By Geoff Jenke
The Fringe is a marathon, not a sprint! With just over a week to go, The German Club on Flinders Street still has over 80 shows. Think you have hit the wall with the Fringe? Pick yourself up and get down to The German Club and take in a show or two (or three). There are still plenty of quality new events to see.
Belly of a Drunken Piano has the magnificent Stewart D’Arrietta playing songs by Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Joe Cocker and more. The show has already received 4 fabulous 5-star reviews.
Card Ninja is not a magic show but a riotous display of comedy and card stunts and, of course, ninja action from Javier Jarquin. This one is for the whole family.
Richard Stubbs doesn’t have a job at the moment so he is back doing stand-up comedy. After 11 years on ABC radio, he confesses, “I’ve got too much time on my hands”. His cutting wit and clever delivery always makes for rapid fire entertainment.
Movin’ Melvin Brown seems to have been around as long as I have been attending the Fringe, and that is a long time. Brown never fails to impress and this year he still has two different shows left. Melvin is taking on Chuck Berry in The King of Rock’n’Roll Lives with full backing band. Bring your dancing shoes. From Tuesday 13th March.
If you are quick you can still catch Melvin’s A Man A Magic A Music show in which he takes you on a musical journey through his fascinating life.
Gary Troke KARAOKE. Life would be easier if it were one long karaoke session. However, Gary sung karaoke so badly he felt obliged to write a show about it. Luckily for us the show is not bad and be prepared to laugh out loud… a lot.
These are but a few events still to run at The German Club. Magic on the Edge, First Dog on the Moon, Leatherman, Cosmo the Clown, Bingo Jack and Powerlines are all still running.