Sydney Fringe Festival

2012 Artist and Event Registration entertainment
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Country and Region AustraliaNew South Wales
Type of Festival Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Sidetrack Theatre
142 Addison Road
Marrickville, NSW 2204
Phone: +61 2 9560 9167
Fax: +61 2 9550 2990
Box Office: +61 2 9020 6980

Festival Description

The Sydney Fringe Festival takes place in a range of venues across Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville. The Fringe offers a rich and diverse program of multidisciplinary cultural events happening in theatres, pubs and public spaces. Sydney’s creative community of independent artists are showcased — Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Comedy, Film, Cabaret, Circus and more…

Festival Dates September 6 - 29, 2013
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Festival Events:

Headlining shows 2012:
  • Le Gateau Chocolat, the outrageous larger-than-life, operatic star of La Soiree in his solo debut.
  • Piff The Magic Dragon in Jurassic Bark. The sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show makes its Sydney debut at the Fringe at the Sydney Opera House SOH; accompanied by Mr Piffles the world’s first million-dollar Chihuahua.
  • Itch-E and Scratch-E performing as part of the Opening Show free street party – Free For All.
  • Blue Beat in Double Bay are putting on some special shows just for the Fringe with acts including Tim Freedman, Vince Jones and James Morrison.
  • Electronic artists showcase — Taking over HAHA’s famous Marrickville Bowling club parties, The Fringe and HAHA are presenting BROU-HAHA showcasing some of Sydney’s most talented electronic artists in the electronic music scene.
  • Krystle Warren will be launching her album release “Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace.”
  • Jimmy Reilly — The reality TV star was one of the finalists of 2011’s “Beauty And The Geek” takes to the stage in ‘Short Plays For Silly People’.
  • Plus — Damien Callinent from Spicks and Specks and The Fat in his successful comedy show ‘The Merger’, Chaser co-founder Dominic Knight telling about getting arrested filming CNNN; Aleisha McCormack of Network Ten’s The Circle in her self-written theatrical piece “How to get Rich” directed by Julia Zemiro and Heath Franklin’s Chopper trialling his brand new show.
“Weird stuff” shows 2012:
  • The Fringe continues to weave its own brand of magic and mayhem by offering the strangest occurrences in the most unexpected of places
    • Marrickville Surf Life Saving Club’s annual carnival – Marrickville has everything! But did you know it had a beach??!!
    • Contemporary music and dancing from the days of Queen Elizabeth the 1st at St Marys cathedral (Chapter Hall)
    • A writer’s festival in a bar? Only at the Sydney Fringe Writers’ Festival - at Harold Park Hotel
    • Would you like some puppetry with your merlot? Gazebo Wine Garden hosts Captain, My — a show told by puppetry and light installations.
Plus more… 2012:
  • 84 comedy shows at a variety of venues, especially centred around The Factory in Marrickville but also including the Seymour Centre and King Street Theatre, Newtown.
  • Five Eliza Festival Club – this year, managed by the Newtown Hotel and styled as an ode to Freaky Tiki – the hit pop-up bar from last year’s Fringe. With Live music every night
  • 31 Visual Arts exhibitions and installations… all over Sydney from the Sydney Airport to The Forum and countless galleries across Sydney. This year with a visual art cycle tour!
  • 46 Theatre shows showcasing independent writers, actors, directors & other creative including
 the return of 2011 Fringe Award winner Helen Leary in her new show Last at the Old 505.
  • Steampunked! – a neo-Victorian sci-fi twist on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
  • Footprints on Water by Matt Cameron at the New Theatre – darkly comic themes of sex, God, betrayal.
  • 2011 Award-winner cult-hero Tommy Bradson returns to Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre with Sweet Sixteen: The Birthday Party Massacre Frank Christie, Frank Clarke - a brilliant new Australian musical at the Forum in Leichhardt Steve Sheehan’s bizarre Dating the World (“an international lecture on love”)
  • Plus Cabaret and Burlesque – at various venues across Sydney
Full programming 2012:
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