An Absolute Idiot’s Guide to Art | Silvia Sippl

For a topic that promised fun this felt more like a strongly delivered lecture.

You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story

Anyone who has a heart is going to love this biographical cabaret about English singer Cilla Black.

The Magic Inside | Peter and Bambi Heaven

Having seen these performers previously I was keenly anticipating a hugely and ridiculously funny show. I was not disappointed.

Ecosexual Bathhouse | PICA & Pony Express

An immersive oasis of calm, full of passionate connection to the ecosphere.

Limbo | Strut & Fret

Winner of the Cabaret Award for last year’s Fringe, Limbo is a hot, sensual mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics that entertains its audience from beginning to end.

Nanette | Hannah Gadsby

This is a deeply introspective journey from Gadsby’s largely unhappy family, through school bullying, feelings of deep confusion, loneliness and depression touching on her slightly happier time completing a degree in Art History.

Claire Hooper

This was a charming interlude with Hooper’s nearest and dearest. Her husband, her children, her (hitherto untapped in-laws) and very amusing it was too.

Velvet | Organised Pandemonium and Strut & Fret Production House

Get ready for a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, disco inferno as you party with legendary diva Marcia Hines and a talented cast of eight vocal, dance and acrobatic stars.

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