LiveLighter Busselton Fringe set for biggest weekend of fun

Biggest weekend of Busselton Fringe fun is set to come this weekend. Image supplied.

Biggest weekend of Busselton Fringe fun is set to come this weekend. Image supplied.

LiveLighter Busselton Fringe is gearing up for its third and biggest weekend of festivities from Thursday to Saturday, with 13 shows and 20 performances taking place across six venues.

This weekend is set to be the biggest, with international comedians mixed with sexy dance and burlesque, magic for grown-ups, live music and more.

Fringe festival director Russell Chandler said it was an opportunity to catch a variety of talent in Busselton, all at once.

"The biggest problem is not finding something on, but figuring out what to choose," he said.

"Ticket prices are only $20-$30 so make a night of it with a couple of shows and dinner in between."

The Underground, by Elysian Creative, is one of the many highlights of the weekend's program.

This exciting show brings a sexy underground Latin club to Busselton, complete with dance, vocals, live percussion, waacking, stand-up comedy and physical theatre.

Elysian Creative founder and choreographer Rafaela Lico said she wanted to create something bursting with energy and passion.

"By entering The Underground, I want every audience member to feel as though they are being swept away from reality and captured by the atmosphere of the club," she said.

A Midsummer Night's Drink is another fun highlight of the weekend's program and involves an improvised retelling of Shakespeare by five professional actors - but one of them is drunk.

"It's the groups first time in Busselton and comes off the back of three years of sell-out runs at Perth Fringe," show creator Anna Quercia-Thomas said.

"We have loved creating something that combines our loves of Shakespeare, improv - and, of course, a few drinks - into a show that is just as much fun for us as it is for the audience."

The Underground shows Thursday and Friday, and A Midsummer Night's Drink shows Friday and Saturday.

The program also welcomes A-Z of Dance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Antisocial Distancing on Friday only; and Ladies on the Costa, Straight and Laced, and award-winning British comedian Andrew Silverwood - Tea on Friday and Saturday.

The weekend will wrap up on Saturday with Abracadabra, Fremantle College and four Songfest concerts at different venues.

"The fringe artists are so happy to be here and performing again so let's support them as much as we can," Chandler said.

LIVELIGHTER Busselton Fringe is sponsored by the WA Government through its Healthway program, the City of Busselton, the Esplanade Hotel, Margaret River-Busselton Tourism Association, Rocky Ridge, Acting Up and Flaver.

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