Keeping it real in our City

​Flaws and All – the reason we love Fringe

Well it started clean… but then it got REAL dirty!

Oh come on, get your mind out of the gutter would you? All I meant was that by the end of the show, Dawn had bright blue eye shadow smothered across her forehead and down the side of her face, red lipstick not just on her lips, but all the way around them, water drenching her from head to toe, oh – and sponge cake crumbs in places where sponge cake crumbs really shouldn’t be.

How did all of this happen you may ask? Well, that’s for me to know and for you to watch the show and find out.

I’m not sure what got me the most. Was it the fluorescent yellow tutu? Or the blue stiletto heels? Maybe it was the constant burping that kept me enthralled for 50 minutes? I know what you’re thinking, sounds hectic right? That’s because it damn well was!

It’s amazing how minimal props (and by minimal, I mean a Trapeze and Diabolo) can create such an incredible show. Flaws and All really had it all; there was dressing and undressing on a Trapeze, deliberate (really) awkward movements and sounds and talking with a mouth full of food. I mean, normally you hate when people talk with their mouth full, but Dawn just gets away with it.

Spending my night watching this show in a little Fringe tent with a full-house audience was honestly quite magical.

I’m giving it 4/5 stars – definitely worth a watch. If you’re lucky, you might even get a little sponge cake to nibble on.

You have until February 25th to take a trip to The Black Flamingo at The Pleasure Garden and trust me, you really don’t want to miss out on this one.

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Lauren Higham

I’m Lauren, and I’ve lived in Perth for the whole 23 years of my life!

By day, I’m the Marketing Coordinator at the wonderful Perth Happenings and by night, you’ll either find me paying my local Zambrero a visit, craving the 'Cheesecake' flavoured ice cream from Gusto Gelato or watching crappy reality shows on TV. My favourite Friday night consists of watching footy on the couch with some brie cheese and crackers, and on my weekends, I thoroughly enjoy sleep ins and yoga. I'm a big fan of living as green and as naturally as possible and I'm also a bit of a neat freak.

I love getting out and about in this great little city we call home; Hawkers Markets, Farmers Markets, The Hopman Cup, a Wildcats game, the movies, a music event – you name it, the list goes on. You’ll often catch me around the Vic Park area, but I’ll go anywhere for a good time.