Brisbane is getting a fringe festival!

Tom-Oliver-Wynnum-FringeAdelaide has the world’s second largest fringe; Perth has the third. It’s time for the Sunshine State to have its own and Wynnum Fringe will be its home!

This November, artists from a wide range of disciplines will explode into the seaside streets of Wynnum and creatively activate empty shops, laneways and carparks for a weekend of good ol’ fashioned fringe fun.

Have you got a show? A work in progress? A creative idea? Then Founder and Artistic Director, Tom Oliver, would like to hear from you?

Tom is an Australian actor, singer and creative producer from Wynnum in Brisbane with a broad portfolio that includes music, theatre, film, television and cabaret. He’s played lead roles in every Australian state, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong and on international waters around the USA, Mexico and West Indies.

Tom is mostly known for playing the main character in the global disco phenomenon VELVET opposite Marcia Hines and originating the role of Johnny in David Berthold’s acclaimed production Rolling Thunder Vietnam under the musical direction of Chong Lim.

“I was supposed to be over in Germany doing a theatre show right now,” said Tom. “I was then planning a move to London. This pandemic has thrown me back to my hometown and the world is telling me that I now need to play a part in rebuilding the arts sector at home.”

“I want Wynnum Fringe to be a place where we can praise the creative thinkers and experience their variety of works. The fringe is where people go to find the exciting new things that eventually creep into the mainstream. To create a space where this can happen – especially in this current climate – is truly exhilarating,” he added.


The Wynnum Fringe Festival is set to take place 13 – 15 November 2020. For more information, visit: www.wynnumfringe.com for details.

Image: Tom Oliver – courtesy of Wynnum Fringe

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