Backstage with the Thurmans

Melbourne Fringe: Backstage with the Thurmans

AboutFace Productions were founded in New Zealand in 1994 and they are now a Melbourne-based company “specialising in original and contemporary image-based theatre for all ages.” Past credits include constructing puppets...
Rama Nicholas Mary Weathers Monsters

Melbourne Fringe: Mary Weather’s Monsters

Rama Nicholas’ combination of writing and performance skill makes her a top exponent of the Fringe one-person show format. Her past offerings After Ever After and Death Rides a Horse did the rounds of Fringe and Comedy F...
Randy Writes a Novel

Melbourne Fringe: Randy Writes a Novel

You know where you stand with live comedy, opines Purple puppet Randy (McLeod’s Daughters, House Husbands); if a joke doesn’t get laughs, you stop telling it. But with a novel, you have to wait until it’s out in the worl...

Melbourne Fringe: Hook Turn

Hook Turn by Kin Collective is an assortment of six new vignettes aiming to give “a night of love, loss and laughter”. All referenced by that peculiarly Melbourne traffic manoeuvre of turning right from the left lane. Th...

Melbourne Fringe: Shoot from the Hip

Listen up, wise guy! The rhythm of life ain’t like that of a typewriter, even if you’re a author. Writer’s block is the least of your worries when your gumshoe character isn’t content to stay on the page, and he’s not th...
Elena Gabrielle Sure Sign of Love

Melbourne Fringe: Sure Sign of Love

A relic from ancient times – yet still referred to by some people today – is the horoscope. Regardless of your opinion of their value, almost everyone in the western world seems to know their star sign. Some ...