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Come From Away

A global success story, COME FROM AWAY opened on Broadway to rave reviews in 2017 and has continued its record-breaking triumph with a second production in Toronto, a third production touring North America and a West End production that has just been nominated for nine Olivier Awards. COME FROM AWAY opens at Melbourne’s newly refurbished Comedy Theatre on Saturday 20 July.

  • 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2pm Sundays and 8pm Fridays and Saturdays
  • Various
  • Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
  • comefromaway.com.au
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Sweet & Sour Dilemmas

In this hilarious heartfelt one-act play, Chef Chung is the owner and head chef of the Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant in the regional Victorian town of Gisborne.

It was only a few years ago that Chef Chung emigrated to Australia with all of his life savings and a bag full of hopes and dreams to find a better life for himself.

However, the reality has not met his expectations and now faces an important decision – should he stay and endure the hardships as an immigrant or go back to where he came from?

  • 9:45pm
  • Full - $20, Concession - $15
  • Fringe Hub - Trades Hall, 2 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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A Masquerade Ball Cabaret by Le Grande Cabaret

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Passionate Machine

Remember P.E. kit. Cancel Free Trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what if the future starts writing back?

Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past… Thus begins a complex and original blend of pop-culture, science and self-determination as Rosy attempts to rewrite history and save herself.

Winner of The Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence and Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018, Passionate Machine is a playful, intelligent and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself – literally.

  • 5.15pm (70 mins)
  • $35 full price, $31 conc
  • The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers

Following the success of Jurassic Unearthed by Silvers Circus, Showtime Attractions and Silvers Circus have once again joined forces to bring their most exciting and ambitious spectacular to Australia—Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers, which will open in Melbourne on Thursday 11th September before touring other cities and regional centres across Australia and New Zealand.

Featured in this 90-minute spectacular will be all your favourite Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover and Big Bird. In addition to the Sesame Street characters, the Circus will feature performers from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia.

The excitement starts on arrival. Light boxes have been positioned at the entry to the show, where children can learn how to draw the Sesame Street characters. They’ll also enjoy ball-pit fun and be greeted by Big Bird at ‘Elmo’s World’. After the show, Big Bird will be out to meet and greet fans and pose for photos.

  • Starts from 11am, 3:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Blue Seating: $25 Children, $30 Adults; Red Elevation: $30 Children, $40 Adults; Silver Ringside: $65; Gold Ringside: $80
  • Burnley Oval, Richmond
  • sesamestreetcircus.com.au
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The Aussie Ethnic Idenity Crisis

The Aussie Ethnic Id

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • $15 concession, $18 Full price
  • TIC: Swanston, The Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Room 502
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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Come From Away

A global success story, COME FROM AWAY opened on Broadway to rave reviews in 2017 and has continued its record-breaking triumph with a second production in Toronto, a third production touring North America and a West End production that has just been nominated for nine Olivier Awards. COME FROM AWAY opens at Melbourne’s newly refurbished Comedy Theatre on Saturday 20 July.

  • 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2pm Sundays and 8pm Fridays and Saturdays
  • Various
  • Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
  • comefromaway.com.au
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Jofus and the Plank

Fish and Twiner’s Bait Shop present Jofus and the Plank, an anarchic new clown work by Lily Fish, one of Melbourne’s most talented physical comedians.

Meet Jofus: fast quipping, story spinning, absurd miming extraordinaire. Part Marcel Marceau, part Looney Tunes, and armed with nothing but a plank of wood.

This is turbo-charged clowning at its stupidest and most precise.

Physical theatre at its best – Australian Stage
Basking in the joyous and ludicrous has never felt so good – Gutter Culture
Thoroughly silly… in the best possible way – Fringe Feed

  • 7pm - 8pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm - 3pm Sunday
  • Full: $28 / Concession: $24 / Child: $14.50 / Group: $22
  • The Burrow, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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The Will To Be

In a time when homosexuality is illegal in Australia, a man of reputation must ask the everlasting question: ‘to be or not to be?’
A one-man show exploring legacy, sexuality, and shame, married with the words of William Shakespeare and music of the 1960s.

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Full $35, Concession $31, Member $28, Group (6+) $28, Early Bird $26
  • The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St (between Swanston & Elizabeth) Melbourne CBD
  • eventbrite.com.au
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Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Revue

Oh, here we go again! Another variety show raving about its diverse lineup of excellent burlesque, cabaret, comedy and drag artists; each bringing to the table their own personal style and exquisite talents to entice our audiences. We’re not going to over-sell how different we are, or try to convince you that our show is better than others. We just know we’re putting on a damn entertaining, highly arousing celebration of performance art.
With a rotating cast of some of the finest variety performers Melbourne Fringe has to offer, you can return every night of the season to witness something completely new! Fill your nights with award winners, awe-inspirers, the weird, the wonderful and the beautiful.

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2019 Footy Festival DATE: Starts 25 Sep

The Footy Festival is a free celebration of the Toyota AFL Finals Series and the excitement of September in Melbourne, showcasing the best in food, music, kids activities and of course footy from Wednesday 25 September until Toyota AFL Grand Final Day on Saturday 28 September.
Located at Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG, the Footy Festival will feature player appearances, giveaways, music and some of Melbourne’s best food trucks and bars for an action packed four days.

Children will have the most epic experience in the MILO Kids Zone! They’ll run, jump, laugh and get messy as they explore the awesome AFL Obstacle Course, Woolworths AFL Playground and Nintendo Interactive Zone. And you never know, they might spot some AFL and AFLW stars too!

The Taste of Footy precinct will be filled with some of Melbourne’s most iconic food, bites and beverages! Take a seat amongst all of the action, listen to the sounds and enjoy the incredible atmosphere.
The Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade, proudly supported by the City of Melbourne, provides a chance for supporters of all ages to see the players taking part in the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Marching bands and roving entertainers will join the cavalcade of Toyota HiLuxes and the ALL-New Toyota Supras parading the Grand Final teams from the Old Treasury Building to the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site at Yarra Park at the MCG on Friday the 28th September.

The festivities continue after the parade with the Grand Final Eve Concert commencing from 1pm with live entertainment!

When it comes to the big dance, sit back with friends and watch the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final LIVE on the big screens. Just a drop punt away from the MCG, you’ll be able to hear the roar of the crowd from inside the ground.

The Footy Festival is jam packed with family fun! For more information head to footyfestival.afl

  • 25/09 - 10.00AM-6.00PM 26/09 - 10.00AM-6.00PM 27/09 - 09.00AM-6.00PM 28/09 - 09.00AM-6.00PM
  • Free
  • Yarra Park, Marathon Way, East Melbourne VIC 3002
  • footyfestival.afl
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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers

Following the success of Jurassic Unearthed by Silvers Circus, Showtime Attractions and Silvers Circus have once again joined forces to bring their most exciting and ambitious spectacular to Australia—Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers, which will open in Melbourne on Thursday 11th September before touring other cities and regional centres across Australia and New Zealand.

Featured in this 90-minute spectacular will be all your favourite Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover and Big Bird. In addition to the Sesame Street characters, the Circus will feature performers from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia.

The excitement starts on arrival. Light boxes have been positioned at the entry to the show, where children can learn how to draw the Sesame Street characters. They’ll also enjoy ball-pit fun and be greeted by Big Bird at ‘Elmo’s World’. After the show, Big Bird will be out to meet and greet fans and pose for photos.

  • Starts from 11am, 3:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Blue Seating: $25 Children, $30 Adults; Red Elevation: $30 Children, $40 Adults; Silver Ringside: $65; Gold Ringside: $80
  • Burnley Oval, Richmond
  • sesamestreetcircus.com.au
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The Aussie Ethnic Idenity Crisis

The Aussie Ethnic Id

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • $15 concession, $18 Full price
  • TIC: Swanston, The Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Room 502
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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Come From Away

A global success story, COME FROM AWAY opened on Broadway to rave reviews in 2017 and has continued its record-breaking triumph with a second production in Toronto, a third production touring North America and a West End production that has just been nominated for nine Olivier Awards. COME FROM AWAY opens at Melbourne’s newly refurbished Comedy Theatre on Saturday 20 July.

  • 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2pm Sundays and 8pm Fridays and Saturdays
  • Various
  • Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
  • comefromaway.com.au
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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers

Following the success of Jurassic Unearthed by Silvers Circus, Showtime Attractions and Silvers Circus have once again joined forces to bring their most exciting and ambitious spectacular to Australia—Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers, which will open in Melbourne on Thursday 11th September before touring other cities and regional centres across Australia and New Zealand.

Featured in this 90-minute spectacular will be all your favourite Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover and Big Bird. In addition to the Sesame Street characters, the Circus will feature performers from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia.

The excitement starts on arrival. Light boxes have been positioned at the entry to the show, where children can learn how to draw the Sesame Street characters. They’ll also enjoy ball-pit fun and be greeted by Big Bird at ‘Elmo’s World’. After the show, Big Bird will be out to meet and greet fans and pose for photos.

  • Starts from 11am, 3:00pm, 7:30pm
  • Blue Seating: $25 Children, $30 Adults; Red Elevation: $30 Children, $40 Adults; Silver Ringside: $65; Gold Ringside: $80
  • Burnley Oval, Richmond
  • sesamestreetcircus.com.au
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