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Gluttony – The May Wirth, Wed 6 Mar.
Author, writer and comedian Kathy Lette is perhaps most famous for her novel Puberty Blues which, in recent years, has been made into both a movie and a TV series. Those not familiar with her other work will become enlightened as Kathy tells stories about her life as a writer, mum, woman, feminist and celebrity; all punctuated by slides and short video segments.
Kathy opens up the show by paying tribute to the women she calls her ‘Human Wonderbras’, which include not only her 3 sisters but a whole host of famous women from French and Saunders to Kylie. After saying she doesn’t want to name drop, she proceeds to shamelessly do so throughout the rest of the show, telling funny stories that include turning down a date with George Clooney, pashing Princes William and Harry, throwing her knickers at Tom Jones, and hiding Julian Assange in her attic.
Interactions with the glitterati are interwoven with stories of how it is to be a woman, wife and mother; from tales of sex, pregnancy, and childbirth through to dealing with teenage daughters. In one segment she talks candidly about raising her son who is on the autism spectrum, the bullying he endured, and how proud she is of what he has achieved (he is now an actor on UK prime time hospital drama Holby City).
Kathy is warm and engaging and, although there is a smattering of clichés in the show, she can be forgiven as she sweeps the audience along, maintaining the energy and laughs throughout the show. This is definitely a show more for women, though a few brave male souls joined in the fun.
Kathy Lette’s Big Night Out is definitely a winner if you are a Generation X or Baby Boomer woman looking for a fun Fringe night out with the girls.
Kathy Lette’s Big Night Out continues at Gluttony – The May Wirth from 8.10pm until Sat 16 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
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