Talking seesaws, live hypnosis and a water ballet about the menstrual cycle. Yup, Melbourne Fringe is well and truly upon us, and there's a hell of a lot to take in.
Running from September 14 through to October 1 at venues all around Melbourne, this year's festival program is packed to the brim with a mix of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, installation, music and more. Cassandra-Elli Yiannacou's play The Last Journalist on Earth explores the madness of the modern day news industry, while punters after something a little more outrageous need look no further than Betty Grumble's latest burlesque show, titled Sex Clown Saves the World.
Further highlights include Completely Improvised Potter, an improv show set in the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling, and The Children's Party, a participatory art project featuring aspiring pollies between the ages of eight and 12. There'll also be a number of works from emerging Indigenous artists courtesy of the Deadly Fringe Artist Development program.
For the full Melbourne Fringe program visit melbournefringe.com.au.