On Tuesday night The Architect and I went off to see The Unexpected Variety Show starring Jenny Wynter. I spent the day with a shocking headache and came very close to cancelling the plans but, desperate to get out of the house, I decided to plough on.
I am so very glad I did!
It was hilarious!
The Unexpected Variety Show tells you the story of Jenny’s life and her journey into motherhood – she talks about all “those” moments of mothering and about the childhood dreams and how they don’t always turn out the way you expected, with humour and candour.
I laughed and teared up and greatly respected her ability to tell this story without being snarky. She’s completely hilarious and it doesn’t come at anyone else’s expense. I loved that! That takes talent!
She is passionate, poignant & truly funny!
But what has this got to do with you? Well, I really want you to go and see it too. Why?
It’s not just because it’s funny, you’ll enjoy it and you’ll also get out of the house for a night! It’s because Jenny is a Mum, probably just like you or your Mum. She’s raising children and pursuing her dream and she’s darn good at it! Going to see Jenny will give you not just a great night out but also be an opportunity to support a fellow Mum.
It’s hard to raise your profile as a comedian and as Jenny shared on her Facebook page she had an audience of 6 on Wednesday night but/and they gave her a standing ovation! So get your husband*, or better yet make him babysit and grab some girlfriends, grab a ticket (only $20) and head out for a fun night supporting another Mummy.
If you don’t believe it’s worth it, check out what Amanda from Mad Cow’s Diary had to say about the performance here.
The Unexpected Variety Show
Melbourne Fringe Festival
12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington
27 September – 9 October
Tues-Sat 7.30pm (60 minutes) Sun 4.30pm
Full: $20, Concession: $15
Buy tix here.
*The Architect told me he wants to share his thoughts about the performance but he’s not answering the phone at the moment so will update the post later. Suffice to say, he thought it was brilliant and was raving about it at dinner with his family last night.
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to attend this performance and am writing about it because it was a genuinely fantastic experience and I’d love to you know about and experience it yourself.