It's hot, mama, hot! On the warm and steamy nights under the stars this summer, it's not just the burlesque shows in the tents that will be smoking hot at the Fringe.
The Pleasure Garden, the new garden of earthly delights in Northbridge's Russell Square, will be a free-flowing pleasure playground to suit all tastes and ages.
Visiting Perth for the first time, and taking prime position in The Pleasure Garden, will be the Hotmamahot! outdoor long-table restaurant from Holland.
The Pleasure Garden will be buzzing with new BFFs (Best Fringe Friends) sharing long tables and spare ribs before and after the shows in the park which will get a Dutch beer garden makeover.
Entry will be free and guests will have plenty of space to enjoy refreshments, watch roaming free entertainment and check out shows in one of the many circus tents, pop-up performance venues or _The West Australian _Spiegeltent.
Acts rolling through the venue include "boylesque" circus troupe The Briefs, a cappella group The Magnets, comedian Fiona O'Loughlin, cabaret star Spanky, strip-trapeze duo Trixie and Monkey, and the Milk and Cookies burlesque show Oh Crumbs!
The transformation of Russell Square into The Pleasure Garden is inspired by London's 18th and 19th century s the pleasure gardens, which were popular public spaces and the predecessors to modern theme parks.
The Amsterdam collective Hotmamahot! is devoted to fusing food, art and culture into one complete experience. They will as likely orchestrate graffiti and carpentry workshops for children as organise concerts and run the catering for big events.
In Perth, Hotmamahot! will put a fresh spin on the classic BBQ menu, with its chefs getting into the theatrics of outdoor cooking as part of the fun of the fair.
The Hotmamahot! symbol is a fire-breathing dragon which goes off each time a butt of beef, a rack of ribs or half a pig is loaded into the flames.
Fringe-goers will be able to share a meal and swap stories sitting in communal style at a cluster of long jarrah tables salvaged from the old Midland Railway Workshops.
Also in the park will be another Dutch import, the Flat and Funny Pancakes outlet, where people can make their own pancakes.
"Food and dining in the outdoors is an element we really wanted to emphasise," says Fringe World director Amber Hasler.
"We do encourage people to come down and have a meal at 5pm or 6pm, meet the performers walking around the space and come and see a show."