5 minute Fringe guide
(in which I give you a little heads up on what is good at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe)
Now, this one on Naked Ladies is gonna get a little political, just so you know…
I LOVED this show!
So much so that it kept me awake long after I’d gone to bed with my head whirring around it’s simple, complicated brilliance. Empowering, thought provoking, honest, simultaneously secretive and open, authentic, inspiring, beautiful, strong, bold and passionate are all things embodied by the heart, mind and flesh of Thea Fitz-James.
There are some shows at the Fringe that you know are just not for everyone. If you’re a fan of the patriarchy, if you’re not sure how you feel about equality, if you don’t like nudity, if you don’t enjoy thinking about deep, poignant and sometimes difficult subjects, if you’re not open to having an open mind and if you don’t like having your boundaries pushed a little then this show is not for you. If, however, you embrace and celebrate the female form, if you support equality, if you love delving into the ‘why?’ of female nudity, if you’re interested in gender studies or the role of women in our society and culture, if you are a feminist (whether you would label yourself that way or not), if you disagree with racism, black face, white privilege and marginalisation and think that Freud was a little off his tree then this show is most definitely for you.
Thea, an academic, theatre performer and journalist, performs her one woman show in such a way as to make it part lecture, part performance, part charming comedy and part self-revelation via storytelling. It is entirely beguiling and entertaining and Thea has a beautiful way of completely enthralling you in her story and the story of naked ladies in our society. Completely comfortable in her own skin, Thea makes it easy for you fall in love with her whilst she educates you on the history of our naked ladies and our nudes, because there is a difference.
Delving into why women take their clothes off, for whom and where, this show is a passionate, brave and captivating piece of theatre that, if you fall into that ‘definitely for you’ category above, I strongly encourage you to make every effort to go and see.
From the 4th to the 8th of March only (so get in there quick!) at 8.30pm.
Tuxedo Cat – Rivers Studio.
Adult tickets are a mere $20.