Theatre, comedy and more! What's on at the Southside Fringe?

With so many events on our programme (and without a working time machine) it can be tough deciding which of our fantastic events to go to!


Don’t worry though, if you like a show here’s all the theatre, comedy, cabaret, dance and spoken word events so there’s bound to be something you’ll love.


Tom Harlow Boylesque is performing several cabaret shows at The Savings Bank: Harlow’s Hideaway (Sat 11th) where you can expect the unexpected at an intimate and immersive house party filled with cabaret's finest, burlesque bombshells, singing starlets, magic beyond belief, and much more. And for the kids, Under the ABC, where the "not so little Merman" Tom will be reading fun, empowering and diverse stories and singing some of his all time favourite Disney songs (Sun 12th).


Or head over to The Bungo-Lo for Southside’s longest running monthly cabaret, The Sinister Wink: All the Sinister Sundays every Sunday of the Southside Fringe (12th, 19th, 26th). The Weimar-style duo, whose whiteface makeup and shabby suits evoke both Waiting for Godot and Laurel and Hardy, accompany themselves on ukulele and cello as they sing jaunty ditties about nationalist folly, the arms trade and drowning refugees.


Get your dancing shoes on for several shows which combine dance, theatre and art: In 21 Pornographies (Thurs 16th), Danish choreographer and dancer Mette Ingvartsen examines the powers of pleasure and the pleasures of power, from the Marquis De Sade to the 70s happy heydays, to war-, torture-, and news-porn. The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture in her show, Notorious (Sat 11th) examining the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie), to interrogate pop culture’s take on the female monster. And, created and performed by Patricia Panther, Letitia Pleiades, Ashanti Harris and Mele Broomes, V/DA’s Sonic Séance (Thurs 16th and Sat 18th), describes itself as “a vent of desperation, a call for empowerment from the ancestors. Looking at the past, present and future, subverting elements used to shape and manipulate us for the imperialist gaze, Sonic Séance is a passage through the minerals of our earth, ancient symbols, sexual leverage and colonial primitivist fantasies.”