Article | Laura Money
Navigating FRINGEWORLD can be hard at the best of times, but trying to organise shows for the whole family? Forget it! The Fourth Wall understands so we’ve put together a list of our favourite children’s shows for FRINGEWORLD 2023. Pay attention and you could even win some tickets!
Alex and Evie and the Forever Falling Rain | State Theatre Centre WA | Until 28th January 2023
In a world where it’s always raining, Alex and Evie form a strong bond and eventually go on a quest to stop the forever falling rain. It’s a charming and beautiful tale that will tug on the heartstrings. Alex and Evie and the Forever Falling Rain is a delightful story with all the epic elements – a talking cat, a quest with tasks and challenges on the way, and a charming fable-like premise that encourages listening to one another and developing friendships.
An Utterly Rubbish Adventure | State Theatre Centre WA | Until 28th January 2023
Join Mr Jim as he falls into the bin and has many awesome adventures on his way out. Playing all the characters, singing, and creating puppets from everyday items, James Hancox presents an instant classic. An Utterly Rubbish Adventure is an utterly brilliant show. It uses everyday items as puppets and play, creating a positive solution for the rubbish crisis. The gentle message of reusing and recycling manifests in a groovy song by the Inventor and the touching ending will make you want to do your trash better.
Mr Snotbottom Comedian For Kids | The Hat Trick – Pleasure Garden | Until 29th January 2023
This hilarious kid’s comedian has perfected the art of children’s comedy – from stinky behaviour to silly jokes and lots of prat falls, Mr Snotbottom will have all the kids laughing. Kid go absolutely bonkers for the quirky and funny Mr Snotbottom – we’re giving away a family pass to see him on Sunday 29th January so comment below what your ultimate Fringe binge with kids looks like and go into the draw.
Strictly Barking | The Pocket – Pleasure Garden | Until 29th January 2023
This hilarious two-hander features crowd favourites Jon & Ollie as they tell the story of a lonely old man who befriends a homeless dog and they enter a ballroom dancing competition. There are hilarious characters, funny costumes, and amazing physical comedy. The kids get really involved, throwing fruit and balls all over the audience and literally calling out pantomime style. Their antics are 100% worth every penny spent on this delightfully funny show.
The Listies – Make Some Noise! | State Theatre Centre WA | Until 29th January 2023
The Listies are a comedy duo who focus on music. They will get all the kids – and quite a few adults – up on their feet, dancing and singing along. It’s a classic comedy duo of straight man and silly man doing what they do best – making noise! Every song is hilarious, every dance move on point, and every audience interaction lands. These guys are great with a crowd – they know children well enough to contain their energy while also whipping them up into a frenzy – now that’s talent.
Charlie Caper – Magical | The Gold Digger – Pleasure Garden | Until 5th February 2023
This absolutely charming magic show is the kind of gentle entertainment that is perfect for all ages. Caper is a gentleman and magician and every trick is subtle, not showy. There will be smiles of delight all around as Charlie shows off his greatest hits from 20 years of performing. We loved the show so much last time, we’re still trying to figure out how he did it!
KABOOM! | The Hat Trick – Pleasure Garden | Until 12th February 2023
Hilariously neurodivergent self-confessed experimenter Magnus Danger Magnus is back in Perth making things explode! The show is literally him performing fun chemistry experiments and setting things, including himself on fire. There’s something for everyone – for the curious there’s his mantra: try it! For the showy there’s Magnus’s amazing stage presence and the science fist. For the cat lover there’s a cute surprise, and for the pyromaniacs…well there’s actually quite a bit for them!
Get your tickets HERE.
PreHysterical | The Aurora Spiegeltent – Pleasure Garden | Until 12th February 2023
A stone-age twist on your classic circus, these acrobats will have you shouting yabba-dabba-do! Headfirst Acrobats are known for their quirky themes and this is no exception. From outrunning predators, to finding food and grappling with stone-age technology this group of acrobats will dazzle through the ages.
VIKINGS! | The Gold Digger – Pleasure Garden | Until 19th February 2023
Go on the ultimate adventure with two VIKINGS! as they embark on a quest to find Thor’s hammer. VIKINGS! is the ultimate in children’s entertainment. It’s funny, charming, quirky, and shows off the talents of Norton and Bayliss perfectly. And the ending will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
We’re giving away a DOUBLE PASS to see the show so just comment below how you would lift Thor’s hammer to go into the draw.
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The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.