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Tuesday 11.01.22

The Rechabite is your one-stop-shop this FRINGE WORLD season with a big delicious lineup of award-winning circus, cabaret, late night variety, and comedy shows all housed in a multi-leveled playground.

Kicking off the season is The Big Free Fun Fringe Party, Friday 14 January. A FREE event from 9.30pm until late for all Fringe fanatics, artists and participants to welcome in the Fringe season across all four levels of The Rechabite. Get a taste of The Rechabite’s Fringe program and gulp down a huge night of talent with performances from songstress Lisa Woodbrook, Abbe May & Queency, Flynn V, Ruby, Gallus Ceilidh Band, 80s Mixtape, and Smokey LaBarre of Worship.

Double down on opening weekend with FRINGE FREAK OUT the ultimate opening and closing night parties on Saturday 15 January and Saturday 12 February. After travelling around the country, the party prince of Perth, Flynn V has assembled his favourite freaks to bring you a late night party like no other. Bursting with DJs, Drag, Burlesque and Circus performers, this is one Fringe party you can’t afford to miss.

Opening weekend also unveils Say Hello, a brand new rooftop series bringing the heat of Fringe to the Hello Rooftop four nights a week. Thursday to Sunday, get to the rooftop for live performances, DJs on the decks, drink specials and massive artist takeovers each Sunday night. A summer playground for Fringe participants, artists and the general public alike, Say Hello is a dedicated space to celebrate Fringe all season long.

Other program highlights for the 2022 season include Rouge, circus for grown ups – a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. Winner of Best Circus Adelaide Fringe 2020, and weekly awards for Best Circus at Adelaide Fringe 2018 and FRINGE WORLD 2019, Rouge is returning to Perth with its outrageous brand of adult circus. 

The must-see 2020 and 2021 award-winning comedy hypnotist, Matt Hale, returns with a brand new show and big party vibes. Thought last year was Bonkers? This year it’s Absolute Chaos. Enjoy from onstage or in the audience, you decide. Matt Hale shares his modern brand of hypno laughs, no swinging watches and 100% chicken-free.

Award-winning cabaret circus troupe Kinetica brings you two dazzlingly decadent shows to The Rechabite Hall this Fringe, with Sinsuality: Make It Reign, a hilarious journey through the sinful secrets and lies that lurk behind the castle walls, and Circus After Dark – an adults only cabaret that explores the darker, sexier and funnier side of circus! Expect high-flying aerial acts, mind-bending contortion, fiery duo acrobatics and intoxicating burlesque. 

Fringe favourite Worship returns to The Rechabite with a ceremony transcending performance art from deep within the shadows, Worship: Memento Vivere. Journey through the darker stages of death and afterlife with a curated cast of West Australian avant-garde burlesque, circus, dance, musical and performance artists. Shrouded in otherworldly beauty and alluring absurdity, embrace mortality and ready thy mind to Worship!

The Crushers Comedy Gala, Fringe’s premium comedy showcase headlines the Hall for nine big shows featuring comedians that are guaranteed crushers. Each night is hosted by a hilarious MC and features three to five crushers in an hour of power comedy gala. The Crushers Comedy Gala promises to be a taste of the absolute best comedy available at Fringe.

Lisa Woodbrook is back with her brand new band in her Fringe hit, It’s Not Me, It’s Definitely You. Dating has changed and so has breaking up...everyone can handle the truth, right? Join Lisa as she journeys through the obstacle course of meeting up, hooking up and breaking up. Set to the soundtrack of Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, hear classics such as “Not Fair”, “Tears Dry on Their Own” and “Smile”.         

Wanna disco? Lose yourself to a dance party with a rebellious streak with Menagerie Choir’s 1! 2! 3! 4! Riot On The Dancefloor! Perth’s beloved indie-pop songsters are keeping it tight with tunes to make you clap your hands, count to four, and start a riot. Energetic indie anthems that make you wanna groove and shout, in powerful choral harmony, with dynamic band accompaniment.
Down in the depths below in Goodwill Basement Club, The Rechabite’s exclusive Fringe comedy den hosts a full program of WA’s best comedians including Rory Lowe (Certified Funny Boy), Colin Ebsworth (Me, My Cult and I), Fabian Woods (Always Wood Always Will Be), Tor Synder & Jon Pinder (1 Night Stand) and Queer Comedy. 

Underground Comedy Showcase returns bringing more comedy gold with a spectrum of fantastic comedy galas in tow including the Musical Comedy Showcase, 2 Femme 2 Furious Comedy Showcase and Comedians Without Borders International Comedy Showcase. All live with laughs aplenty, Tuesday to Sunday across the entire season in Goodwill Basement Club.

Expect a veritable smorgasbord packed with talent, frivolity and mayhem wrapped up in a hedonistic playground across four levels. The Rechabite may just be all you need this Fringe World.

For a look at the entire program, further details and tickets head to https://www.therechabite.com.au/hot-hot-hot