Perth Fringe World 2019: Tony Galati musical to feature among 700 shows

Club Swizzle.
Club Swizzle.

THE world premiere of Tony Galati the Musical – based on the one and only Spudshed boss – will be just one of 700 shows featuring at Fringe World 2019 in Perth.

The program was released today with tickets now on sale for the shows from January 18 to February 17.

The third biggest Fringe in the world will take over 138 venues across Perth and festival director Amber Hasler said the 2019 edition promised to deliver a smorgasbord of the hilarious, heart-stopping, surprising and wonderful.

“Last year’s Fringe was our biggest yet – we had close to a million attendances and we were so overjoyed at how much people loved going on a Fringe binge,” Hasler said.

“This year’s program is heavy on a host of Fringe favourites that are returning after sell out seasons, plus new shows that will delight Fringe fans.

“Our artists are the heart of Fringe and we encourage everyone to explore the program, get tickets and support our amazing performers.”

Yagan Square will be Fringe’s newest hub, hosting shows including Le Aerial, comedy hypnotist Matt Hale’s Feelgood Factory, Matt Tarrant: More Unsolved, Gran in a Van, YUMMY Deluxe and Lucy Peach’s My Greatest Period Ever.

The Pleasure Garden returns to Russell Square in Northbridge with a range of performances from circus sensation Rouge and absurdist funny man Sam Simmons to Djuki Mala and the world premiere of Tony Galati the Musical, inspired by the life story of Perthonality and farmer of Spudshed fame.

Fringe Central continues at the Perth Cultural Centre and this year’s adults-only cabaret sensation Club Swizzle will deliver another season to make audiences blush.

Ace’s Cabaret at Downstairs at the Maj is set to entertain, as will the Summer Nights theatre and performance shows at The Blue Room, comedy at the State Theatre Centre and the bubbly Blanc de Blanc at The Pear Tree on William Street.

Fringe World 2019 will extend to the suburbs and beyond with hubs at Scarborough’s Sunset Veranda, Midland’s Pickled Swan, Subi-Licious in Subiaco, Inglewood’s Monday night markets, Leederville’s Leedy-Pallooza, Fremantle and Cockburn Gateway.

Audiences in the regions can also get their taste of Fringe with a bigger program of Funtavia in Geraldton and the Outer Fringe tour of regional WA returns, visiting Merriden, Northam, Ravensthorpe and Katanning with Fringe variety shows in February.

Full program and tickets at www.fringeworld.com.au.