FRINGEWORLD, In Brief, Interview

FIVE WITH FRINGE | Simone Springer | SOLO

Simone Springer is the funny-woman behind her SOLO show all about being single for the first time in a while. We caught up with her ahead of her FRINGEWORLD 2022 show to see what we’re in for.

What is your show about?

I’ve been single for the last five years after spending 17 years not. This show is a combination of jokes and stories that I’ve built up over the last five years but also a reflection on relationships in general. Find out why I’m banned from tinder! And about the worst date ever! 

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

At the end of the show I give the single people in the audience the only advice they will ever need. It’s so fun even I struggle to keep a straight face. 

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

Lucky! Grateful. Forever grateful.

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

The Confessional – you won’t see another show like it – go be forgiven for your “sins”. Matt Storer’s new show (Hot Nonsense) – I saw his show last year and it was amazing. Worship if you want art coming to life and Sugar Blue Burlesque if you want something sexy. The Laugh Resort’s Galentine’s Day Gala (all female comedy lineup) I’ll be hosting this year. Oh, and Sunday Singles!! The MOST fun show I host. 

Describe your show in 3 words:

Tinder, Dating, unsolicited d… oh, look at that, I ran out of words in the nick of time!

You can catch all the dating ups and downs at The Shoe Bar until 12th February 2022. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this FRINGEWORD 2022

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.

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FIVE WITH FRINGE | Amy Hetherington | Crying Over Spilt Milk

Amy Hetherington is the hilarious comedian who has been gracing Perth stages for years. This FRINGEWORLD 2022, she is stuck in Darwin so will be live at Shoe Bar on the big screen! We caught up with her ahead of her silver screen debut.

What is your show about?

Crying Over Spilt Milk is about the joy, pain and madness of being a new parent. Stories about sleep deprivation, weird advice from strangers, sore nipples, and crying over spilled milk. I’ve got a 5 month old baby who also makes an appearance in the show.

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

Well this has changed for Fringe World cos the fact I’m doing the show (at all) is my favourite part! Given border closures I wasn’t able to get to Perth from Darwin but the legends at The Laugh Resort have organised the technology for me to perform live, on a life-sized screen with audience interaction. It’s really cool and I’m so proud we’re doing it rather than cancelling.

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

It’s exhausting… but also there’s a lot of pride in being a performer in 2022. Sure there are challenges and we’re jumping through hoops and filled with unknown anxiety, but I still feel like it’s a privilege to entertain people and to have other humans choose to spend their time with me as an artist. People need to laugh and be entertained in these unprecedented times so I feel like my job is more important than ever.

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

I recommend all the local comedy, Perth has an excellent scene at the moment. In this final week make sure you see Simone Springer SOLO, Cameron McLaren’s Big Dumb Game Show33 Years Single (Daniel Delby), Luke Bolland: Bubble Boy and also I always love Matt Hale Comedy Hypnotist.

Describe your show in 3 words:

Mums Night Out

You can catch this unique event from The Laugh Resort at Shoe Bar until 13th February 2022. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this FRINGEWORD 2022

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.

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FIVE WITH FRINGE | Colin Ebsworth | Me, My Cult and I

Colin Ebsworth is the hilarious Perth comedian who has delighted audiences with his stand-up for years. This time he turns storyteller in Me, My Cult and I – an autobiographical piece that is sure to have you laughing. We caught up with him to see what it’s all about.

What is your show about?

Being raised in a cult from my parents being matched in a mass wedding. It looks at the origins of the cult, it’s leader, how my family became involved and where both ended up.

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

Probably going through the parts of my family life that I enjoyed the most and the dynamic we had with such a big group… and the crazy cult stuff.

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

We are very lucky to be in WA so I’m grateful for any opportunity to perform, just please, no more zoom gigs Mcgowan. 

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

Rory Lowe Certified Funny Boy is just pure good comedy from an absolute pro.

Describe your show in 3 words:

Crazy Cult Family

You can join the cult at The Goodwill Club until 13th February 2022 with an extra show on the 17th. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this FRINGEWORD 2022

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.

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FIVE WITH FRINGE | Susannah Thompson | Cecelia

Susannah Thompson is the singing sensation behind Cecelia, a new cabaret show Downstairs at the Maj as part of ACES Cabaret. We caught up ahead of the show to see what we’re in for.

What is your show about?

After a medical diagnosis Cecelia experiences a flashback to 1970 – the year of her birth – she retraces her steps to 2021 through musical moments in time – informed by the experiences of Australian women in regards to health, hysteria and gender roles.  

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

The diverse songs and stories together in the one show.

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

Performing is just another way to share thoughts with others.  When so many thoughts can’t be shared at this time all over the world it feels like a great gift to be able to gather in a room with other humans.

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

Anything in the ACES programme.  Cabaret is the best!

Describe your show in 3 words:

Stories, Songs, Smiles.

You can catch the time-travelling Cecelia at ACES Cabaret until 12th February 2022. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this FRINGEWORD 2022

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.

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FIVE WITH FRINGE | Kyra Belford-Thomas | Gatho At Mine

Kyra Belford-Thomas is the writer/director of Gatho At Mine, a new theatre piece playing at The Hayman Theatre at Curtin University as part of FRINGEWORLD 2022. We caught up ahead of the show to see what audiences can expect.

What is your show about?

Gatho At Mine is about those awkward teenage years when you’re no longer a kid, but you’re not yet an adult. It deals with all the humour, and more difficult moments of finding your place in the world. 

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

There are some very awkward dance moves in the show that always make me laugh. 

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

I just feel so lucky to be able to create work, and have audiences come along to see it. It’s never a certainty so we are so grateful for each opportunity. 

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

I have seen some amazing shows this Fringe season, but I would definitely head along to the two other shows performing at the Hayman Theatre with us – Mechanical Man and Sweating Like a Stuck Pig

Describe your show in 3 words:

Endearing, fun, confronting

You can catch Gatho At Mine at The Hayman Theatre until 12th February 2022. TICKETS

Keep up with The Fourth Wall on Facebook and @fourth_wall_media on Instagram to see what we’re up to this FRINGEWORD 2022

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.