FREO ROYALE: My Attempt at a Top 5.

Freo Royale is kicking off in style this Friday.  Fringe World comes to Fremantle from January 27 – February 12 2017. There will be 130 performances in 11 iconic venues across Fremantle as well as the jewel in FREO ROYALE’s crown Kings Square Common which will see the space just outside the Fremantle Town Hall transforms into the festival club for a casual drink and a bite to eat.

I have been given the difficult task of picking my Top 5 Shows. Not easy to choose but here is goes:

 

  1. GREG FLEET – WE ARE IDIOTS

9-11 Feb 2017 at 6.30pm

Federal Hotel

I have seen Greg perform few times and it is always smart, funny and unexpected. As his blurb says “Comedy should not be giving people what they think they want, it should be giving people what they don’t know that they need yet. It should be a journey. A celebration. A trip. Come along”.

http://freoroyale.com.au/?events=greg-fleet-idiots

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  1. OUT OF THE CAVE

21-25, 27-28 Jan 2017 at 8pm

The Old Roundhouse

I love the idea of using WA’s oldest public building for a performance space. Here is the blurb: ‘Out of the Cave’ is an original live theatre show which takes a raw and honest look at youth culture – the beautiful and the brutal. Devised from verbatim interviews and discussion with young people this new and innovative performance piece blends physical theatre and dramatic realism against a backdrop of high energy sound and music.

http://freoroyale.com.au/?events=out-of-the-cave&doing_wp_cron=1485237015.5092411041259765625000

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  1. UNCORKED COMEDY – WINE TASTING WITH A COMEDIAN!

29 Jan 2017 at 3pm, 11 Feb 2017 at 8pm

Fremantle Town Hall

I like good wine, I like good comedy. Combining that seems to be genius to me.

Uncorked Comedy pairs good laughs with delicious wine! Let our witty wine enthusiast take you on a voyage of the senses. It promises to be complex and even a little fruity/spicy/on-the-nose. Includes 6 tastings. “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” — Joan Collins

http://freoroyale.com.au/?events=uncorked-comedy-wine-tasting-comedian-2

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  1. COMEDIANS VS RAPPERS

4 Feb 2017 at 9.30pm

Fremantle Town Hall

Who ever thought of this well done.  Genius in fact.

Well-known Comedians and Rap artist royalty. Going head to head in an attempt to skilfully out crazy the opposing genre, relying on nothing but quick wit and microphone mastery. This is truly the ultimate battle of the 29th Century. This could get messy and will probably end in tears, laughter or other.

http://freoroyale.com.au/?events=comedians-vs-rappers

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  1. FREO ROYALE GALA SPECTACULAR!

27-29 Jan, 2-5 Feb 2017 at 6.30pm

Fremantle Town Hall

Finally, I am a big fan of the tasting plate that is the Freo Royale Gala Spectacular. It features a sample of Fringe’s top comedy, cabaret, and live music all in one place! Bearded funny man Dave Callan and comedy legend Lawrence Mooney will be sharing the hosting duties for this must-see event. Come down early for a bite and a drink at our King’s Square pop-up bar.

http://freoroyale.com.au/?events=freo-royale-gala

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PS I am only allowed to choose five but I also have to mention Thomas Ford’s CRAP MUSIC RAVE PARTY on 11 Feb 2017 at 9.30pm at Fremantle Town Hall. It will be full of crap music but very funny.

 

 

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