The National Theatre in St Kilda will host some great productions for this year’s Fringe Festival. From a gospel performance right through to a modern fairytale, it is an eclectic mix which Fringe is known for doing so well.

Gospolation by The Gospo Collective

The Gospo Collective, the country’s leading gospel coir, are bringing Gospolation to Melbourne Fringe. The fourteen-piece vocal ensemble are back in Melbourne after a sell out season at Adelaide Fringe, and 2014’s successful Gospolicious.

Backed by accomplished instrumentalists, Gospolation will blend African rhythm with western harmony, while the worlds of hymns and hip-hop collide.

Gospo Collective, the country’s leading gospel choir was created out of a love for people, passion for education and a belief that music can transcend us to a level of deeper understanding of ourselves and others.

Featuring music by Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, and Earth Wind & Fire, be sure to catch Gospolation from 28-30 September, 7:30pm.

St Kilda Stories by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre

The Melbourne Writers’ Theatre present St Kilda Stories, a collection of original, bitter-sweet monologues with a seaside aftertaste penned especially for Melbourne Fringe.

A 1942 Australian Womens Army Service officer and her chocolate Kooglhoupf. An encounter with a seagull on St Kilda Pier. A Pride marcher channelling Wonder Woman. Perhaps you never knew that St Kilda was held together entirely by folklore, hearsay and historical fact, but if you live locally then perhaps you did.

The Melbourne Writers Theatre asked a team of writers to come up with five 10-minute monologues.  What follows will provide laughs, surprises, one strange moment.

Gather round for a night of local storytelling with St Kilda Stories, 26 – 30 September, 8:00pm.

WouldMan by Justin Buchta

WouldMan is a one-man performance of a whimsical modern fairy-tale, in the traditions of Pinocchio, The Marx Brothers and The Wizard of Oz. A treat for all the family!

Get ready for a never-before-seen magical journey of comedy, clowning and even acrobatics.
WouldMan dance? WouldMan fight? WouldMan dress up as a knight?
WouldMan move? WouldMan would, Wouldman stands for wood is good!

Catch WoodMan by Justin Buchta, 26 – 28 September, 11:00am & 2:00pm

For tickets and more information visit The National Theatre.