Midland’s Pickled Swan returns with bigger and better Fringe Festival showcase

Spex will perform Plastic Planet at the Fringe Festival in Midland.
Spex will perform Plastic Planet at the Fringe Festival in Midland.

THE Fringe World Festival is returning to Midland in 2019 with a brand new hub featuring a smorgasbord of cabaret, comedy and dance.

The Pickled Swan is a collaboration between three local businesses: the 7th Avenue Bar and Restaurant, The Principal, and Stevenson Theatre Present.

Stevenson Theatre owner Tabetha Vagliviello said this year’s Fringe in Midland featured more shows than ever before.

“This year we have more cultural, family friendly shows and more stand-up comedy at the 7th Avenue,” she said.

“We have an incredible international flamenco guitarist Raul Mannola and dancer Aylin Eleonora performing VIVIR which looks phenomenal.

“I’m also really intrigued to see Durga by the Dabali Theatre Group.

“I’m really excited to see Me. Asian? which features a group of theatre and drama students from Vietnam exploring what it is like growing up with a strict Asian upbringing in a western world.”

Also on the Fringe menu in Midland are award-winning comics Matt Storer and Cameron McLaren who will hit the stage with their latest show Mrs Macs Boys.

Kwinana grandma of four, Leonie Clarke will take audiences on a haphazard journey with tales of her wild adventure living in a campervan, portaloo mishaps, sinister snakes and an irrational fear of the dark in Gran in a Van.

Midland will also feature the Australian premiere of Plastic Planet, a performance by Spex which examines a bleak world consumed by plastic.

The Pickled Swan hub runs from January 18 to February 17.

For more details or to book go to www.pickledswan.com.au