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Last chance to catch Perth Fringe World Festival tonight as director calls it 'best yet'

Last chance to catch Perth Fringe World Festival tonight as director calls it 'best yet'

The streets of Northbridge will be a little quieter tomorrow as Perth says goodbye to this year’s Fringe World Festival tonight.

Organisers and WA artists are celebrating after another successful year as hundreds of thousands of people flocked to 150 venues around Perth to watch more than 700 shows on offer over the past 31 days.

In 2019 the festival generated more than $10 million in box office sales, with 2020 figures expected to be even bigger.

Briefs - The Second Coming proved a hit among the crowds this year after success with shows in previous festivals.

Festival director Amber Hasler said there has been some clear stand-out shows in 2020, with debut musical theatre group, The Choir of Man taking out the top spot.

Ms Hasler said drag shows, gender politics, modern day feminism, circus and musical performances had been strong trends for 2020.

“The last 31 days of Fringe World have been an incredible showcase of the talents of our local artists, alongside overseas performers,” she said.

“Feedback from our participants is that this has been the best festival yet, and they are so grateful for the support and enthusiasm that people of Perth have shown them.”

Top five Fringe World Perth shows for 2020:

  1. The Choir of Man
  2. Fuego Carnal
  3. Berie Dieter’s Little Death Club
  4. Briefs: The Second Coming
  5. A Simple Space