FRINGE 2019: Ghosts of Fremantle at the Prison

(L-R) Millie Vogt (10), Leyla O'Donnell (11) and Tannyn Hampton (11) as ghosts in Fremantle Prison. Photo: Marie Nirme. d490385 communitypix.com.au.
(L-R) Millie Vogt (10), Leyla O'Donnell (11) and Tannyn Hampton (11) as ghosts in Fremantle Prison. Photo: Marie Nirme. d490385 communitypix.com.au.

FREMANTLE Prison is hosting a Fringe show not for the faint hearted.

Perth based arts and music collective Genrefonix has returned to perform fictional multimedia show, The Ghosts of Fremantle.

The production includes rock ‘n’ roll music, sound effects and imaginative ghosts portrayals.

Actor, singer and performer Paul Rowe plays Moondyne Joe alongside Narda McMahon, who said she played Martha Rendell, the last woman to be hung at the prison in 1909.

“Martha had a love affair with her boss in the late 1890’s, it didn’t go so well for her after she was accused of killing her children,” she said.

“She proclaimed her innocence, I often wonder if she had been duped or was she stone cold evil, debate continues to this day about the true nature of Martha Rendell.”

McMahon said this was her second year performing at Fringe.

“This show is a multi-media event, a live band, audio visuals, all within Fremantle Prison,” she said.

“The show transports you into the dark depths of Fremantle’s past, tales of asylums, jails and murders – we have audio visuals, rocking music and strange characters from Fremantle’s history to accompany you.

“It’s a good opportunity to hear some unearthed secrets from our own Port City.”

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: The Ghosts of Fremantle

WHEN: Saturday February 9, show times 7pm, 8.15pm, 9.30pm.

WHERE: Fremantle Prison

TICKETS: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/the-ghosts-of-fremantle-fw2019