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It takes two
It takes two

What's better than a spiegeltent? Two spiegeltents, of course, and Fringe World's exponential growth in 2013 will see the arrival of a second of these amazing venues in the form of The West Australian Idolize Spiegeltent.

Dutch for "mirror tent", these travelling venues originated in the Flemish region of Belgium and have been used as mobile dance halls in Europe since the late 19th century.

The West Australian Idolize is the big sister to Fringe World's original De Parel (The Pearl) Spiegeltent and is a baroque dream with ornately carved pillars and exquisite booths.

With a capacity of more than 400 people, it is no stranger to festivals, having appeared at the Sydney Festival and Adelaide Fringe.

At Fringe World the venue plays host to some of the bona fide highlights of the festival, including the eagerly anticipated return of New York's Wau Wau Sisters (Feb 1-10).

In new show, Come Together, we find the pair in bed reimagining John Lennon and Yoko Ono's infamous bed-in.

When Lennon was imagining all the people, he probably didn't picture London cabaret star Spanky and his/her show Candice McQueen: Nasty! (Feb 18-24).

Having previously performed for the likes of Elton John, Alexander McQueen and three British PMs, the show marks Spanky's first visit to Perth.

Also on the cabaret tip, London comedy duo EastEnd Cabaret make a Fringe World debut with their award-winning show, Notoriously Kinky (Jan 25-31).

FYI, it was a sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe and Crikey described it as "feminine Flight of the Conchords dipped in acid and drenched in smut".

For information on all the shows at The West Australian Idolize Spiegeltent and to purchase tickets, visit fringeworld.com.au.