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Beyond the Fringe returns in 2019

Published on Friday 4 January, 2019

School Girl in uniform

Experience the excitement of Fringe World Festival right here in the City of Gosnells, with a diverse series of one-act shows performed at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre in Thornlie.

Beyond the Fringe opens with Blueberry Play on 27 January, then is followed by Not Romeo and Juliet on 1 February, Interrupting a Crisis on 10 February and Vivir on 17 February.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the City was thrilled to continue its association with the Fringe World Festival by presenting Beyond the Fringe in 2019.

“Being able to bring these exciting shows right to our doorstep at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre gives local residents a chance to enjoy the Fringe World atmosphere close to home, in an easily accessible location,” he said.

“These shows are always high quality and great to watch. What’s more, this year’s selection is a real mix of stories and styles, making Beyond the Fringe widely appealing.”

Blueberry Play provides an intimate portrait of adolescence, mental illness and family life in a small country town.

Not Romeo and Juliet will bring a change in tempo the following week, with high-octane physical comedy and, according to the show’s director, “a joyous celebration of queer love”. Two circus performers attempt to stage the greatest show on earth, restricted only by a lack of skills, knowledge, talent and resources.

Interrupting a Crisis depicts a true story of Georgina, who was stuck in a downward spiral before she dusted off an old electric keyboard and learned to write songs to relieve her anxiety.

Then Beyond the Fringe will take a flamboyant turn, with Vivir providing a taste of Spain. This fresh new interpretation of flamenco music and dance will share beauty and rhythm with audience members.

For bookings and information, ring the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre on 9498 9414, or visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.