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All-star QUEENS line-up to close debut Fringe season in spectacular fashion

Fringe-goers can celebrate the final days of this year’s festival in style thanks to the galaxy of Fringe stars heading to THE QUEENS for its closing weekend.

Fringe-goers can celebrate the final days of this year’s festival in style thanks to the galaxy of Fringe stars heading to THE QUEENS for its closing weekend. 

Headlining the list of names is Berlin boy wonder HANS! In his only Fringe appearance of 2021, Hans will host Friday’s CLUB QUEENS with Fringe queens Amelia Ryan, Debora Krizak, Johanna Allen and Chloe Castledine along for the ride. 

Said Hans: “Honey, this was meant to be my first Fringe off in ten years, but when The Queens came begging, I answered the call – being one of life’s givers. After all, who better to close the final weekend of Club Queens than a real-life queen. Baby! I am ready! It will be the biggest comeback since Jesus!” 

The Hans x Club Queens fun starts at 11.15pm on Friday and the following night’s Club Queens will continue the showcase of Fringe stars with a secret squirrel line-up that will be unveiled on the night. 

This epic final weekend will celebrate the artists and staff who have made The Queens’ inaugural Fringe season the success it is, as some of the biggest names in cabaret, comedy and music are heading to the Queens Theatre for exclusive shows and appearances.

The Queens will welcome Amity Dry, Carla Lippis, The Wine Bluffs (Damian Callinan + Paul Calleja), Django Rowe Quintet, Debora Krizak, Ollie English, Carpenters from Kempsey, Naomi Keyte and Will Vinson Trio to the historic venue over the next three days and nights.

This line-up of Fringe stars is a fitting end to The Queens’ inaugural Fringe season, as the hub has delivered on its promise of delivering ‘Fringe at its finest’. 

With a plethora of five-star shows and Fringe Awards, The Queens has seen artists such as Catherine Alcorn + Paul McDermott, Carlotta, Michael Griffiths, Jo Lawry and Prinnie Stevens showcase their talents in the majestic Queens Theatre with a spectacular sound and lighting set-up to ensure the highest quality performances for appreciative audiences. 

“All of our artists have had an incredible time and felt really well looked after,” said The Queens’ curator and performer Amelia Ryan. “All have commented on the exceptional production, front-of-house and back-of-house teams and how we’ve gone above and beyond the regular ‘Fringe’ experience. Having performed across multiple Fringe venues (in various states and countries) I think this is something to be super proud of.”

Michael Griffiths, who performed his acclaimed show Greatest Hits and produced Carlotta’s farewell show, I’m Not Dead Yet Darlings, was impressed with The Queens. 

“It’s a triumph,” he said. “And the crew there is easily the best I have ever worked with. All total pros and completely gorgeous. Our shows couldn’t have gone better. Carlotta LOVED every minute of it!” 

Complementing the performances have been spectacular wines from the 12 Clare Valley wineries that participated in the region’s cellar door (Clare at the Queens); craft brews and cocktails from Sparkke Change Beverage Company; and the cheese and charcuterie boards from APOTECA. 

The Queens’ Final Weekend

Queens Theatre, corner Playhouse Lane and Gilles Arcade

Thursday 18 March to Sunday 21 March

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