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Feminism at the Fringe

5th Aug 2019

Whether they're smashing sterotypes, rewriting women into the history books or inspiring the next generation, these powerhouse women are absolutely ROCKING the Fringe! 

Lucy Farret: Lois | Underbelly Cowgate | 5PM (6PM) | 01 - 25 August

Lois is your new favourite action hero. She fights the man, steals from the rich and eats yummy punks for breakfast. She'll avenge the death of your mother, your brother, even your good-for-nothin' goldfish Margaret. Join acclaimed kook Lucy Farrett for her blockbuster action hero character comedy/identity crisis as she throws an actual kitchen sink at the world and blends some bad guys into a bullet smoothie of justice. 

YUCK Circus | Underbelly Circus Hub | 4PM (5PM) | 03 - 24 August

Sugar, spice, and apparently “nice”? With their bloody good sense of humour, the badass women of YUCK Circus are going to rip into the uncomfortable using high-flying acrobatics, absurd confessions and groovy dancing. WINNERS of Best Emerging Artist at Adelaide Fringe 2019, and the FRINGEWORLD top-tier Martin Sims Award, get ready to witness a powerhouse of female Aussie Circus Performers kick art in the face.

Don't Mess with the Dummies | Underbelly Bristo Square | 11AM (12PM) | 31 July - 25 August

All-female circus sensation, Don’t Mess with the Dummies. Lions, tigers and Dummies, oh my! Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish circus filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a monkey and roaring for more. This brand-new ensemble takes centre stage with an endearing blend of circus, comedy and character that will leave your heart on your sleeve and your jaw on the floor.

Rachel Creeger: Hinayni! | Underbelly Bristo Square | 12.10PM (1.10PM) | 31 July - 26 August

Seeing herself in someone else's reflection highlights honest thoughts Rachel only admits to herself in the middle of the night. Or on stage. Is she ever truly present in the moment? Sometimes it takes a little darkness to shine a light on the truth. A new show from the award-winning comedian behind It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl.

Stevie Martin: Hot Content | Underbelly Bristo Square | 6.35PM (7.35PM) | 31 July - 26 August 

Stevie Martin (one third of sketch group Massive Dad and co- host of the Nobody Panic podcast) returns after last year's critically acclaimed Fringe run with a lovely bit of business involving sketches, talking and absolute bangers (jokes). For anyone who likes their content hot (and their bangers stone cold). 

Do Our Best | Underbelly Cowgate | 2.50PM (3.50PM) | 01 - 25 August

Self-obsessed Sephie finds herself back in the sanctuary of the Girl Guides following the death of her Mother. In a last ditch effort to fend off eternal unhappiness she attempts achieving her Entertainers badge for the fourth time. A devastating comedy about how to harness your grief, find your pack and never giving up. 

M.E.H | Underbelly Cowgate | 12.10PM (1.10PM) | 01 - 25 August

Ancient Egypt: wandering womb theory first recorded. 1518: hundreds of people dance uncontrollably on the streets of Strasbourg. 1877: Dr Jean-Martin Charcot gives demonstrations of hypnosis on female "hysterics" in Paris. 2019: an award-winning theatre company write this blurb. Right now: you read this and understand implicitly that it won't just be a group of people screaming in a dark room for an hour. 

She Sells Sea Shells | Underbelly Cowgate | 1.30PM (2.30PM) | 01 - 25 August

In 1811, the daughter of a Lyme Regis carpenter discovered the world's first Ichthyosaur. She was twelve. Before she was thirty, Mary Anning made discoveries that transformed our understanding of the universe. Then she was written out of history. Nearly. Scandal and Gallows bring their blend of movement and storytelling to this extraordinary story of genius, gender and dinosaurs.

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind | Underbelly Bristo | 2.35PM (3.35PM) | 31 July - 26 August

A show about getting lost and getting found. Diana Dinerman was a history professor on a PhD track, specialising in a niche area of Modern Dance history… then she became a stand-up comedian. Then life fell apart! She took a leap, fell on her face, and found her way to her feet. Detour is an inspiring comedic play about finding your path in unexpected ways. Both witty and insightful, Detour mixes exposition with editorial, humour with heartbreak, feminism with femininity – Diana Dinerman has her finger on the pulse of women rising.

Posted by Lizzie Kunkler