Sydney Fringe Festival 2022 Programme First Highlights

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Top-Bottom, L-R: 'Titanic: The Movie, The Play', 'Yummy', 'Rough Trade', Garry Starr Top-Bottom, L-R: 'Titanic: The Movie, The Play', 'Yummy', 'Rough Trade', Garry Starr

Sydney's largest independent arts festival is back.


Sydney Fringe returns in 2022 for its first physical edition in two years, and its largest and longest programme to date. There are more than 500 events and more than 2,000 artists across more than 50 venues and 9 festival hubs.

Newly announced as a massive Fringe Kids programme at Darling Quarter, award-winning acts from Australia and New Zealand for the Touring Hub, and a programme of locally-made work by leading Sydney-based independent theatre-makers and artists.

'YUMMY', the multi-award-winning queer-pop cabaret spectacular, will bring a show incorporating drag, dance, circus and burlesque to the Eternity Playhouse. 'Titanic: The Movie, The Play' presented by Act React will be an interactive, immersive comedy performance for all ages.

There will be 13 award-winning acts from Australia and New Zealand heading to The Touring Hub at the Seymour Centre. Highlights include 'Six Women Standing In Front Of A White Wall' from Little Dove Theatre Art investigating the objectification of women; Selina Jenkins' 'BOOBS', following her life-changing decision to undergo a mastectomy; and Damien Warren-Smith with his alter-ego Garry Starr.

Made In Sydney is an exciting programme of work from leading Sydney-based independent theatre-makers and artists. There's Katie Pollock's one-woman play 'Rough Trade', Ally Morgan's one-woman cabaret show 'Not Today', and 'Introducing Aunty Jude', an exploration of women doing things differently through a mix of live music, clowning, and the absurd.

For the young ones, Fringe Kids takes over the Darling Quarter across the school holidays. It's an exciting line-up of circus performances, street theatre and games.

Bringing things to a close will be a live, mixed reality transglobal dance party streamed between Sydney and Mexico. It features interactive audio-visual installations and aerial performance artists.

“We couldn’t be more excited to support and present the work of Sydney’s incredible indie arts sector as part of our most ambitious programme to date,” Sydney Fringe CEO and Festival Director Kerri Glasscock says. “There has never been a better time to get out and explore Sydney Fringe, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience the very best the city has to offer.”

Sydney Fringe Festival takes place from 15 August-30 September.

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