Funtavia Frindge Hub Geraldton 2016

International, australian & local acts direct from

51 DAYS : 23 HOURS : 41 MINS : 45 Sec

8th, 9th & 10th Feb 2018

189 Marine Terrace, West End Geraldton

Food + Drink + Tunes every day 5:30pm til late

Free Entry

15 performances over three days

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Opening Night

What the Funtavia?!

Geraldton’s award winning Regional Fringe World Festival Hub Funtavia is once again docking a ship-load of the world’s biggest Fringe acts into Geraldton – and you can experience an exclusive taste of them all at the opening night show ‘What the Funtavia’.
This show is exceptional value for money, offering previews from Funtavia's program.

7:30pm Cargo Hold, Thursday 8th February

Buy $36 tickets
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Food + Drink + Tunes

Sand Bar

Come and enjoy a bite and a refreshing drink in the Funtavia Sand Bar. Nestled behind some of the West End’s untouched urban playground you will be in for a treat with food and drink.

Open daily from 5:30pm, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February

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Locally Produced

Gran In A Van

Speeding madly towards 60, instead of putting on the brakes and moving to the slow lane, 'Gran In A Van' hits the accelerator and hits a wild adventure about living in a campervan, portaloo mishaps, sinister snakes and an irrational fear of the dark.
Starting stand up late in life this Kwinana Grandma of four, who has never quite grown up herself has always loved making others laugh with her quick wit and crazy views on life. A tiny, fun size bag of wrinkles and giggles, Leonie will take you on a haphazard journey as she skids aimlessly along on the trip of a lifetime.

6:30pm Cargo Hold, Friday 9th February

Buy $18 Tickets
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Family friendly show

Comedy Allsorts - Family Pack

A comedy variety show for all ages performed by all ages. Geraldton has been crying out for a comedy show for all the family, well here it is! Family friendly stand-up, award winning young stand-up comedians and improvisers, with a little music thrown to keep it fresh. MC'ed by local stand-up and improv performers and coaches Kim Canny and Jody Quadrio. This locally built show, with performers aging from 11-46 years. It's gives local youth and adults an opportunity to be part of a Fringe show to encourage and continue to grow the exciting potential of the Midwest. Bring the family and have a laugh!

4:30pm Cargo Hold, Saturday 10th February

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International Act

AMY ABLER: PIANODIVALICIOUS!

With touches of Liberace and Victor Borge, Amy Abler is a classical concert pianist, gone rogue. From Beethoven to broadway, pop to Paganini, ragtime to rock'n'roll --- Amy plays it all! Warm, inspiring, and funny, Amy has captivated for the past ten years, performing in theatres and as a headliner on the main stage of ships including Queen Mary II and Allure of the Seas. She has also become a smash hit at arts festivals around Australia, Europe and the UK, where her residency at the Jazz Bar during Edinburgh Festival Fringe has become a cult phenomenon. Last years' season as part of Hubbub and Freo Royale was a smash hit, so book quickly to make sure you don't miss out.

'A seasoned entertainer who has not forgotten how to entertain' TheatrePress.com.au

9pm Cargo Hold, Friday 9th February

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Locally Produced

What My Mother Told Me

Hear hilarious stories on the perils of puberty, your rights to rebel, and the blooms of what you thought was your first love from four very out the box characters.

A comical cabaret-style show that celebrates the tears, the triumphs and the love of our mothers through song and true stories.

No matter who we are or where we come from, this voyage from puberty to adulting will bring you back in touch with how motherly advice, that is not always forthcoming or welcomed, crosses boundaries and draws attention to how similar our experiences and relationships with our mothers actually are.

You'll laugh, cry and feel uncomfortably sorry for them as they play out, recount and celebrate all the best intentions of our mothers.

6:30pm Cargo Hold, Saturday 10th February

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Fat Girls In Bike Shorts

A hilarious glimpse into the life of two girls who are grabbing life by the 'handles' and holding on for the ride. Come laugh and learn why $8 at Kmart is all you need for a chafe-free summer, and why body shaming never made anyone like cake less.

"insightful and incisive, and -- most importantly -- had the packed out theatre in hysterics from start to finish." Rotunda Media

If you love life as much as you do snacking unnecessarily between meals, do yourself a favour and book a ticket to this show.

★★★★ ripitup.com.au

"Sitorus and Aberg are the perfect pairing!" ★★★★½ The Australian Times

"Full of energy and hilariously relatable, Aberg and Sitorus give us a show that is laugh-out-loud funny, but also an insightful look into how the world treats fat girls." ★★★★ ripitup

7:45pm Cargo Hold, Friday 9th February

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Live Video Game

JOHN ROBERTSON: THE DARK ROOM

You awake to find yourself in a dark room! You, the audience, must choose an option. Will you: A) Find the light switch. B) Cry for help. C) Go north? Come and play a live-action, text-based adventure game! It's a choose your own adventure -- choose it! After 4 million YouTube hits, 10 crowd-surfs, four death threats and sell-out shows worldwide. John Robertson's The Dark Room hits Perth for a rare hometown show. Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors Award 2016. ★★★★★ British Comedy Guide, 2017 ★★★★★ Skinny, 2017 ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks, 2017 "Not to be missed" The Guardian, 2017 Don't miss it! Appearing as part of Tomas Ford's The Fxxk Yxu: a tightly curated fistful of only-at-the-fringe thrill rides from around the world smashing the Rosemount Hotel's Four5Nine from Jan 26 - Feb 11.

7:45pm Cargo Hold, Saturday 10th February

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I CAN MAKE YOU IRISH!

The world is split into two kinds of people; those who are Irish and those who wish they were. Award-winning Irish comic Mary Bourke presents an hilarious guide on how to be "authentically Irish" in a post Brexit World. Is there more than leprechauns, drinking and "the craic"? If you want to understand Ireland and the Irish better then come see this show!

"One of the best female comics in the UK" GQ, 2017

"An hour packed with fine routines and beautifully written gags" The Scotsman, 2017

"Savage and lyrical" The New Statesman, 2017

"Mary Bourke's obvious skill is such that the audience are never less than utterly delighted. An accomplished and thoroughly enjoyable piece of work." ★★★★★ Fest Magazine, 2017

6:30 pm Main Deck, Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February

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As heard on Triple J

CIARAN LYONS - 21

Triple J Radio Host and CH10 The Project Metro Whip Presenter, 21 year old Ciaran Lyons, is one of Australia's fastest rising comedians.

Since Ciaran was handpicked for Melbourne International Comedy Festival's "Comedy Zone" in 2015 and voted by The Sunday Times as one of WA's Hottest 100 People in 2016, he has been regularly performing at all the major comedy venues and festivals across the country aswell as supporting household names such as Akmal and Lawrence Mooney.

He has made appearances at Splendour in the Grass "Wil Anderson and Friends", Triple J's Good Az Friday, ABC's "Comedy Bites" and more recently was part of the Sydney Comedy Festival showcase tour across New South Wales.

Don't miss Ciaran in his fourth year performing at FRINGE WORLD, with his brand new show '21'

7:45pm Main Deck, Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February

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SUNS OF FRED

Join Suns of Fred for an energetic rollercoaster of fast-hitting live comedy! Talk about a triple threat in entertainment. More than a male cabaret trio, these home-grown heroes have saturated comedy over song and dance acts into one intense show, performing to sell out shows across Australia and internationally. This is the show you will remember!

9pm Main Deck, Saturday 9th & 10th February

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TOMÁS FORD: POP CRAPTACULAR

International cabaret sex god Tomas Ford (Crap Music Rave Party) reaches for international stardom with his biggest, dumbest pop extravaganza yet. The sequel to his 2016 smash hit Craptacular. Hear the trashiest pop songs of all time in ways you never asked to hear them. Think Kylie, Madonna and Bieber in a unique mix of stadium spectacular and hostage situation. 'It'll leave you grinning from ear to ear' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Marvellous and memorable' Highly Recommended Show (FringeReview.co.uk). 'A thrilling performance... not to be missed' ★★★★★ (West Australian).

Appearing as part of Tomas Ford's The Fxxk Yxu: a tightly curated fistful of only-at-the-fringe thrill rides from around the world smashing the Rosemount Hotel's Four5Nine from Jan 26 - Feb 11.

9pm Cargo Hold, Saturday 10th February

Buy $18 Tickets
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Tomas Fords Crap Music Rave Party

Grab your mates, request a crap song and hit the dance floor for the dumbest night of Funtavia! Tomás Ford is proudly the worst DJ in the world, returning with his idiotic super-club for non-stop parties. Think rave videos, DIY disco lights, a hyperactive DJ and a dance floor full of the greatest people ever. Book early, this will sell out!

10:30pm Cargo Hold, Saturday 10th February

Free entry
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Urbanscape

Fascinated by live painting and street arts? ‘Urbanscape’ is where it’s at. Fusing local arts and music to bring you something unique, this event is guaranteed to hit your sweet spot… you might want to prepare to get your hands dirty.

9pm Sand Bar, Friday 10th February

Free entry
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ACDC Exhibition

Off the Wall

An exhibition of works from ACDC members ranging from sculpture to performance art - the only requirement is that they not be 2D!

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th February

FREE ENTRY
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Festival location

LANEWAY // VENUES // BAR // FOOD
5:30pm til late in Geraldton’s Historic West End.

189 Marine Terrace
West End Geraldton WA 6530
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