• Presented by Darlinghurst Theatre Company in association with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • 28 Feb - 28 Feb 2019
  • $37 - $37

COMEDY KIKI: FAT MUSICALS

Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood

 

Join us for the inaugural Darlinghurst Theatre Comedy Fest featuring camp comedians and the world premiere of a brand new cabaret show. We’ll be serving up high tea with drag bingo, cocktails and more.

Join critically acclaimed cabaret stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood for a satirical look at musical theatre and its greatest (thinnest) leading ladies. With their trademark dry wit, stunning harmonies and feminist chutzpah, Marsden & Wood deliver an irreverent exploration of body image, tongues planted firmly in cheek.

Why can't fat people fall in love, go on a hero's journey, take centre stage? Why are we always the motherly matrons or comic relief? And why when we finally have a moment to shine, do producers so often cast a thin woman in a fat suit? (*ahem* Hairspray)

Littered with songs from musicals that feature two leading ladies, Fat Musicals takes on Chicago, Calamity Jane, Frozen, Sideshow, A Chorus Line, Wicked and Cats (ok, Cats doesn’t exactly have two female leads, but there’s so much to make fun of in Cats).

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Bigger than Broadway and wider than the West End Fat Musicals premieres at Eternity Playhouse for Sydney Mardi Gras, the latest from the women who brought you festival sensation Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin and award-winning musical comedy troupe Lady Sings it Better.

Marsden & Wood are ready to clap back at every reviewer who’s called them "buxom” and that dude who called them "appropriately curvacious" (appropriate for what?!), the friend’s boyfriend who said they’d sell more tickets if they were hotter, or their personal favourite from an Adelaide blogger: "the singers moved about the stage in ill-managed bodies."

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COMEDY KIKI: FAT MUSICALS

Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood

MAEVE MARDSEN

Writer, producer and theatremaker Maeve Marsden creates comedy, cabaret, live music and storytelling events, most notably Queerstories, an LGBTQI+ storytelling night, podcast and collection of stories edited by Maeve and published by Hachette Australia, and feminist cabaret act Lady Sings it Better. She has toured extensively, performing sold out seasons at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sydney Festival, the Sydney Opera House, Darwin Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and countless regional venues in Australia, NZ and the UK. She edited the ABC’s Sydney Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary Magazine, will be curating Queer Thinking for Sydney Mardi Gras in 2019, and her writing has been published by Sydney Morning Herald, Junkee, Daily Review, Audrey Journal, ABC, SBS, and others.

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LIBBY WOOD

Libby has toured extensively as a cabaret performer, MC and singer, with Lady Sings it Better, and sell-out hits Jagged Little Singalong and Spice! A Singalong. Libby completed a Bachelor of Music (musical theatre) at the Australian Institute of Music. She has performed at Light The Night and was a finalist in the Sydney Cabaret Showcase 2009. Her performance CV also includes musicals Promises Promises, Tommy, Sunday In The Park With George and The Wild Party.

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COMEDY KIKI: FAT MUSICALS

Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood

 

“Marsden and Wood manage to have the audience simultaneously in stitches of laughter and marvelling at their almost symbiotic harmonies.” - The Adelaide Advertiser

“Blisteringly entertaining… Marsden and Wood’s voices blend into a single, warm and bright sound.” - Daily Review

 

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“Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre.” - The Scotsman

“To say Marsden and Libby work well together is an understatement.  Together, they are a force to be reckoned with.” - Radio Adelaide 

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COMEDY KIKI: FAT MUSICALS

Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood

PERFORMANCE DATE

Thursday 28 February, 7PM

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TICKETS

All tickets $37

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