FRINGEWORLD 2017 – PO PO MO CO (4.5 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

This group of LGBTQI-friendly performers are mostly from Melbourne and they are happy to pull their backgrounds apart.  They are all unique and I guess that is what makes them Post-Post Modern yet who cares, as this energetic bunch open your mind to a whole different world of thinking.

This is the imaginings of a group of Gen Y Art students who still have their innocence and fearlessness. All genders are fairly represented, in a show where gender fluidity is front and centre. All the acts wear costumes that are louder than their subversive opinions. The Andy Warhol-esque counter culture style of influencing opinions is biting, yet welcoming. This team of individuals are all very special in the way they can bring the absurd out of the mainstream construct.  PO PO MO CO has created a variety night where the most conventional act is a drag queen hosting a show joking about giving his father a hand job!

PO PO MO CO is the essence of FRINGEWORLD 2017 in that social norms are smashed in an artistic way that just leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. It hard to pin-point the highlight in this successful night but when Claire Sullivan gets up individually to do a hat routine on number 1 dads it emphasises the talents of these comedians. They are all cleverly cheeky in this mixed-up show of hilarity, who should be embraced at all opportunities – as they will influence even the straightest mind.


When: 7th – 12th February 2017 | 9:30pm

Where: Noodle Palace | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $21

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 18+