Photos from the first Outback Fringe Festival in Mount Isa

There was something for everyone at Mount Isa’s first Fringe Festival at the Civic Centre on the weekend. 

Outback Fringe Festival brought an eclectic program of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, and visual art to Mount Isa over two fun filled days.

Originally scheduled for Buchanan Park Events Centre, the festival was moved to the Civic Centre after strong winds worried organisers.

Punters young and old enjoyed vaudeville thanks to David Splatt, performing his unique blend of mime, clowning and puppetry on a locally made stage from Mount Isa Men’s Shed.

Opera Queensland took its audience on an auditory adventure through Carmen, Madam Butterfly, Rigoletto, and Don Giovanni.

The Crackup Sisters from Winton brought their whole house to Mount Isa, entertaining crowds with their colourful comedy, acrobatics, and whip show.

Another festival highlight was Madame Tulalah’s Magnificent Box, a fortune-telling machine brought to life in Victorian drag, for three hours of seven minute one-one-one performances.

Well done to Mount Isa Entertainment and Tourism Venues' Bec Dent for her hard work in bringing something different to the Isa. Long live the Fringe!