FRINGEWORLD 2017 – STARMAN (4.5 stars)

Review by Amanda Lancaster

Those of you who adore the late great David Bowie might be forgiven for experiencing trepidation concerning the caberet show STARMAN but rest-assured this is definitely a performance unto its own. A show inspired not just by the musical stylings of Bowie but also by the legend’s well-known penchant for constantly and ever-changing facets of his own persona.

Meet the Starman, a Bowie-esque alien, outfitted in the glitzy glam rock trappings of the 70s. The whole Starman show is a fantastic concept, neither tribute show nor biography, Sven Ratzke has created his very own character and even supporting characters to titillate and delight his audience. Presented by a truly gifted performing artist who seems to take utter delight in not just his subject matter and influences but who also definitely holds his own talent wise.

Ratzke is a truly all round phenomenal voice and stage  presence. Eccentric, imaginative, quirky creative and witty the only thing you will be disappointed by is how quickly the show is over. Sven Ratzke will truly capture audiences with STARMAN. A surreal show all about creating the person you want to be an living the life you create for yourself.

Release your inner Bowie and embrace Starman,  Sven Ratzke, you wont regret it.


When: 6th – 12th February 2017 | 7:45pm

Where: De Parel Speigeltent | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $30.50 – $36

Info: Duration 65 minutes | Suitable 15+