Max Sharam

Performance makes up for unclear plot

Max Sharam Butterfly Suicide,

Hong Kong Fringe Club, until Friday

So far, this year's City Fringe festival has featured a long line-up of Australian singer-comedians.

Thursday, 20 January, 2005, 12:00am

Butterfly Suicide

Butterfly Suicide

A comedy cabaret about an eccentric opera singer and her obsession with butterflies after a failed Madam Butterfly audition. With Australian performer Max Sharam. In English. Today and Wed, 8pm, Thu and Fri, 9.30pm, Fringe Studio, the Fringe Club, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central, $99, $130. Inquiries: 2521 7251

18 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

A night at the p'opera

Opera fans may recoil in horror at the idea and pop fans might be left bemused, but both are sure to get something from Max Sharam's 'p'opera', Butterfly Suicide. 'I don't like mindless pop music, per se, and love opera, but don't like operas,' says Sharam. 'So, if I take the best of the two and add some comedy, you've got something of a pop opera.'

14 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

City Fringe highlights

Jan 11-15 Salon des Refuses: Alternative design concepts of the West Kowloon Cultural District art exhibit.

Jan 13 Jeffrey du Vallier d'Aragon Aranita's Museum of the Street art exhibit.

Jan 13-15 Gay-friendly one-man cabaret How Now, Rick Lau.

Jan 13-15 Sean Choolburra, Australia's only Aboriginal stand-up comedian.

10 Jan 2005 - 12:00am