For those missing live performances – and the lively chats that follow them – Melbourne Fringe Festival is running a digital mini festival with comedy, live music, dancing and more.
The three-day event will include a new lecture-slash-comedy-show by comedian Zoë Coombs Marr, a late-night dance party sound-tracked by DJ Andrew McClelland, a noise-pop gig by Cry Club, and a variety show by a bunch of Fringe regulars – all of which will be streamed online.
Author and activist Carly Findlay will be hosting a panel discussion about accessibility in the arts, with guests including the no-fuss Youtube cooking sensation Nat’s What I Reckon. New York’s famous underground piano bar, Marie’s Crisis, will be streaming a singalong live from the West Village with hits from Cabaret, Grease and Les Mis.
The events are pay-what-you-can (but you’ll need to register in advance) and will be interactive and accessible with live-captioning available. There’ll even be an online chat room where you can debrief after the shows.
From July 31 to August 2.