Immerse yourself inside a neon playground of art and theatre at So Soirée. Over ten days, this festival will showcase talented performers, pushing the boundaries of comedy, circus, cabaret and burlesque. So Soirée Fringe Garden is produced by City of Stonnington and part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. It will run from Thursday October 13 to Sunday October 23.
So Soirée Fringe Garden
The south side of Melbourne is coming to life with this celebration of the performing arts. On Greville Street in Prahran, you’ll find a dynamic wonderland filled with artists and revellers.
Start the night with a cheeky drink, then watch a jaw-dropping show inside The Parlour, a velvet-lined theatre that’s perfect for intimate performances.
After that, relax in the Fringe Garden under the neon glow of festival lights. Enjoy a drink from the retro caravan. Then, listen to a curated program of Melbourne’s best female DJ sets from PBS. Entry into the garden is free.
Here is the program:
Hard to Reach Places – in this solo showcase, Anna Lumb combines circus, movement, text and sound to create a darkly humorous insight into one’s daily experiences. See it on Thursday October 13 and Friday October 14 at 6pm.
Otto and Astrid Play the Greatest Rock and Roll Concert You Have Ever Seen! – see Otto and Astrid, Berlin’s prince and princess of art rock and Europop, perform their greatest hits and misses. Check it out on Thursday October 13 and Sunday October 16 at 8pm.
Greece Lightning – comic Garry Starr attempts to perform Greek mythology in less than 60 minutes in order to save his Hellenic homeland from economic ruin. See it on Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15 at 8pm.
Yummy Bite Sized – enjoy a series of outrageous acts from international cabaret icons, Yummy. The show will take place at 10pm on Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15.
She – Michelle Brasier is on a mission to solve a mystery surrounding an indie cinema, a Michelle imposter, and $10.50 in mostly coins. See it on Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16 at 6pm.
Broad – after growing up and admiring brassy older women, award-winning artist Geraldine Quinn is now becoming one. Enjoy it on Thursday October 20 at 6pm and Friday October 21 at 8pm.
Granny Bingo – this one-off show will have audiences playing to win, with prizes and audience interaction from Australia’s naughtiest nanas. Have fun on Friday October 21 at 6pm.
Blunderland – this variety show has entertained audiences around the world. Enjoy a night of disastrous drag, burlesque and circus on Friday October 21 at 10pm.
Everything At The Same Time – let comedian Andy Saunders entertain you for an hour. See him on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 at 6pm.
After Party – Hot Department will bring you a cheeky dose of queer, alternative sketch comedy. Check it out on Thursday October 20 at 8pm and Saturday October 22 at 10pm.
Up Late with Kate – award-winning cabaret trio Ben Bennet, Bec Matthews and Sarah Ward perform a Kate Bush tribute show, with fan favourites and lesser-known tunes. Enjoy it on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 at 8pm.
Click here to see the full program.