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There have only been a few times in my life when I’ve found myself unable to get a piece of art out of my head. The first was Franco Zefferelli’s Romeo and Juliet, which I had pretty much on repeat on our VHS player from age 3 to 5. I know. Weird. I didn’t know what any of the words meant, but I was completely entranced with the music and the beauty and bawled my eyes out on each and every viewing. (As a side note, I cannot watch it to this day without sobbing, much to my kids’ amusement).…

One of my ┬ámany resolutions this year (despite my desire to be a person who’s too cool for resolutions, I have accepted that I am just not that person) was to start reading a book a week. I’m not sure if I’ve achieved that exact number on average, but there is little doubt I’ve made a pretty good effort! My main strategy has involved challenging myself to use the time I’d usually scroll through social media, to read. It doesn’t work all the time – I’m certainly not going to start listing a record of the hours spent mindlessly ogling…

One woman, one audience member, no script. This is a crazy experimental and exciting idea I’ve had for a while but have only just gotten the guts to make happen! In developing the idea I’ve employed the help of the fantabulous TJ Mannix – Head of the New York Musical Improv Festival and an all round legend I was very excited to meet last year during my mad overseas jaunt. Anyway, the resulting show will be launching this Friday night at the amazing Queensland Cabaret Festival! It’s one night only and tickets are 20% off if you book online. Would…

Goddamn I love it when I sound like Buzzfeed. 1. My Favourite Murder podcast. I want to be these girls besties so bad. Sometimes the stories make my stomach turn and I wish I hadn’t listened. But a) it’s a fascinating morbid listen and b) the gals are so damn hilarious and likeable that leaving them would feel like a betrayal. 2. Drawing. I’ve been getting my drawing on thanks to a cute little Skillshare class (you can sign up for a monthly trial for free!) by this amazing lady I discovered on instagram. It’s so nice to be doing…

So due to popular demand – i.e. one person on Facebook asking me, yes I really am that cheap – I am so stoked to be bringing my ridiculous spontaneous cabaret shenanigans to my soulmate city, Melbourne! Tix are onsale now, I’d love to see you there. Fully Made Up: An Improvised Cabaret at Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival When: Tuesday July 4 to Sunday July 9, 8.30pm Where: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St (between Swanston & Elizabeth) Tix: Available here.