Fringe shows to wow town

Louise AllinghamPilbara News
David Eriksson will bring his show Pink on the Inside to Exmouth this weekend.
Camera IconDavid Eriksson will bring his show Pink on the Inside to Exmouth this weekend. Credit: Dan Zeplin

Exmouth will enjoy a taste of Perth’s largest and most popular festival, Fringe World, as an exciting line-up of acts are set to perform at the Shire Hall this Saturday.

The all-ages Circus Spectacular show will feature performances from circus act Ross Vegas and David Eriksson and comedian Amy Hetherington.

Vegas is a local performer, based in WA, whose act includes acrobatics, illusions, fire juggling, physical comedy, rapping, beat-boxing and vocal sound-effect skills.

He debuted at the Perth Fringe World Festival in 2014 and has since taken his show all over the world, including North America’s two largest fringe festivals — the Winnipeg Fringe and the Edmonton Fringe.

Eriksson is coming to Exmouth from Sweden, where he has become one of Europe’s best circus artists and comedians.

Audiences will be entertained by his juggling, comedy and acrobatic expertise that he has been performing for crowds around the globe for more than 20 years.

The evening’s MC will be Northern Territory comedian Amy Hetherington, who has performed alongside Australian comedy legends including Glenn Robbins, Fiona O’Laughlin, Jimeon, Dave O’Neil and many more.

She was a finalist in the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival RAW Comedy Competition and will have audiences in stitches with her energetic, witty routine.

Fringe World has been touring regionally since 2012 and will visit many towns around the State throughout the month.

Fringe World Festival regional producer Georgia Foulkes-Taylor said over the years the tour had reached every region in WA.

“The aim of the Outer Fringe program is to give audiences across our beautiful State a taste of the Fringe, and experience a piece of the festival in their home town,” she said. “It’s also a great opportunity to tour some of our fabulous performers and help them expand their audiences across the State.

“Each year, we expand our circuit and try to visit new places and share the Fringe love.”

Tickets are $15 each or $50 a family (two adults and two kids).


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