CACTUS AND THE MIME

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1 Venue

The Shambles at Fringe Central

Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 6003, WA

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Suitability and warnings: M

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Hot

Take your Fringe experience up a notch. Think first-date-friendly shows or ones to check out with your work pals.

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About this event

Strictly for Grown Ups!

A depressed cactus mascot and an aspiring mime re-enact their relationship history in the style of a children's show. Watch in wonder and alarm as Trevor and Amanda fight a ticking clock and the limits of a G rated world in this dramedy bursting with talent show grudges, mystery gifts and virginal puppets...

May contain traces of Rainbow Connection.

"...delightfully original and hilariously heartbreaking ... full of unexpected feels." ★★★★½ The Age, 2017

"... captivating ... dares to take risks and reaps all the awards because of it." My Melbourne Arts, 2017

"... a must-see romance comedy." Weekend Notes, 2017

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 WA Tour Ready Award (Winner)
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 Best Performance Award (Nominee)

Presented by:
Roby Favretto & Caitlin Spears

Roby Favretto & Caitlin Spears present CACTUS AND THE MIME, a hybrid theatre performance strictly for grown ups inspired by their extensive experience entertaining children.

Favretto & Spears graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014 with a BFA (Theatre Practice) and a BFA (Music Theatre) respectively. In the subsequent years the pair have worked in numerous theatre, film and television projects Australia wide and internationally, including Women in War, Rolling Thunder Vietnam, HBO's The Leftovers and FOXTEL's Picnic At Hanging Rock.

Their first major collaborative work CACTUS AND THE MIME premiered at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 to critical acclaim, and received the WA Tour Ready Award as well as a nomination for Best Performance.

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