Festival reaches out to youth

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Terry Thompson and Emma Louise Nisbet will star in Murder on the Geographe Express.
Camera IconTerry Thompson and Emma Louise Nisbet will star in Murder on the Geographe Express. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times, Cameron Myles

LiveLighter Busselton Fringe organisers are looking forward to welcoming families to this year’s events, with extra shows catering to younger audiences added to the festival’s program.

Included in the line-up this year is a Little Red Riding Hood pantomime, Puppet Tales, and Abracadabra, in which Jon Madd takes audiences on a journey through his “Maddgical” career.

Among the shows slated for younger crowds is Murder on the Geographe Express, which encourages audiences to bring their crime-solving skills to the Busselton Jetty train to help uncover the tale behind a murder most foul.

Acting Up operations co-ordinator Gabrielle Whirledge said Fringe organisers were excited to offer a big program with an increase in family content, at unique locations including Yallingup Maze, Ngilgi Cave, and Busselton Jetty.

“We also have some favourites returning such as Dr Felicity Rickshaw and Burlesque,” she said.

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“I’d definitely be recommending a Buffet Pass this year.”

For festival tickets, visit busseltonfringe.com.au and the box office at ArtGeo, which will be open every night from the festival’s opening on March 3 until it closes on March 11.

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