WECC @ THE WINNIPEG FRINGE

WECC_logo_4C_coatedLet’s spend the night together at the Winnipeg Fringe!

With five internationally acclaimed shows in two venues under the one roof, not to mention a bar AND air-conditioning, why go anywhere else?

Click on the image to go to the booking page for each show and here for a full WECC schedule.

 

VENUE 24 – VENTURA HALL

OLIVE COPPERBOTTOM: A New Musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton

Following the global delicate sold out successes of Promise and Promiscuity, Kiwi Penny Ashton swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians to crusty life. A rollicking one-woman musical journey through 15 singing, dancing and gin guzzling characters.

“…very very funny…very very good…” Radio New Zealand National

“For a truly absorbing, electrically energetic, madly captivating show, you must see Olive Copperbottom.” Wellington Regional News

For Promise and Promiscuity ★★★★★ CBC, ★★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh, ★★★★★ Edmonton Sun, ★★★★★ Global TV, ★★★★★ Rip It Up Adelaide, ★★★★1/2 Winnipeg Free Press, ★★★★★ 1/2 Edmonton Journal, ★★★★ The Scotsman

19.07 – 18:15 | 20.07 – 19:00 | 21.07 – 20:30 | 22.07 – 17:15 | 23.07 – 16:30 | 24.07 – 20:30 | 25.07 – 19:00 | 26.07 – 17:30 | 27.07 – 19:00 | 28.07 – 19:00 | 29.07 – 19:15 | 30.07 – 18:00   BOOK: Here | Website: www.hotpink.co.nz

 

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EUROSMASH! (by Die Roten Punkte)

Back by popular demand, Berlin’s premiere art rock duo, Otto & Astrid from the band Die Roten Punkte, perform unashamedly slick, Eurovision-inspired pop from their new album Eurosmash! amidst some inevitable sibling dysfunction and punk spirit anarchy.

Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say ‘Hallo!’ to your new favourite band.

★★★★★ “All you need to know is this: they’re hilarious.” CBC Manitoba

★★★★★ “Otto & Astrid take rock to a new level with this wild cabaret” Herald Sun, Melbourne
★★★★★ “The perfect musical comedy act – it should not be missed.” Broadway Baby, UK

★★★★★ “Pants-wettingly funny!” Uptown Magazine

19.07 – 21:30 | 20.07 – 20:45 | 21.07 – 17:15 | 22.07 – 20:30 | 23.07 – 19:45 | 24.07 – 17:15 | 25.07 – 20:45 | 26.07 – 20:45 | 27.07 – 17:15 | 28.07 – 20:45 | 29.07 – 17:30  Book: Here | Website: www.ottoandastrid.com

 

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SWORDPLAY: A Play of Swords by Sex T-Rex

Winner of the 2015 Just for Laughs Best Comedy Award and the 2016 Atlantic Fringe Best Comedy Award, and with a trail of sold-out houses and rave reviews, Sex T-Rex’s most popular show SwordPlay: A Play of Swords comes to the Winnipeg Fringe.

Chandelier-swinging, epic adventure and swordfights, swordfights, swordfights await as Sex T-Rex brings their signature cinematic style to the stage, dancing from The Princess Bride, to Final Fantasy, to Game of Thrones and dipping their rapier wit into all things sordid and sworded.

“…proves that theatre is still the perfect medium for creating the impossible.” ★★★★★ – The Coast

“The most exhilarating show yet from a hyper-kinetic company.” ★★★★★ – Torontoist

“…inspired, imaginative and first rate theatrical magic.” ★★★★ 1/2 – My Entertainment World

19.07 – 20:00 | 20.07 – 17:30 | 21.07 – 19:00 | 22.07 – 19:00 | 23.07 – 18:15 | 24.07 – 19:00 | 25.07 – 17:30 | 26.07 – 17:30 | 27.07 – 20:45 | 28.07 – 17:30 | 29.07 – 21:00 | 30.07 – 19:45  BOOK: HERE | Website: www.sextrexcomedy.com

 

 

VENUE 25 – ACU HALL

 

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THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN – Written and Directed by Shane Adamczak

From the bizarre minds of Australian Fringe-favourite Shane Adamczak (Zack Adams, Trampoline) and Al Lafrance (The Quitter, JFL Award winner) comes a new sci-fi buddy-comedy about a man who lives in another man’s beard.

★★★★★ “Seriously good writing. Seriously great performances. Ridiculously funny show.” – Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★★ “This was a beautiful hidden gem of a show. Funny, heartfelt and pretty crazy… If you never thought you wanted to see a show about a man living on another man’s beard, trust me you do. ” – The Funny Tonne

★★★★★ “One of the most original and entertaining buddy-comedies you’re ever likely to have the opportunity to see” – Kryztoff

19.07 – 20:00 | 20.07 – 17:30 | 21.07 – 20:45 | 22.07 – 19:15 | 23.07 – 18:30 | 24.07 – 19:00 | 25.07 – 17:45 | 26.07 – 19:15 | 27.07 – 21:00 | 28.07 – 17:45 | 29.07 – 20:30 | 30.07 – 18:15 BOOK: HERE | Website: www.weepingspoon.com

 

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Part theatre piece and part storytelling show, Drunk Girl explores the intimacy, tenacity, celebration and terror of women who drink. We watch performer Thea Fitz-James analyze what people say about drunk girls, her own drinking, and family rituals, asking, through 2 enigmatic characters, why so many smart, high-achieving women, seem to love a drink or 10.

Drunk Girl is that moment when the party takes a turn, but it’s too late to leave: we’re implicated now, caught in a rollercoaster of calorie-counting keg parties, false feminisms, denial and love. From the creator of fringe favourite NAKED LADIESDrunk Girl takes an honest look at how Drunk Girls occupy the contemporary imagination: as contemporary crisis or radical feminist?
-Sold out Fringe World season at The Blue Room Theatre
-Nominated for the Best Theatre Award, Fringe WORLD

★★★★★ “A cleverly curated thesis… she has the audience eating out of the palm of her hand the whole way through.” -The Australia Times

★★★★ 1/2 stars “Thea Fitz-James is an effortless and clever storyteller, instantly connecting with her audience thanks to her confident, intelligent, and familiar energy on stage.” – Vue Weekly

19.07 – 17:30 | 20.07 – 19:10 | 21.07 – 20:40 | 22.07 – 17:20 | 23.07 – 18:15 | 24.07 – 20:40 | 25.07 – 17:20 | 26.07 – 19:10 | 27.07 – 20:40 | 28.07 – 17:20 | 29.07 – 19:10 | 30.07 – 19:40 BOOK: HERE | Website: www.theafitzjames.com

 

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