An Unexpected Variety Show

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SOLD OUT SEASON: Adelaide Fringe 2012.
***** 5 STAR REVIEW: Adelaide Theatre Guide
WINNER: Award for Excellence in Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe 2011.

Director’s Note:
Jenny Wynter’s solo show is magic, compelling and entertaining.   An Unexpected Variety Show implies what we all learn if we’re paying attention; that our life plan is abandoned time and time again as the unexpected happens.  Jenny Wynter has written a brilliant piece and her charisma and stage smarts take us to a moment in which we can reflect on our own life’s condition. Gary Austin


“…a highlight of Melbourne’s Fringe Festival. Wynter is a vivacious ball of energy with incredible control on her audience’s emotions. This one-woman show switches in seconds from hilarity to tear-jerking…captivates her audience, both male and female, from start to finish. Beat Magazine. 

Jenny Wynter oozes talent, and The Unexpected Variety Show is a passionate piece…I know I could see her over and over again.” Adelaide ArtBeat

“Audiences were treated to a clever, funny and moving show…Wynter’s energy and passion were captivating…her honest and clever delivery moved the audience from laughter to tears. If you get a chance to see The Unexpected Variety Show you have to do it. You’ll laugh and you’ll be inspired.” GlamAdelaide

“Don’t see Jenny Wynter’s show without a packet of tissues and three coats of waterproof mascara – I laughed and cried (often simultaneously), at this fabulous fusion of wit, musical talent, great physical comedy and poignant storytelling. Jenny is a hugely likeable talent whose take on motherhood is as funny as you could wish for and more thought provoking than you’d expect.” Jane Scott, Brisbane News Magazine.

“‘The Unexpected Variety Show” of Jen Wynter was amazing. Cabaret is normally not my kind of thing, but Jen amazed with her wide ranging voice and remarkable impersonations. I thought I had become a bit used to the element of surprise at this early part of Woodford, but this was bringing it to another level. The AU Review.

“…put The Unexpected Variety Show at the top of your must-see list…this sharing of self—nothing less than a life-story writ large on the stage—elevates The Unexpected Variety Show beyond simple comic entertainment and into the realm of the truly unforgettable, eliciting wildly enthusiastic responses from every kind of audience. With generosity, courage and skill, Jenny Wynter tells a tale which transports us beyond the laughs—and there are plenty—to the place within us where laughter itself originates; a place where delight and anguish are more closely-entwined than we usually realise. Here, with Jenny, we find causes both for consolation and for celebration, and return to the unexpected variety shows of our own lives feeling lighter of heart and less alone.” Rob Rimmer, Weekend Notes.

About the Show:

Comedian Jen Wynter fuses stand-up, storytelling, song, improv and character comedy in this unique variety show about the unexpected twists in life, from unplanned pregnancy to finding oneself in the mountains of Canada to having your wedding disrupted by an elderly man wearing nothing but a pair of Speedos. The show has been described as “hilarious,” “moving” and “charming”.
Where Can I See It?
April 10 – 22 2012
The Butterfly Club 204 Bank Street, South Melbourne
Times vary, please check tix page below for details.

“…a very funny, talented lady. I hope Brisbane realises what a treasure it has.” Steve Kaplan, Los Angeles comedy coach (has represented Jack Black, Nia Varadalos and more.)

“…an uproar of tears of laughter…absolutely hilarious.” Jackie Hinrichsen, Paradise FM.
A rare combination of wit, honesty, intelligence and stage presence…” Michael Pollock, Musical Director Second City Los Angeles.
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