Our top picks of the Melbourne Fringe Festival

It's that time again when bold, independent artists take over the city, and venues heave with parties. Not sure what to see? Start with this spread of theatre, cabaret, live art and dance
The Breakup
Photograph: Theo Taylor
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‘Get in the game’ is the overarching theme that Fringe’s creative director and CEO Simon Abrahams uses to describe this year’s festival (Sep 13-30), which is packed with more than 440 performances, exhibitions and events. 

You can check out the full program on the website. Only into comedy, cabaret or dance? Sort by section on the site and you'll find individual genres. 

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