Oh My God I Have Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I Am Wearing - the Musical

Kate Smith (Performer), Drew Fairly

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Abstract

Oh My God I Have Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I Am Wearing- The Musical' written and directed by Drew Fairley starring Kate Smith. This one woman subversive cabaret show is an interdisciplinary work that has evolved with the support of a Local Stages grant for new Australian work. The work uses traditional cabaret style song and monologue with a twist. The piece is a pastiche on the femme fatale framed by the era of silent film. Sugar the main character is alone in her dressing room re-telling the story of her life, peppered with original songs, dark humour and deft characterisation. She speaks directly to the audience and to herself via a camera positioned left of her mirror, the screen appears as the backdrop for the play, creating an interesting juxtaposition between live and mediated performance. The aim of the research project is to explore notions of self via monologue and projection and to under-cut the notion of the helpless female. Thematically the work deals with aging, loss and loneliness whilst parodying the noir and silent film genre. The work is in development and a full length piece will be presented in 2012 at BMEC with a view to touring in 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBathurst, NSW
PublisherLocal Stages at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
SizePerformer in one-woman cabaret show; performance in progress
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventCabaret Kite -
Duration: 01 May 201131 Dec 2011

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    Smith, K. (Performer), & Fairly, D. (Author). (2014). Oh My God I Have Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I Am Wearing - the Musical. Creative Works - Live Performance, Local Stages at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.