Fringe Encore: Drunk Girl

Part theatre piece and part storytelling show, Drunk Girl explores the intimacy, tenacity, celebration and terror of women who drink.

We watch performer Thea Fitz-James analyze what people say about drunk girls. She asks, through 2 enigmatic characters, why so many smart, high-achieving women seem to love a drink or 10. Drunk Girl is that moment when the party takes a turn, but it’s too late to leave: we’re implicated now, caught in a roller coaster of calorie-counting keg parties, false feminisms, denial and love.

From the creator of fringe favourite NAKED LADIES, Drunk Girl takes an honest look at how drunk girls occupy the contemporary imagination: as contemporary crisis or radical feminist?

“In the course of Drunk Girl, amusement—she calls it “nostalgic whimsy”—turns to disappointment, underscored by a rage that masquerades as high spirits but is more like profound sadness.” –Liz Nicholls

★★★★★ “A cleverly curated thesis… she has the audience eating out of the palm of her hand the whole way through.” –The Australia Times

★★★★ 1/2 stars “Thea Fitz-James is an effortless and clever storyteller, instantly connecting with her audience thanks to her confident, intelligent, and familiar energy on stage.” –Vue Weekly

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