Despite the sun, summer in Sydney has been a dreary affair without its usual roster of theatre, live music, art and performances. Omicron has ripped through our health system and all but snuffed out Sydney's creative pulse. The light at the end of this hellish tunnel? At the end of February Sydney Fringe Sideshow is taking over The Rocks for ten days and nights of intimate shows.
From Friday, February 25 to March 6, 2022, more than one hundred free and ticketed events will take place, as part of a joint effort from organisers behind Sydney Fringe Festival and the NSW Government. Across three venues on George Street, namely The Terraces, The Old Observe, The Old Coroner's Court plus a secret location dubbed The Gallery, punters can enjoy stand-up comedy, live music and theatre performances that spotlight new and emerging talent.
Who is on the lineup so far? At The Terraces expect a gag reel of performances from comedic acts of all experiences. From Fiona Cox with XOXO Gosford Girl, a show about fears and hometowns and trying to escape both, Hot Chick/Tired Mum from Sydney Fringe Festival alumni Steph Broadbridge, Aus-Mosis, a show about the relevance of culture delivered by Te Rina Taite, and so much more.
As for live music? The Old Observer Hotel is playing host to a variety of musicians across different genres like Pop, Electro, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Cabaret. Georgia Mooney, Abby Dobson, Prinnie Stevens, Tessa Thames, Leah Flanagan and Ella Haber are just a few names set to take the stage. They'll be joined by spoken word artists and storytellers.
Independent and artist owned collective, Tortuga Studios will breathe fresh life into The Old Coroner’s Court with installations and immersive multi-disciplinary art displays.
Sydney Fringe Sideshow will prove to be salve for our art deprived city. Explore the full program online at the Sydney Fringe Sideshow website, where you'll find ticket and accessibility details, also.