The Fringe–exotic and (sometimes) excellent theatre from here and away

Here at The Record, we’ve been busy, but we’ve still managed to see three wonderful shows at the Victoria Fringe Festival.

Fado by Puente Theatre of Victoria: more fabulous Portuguese culture than you ever imagined flourishing right here in Victoria. A feast of song and story set in a Lisboa cabaret, brought to life on the stage of the White Eagle Polish Hall.

If you can catch the Friday or Saturday performance, you’ll get an end of show concert by Sara Marreiros that pierces the heart of Fado. Muito obrigado.

The Birdman and Egg by Downunderground: Australia meets Japan for a wacky, funny, sweet and sweaty show. Neti Pot demo included.

Para Dos:¬†Breathless tango meets classical ballet, this is the closest you’ll get to the dance halls of Buenos Aires without a plane ticket. The near sold out crowd at the Metro Theatre went wild and some went home with the shoes of dancer¬†Erin Scott-Kafadar, which have to be replaced after every show.

Send us your Fringe picks and catch it before the final curtain falls Sunday, Sept. 2.