Admittedly, there are shows I really wanted to see but timing and life meant that I just couldn't make it work!
If the show was reviewed, you will find a link next to its name for more detailed thoughts and opinions.
1. FAG/STAG - review
It's a beautiful exploration of life, friendship and everything else in between. The way the story is told and performed is extremely natural and relatable. The two stars - Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs - play the characters with such honesty, truth and vulnerability.
FAG/STAG really is the kind of theatre that I wish was made more often. FAG/STAG is the kind of theatre that people need to go and see.
2. Barbaroi - review
In terms of circus shows, Barbaroi was by far the best thing I saw.
From the beginning with the performers coming in and out of the darkness by three square spotlights on stage, the intensity and wonderment never stopped.
The foot juggling by Hazel Bock has got to be one of the most unique and amazing acts I have ever seen. The level of skill that would be required to accomplish something like that is incredible.
3. A Star Is Bored - review
Nick Eynaud's cabaret show this year was the perfect mix of story, music and laughs.
Beginning with the end of his WAAPA days, Eynaud recalls his journey to becoming rich, famous and powerful, including a hilarious audition tape for Toddlers and Tiaras.
And his rendition of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" with Heathcliff changed to Netflix, is a stroke of comedy gold.
4. Mary Weather's Monsters - review
On top of that, she plays all the characters herself and her characterisations are detailed, honest and incredibly funny.
If you didn't see Nicholas' show then you just did Fringe wrong.
5. Suburbia - review
There's a strong voyeuristic feel to the show as we go from one vignette to the other, including a young couple having a heated discussion in their car and a walk in the park that ends up being very creepy.
Absolutely loved the soundtrack composition by Simone Gustafsoon in this show too.
The exploration of death and suicide is uniquely explored between two friends by a non-linear narrative that envelops your whole body and mind until the very end, and even then, it leaves you wanting more.
This is the third piece of Fowler's I have seen and my god, if he doesn't end up being one of Australia's greatest playwrights, there should be outrage.
There are some good life lessons to take home from this show, even as an adult. We are never too old to be daring or adventurous or to have fun!
Written and performed by Emma Hall, We May Have To Choose offers 621 opinions in 45 minutes.
It's a non-stop train of statements and opinions that Hall recites and all are said with deep conviction. Some of these are humorous and others are deeply moving, but all require us to make a choice. Do we agree or disagree? And how does this help make us - and society - better?
9. Christopher Doesn't Live Here Anymore - preview
Christopher Welldon has moved 60 times in 34 years, and in this 60 minute show, he runs through the circumstances and reasons of why he ended up moving so many times.
The story is beautifully brought together at the end and it is such an unexpected and powerful moment from an audience's perspective that I was quite moved by it.
10. Transplant - review
Transplant is a genuine full sensory experience of life and death and humanity with some highly engaging and visually enchanting moments. The puppet design and puppetry is also exquisitely executed.
Honourable Mentions (because ten is never enough)