer compositional and rhythmic driving and musician woke up one day and force. This collaboration has created realised he could imitate Johnny Cash. From this point on ‘A Boy Named Cash’ a passionately moving style of music with an intensely international flavour one man band Johnny Cash show has performed all around Australia including and appeals to many audiences from the flamenco aficionado to jazz and pubs, clubs, arts festivals, mine sites, world music fans. Their two albums and corporate functions, breakfast radio, numerous performances have received morning television, and ‘The Voice’ significant critical acclaim across the Australia. board. F $15 (MON-THU)

A BOY NAMED CASH 20TH CENTURY DOG Jazzified Afro and Broke Beat Funk! Yes, ‘The Dog’ play complicated music and yes, its darn Funky! playing deep grooves and infectious melodies then flipping the switch, to hear it all in a totally new way. F $15 VENUE 505 8:30 PM (DOORS 6:00PM) 1

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BLUE WEDNESDAY In a classic bar room atmosphere we bring the lights down low and sink into the classic tunes (perhaps with a classic cocktail) of Blue Wednesday. The house band grooving on the tones of the Jazz and Blues era makes for an easy hang mid-week vibe. FREE VENUE 505 8:30PM (DOORS 6:00PM) 1

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RHYTHMS Eastside Radio presents Global Rhythms 2016 music festival. Eight of the best bands from around the country will perform on Sunday the 25th of September at the waterfront Bicentennial Park in Glebe. FEATURING

The Strides, Joseph Tawadros Quartet, Ajak Kwai, Grace Barbé Afro-Kreol, Declan Kelly Presents Dieseln’Dub, Miriam Lieberman Trio, Emily Wurramara, Afrobrasiliana Soundsystem F $40 U12 FREE EARLY BIRD $30 (TILL AUG 15) BICENTENNIAL PARK, GLEBE 12:00PM – 8:00PM 1

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CHRIS ABRAHAMS

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION AND

DAMIAN WRIGHT TRIO CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

Chris Abrahams has a formidable reputation as one of Australia’s most revered and ground breaking musicians/pianists Best known for his work with the Australian trio ‘The Necks’ tonight he launches his 10th solo album, ’Climb’.

Damian is considered to be at the forefront of flamenco guitar in Australia. Damian brings his new TRIO to 505 featuring spectacular original compositions that take the listener from the realm of the flamenco traditions to the cutting edge contemporary progression of flamenco guitar.

The Feel Good Jazz Session is about live Jazz music, a warm and relaxed lounge atmosphere, a comprehensive bar menu, tasty food and good friends. Relax at the end of the working week with a smoking live band and old vinyl records playing all night. And it’s free entry!

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LIVE & INTIMATE We are thrilled to have one of our favourite acts back in the house. A diverse group of talented musicians who have worked together to develop original music with contemporary Flamenco as the compositional and rhythmic driving force. F $15 THE NEWSAGENCY 8:30PM

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music TIM RITCHIE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION From light-tripping abstracts to brutal architectural angles, acute observations to stunning panoramas, Tim Ritchie’s photographs of early morning Sydney have become an unmissable feature of the daily social-media feeds for thousands of locals. In his first solo exhibition, former Radio National Music Director, Ritchie presents a collection of signed, one-off original prints displaying the breadth of his styles along with a series of artist talks for the month of September. One of the original Double Jay crew, Tim will also be In Conversation, sharing stories of a now lost-Sydney: a pre-dawn world where memory rather than photos recall characters spilling out of long-defunct inner-city 80s clubs after his DJ sets. Copresented by Groovescooter & Folonomo Gallery for Sydney Fringe. FREE FOLONOMO GALLERY LEVEL 1, 370 BOURKE ST SURRY HILLS 1

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Matthew Fagan’s multi-instrumental show “Lord of the Strings”! From Bach Songstress Liz Martin has the kind of to the Beatles, Spanish Classical and voice that makes you want to lean in Flamenco to Blues and Led Zepplin close “a deep, lush, beautiful sound”. It’s to Celtic Harp on guitar. Banjo music a voice and talent that’s earned her a from the recording “Song for Billy gold record with Paul Mac and the long- (Connolly)”, Ukulele and the hilarious standing respect and admiration of guitar challenge, a medley of audience Sydney’s underground electronic scene. guitar requests. F $20 VENUE 505 8:30PM (DOORS 6:00PM) 1

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Fronted by acclaimed saxophonist Matthew Ottignon, Sydney outfit Mister Ott exhibits a strong ‘Ethiojazz’ influence as cultivated by musicians like Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekurya. Ottignon’s band marries mesmerising eastern sounds and hypnotic dance grooves with groove-heavy funk.

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The Jazz Jam Session is a relaxed night to hang out and listen to great local musicians. Roll that into board games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.

Now in its fourth year this night has become a landmark on the Sydney scene. Known for being an all star jam with special guests (announced and unannounced) strolling through the 505 every Tuesday night to play ‘The Funk’. A true party atmosphere for those with nothing better to do.

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OLD SCHOOL FUNK MONDAY JAZZ JAM AND GAMES NIGHT

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Back from New York Internationally acclaimed saxophone star Michael Griffin is playing 3 nights and the Sound Lounge. Griffin will perform with his Quintet plus a special guest each night. Guests include legendary saxophonist Dale Barlow, Vocalist Liam Burrows (Australia’s Got Talent), Guitarist Peter Koopman (3rd in National Jazz Awards).

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An absolute favourite at 505 this 17-piece present their brand of exciting danceable big band music. Jazz melded with Middle Eastern, Latin and African grooves make this a unique and exciting live show. F $20 VENUE 505 8:30PM (DOORS 6:00PM) 1

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THE ACAPPELICANS PROJECT COLLECTIVE SKA An all-instrumental 10-piece band, specialising in old-school Jamaican party music from the 50s and 60s (or ‘first-wave ska’). They put on unforgettable live shows that never fail to get people up jumping and skanking!!!! F $15 VENUE 505 8:30PM (DOORS 6:00PM) 1

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The Muses Trio draw upon their debut album, The Spirit and the Maiden, with an edgy, spine-tingling and virtuosic chamber music event. CD signing and mingle with the Muses. Louise King (cello), Christa Powell (violin), and Therese Milanovic (piano) are the Muses, celebrating music composed and performed by women.

Ladies and jellyfish, guys and gulls, lend us your ears and put away those instruments! Sit back and let the Acappelicans (2nd Runner Up, National A Cappella Championships 2015) take you on a musical tour with arrangements of your favourite jazz, pop and musical theatre tunes!

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PAT CAPOCCI

One of the original ground breaking acts in World/Jazz music with an incomparable line up of great musicians and a history as long as your arm of delighting audiences around the globe.

The Button Collective is an exciting and energetic folk and bluegrass band. Hard working and relentless Their music borrows elements from WITH HIERONYMUS TRIO determination are just two traditional folk bands of Australia and characteristics that can be attributed to Ireland, spiced with the spirit of fastThe quirky, rhythmic eccentricity of Ellen Kirkwood’s music meets the weird, Pat Capocci. Since forming nearly 10yrs paced bluegrass from America, all with ago, Pat Capocci has emerged as one of a very personal and intimate delivery dark and imaginative writing of British Australia’s most respected practitioners from singer and songwriter Brodie author China Mieville in a suite of four of Rockabilly and Roots music. illustrative narrated pieces. Buttons.

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JAZZ BAND GEN FRICKER Tina Harrod & her All Star Quartet are back at 505 to explore the more of the Jazz tones after Tina recorded her last album ‘The Revolution is Eternal’ where she experimented with a more electronic sound. Expect Bob Dylan, Nick Drake & Nina Simone & Tina’s own originals.

Australia’s best musical acts, comedians and personalities will dig out their old mixtapes, and talk about the songs that soundtracked the most formative moments of their lives. Hosted by musical weirdo Gen Fricker (Triple J), this part-storytelling, part-musical salon allows audiences to get up close and personal with their faves.

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RETURN OF LOST SOULS

& XIANGCHEN LIU’S EID AL-FITR

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A rare glimpse into the lives of religious minorities in China today, these two onehour documentaries feature Muslims in southwest Xinjiang province and the animist Hmong peoples on the Laos/ China border. Meet the filmmakers Xiangchen Liu and Nina Wang for a Q & A session at the screening. Supported by the Sydney Democracy Network & the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney. F $16 NO 1 VERONA CINEMA PALACE CINEMAS, OXFORD ST 5:00PM 1

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SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL Sydney Underground Film Festival is Australia’s most adventurous film festival. Celebrating the best in indie, transgressive, provocative, quality oddball and cutting-edge cinema, SUFF celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016! VARIOUS PRICES THE FACTORY THEATRE MORE INFO AND TICKETS FROM SUFF.COM.AU 1

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WARRIORS Whose duty is it anyway to support the arts? Art is a calling. And as a society, of both creators and appreciators, we have a responsibility to answer that call and support the production of contemporary art in Australia. Featuring a line up of contemporary artists, emerging Arts philanthropists and young voices from leading commercial galleries, artist run initiatives and peak Arts organisations. F $15 ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE 6:30PM – 8:00PM 1

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WOMEN KALE-SPIRACY OPENING CREATIVE SPACES INDIE IN PUBLISHING AN EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION FORUM Industry Creatives discuss their experiences in opening creative spaces in Sydney and provide some insight and tips before you take the leap in opening your own venue.

Join us for a conversation with a bunch of creative women from the world of Australian indie publishing. In celebration of creativity and print, we come together and discover their creative processes, challenges and key learning’s throughout their journey. Followed by Q&A and beverages, in the intimate space of Beautiful Pages.

A topic that most conscious people around the globe are having – Veganism vs Non Veg – An expert panel demystifying facts around farming, sustainable principles, and the environment. Join the debate during the delights of a sustainable vegan vs. meat-eater-3-course meal. No doubt raise curiosity, maybe even challenge beliefs!

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F $10 BEAUTIFUL PAGES, OXFORD ST 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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The Inner West Council presents ‘Opening Creative Spaces — An expert panel discussion.’ The launch of the Off Broadway Precinct welcomes new creative businesses to Parramatta road and is encouraging more creative businesses to join the precinct.

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So we’re rolling out the greats. We’re inviting some of Australia’s most acclaimed actors of stage and screen for a special Evening with our Theatre Elders. They’ll be sharing neverbefore-heard stories from behind the scenes and sharing some remarkable insights into their careers. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the ABF. F $20 ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE 6:30PM

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YOGA,

CRAFTING A A SELF-PUBLISHING Journey into self-publishing with journalist and writer, Steven Lewis. In these workshops, Steven will outline steps needed to get from finished manuscript to self-published book.

Crafting a SacRED Yoni is an experiential workshop where participants engage in the act of ‘subversive crafting’ – using recycled, upcycled and traditional materials and techniques in radical new ways that connect, empower and transform the way women relate and interact with their own bodies and histories.

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A workshop on creativity with artist and psychotherapist Noula Diamantopoulos. Why are we Facilitated by Noula Diamantopoulos called to be creative? Come along to who will transform Artereal Gallery into this workshop and experience the a home of consciousness, community creative processes and uncover your and contemporary art especially for own unique and vibrant expressive this special event, that aims to bring art voice. Be taken on a journey of together a shared goal of connecting drawing, writing, meditation and with likeminded individuals and journaling as a pathway to recovering exploring the benefits of meditation. your individual creative voice. FREE ARTEREAL GALLERY, ROZELLE 6.30PM – 8.30PM 1

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FREE MOVEMENT

IMPROVISATION SOUND MEDICINE

WORKSHOPS

Free Movement Improvisation Workshops Come join some experienced improvisers and dance your own dance. Open to all ages, body types and levels of experience. All you need is some comfy clothes and a desire to feel the freedom of moving as your body wants to.

Sound Medicine is not your every day sound healing or meditation. To make it extra special, Suntara will be accompanied by a master didgeridoo player, dropping us into dreamtime. Come and experience this extraordinary Sound Medicine for yourself, which can be your meditation, to clear energy or to inspire creativity.

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WORKSHOPPING

SUSTAINABILITY A dynamic workshop exploring sustainability in contemporary art, facilitated by artist and mosaicist Noula Diamantopoulos who will creatively demonstrate how to make assemblages from found objects and the natural world.

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BY POCKET CITY FARMS

GROWING GROWING GREENS THE FARM ADULTS AND TEENS HERBS AND SALAD WORM Limber up, get grounded and harness the energy of nature among the city, with a one-hour yoga class overlooking the productive organic farm in Camperdown. A unique opportunity in Sydney to do your asana in the fresh air, and reap the benefits to your mental and physical wellbeing. F $20 CAMPERDOWN COMMONS 8:00PM – 9:00PM 1

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ALL AGES WELCOME In limited spaces herbs and salad greens are some of the greatest produce to grow, allowing you to have an abundance of fresh food to add to every homemade meal. We’ll guide you through setting up your own patch of greens on your balcony, courtyard or backyard. F $40 CAMPERDOWN COMMONS 3:30PM – 5:00PM 1

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FARMING ALL AGES WELCOME ALL AGES WELCOME Get some worms into your life! Learn about why these guys make the ultimate home system for scraps, taking food waste and turning it into goodness for your garden.

From seed to plate, learn the process of growing your own successful seedlings and other propogation techniques to fill your home garden with.

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QUEERSTORIES

FROM STAR TREK

TO THE SOUTHERN CROSS

TELEPHONE CALL TO HEAVEN

An entertaining night of short stories performed on stage by talented actors, Little Fictions re-invigorates the simple art of being read.

Join host Maeve Marsden, Jordan Raskopolous (The Axis of Awesome), writer Amy Coopes, Paul Mac and jonny seymour, and more stars and strangers for an evening of queerstories: reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. Enjoy unexpected tales from LGBTQI histories, families and communities.

F $15 KNOX STREET BAR 7:00PM

F $25 C $20 GIANT DWARF 7:30PM

F $25 C $17 IMPERIAL HOTEL — CABARET ROOM 5:00PM

LITTLE FICTIONS

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An event experience that takes the audience through the artists tangled life experiences. This comes to life through artist and audience participation in a series of telephone to and from a place called heaven.

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Celebrate Star Trek’s 50th with Andreea Kindryd’s stories of the original series, and close friendships including Klingon creator Gene Coon. Then she travels the hippie trail, endures an FBI investigation, arrives with Cyclone Tracy, joins the indigenous rights movement and finds that mediation saved her from murder. Entertaining and relevant storytelling. F $25 C $12.50 CAMPERDOWN COMMONS 8:00PM 22 SEP IMPERIAL HOTEL — CABARET ROOM SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS 1

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STREET PORTRAITS FROM

THE INNER WEST

“Australia Street” is a series of beautifully presented studio portraits depicting the people from Australia Street, in the Inner West of Sydney by award winning photographer, Zahn Pithers. Come and see these beautiful portraits in the cafes on Australia Street Newtown. You’d be surprised who you will meet on Australia Street.

ART HEIST You and two friends plan and execute an audacious theft in an art gallery, requiring you to fool alarm systems, avoid security guards, and hopefully make it out in one piece. But be quick, time’s already running out.

FREE BLACK STAR PASTRY, 212 BLU, CONTINENTAL DELI, DRUNK ON THE MOON, NEWTOWN FIRE STATION AND STAX OF WAX 7:00AM – 5:00PM

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BOSOZOKU ELEMENTS

Finding real life characters and settings in Australia’s urban environments, Australian animator Christopher Drew pays homage to cult films Akira and Studio Ghibli masterpiece animations by portraying his own original subjects in various forms from artistic photography of hired actors, poster paint landscapes for animation background art and anime character. FREE ARTSHINE GALLERY 10:00AM – 5:00PM MON-FRI 11:00AM – 3:00PM SAT & SUN 1

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CULTURE SCOUTS

Come with us through the back streets of Newtown and Enmore for a 2 hour discovery walk of the ever changing street art scene. Meet at Newtown train station and join one of the top notch Culture Scouts guides to discover something different about Sydney. F $99 1 PERSON (5 PERSON MINIMUM) NEWTOWN STATION 7:00PM 1

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EMMA WALKER SHONA WILSON LAYERING BLACK A dual exhibition of works by Mullumbimby-based artist Emma Walker & Sydney artist Shona Wilson. Walker’s painted & carved forms on board are abstract evocations of the micro & the macro, while Wilson works with natural minutiae in her intricate assemblages exploring interfaces & thresholds between nature & culture. FREE ARTHOUSE GALLERY 9:30AM – 6:00PM TUE-FRI; 10:00AM – 5:00PM SAT 1

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Miriam Cabello’s new body of work investigates and documents the #BlackLivesMatter protests in the USA and what it means for Australia. Research for her “Layering Black” exhibition began in 2014. Cabello reflects on our own deaths in custody and reveals race, police violence and protest in the US and Australia.

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OBJECTS FOR

AN UNKNOWN

FUTURE

AT MUSEUM SEPTEMBER VERGE GALLERY

THE ILLUSTRATED LYRICS OF

Sally Simpson makes personal ritual objects drawing on the legacy of traditions in which the figure is an object of power through which one hopes to influence or appeal to the spiritual world. Her artistic and philosophical preoccupations arise from 25 years of living on small acreage farms, observing relations between humans and the natural world.

Verge Gallery presents two exhibitions; Gallery 1: David Manley’s solo show ‘Brutes’, a photographic exhibition exploring the aftermath of modernity through the representation of structures linked to the violence of war. Gallery 2: ‘Stuck in the Mud’, featuring works multiple members of the ceramics kil-nit studios based in Glebe.

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FREE VERGE GALLERY 10AM – 5PM TUE-FRI, 11AM – 4PM SAT

FREE ARTSITE GALLERY 11:00AM – 5:00PM WED-SUN

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OLD MAN CROW Limited Edition Book & CD launch exhibiting the 38 original book illustrations of Mo Orkiszewski of the Old Man Crow lyrics from 1973-2013 by Newtown Blues & Roots Icon, Rod Morgan. Featuring accoustic performances by Old Man Crow & exhibition of stage accoutrements, posters, cards & collectable Crow t-shirts.

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visualarts STENCIL

ART

PRIZE

EXHIBITION Featuring 84 stencil artists from 21 countries, the Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest stencil event. The $5000 prize winner will be announced at 2pm, Sunday 11 September, all welcome to attend. Artworks for sale at the gallery and online. Free artist talks and events. FREE OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB 11:00AM – 6:00PM WED-SUN 1

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PLENTY OF BOLD FREE ART TO ENJOY

POLIXENI PAPAPETROU

In the series ‘Eden’ Papapetrou has created a new visual unity between human and nature, where flowers that adorn and overrun the female figure are both real and painted in dresses and backdrops.

WAITING FOR

HOPE

A collaborative exhibition between sculptor Fiona Meller and photographer Tracy Lymn exploring the idea of ‘hope’.

FREE STILLS GALLERY SYDNEY 11:00AM – 5:00PM

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Ten girls of different ages are festooned with flowers set against a floral backdrop.

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SARTORIAL sARTorial is part fashion show, part exhibition, part crystal ball. This interactive visual event marries multimedia art and the next level of couture by showcasing Australia’s fresh, new and exciting young talent through a cutting edge display of wearable art. Award-winning artist Erica Gray will be our ambassador this year. F $15 OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB 7:00PM 1

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WILD THINGS

CLING

CERAMICS BY BEV HOGG Larger than life but vulnerable, Gilbert’s Potoroo, Dibbler, Numbat, Boodie, Cuditch, Ground Parrot, Swift Parrot and Sugar Glider stack and intertwine with each other complementing and competing for remnant bushland. This ceramic exhibition considers our biological inheritance in the richly diverse South West corner of Australia.

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SHORT COURSES IN VISUAL ARTS

WHAT’S ON AT TETCH GALLERY

WEEK 1

3 – 10 SEPTEMBER Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm History Week at Tetch Gallery Mon-Fri 11pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm Talk: ‘An Anecdotal History of Annandale’ by local historian Marghanita da Cruz

WEEK 2

11 – 18 SEPTEMBER Sydney Fringe POP-UP

WEEK 3

19 – 24 SEPTEMBER ‘Circulation Series’ — Chico Cristobal at Tetch Gallery

SPRING WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Exhibition runs 19th–24th Mon-Fri 11pm–7pm Sat-Sun 10am–5pm

17 & 18 SEPT

Drinks with the artist Wed 21st 6pm–8pm

WEEK 4

TERM FOUR

25 SEPTEMBER 10am–3pm Jonathan Hardy (owner of Tetch Gallery) artist showcase.

10 OCT – 3 DEC

Ceramics Drawing Painting Photomedia Printmaking Sculpture

3–5pm ‘What do Angle Grinders and Household Doors have to do with Art?’ Talk and Drinks with Jonathan Hardy. 26 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER Tetch Gallery — Fringe Festival Group Show

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DEATH DO US PART International danger seekers Death Do Us Part are stopping by Fringe for one night only. A sideshow act like no other, danger never looked so good. This husband and wife put their lives on the line (“Till Death Do Us Part”). Knifethrowing and sword-swallowing they are joined by local burlesque beauties, musicians and circus folk. F $20 THE IMPERIAL HOTEL — BASEMENT 7:30PM

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HAUNTED

SYDNEY GHOST TOUR

Venture back to historic Sydney. A time when prisoners were the law, public executions were commonplace and the Rocks Push ruled the street. Discover slums overrun with mass burial pits, sly grog haunts, opium dens and ghosts searching for their loved ones and revenge on those who crossed them. F $34 OBSERVER HOTEL SYDNEY 8:30PM 1

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CHARITY

CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST IN AID OF LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER

SURVIVAL PARTY

Get doooown and boogie! It’s party time!! A night of 1970s grooving, and who doesn’t love the fro, flare, and funk of that era? Sydney’s best from the world of burlesque, disco and dance will guide you to let your 70s self loose on the floor. Survival revival party on! F $25 THE IMPERIAL HOTEL — BASEMENT 7:00PM

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Come and join us for breakfast, kick back with a glass of bubbles whilst the kids are enjoying our workshop. All ticket proceeds will support our charity partner, Look Good Feel Better. This is a free national community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skin care, make-up and head wear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence. BOOK YOUR KIDS INTO OUR WALL HANGING WORKSHOP WHILE YOU ENJOY YOUR BUBBLES FOR A GOOD CAUSE! F $45 INCLUDES BUBBLES, PASTRIES & FRUIT 5 ELIZA STREET 10:00AM 1

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comedy A NIGHT WITH THE

10 COMEDIANS FOR $10 ONSLOW ARTS COUNCIL Can’t decide which comedian to see at Sydney Fringe? We’ve made it easy for you! 10 Comedians for $10. Some of these comedians cost a lot more than that to see on their own. A great way to start your 2016 Sydney Fringe comedy experience!

The Onslow Arts Council has racked up around 500,000 views across social media and has been compared to the love child of Tim and Eric and the Mighty Boosh, if that kid was dropped on its head at a key developmental period.

F $10 THE BAT AND BALL HOTEL 7:15PM

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AARON CHEN

ALEX JAE AND TOM SANDERSON

NAKED BABY BATH PHOTOS

Young boy Aaron Chen is back with his fresh moves, trialling a new show with the most brutal and cool comedy. Watch out, please.

Tom Sanderson and Alex Jae are two of the brightest up and coming comedians in the Sydney scene and they are teaming up to bring you the most adorable naked baby bath photos you’ve ever seen. Also jokes. Lots of jokes. Like an hour of them.

F $10 TUE-THU; $15 FRI & SAT THE FACTORY THEATRE 8:15PM

F $10 WED & SUN; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM WED & FRI; 8:15PM SUN

MY TRIAL SHOW IS BETTER THAN YOUR ACTUAL SHOW

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ANDREW BARNETT AND JULIA WILSON

ALEX WHITE, BEN KOCHAN,

JAMIE KIRK AND REECE ALICE FRASER

PIPER PRESENT THE THE RESISTANCE ALL I KNOW IS THAT ROLE REVERSAL

OBSOCAST LIVE!

PRESENTED BY FRONTIER COMEDY

What makes a great obso? Let the four GCB’s (Good Content Boys) from the Obsocast show you! Taking their hit podcast (meme page) to the stage, expect some tasty riffs, juicy bits, red hot obsos and even a special guest or two!

Who do you stand with when the chips are down? How do you stand up to what’s wrong in the world? Can you build sound walls from broken pieces? Alice (SBS Comedy, ABC) brings you a new show full of silly songs, jokes & devastatingly funny human truths.

F $10 THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM 31 AUG; 9:30PM 2 SEP

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ANNA COMINOS ANDREW PASKIN, RETURN TO THE VILLAGE THOMAS ORR & Turning her back on the modern world, VANESSA CONLIN — storyteller Anna shares her ancestral ONE CROWDED HOUR homeland in RETURN TO THE VILLAGE.

I DON’T KNOW A series of physical sketches, gags and fabricated nonsense performed by a morally superior idiot. Steve Meagher (Marr) is an improviser, clown and stand-up. He is a member of Sydney Clown Troupe, Choo Choo Troupe.

One of them has stories about sexual conquests, the other has stories about domestic life. Julia Wilson: “brilliant” Three Weeks, Scotland Andrew Barnett: “quick witted, sharp tongued” – Daily Telegraph Role Reversal is two of Sydney’s favourites sharing their latest stories and jokes.

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AW FUCK, THE FLAT’S ON FIRE

“One is beautiful, one used to be a lawyer, one is from Canberra... but who is who? Who cares – they’re all funny. Join Andrew Paskin, Thomas Orr & Vanessa Conlin for One Crowded Hour.” F $10 WED; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 8:15PM 31 AUG; 8:15PM 2 SEP

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THE GAG

On a crisp Sunday morning, the humble Garder apartment complex burnt down to a pile of smouldering ashes. And with six questionable (to say the least) A hilarious exploration of the people she tenants left standing to gain from this met, the foods she ate and the things ‘accident’, something doesn’t quite she learnt, Anna opens her loopy mind add up. Who is unaccounted for? Who and takes the audience time-travelling knows how to make a fire? Was Billy through her stories. Joel right all along?

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comedy PEACEBYPEACE

THE RISE AND FALL BABY BOY BOLOGNESE This is the story of PeaceByPeace, Australia’s most successful Teen Pop Dance Group of the late 90s. Starring Alexander Richmond, Jacinta Gregory, Jack Savage, Emily Greenberg, Aidan Molins, Davis Murphy & Declan Maher. F $10 WED & SUN; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 7:00PM 1

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BART FREEBAIRN’S

LIVE ON STAGE

FRINGE SHOW

Alexander Richmond, Declan Maher and Jack Savage are just three men just having a good time indoors.

In 1986, the seminal film TOP GUN opened in cinemas to universal acclaim, and saw a 500% increase in the recruitment of naval aviators. It is a great crime that this dogfightsoap opera has gone without a stage adaptation... until NOW! Factory Theatre, two nights only!

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THREE MEN HAVING A GOOD TIME INDOORS

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BECKY LUCAS, CAMERON BEN KOCHAN, BEN SQUIRES,

JAMES & GEN FRICKER

BABY BOY BOLOGNESE

TOP GUN

BABY BOY BOLOGNESE

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JAIME JOWONO & JAMIE KIRK BEN WILLSHAWS AND VICTOR LEE

FANCY ROMANCE “Bart Freebairn is a great comedian working all over Australia and parts of the world. This is a wonderful work in progress show. Still full of many funny jokes just a bit rough around the edges. Vibrant and up and coming as a real estate agent might up it. “… a joy to watch”” The Age ★★★★” F $15 THE FACTORY THEATRE 7:00PM 1

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GOOD BOYS GO BAD

COLOUR BLIND

BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

Becky, Cameron and Gen will each be trialling 20 mins of new stand up comedy together as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. Google our names and see if you like our vibe. We hope you come!

They were adorable nice boys with rosy cheeks and clean material. Now they wear motorcycle jackets and smoke clove cigarettes and word on the street is they are breaking curfew to bring you a smash hot night of balls out comedy! Ugh... These boys have gone bad!

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PURE GOLD

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B*TCH IS CRAY

Sarah Young gets dark and personal in a hilarious new hour of stand up comedy. Laying bare her own failures with therapy, positive affirmations and homeless friends, B*tch Is Cray promotes a powerful message about compassion and empowerment. In a world of safespaces and censorship, B*tch Is Cray is about saying it all before you can’t. F $20 PUBLIC HOUSE PETERSHAM 7:00PM 1

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BLUR BAG

What happens when you inject sweet and sour pork into a lamington? You’re just colour blind. Victor Lee and Ben Willshaw, dive head first into the topic of multiculturalism, with a mix of high energy and a lighted approach this is a comedy show you don’t want to miss.

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David ‘Pinky Von Sox’ Tieck just had the best day ever and wants to tell you all about it. And I’m talking Best Day EVER! Come along for an hour of absurdity, idiocy and fine art, and bask in the shiny glow glistening off this beautiful lake of unadulterated silliness.

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BOB DEACON

BREAK OUT

HELLS BELLS & KIWI EDITION BUCKETS OF BOB

Ben & Bosco were hand selected from a jar of pickles to be Fresh comedy acts for the Sydney Comedy Festival, what more do you need to know?

Come join Bob as he brings you entertainment by the bucket load. He will be bucketing in some stories, songs, and fun times. Why not put seeing this show on your bucket list? (rhetorical question). “spirited humorous lyrics... classic comic one-liners” – Sydney Arts Guide

Sydney Fringe Comedy has handpicked a line up of New Zealand’s finest and funniest emerging comics for a massive night of hilarious new comedy! Break Out is the best value showcase you’ll see all year and your chance to catch the future stars of New Zealand comedy before they crack the big time. Tickets from $10! Cheap as chups cuz!

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BEN & BOSCO

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comedy KING CONNELL BURGER SOMETHING WITH BRIDIE ILLUMINATI DECISION TIME BRIAN STRAIN

“LOSER” IN THE TITLE Brian Strain has quite a low opinion of himself. Though it happens to be a very popular opinion. So who is he to go against the consensus? After a lifetime of failure and almost a decade in comedy, Brian Strain has finally achieved something. Something with “Loser” in the title.

“Award winning writer and performer Bridie Connell returns to the Sydney Fringe with her widest ranging show yet. In Decision Time, Bridie offers audiences her signature potent blend of outrageous characters, infectious musicality, and devastating truth bombs. “Outrageously talented” – Timeout.

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SEE THE FUNNY SIDE OVER 130 COMEDY SHOWS #FRINGECOMEDY

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In the summer of ‘32, four young burger flippers discovered something that changed their lives, “royally” (like a King). Join us for an evening in our bunker/thinktank, and discover that you never truly “have it your way” This is a sketch comedy show – It is not about burgers. F $10 THE FACTORY THEATRE 7:00PM 1

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CAIT JOHNSON

GOOD GRIEF It’s time, Sydney! It’s time for a full hour of Cait Johnson comedy. Watch as I attempt to reshape every joke I have ever written into a cohesive narrative – I hope you’re ready. F $10 WED; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 8:15PM

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CAMERON DUGGAN & TIEN TRAN

TRIAL SHOW

New material performed by two of comedy’s rising talents; Tien Tran and Cameron Duggan. “There’s an endearing quality to his honest, absurd storytelling. It’s part confessional, part social commentary and outlandishly funny” – The West Australian. “Relaxed, confident, and often profoundly stupid, Cameron is a very funny boy and you will enjoy his comedy.” – Cameron Duggan (I don’t have any real quotes).

CHIEF BEEF PRESENTS

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After a successful premier show at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Chief Beef present their follow up show ‘Chief Beef Presents’. Reuben Ward and Maddie HW will make you shout to the heavens, but mostly laugh. The show promises to be an hour of energy, fun and at least one meat pun. Infectious, silly and great throughout – Honi Soit, 2016

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CLINTON HAINES COMEDY CLIM CLAM

Clinton Haines comedy-man was the 2016 RAW Comedy National Runner-Up and it changed him forever. His hot new show, ‘Comedy Clam’, features goofy stand-up jokes, live sketch, good music, fashion, comedy bits and parodies, famous impressions, cool music and LIVE Clim Clam. F $10 WED; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM 1

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COREY WHITE THE PRETTIEST HORSE IN THE GLUE FACTORY

D C CALLAN DAMIAN SMITH CALLAN AGAINST HUMANITY

Award Winner Corey White returns to Sydney and is currently developing a brand new show entitled “The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory” Come and see this work in progress during Sydney Fringe. “An exciting comedic voice with a gift for extending a comic premise to its very limits.” – Courier Mail

DC Callan had so much fun with Comedians Against Humanity, he’s coming back for more! And he’s coming alone. Armed with a box of cards, supreme impro skills and a very bad attitude, Callan’s wit is waging war on everything. Guaranteed to offend or your money back!

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KWISATZ HADERACH “I must not fear - fear is the mind-killer.” Our world is driven by fear and the future it leads us down is a bleak one. But one man sees a better way, free from the shackles of fear, if only we are brave enough to walk the Golden Path. Damian F $10 TUE & THU; $15 SAT THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM

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comedy DAN RATH LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOCAL A series of non sequiturs punctuated by stunted and stilted crowd work delivered by a shambolic sham of a man who just wants to live a quiet life of tea and bread. Uncensored (unprofessional), authentic (contrived) and fueled entirely by hubris (humility) LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOCAL is a tour de force. ‘Meticulously constructed comedic suckerpunches’ – theMusic. com.au F $10 TUE & THU; $15 SAT THE FACTORY THEATRE 8:15PM 30 AUG; 8:15PM 1 & 3 SEP 1

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DARIEN BROWN DAVID SMIEDT DEFINE HAPPY

COOL AS ICE

BITTER SMIEDT SYMPHONY

DEFINE HAPPY

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This show is about what it was like growing up as a nerdy kid with Aspergers and constantly get bullied throughout school but who luckily turned into a good looking man. But in the end he’s still that lanky nerdy individual... on the Inside

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DRAGON FRIENDS Dragon Friends is a monthly comedy show & podcast where comedians play Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. Featuring SIMON GREINER (Illustrator), MICHAEL HING (Good Game ABC) and ALEX LEE (Buzzfeed) as well as the musical stylings of bard BENNY DAVIS (Axis of Awesome). DM’d by DAVID HARMON (Zedtown). F $15 GIANT DWARF 7:30PM 1

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Smiedty just turned 48 and he’s taken a turn for the grumpy. Here he presents a new show of diatribes, strategic product placement and a hint of silver lining. Not to mention special guests and the chance for people of the North Shore and Eastern Suburbs to say they had.

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OF EL PEQUENA CHALUPA

Five guys. More than five songs. Several jackets. One night to recall with fondness. F $10 THU; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM

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Eddie has built himself a friend. His name is Dangus. Join them in a wild new adventure that celebrates love, lols and true mateship. ‘His imaginative narrative straddles the surreal and the autobiographical’ Chortle.co.uk

Fat On Purpose is unlike any sketch show you have seen before. Curated by Mantaur (Harrison Milas and Rob Johnson), FOP brings together an eclectic collection of Sydney’s best comedians and performers, all backed by a four-piece gypsy folk band. It just might be that thing you’re looking for.

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DUMB

For every Batman, Superman, Spiderman & Hulk, there are dozens of superheroes who only lasted one issue. We’re bringing the worst superheroes from the 1950s-90s back to life for 2 nights of improvised comedy madness: see SkateMan, Dr Hormone, The Geek, Rom SpaceKnight, The Fighting Hobo & more.

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EL PEQUENA CHALUPA

FAT ON PURPOSE SUPERHEROES PRESENTED BY MANTAUR

We wrote some sketches. We printed them into a big pile. It was a mess. We will act them out on stage. You should be there. This was all for you. You should be there to see our sketches. Don’t walk away from me, Steven. This is a sketch show.

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IN CEILING FRAN

Gather with friends, fans, and maybe even his family, for the retirement and career retrospective of the beloved luchador El Pequeña Chalupa in THE RETIREMENT OF EL PEQUEñA CHALUPA.

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FRIDA DEGUISE

OUTSPOKEN

Its not easy being mother of four, lebanese and a muslim. For Frida Come sit in a room. We’ll put the Fran Deguise this is just her normal life. on. “Ferocious and fierce.. pretty far out” Now pursuing a career in comedy, she ««««« – The West Australian. “Like is outspoken about all the things that a lava lamp. Couldn’t look away. Very make her unique. A hilarious show that funny.” John Conway will make you explode with laughter.

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comedy GEORGE DIMARELOS

FRIENDLYJORDIES GARDEN ST BOYS SELF SABOTAGE CHIN UP, STOOGE GARDEN OF EDAN MAKE A MOVIE LIVE Comedian George Dimarelos asks - ever After reading over 300 self help books, Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) has condensed the best from hundreds of authors who have already condensed the wisdom of thousands of years of thought and research on personal development and crammed it all into a one hour show!

Garden of Edan is the strange fruit borne of the brains of four Sydney comedians. Ever wanted to know what the world would be like if YOU were God? Your word is gospel in this improvised show that depicts one audience member’s perfect world, from origin to oblivion. It’s like

Join the Garden St Boys as they improvise an entire movie based on your suggestions. Kieran Boyd, Nicholas Howell and Hayden Wright are best friends who do comedy together. They will be joined by special guests in a LIVE performance of their weekly, improvised Make A Movie podcast.

feel like no matter what you do you always seem to screw yourself over? This show is about George doing that daily, trying to learn from it, then doing it again when he should know better. Maybe next time he’ll learn? Probably not. “Definitely one to look out for” – Broadway Baby

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WONTON BEHAVIOUR

AZNs REPRESENT! It’s improvised comedy with an Asian slant. Laughter guaranteed else we disappoint our ancestors and shame our families..! With a complete Asian cast, we’ll play up and highlight the craziness of being an Asian and all things assumed to be Asian! F $10 WED; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM 1

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RED FLAG Warning signs are put on stuff to make sure idiots don’t do the wrong thing. Greta Lee Jackson could have really used some warning signs for Life. Don’t be an idiot. See this show. As seen on ABC iView’s Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am.

I guess someone’s been reading your dream journal, because Sydney’s favourite siblings, Hannah and Eliza Reilly, are putting on a Fringe Show. What will it be about? Who’s in it? How long will it go for? These are very good questions thanks for asking you’re so smart buy a ticket!

Introducing one of Australia’s freshest faces in clean comedy! This crazytalented mother, author, musician and chronic pain and anxiety sufferer will have you doubled over with her superbly crafted storytelling, hysterical poetry, scintillating skits and hilarious songs in The Best Medicine.

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ITS FRIDAY JACK BALLHAUSEN NIGHT IMPROV

Stay up late as Improv Theatre Sydney’s best and brightest plus Special Guest Comedians improvise scenes from YOUR suggestions. Think YOU can do better? Throw your name in the hat for the Powerball round! F $20 C $15 GIANT DWARF 9:00PM 1

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BALLSY Jack is a delightful little guy. He wants to spend an hour to take you through his world, to show you how he sees it. Mind the goblins. F $10 WED; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 8:15PM 31 AUG; 8:15PM 2 SEP

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THE GAG OVER 130 COMEDY SHOWS #FRINGECOMEDY

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comedy To celebrate our Pop-Up Comedy & Spoken Word hub at Camperdown Commons, we’ve brought in the star power! With Andreea Kindryd of Star Trek fame and Dean Haglund from X-Files both performing plus a swag of other comedy shows. Check the website for details.

DEATH

AND DATING

Now look at what you made him do! Watch Moushik reach his breaking point of insanity on stage with a blitzkrieg of comedy. Taking a stab at everything & everyone with sardonic wit, left field imaginations and deconstructing life’s absurdities with his hilariously undeniable stage presence. It’s gonna be a Frenzy!

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“Jack Gow is a growing force in Australian comedy.” - Broadsheet After a sold-out Sydney Comedy Festival run of his debut solo show, join “one of the finest emerging comedians in the country” as he explores what it was like growing up in the country.

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YOU MADE ME DO

One feels like the end. The other feels like....well, the end. Death and dating takes you on an uproarious exploration of human interaction and frailty, in it’s most basic incarnations. Take a gleeful glance into how we deal with life changing events in the most light hearted way.

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JACK GOW JACK DRUCE JUST A SMALL DRUCE FOREVER! TOWN BOY

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JACQUES BARRETT JACK WRIGHT & NIKKO MALYON

IS PARTICULY GOOD AT THIS

Two of the coolest boys around are doing a show for fringe and they need you to see it! goopadoopa. com described them as the funniest comedians in the world and goopadoopa.com doesn’t lie.

One man’s journey into the pitfalls of tall-poppy syndrome. One great man, and his truly amazing show. If you’ve ever posted an online review for your own restaurant, business or church... Jacques is a must see. ‘A handsome 5 star hero who also happens to do comedy’ – Yelp

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JAMES COLLEY JAMES FLAVIN JAMES SMITH LIVE JARED JEKYLL IS YOUNG, DUMB & IDEALIST PRICK MY DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM Fans of pure stand-up should not miss Australian born, New York based Young Walkley Nominated Satirist and James Flavin’s debut show at the James Smith. Since debuting at the Just Idiot of Note James Colley (The Weekly, Sydney Fringe in 2015, I’m Sorry-A For Laughs Festival,he’s appeared on Gruen, The Backburner) is bringing back Middle Aged Man apologises for Comedy Central, ABC, TBS, Flight of the his latest hour of comedy following a everything, was a sell-out hit. It also Conchords, featured in Time Magazine sell-out season at the Sydney Comedy took all his jokes, stories & anecdotes. and recently gave a TED talk. “...one of Festival. Look, the show is funny and This year will be a trainwreck, but he will this country’s most gifted comedians.. you should watch it, okay? Cool. ‘Super be joined by renown Sydney songstress an affable, understated comic with a funny’ – Birdie Mag Rachel Collis. sharp edge” – The Brag F $15 GIANT DWARF 9:00PM 1

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FULL OF PUN! In his new show, Sydney favourite Jared Jekyll has concocted a comedy brew quite like no other! With a healthy dose of stand-up mixed with rap, beatboxing and absurdity – Jared Jekyll is just what the clown doctor ordered. F $16 WED; F $20 C $18 THU & FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 7:00PM 1

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comedy JEEVES VERMA

JENNIFER WONG

AND ALEX WASIEL

FEEL THE FEAR AND

#BLESSED JEN CARNOVALE MESS FEAR IT ANYWAY

JIM FISHWICK & BRYCE HALLIDAY

FINGERQUOTES

What happens when you put two of the most charming comics in a room together for a 60 minute show? Your pants melt off. That’s what. Alex and Jeeves are two of Sydney’s funnest people ever, so missing out on this show is technically classified as self-harm.

Jen Carnovale is a mess. Stand up, stories, strange voices and perfectly folded towels. “Keep an eye out for Carnovale” – The Herald Sun “Impressive” 4 Stars – Funny Tonne “Gifted with wonderful timing and a lovely line in accents” – Australian Stage

Sydney comedian Jennifer Wong’s new hour of stand-up is about feelings (fear)! You can tell she has no fear because of the punctuation! And her persuasive writing! As seen/heard on Bookish (ABC iview) and 702 ABC Sydney’s TGIF. “Sharp story-telling, sizzling insight.” – The Daily Telegraph

It’s “music”! It’s “comedy”! It’s... “Fingerquotes”. Punk cabaret ingenues and ditty-smiths Jim and Bryce combine powers for a two-nightonly party of their best work. “This is a cabaret star in the making with a strength of voice, obvious chutzpah and a song writing ability that produces tunes that sound eerily of Sondheim and his like.” – Krystoff.com

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NO FUTURE

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JONATHAN SCHUSTER

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SAD, SAD, SUPER SAD

OH MY GOD, WHEN WILL IT END? Jordan Raskopoulos, one third of The Axis of Awesome, performs a bleak, one woman, tragi-comedy. You’ll leave weeping and asking yourself “Was that entertainment or some kind of cry for help?” In the words of the kid from the Old El Paso at-home taco kit commercial “Why not both?” F $10 TUE & THU; $15 SAT; $500 SUPER PREMIUM DELUXE THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM 1

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JORDAN SHARP AND JON LO IN MY FRIEND

BLERP

Funny friends make funny sketches in this funny show. “You guys were the second funniest after Aunty Donna!” – Punter after seeing us perform at Hermann’s Night Live. “I think this has potential” – Aaron Chen

Kate Coates has created a beautiful pile of comedy and invites you to lay in it like the precious, graceful flower that you are. Let her cradle you in her giant arms and make you do laughter for one hour because it is good and you are perfect. “Coates shows off her diverse skills to the packed room [and] keeps us giggling with unique delivery... Delightful!” – The Music

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IS VERY FUNNY

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SARAH GAUL IN FUN DUMPSTER Teen-heartthrobs Kate Coates and Sarah Gaul are proud to present ‘Fun Dumpster,’ an hour of music, sketch, comedy and impro brought to you by two human women have survived this far *cries*. F $10 TUE & THU; $15 SAT THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM 1

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DAUGHTON

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comedy LIAM POWER PRESENTS

A MUGGLE GOES

TO HOGWARTS Last year, Liam performed his 1 man show Around The World In 80 Tricks to a SOLD OUT RUN. This year he’s back with a brand new show A Muggle Goes To Hogwarts. F $10 TUE; $15 WED; F $20 C $15 SAT & SUN THE FACTORY THEATRE 7:00PM 1

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LUKE HEGGIE, KATIE BURCH,

LUKE JOSEPH RYAN IN

Catlovers are back! After their sold out 2015 Sydney Fringe Comedy shows, Lily Starr and Alex Reynolds are returning to the stage! They are trying to work out if sex sells or if they should sell themselves for sex... Either way they’re pretty sure it won’t be profitable.

Three of Sydney and Australia’s best comedians, Luke Heggie, Katie Burch, and Daniel Townes, come together like Voltron in a brand new stand-up comedy show. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch three Australian comedy juggernauts in the same show.

An explosive hour of Isis based puns. Maybe. I’ll probably rethink this by September.

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SEX $ELLS? FUTURE CLASSICS MERRY CHRISTMAS ISIS LILY STARR AND ALEX REYNOLDS

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PARTY TRICKS TRUCKASAURUS MARTY BRIGHT MICHAEL HING After winning the ‘Jordan McClellan Memorial Prize for Best New Improviser’, Maddie HW presents ‘Party Tricks’. Her debut show promises to be just as fun as the title suggests, with an hour of stand up, improv and sketch to get you laughing your socks off! “Held the audience in the palm of her hand” – Pulp

Mantaur is Sydney performers Harrison Milas and Rob Johnson. They are NSW Theatresports champions, have represented Australia at the Theatresports World Cup, and are competing for your friendship. Yes, you specifically. In this latest improvisational endeavour, they’ll be looking to seal the deal.

YOU JUST MAKE IT ALL UP COMEDY +1 ON THE NIGHT, RIGHT? Marty Bright hosts the very first of this hilarious, wild and experimental show, where Sydney best and brightest comedians perform along side a friend, family member or co-worker who is telling jokes for their FIRST TIME!

Michael Hing (Triple J, Dragon Friends, Free to a Good Home) will be working out another hour of comedy. He’ll either write a thing about personal terrors, or maybe this’ll be the year he improvises a full hour of stand up.

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MICHELLE BRASIER MICHAEL WORKMAN

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This is where a show begins.

Michelle Brasier (Backwards Anorak’s Winter is Coming, Aunty Donna’s 1999) presents Space Tortoise. In 1968 the Soviet Union sent the first tortoise into deep space. That tortoise was my daddy. I’ll sing about it. You’re invited on the journey of a tortoise with big dreams and an even bigger voice.

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Maslow – A comedy god who needs only one name, Michele – a Hustle Bear who sold out all three solo Sydney Comedy Festival shows, Saed – an Arab comedian with absurd observations, runner-up in the inaugural 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival’s Yo Mama competition. This is Mixed Tape. Press play and enjoy. F $15 PUBLIC HOUSE PETERSHAM 7:00PM 1

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“Multi award-winning improv duo Tom Walker (MICF Best Newcomer 2016) and Bridie Connell (World Theatresports Finalist) are back, baby! They’re hosting a family reunion, and you’re invited. Fast, funny, irreverent – MotherFather are not to be missed. “Hilarious, sympathetic, energetic.” – Weekend Notes.

A glimpse behind the lanyard of one of the world’s greatest tourguides: Lyndon Twemlow. After being legally banned from conducting tours in public thanks to some overzealous litigation, Lyndon has pioneered a brand new form of guided tour that manipulates the very fabric of spacetime... Starring Josh Magee.

Want the hottest takes, the most thought-provoking thinkpieces, and feelpinions so heartfelt that you have no choice but to please like and share to signal-boost? Come along to Nailed It! and see Sydney’s best comedians, writers, journalists and other hot-takers SKEWER the issues of the day. Hosted by James Colley.

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NIKKI BRITTON PATRICK MORROW IS THE PRINCE OF LAOS PENNY GREENHALGH PIRANHA BANANA ROMANTICIDE BOYMACHINE LLAMARAMA I’m pretty convinced that I’m a prince.

Romance is not dead.....yet. “A breathlessly energetic force-of-nature performance that sweeps up all in her path.” “The hour-long show is well-written, with a stellar combination of pathos, silliness and observational humour to keep it bounding along.”

ALL CONTENT // NO FEELINGS // THE FUTURE OF COMEDY IS HERE AND YOU MUST HAVE IT “In a fairer world, this twenty-something would have an Oscar already.” – Bob Ellis. “Incredibly funny.” – Broadsheet Sydney

Meets a prince of Laos, who is, and maybe forgotten. So he travels the world (in his opinion) to convince everyone what he’s convinced. Then he comes to Australia, where everything could kill him. And so he grows anxiously depressed.

Penny Greenhalgh presents Piranha Banana Llamarama (features props) ­ it’s a mix of stand up and sketch. If you haven’t seen one of Penny’s shows yet, get in quick. They’re weird and good.

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FILM AND A TOOTHBRUSH An Undeveloped Roll of Film and a Toothbrush is a look at the life and insane observations of a man desperately trying the press the rewind button on TV remote of life without realising his pizza dialling finger is holding pause. F $10 WED; $15 FRI THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM 31 AUG; 9:30PM 2 SEP 1

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PETER GLEESON PETER GREEN

POST-ITS

FUN BUNNY SHIRE MAN Peter Gleeson, you know him he’s that guy, the scruffy white guy with the joke about the thing. Na not that guy, the other one, yeah that’s him. Behold his 1 hour show Fun Bunny. It’s got a bunch jokes, not that one from before these are new more gooder.

Peter Green grew up on the wrong side of Georges River envious of the beautiful but vacant people from THE SHIRE. This show is his revenge. Cult comedy news site BOBVULTURE comes to the stage as a surreal musical without songs, dancing or any music.

The post-it note: possibly the greatest piece of office stationery since the multi-coloured biro. Watch the hugely talented and incredibly funny graduates of Improv Theatre Sydney turn this humble, sticky piece of brightly coloured paper into the greatest thing to happen to improv since improv.

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Comedian and Mamamia.com.au contributor Jeffrey Charles explores the peaks and pitfalls of parenting, Ray Badran Jnr, Rhys Nicholson and turning 30, transforming your Dad Kyran Wheatley have some new joke bod, navigating the minefields in your to try. Why don’t you pay a very small career and maintaining a marriage in amount of money to watch them? Why Quarter Life Crisis. Come and see how wouldn’t you? It seems a bit rude of you to get through the inevitable Quarter if you don’t. Just do it. Life Crisis.

TRY THEIR NEW JOKES

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LOUCINEH MARDIROSSIAN

ROSE CALLAGHAN

ATTENTION DEFICIT...

RHUBARB OOH A PONY!! Rhubarb is a game-show where two teams (one captained by Pinky Beecroft) compete to determine which personal stories are true and which are complete Rhubarb. The show will have different members of the teams each night, guests will include actors, comedians, musicians and more.

After selling out in Perth & Melbourne, Rose Callaghan (Triple J, Nova, ABC) brings her debut solo show “Attention Deficit..Ooh a Pony!” to Sydney. Sex stories, obscure hip-hop references & insight into what it’s like to be diagnosed with ADHD as a 32-year-old woman (bad). “Hilarious” – Pedestrian

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THERAPIST

Mrs. Kylie Bretherin mentored some of Australia’s best song and dance exports. Humbly residing in Parramatta where she runs a successful dance school, she’s decided to hit the boards to show Sydney siders that she’s still got it baby! Three friends. One Ja Rule pun. An unforgettable experience. Special guest Shane Matheson.

Are you a person with feelings? Then it’s Time to See a Therapist. Laugh, dance and judge the night away with the fabulous freudian Florence Saviour. With a vast supply of human behavioural Q: Where did the nits stay on their big techniques Florence reveals the inner holiday? workings of willing participants minds, A: At a Hair BnB LIVE. A show of pure silliness.

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JA RULE OF THREE

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SAM TAUNTON SEATON KAY-SMITH TAUNTS DOWN WELCOME TO THE SHAYNE HUNTER SAM GARLEPP I’M NOT RACIST BUT

FOR WHAT MOON! Sam is a RAW Comedy National Finalist, handpicked for The Comedy Zone, toured with Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow across Australia and Asia, and owes his Mum $728 in E-Toll fees. This is his first hour of stand up and it could go either way ‘He’s a natural’ – Chortle UK

Ever since the earth became overrun with human statues and those bloody medusas, humanity has lived on the moon. Now you’re on the moon too. Welcome to the Moon! “Surreal… clever… gorgeous. The titter king without any doubt.” – Dawn French

A comedic exploration Australia’s relationship with Colonialism & Imperialism. Why do some people say “I didn’t do it” when you bring up the stolen generations? Why do some feel that refugees are an invading force? Why is “I’m not racist but” often followed by something racist? This show answers this.

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NO, I’M SOMEONE ELSE After three years in the sketch comedy game, Sam Garlepp is still probably a stand up comedian you haven’t heard of. Until now. But after reading this you might say “Oh, I’ve heard of him.” His show will leave audiences in their seats until about 9:30pm.” (or whatever time the show is scheduled to finish) F $15 PUBLIC HOUSE PETERSHAM 7:00PM 1

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comedy SPOKEY BLOKEYS

SOPHIE LONG

RODNEY TODD AND

THE WENDIGO SPELLING BEE SHANE MATHESON STEVE LYNCH IN U.S. OF EH?!? Recently returned from Chicago, Sophie Long brings her one woman show, The Wendigo, for its Australian debut. With grotesque & wickedly funny characters, this surreal Horror Comedy weaves a bizarre tale of the macabre. Get ready to be shocked, thrilled & amazed by The Wendigo. A Comedy with Teeth.

Every year, Michael Hing (triple j, Good Game), Alex Lee (Dragon Friends, Buzzfeed) and Pat Byrnes (King of Spelling), invite comedians from around the festival to spell words. That is literally all this show is, but it’s always a chaotic and very fun evening.

A live comedy show featuring Rodney Todd and Shane Matheson as they converse while cycling - on stage! The show is based on the podcast of the same name, where the pair ride around a different suburb every episode, talking about any kind of bizarre and mundane exciting topics.

In 2015, Steve Lynch took the plunge and moved to America. For the next year Steve saw everything it had to offer, and realised - America is one messed up place. And Steve is one messed up guy.

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IS NOT A FLOAT TANK THE CHERRY TAZO BANDITS WOOFTER Steve Marr came out to his parents only to discover he wasn’t gay in the first place. An hour of mostly true stand-up on social anxieties and misunderstandings about sexuality.

4 Hours in a Float Tank is a cranky and hilarious look at everything that’s wrong with the world. Not airline food. Not mobile phone reception. People. People are dicks and Stu will tell you why. You will laugh. You will learn. You will evolve.

In this one hour comedy show Sue Thomas draws on her collection of lurid tales, laced with a lot of laughs. Her unique story-telling style combines self-deprecating humour, witty ad libs and an erotic imagination that will really blow your mind.

Join Alex White, Dave Noble & William Mckellar as they take you on a wild ride, as part of the best darn comedy split-bill production this side of the Murray-Darling.

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THE FUNNIEST COMICS

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Where do you go to for news and analysis that you can trust? The ABC, but where do you go when you want to laugh at the news (or cry)? Why www. theunaustralian.net of course.

Four of Australia’s funniest stand up comedians star in one epic show! Peter Meisel, Christina Van Look, Kristin Boesenberg and Peter Green! See them before they become even less famous! “Christina Van Look is one terrifically funny woman. Nothing is as refreshing as a mother with a disdain for children.” – Rick Crom

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CABARET THE PITCH Imagine a show the Muppets would make if they were people. A variety of the stupidest acts from across the Fringe hosted by the “unforgettable” Choo Choo Troupe. Find yourself at The Lost Lost Cabaret. “Has you leaving the venue feeling giddy and delighted” – Great Scott (Adelaide)

PRESENTED BY JACKRABBIT THEATRE Tim and Tom, two get rich quick enthusiasts are about to pitch what they think is the greatest movie idea anyone has ever conceived. But in the moments before the meeting, tensions arise, as the pressure of the big time threatens to crush them before they have even begun.

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The Pool Boys return for their debut at Sydney Fringe Comedy with a riotous variety show that’ll have you on the middle part of your seat. The Pool Boys present a variety show filled with standup, songs, sketches and the occasional striptease. First 2 rows may get wet. F $15 SAT; $10 SUN THE FACTORY THEATRE 5:45PM 1

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Sydney comedian Tom Cashman is putting on his first solo show ‘Good’ at the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival. Previously a national Green Faces finalist, NSW Raw Comedy Finalist, and having played shows around Australia, his debut is basically guaranteed to be a solid hour of laughs. Get tickets now! F $10 TUE & THU; $15 SAT THE FACTORY THEATRE 9:30PM 1

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Winners of the 2016 Golden Goose Award, TONYBAIT is a brand new improv show developed by Robert Boddington, Alex Richmond, Emilia Higgs and Sarah Gaul. The show is a 50-minute fully-improvised mockumentary, following the making of a Tony-award winning play, inspired by a stimulus from the audience.

Trace is short for Tracey. But Tracey isn’t short. She’s gigantically tall. And old. In fact, she’s ancient. Trace is gigantic, old, ancient and Tasmanian. ‘Trace is dumbfounding but incredibly clever and hilarious’ – The West Australian, 2016 Created by human comedy fool, Sharnema Nougar. Inspiration Award Winner, Prague Fringe, 2014.

Hey boys and women, come and see some ‘medy with the Com Boyz. We’re going to talk to a four-year-old man, see some sock puppeteer professionals, Good Hair Hour will drop in to promote their new album ‘Bloodthirsty’, and we’re also going to be hearing from some of Sydney’s comedians.

The live comedy podcast returns to Sydney after a smashing season in 2015. Comedian CJ Delling (SBS, 2SER) and a fantastic line-up of guest comedians unearth the week’s inconsequential news. Join the unscripted hilarity to kick-off your evening. ‘Delling can find the humour in even serious current affairs.’ Herald Sun

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Up the Nerdsville Track is a psychedelic road trip with a nerd as your guide, complete with sound track and slide show. It includes original songs and verse about our island continent and people with poor social skills.

This is a comedy show about sex and brains. Maybe it’s also about you. Victoria Zerbst assures you that at least one third of the stories are made up. And hey, if it gets too personal there will also be jokes about robots, nootripics and effective altruism.

From technology to relationships, we’re supposed to be living in the future. So why does it feel like the past? Prepare to have your mind blown in this hilarious mix of angry rant and razor sharp comedic insight as James Clark gives you something you can’t get online.

Zygielboym is not Debbie’s mother. Debbie’s mother would never put on a Fringe show. With the charm of a six year old pretending to be Zeus, Debbie ‘Zygielboym’ Zukerman invites you to be seduced by an idiot. “Has you leaving the venue feeling giddy and delighted” – Great Scott

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accessibility BUILDING A MORE ACCESSIBLE FESTIVAL The Sydney Fringe Festival is committed to finding opportunities to improve accessibility over the coming years of the fringe festival.

Please check event pages on our website for venue access symbols. Our Festival guide is also available for digital download.

In 2015, four percent of our festival program had content that focused on issues around disability or involved artists and performers with disability. We’re all about building a more inclusive festival.

Visit sydneyfringe.com to read more about our efforts toward a more accessible festival.


Without action, sustainability has no substance

Your ticket to ride: pedal your way around town. Take a moment every time you plan to drive – could you walk, use a bicycle or catch public transport instead? It all helps cut carbon pollution. Visit SydneyCycleways.com for info on bike paths in Sydney

Recycle, reuse, supercycle: make sure your rubbish ends up in the right place. Visit upcycle and charity shops and websites — it can be loads of fun.

Grow things and eat natural: It’s fun and rewarding to have your own garden, even if it’s just a pot, window box or balcony. Growing green and eating natural is simply better for you.

Be greener and savvier: choose services and products that meet basic environmental standards.

Clothing exchange: a quick way to update your wardrobe and have some fun with friends.

Carry a cup: say no to disposable coffee cups and plastic take-away containers. Try and remember to bring your own; or even better, eat or drink in.

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Switch off: one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to turn off any electrical items at the power point when you’re not using them. You’ll save heaps of money too!

Fairer trade: there are a growing number of ethically-produced clothing and homewares products, so look out for organic cottons, bamboo fabrics, recycled synthetics, hemp and other cool alternatives to traditional fabrics.

Shorter showers: seriously, you can save litres of water — and plenty of energy — every time you shower simply by cutting the time you spend down to about 3-5 minutes.

Supporting local: artistic expression and creativity are fundamental to vibrant and healthy communities, local economies, and our social wellbeing. So make sure you buy local wherever possible, including supporting local artists and shows.

Illustrations by Miriam Castillo

It’s not always easy making the right decisions every day, even though there is little debate that looking after Mother Earth is the most critical thing we all need to take responsibility for — without her, there is no future. The good news is, there are a lot of little things we can do to make a big difference. Here are some tips on ways we can start living more sustainably by simply reducing our carbon footprint when we travel, shop, eat, and share.


venueindex 107 PROJECTS 107 REDFERN STREET REDFERN AMPERSAND CAFÉ BOOKSTORE 78–80 OXFORD STREET PADDINGTON ARTEREAL GALLERY 747 DARLING STREET ROZELLE ARTHOUSE GALLERY 66 MCLACHLAN AVENUE DARLINGHURST ARTSHINE GALLERY 3 BLACKFRIARS STREET CHIPPENDALE ARTSITE GALLERY 165 SALISBURY ROAD CAMPERDOWN CAMPERDOWN PARK CNR CHURCH AND LENNOX STREET NEWTOWN CANVAS BAR 364–372 KENT STREET SYDNEY DEPOT THEATRE 142 ADDISON ROAD MARRICKVILLE EGG OF THE UNIVERSE 711 DARLING STREET ROZELLE ERSKINEVILLE TOWN HALL 104 ERSKINEVILLE ROAD ERKSINEVILLE ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE 39 BURTON STREET DARLINGHURST GIANT DWARF 199 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN GREEN SQUARE COMMUNITY HALL 3 JOYNTON AVENUE ZETLAND GREEN PARK HOTEL 360 VICTORIA STREET DARLINGHURST KINGS CROSS THEATRE LEVEL 2, 244–248 WILLIAM STREET KINGS CROSS KNOX STREET BAR 21 SHEPHERD STREET CHIPPENDALE LEND LEASE DARLING QUARTER THEATRE 1–25 HARBOUR STREET SYDNEY LORD RAGLAN 12 HENDERSON ROAD ALEXANDRIA MARRICKVILLE LIBRARY CNR MARRICKVILLE & PETERSHAM ROADS MARRICKVILLE MARRICKVILLE TOWN HALL 303 MARRICKVILLE ROAD MARRICKVILLE MR FALCON’S 92 GLEBE POINT ROAD GLEBE NEW THEATRE 542 KING ST NEWTOWN OBSERVER HOTEL SYDNEY 69 GEORGE STREET THE ROCKS OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB 74–76 PYRMONT BRIDGE ROAD ANNANDALE OLD 505 THEATRE UPSTAIRS, 5 ELIZA STREET NEWTOWN PACT CENTRE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS 107 RAILWAY PARADE ERSKINEVILLE PADDINGTON TOWN HALL 249 OXFORD STREET PADDINGTON PALACE VERONA 17 OXFORD STREET PADDINGTON PUBLIC HOUSE PETERSHAM 292 STANMORE ROAD PETERSHAM REDFERN COMMUNITY CENTRE 29 HUGO STREET REDFERN SLIDE BAR SYDNEY 41 OXFORD STREET DARLINGHURST STANLEY STREET GALLERY 1/52–54 STANLEY STREET DARLINGHURST STILLS GALLERY SYDNEY 36 GOSBELL STREET PADDINGTON SUBUD HALL 95 LENNOX STREET NEWTOWN SYDNEY TRAPEZE SCHOOL 1–7 UNWINS BRIDGE ROAD ST PETERS TATLER SYDNEY 169 DARLINGHURST ROAD DARLINGHURST THE BAT AND BALL HOTEL 495 CLEVELAND STREET REDFERN THE SEYMOUR CENTRE CNR CLEVELAND STREET & CITY ROAD CHIPPENDALE THE FACTORY THEATRE 105 VICTORIA ROAD MARRICKVILLE THE IMPERIAL HOTEL 35 ERSKINEVILLE RD ERSKINVILLE THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT 85 OXFORD STREET DARLINGHURST THE NEWSAGENCY 375 ENMORE ROAD MARRICKVILLE VENUE 505 280 CLEVELAND STREET SURRY HILLS VERGE GALLERY JANE FOSS RUSSELL PLAZA CITY ROAD DARLINGTON WAYSIDE CHAPEL 29 HUGHES STREET POTTS POINT

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THANKS FOR

SPARKLING THE SYDNEY FRINGE TEAM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR/CEO

Kerri Glasscock

FESTIVAL PRODUCER/ ARTIST SERVICES

Dino Dimitriadis

BUSINESS MANAGER

Louise Green

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Zoe Davies

MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

David Watson

THANK YOU TO Lord Mayor Clover Moore and her office, Monica Barone, Alex Bowen, Sasha Baroni, Lisa Colley, Jennifer Trinca, Hugh Nicols, Ianto Ware, Michael Abbott, Melanie Penika-Smith THE CITY OF SYDNEY

Hannah Clarke NZ FRINGE

Andrea Tattam, Stephanie Peters, Josephine Bennett, Victoria Johnson INNER WEST COUNCIL

Mark Ward and the team 2SER

Jan Campbell, Bill Brown, Bruce Turner THE NEWTOWN SCHOOL OF ARTS

Tim Jones, Michael Easton SEYMOUR CENTRE

PETER CAMPBELL DESIGNS

Tony Smyth and the team EASTSIDE RADIO

Elia Eliades, Shane Smith and Kristine Genovese CENTURY VENUES

Gemma Greer NEW THEATRE

Barney McAll

Mark Ely BOQ

Jess Cook 107 PROJECTS

FRINGE IGNITE INTERN

Dean Ormston, Milly Petriella, Narelle Butterworth APRA AMCOS

Nikita Agzarian and Fran Middleton GIANT DWARF

NEWTOWN ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT ASSOCIATION BOARD

Greg Khoury (chair) Lesley Watson (deputy chair) Bree Carrel (treasurer) Freya Smith (secretary) Joanne Kees Louise Fischer Cheryl Padmanathan NEPA SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Danika Houghton Francis Doherty-Bigara Jacqueline Hornjik

DESIGNER

FRINGE IGNITE GUEST CURATOR

Josh Young

Natalie Behjan

[ART]ICULATE PUBLIC RELATIONS

Kym Elphinstone Jasmine Hersee

Alister Oliveira

PRODUCER INTERN

Carin Waterson and the team ADELAIDE FRINGE Simon Abrahams and the team MELBOURNE FRINGE Glenn Terry and team DARLINGHURST THEATRE COMPANY

NSW POLICE Leichhardt Area Command

REGISTRATION AND TICKETING SERVICES

VENUE MANAGER

3D Resourcing

Ben Pierpoint

John Wardle and Damian Cunningham LIVE MUSIC OFFICE

FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY

BOX OFFICE/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Elliot Solomon, Ben Stephens, Jemima Fallows, Adam Lewis and the team at SOLOTEL

YOKE MAGAZINE

TECHNICAL MANAGER

Julia and the team HOLLER AND HAUL

THE ACTORS BENEVOLENT FUND OF NSW

Kristina Karasulas and Preston Peachey and REDFERN COMMUNITY CENTRE

CRITICAL STAGES

Cynthia Sciberras

FACES OF THE FESTIVAL

Emele Ugavule Bravo Child Eadie

AMBASSADORS

Yael Stone Elana Stone Jake Stone Camilla Ah Kin Nicholas Brown

Alexandra Nell

Dominic Mercer Ryan Devlin

Penny Clifford MIDNIGHT SHIFT Peta Downes AIM

Emilya Colliver at ART PHARMACY Bob Lopez and Harry Hamor

MARDI GRAS Tom at MAINWARING Paul at SPOTPRESS Katrina, Danielle and team PACT All our sparkly volunteers


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Sydney Fringe 2016 Festival Guide  

The official guide to the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival.

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The official guide to the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival.

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