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Get Your Heart Racing At These 5 Unmissable Fringe World Events

By Sophie Hart
9th Jan 2020

Our beloved FRINGE WORLD Festival is just around the corner and this year’s lineup is absolutely stacked. With more than 700 events unfolding across the city there’s plenty to get excited about but we’ve partnered with FRINGE WORLD to bring you five that simply cannot be missed. 

From hilarious drag shows and mind-blowing acrobatics to frisky late-night circus shows, here are five events you need to grab tickets to before they sell out. 

Karen From Finance Out Of Office 

Performed by beloved Australian drag queen Karen From Finance featuring her trademark high-camp hilarious mashups, Karen From Finance Is Out Of Office will have you in absolute fits of laughter. Karen’s hitting the road, and she’s hitting it hard, waving goodbye to her 80-hour workweek in search for self-discovery… and self-annihilation.

Karen From Finance has toured internationally across Australia, New Zealand and the UK with RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Trixie Mattel, Alaska, Bob the Drag Queen and more, as well as with the Australian cult cabaret ensemble Yummy. Strap yourselves in, this is one not to be missed. 


A frisky show of the late-night variety that will get your heart racing and knees trembling, RAILED is back and it’s better than ever. A western-themed circus meets bare-knuckle bar fights, prepare for finely chiselled abs, bare chests and plenty of laughs. Performed by multi-award-winning Head First Acrobats, the boys of RAILED will seriously steal your hearts. Grab your tickets before they’re gone. 

A Simple Space

A show laden with impossible tricks and wild stunts, A Simple Space is the must-see internationally-acclaimed circus sensation from Gravity & Other Myths. Set to a live percussion band, watch as seven acrobats push to their physical limits without reserve in a performance so intimate you can feel the heat and hear every breath. We can’t wait. 

L.I.A.R. (Life Is A Rehearsal)

Where high-flying circus meets outrageous comedy, L.I.A.R. (Life Is A Rehearsal) is a dazzling performance from Berlin-native Remi Martin. Martin (star of LIMBO, Blanc de Blanc Encore) evolves before your very eyes through childhood, adolescence and into the daily grind with plenty of laughs and gasps along the way. Packed with extraordinary props, special effects and a powerful live soundtrack, this performance is an odyssey of self-discovery. 

By A Thread

From the acclaimed and highly creative team One Fell Swoop Circus, this circus sensation By A Thread is back for its final year at Girls School. Watch in absolute awe as seven acrobats hoist each other to lofty heights and soar across the stage performing flips into each other’s arms. The performance explores the relationship between trust and risk in a mesmerising display of pure talent. This is your last chance to catch By A Thread so we highly recommend nabbing your tickets now. Our hands are already sweating. 

Get ready to lose yourself in the excitement and colour of FRINGE WORLD Festival, returning 17 January to 16 February 2020. Get your hands on tickets here


What: FRINGE WORLD Festival 2020
When: Friday, 17 January to Sunday, 16 February 2020
Where: Various locations
Click here for the full program.  

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by FRINGE WORLD and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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