Oh My God I've Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I'm Wearing
Strap yourselves in for an hilarious all-singing, all-dancing little crowd pleaser. It's high drama, high wigged and hair-larious. Starring Kate Smith as Sugar and Drew Fairley as her array of menfolk.
Bodalla Memorial Hall – 25 May – during Eurobodalla River of Art Candelo Town Hall – 26 May Cooma Little Theatre – 27 May South East Arts is excited to present an outrageous and fun-packed musical comedy show in Bodalla on Thursday 25 May. Oh My God I've Been Kidnapped And I Hate What I’m Wearing follows the story of Sugar, a 1960's showgirl with a broken heart, a smoking gun and a future in the clink, when things get bad…hilariously bad. Set in a 1960's paperback Kings Cross and featuring a series of infamous Sydney Night Clubs and gambling dens, Oh My God I've Been Kidnapped And I Hate What I’m Wearing is a big hearted comedy about a showgirl and her dramatic late night life. Sugar’s been teetering on the brink of stardom for many years. Her choice of men doesn't get her any closer to the big time. But after a spat with her current squeeze she shoots him dead and suddenly she's all over the papers. Running from the law and appeasing a growing fan base is hard enough but then she crashes and things will never be the same again. “We are pleased to be touring this show from Drew Fairley and Kate Smith,” explained Andrew Gray from South East Arts. “Local audiences may remember Bangers and Mash and The No Chance in Hell Hotel – both fantastic shows from Fairley and Smith we toured through the region a few years ago”. Parodying Hitchcock, cabaret torch song singers, pulp fiction horror and 1960’s glamour, Oh My God I've Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I'm Wearing is an hilarious sequins and gaffer tape backstage comedy - with great songs and an ironic, yet hopeful, eye playing with ‘the girl done wrong’ trope. Featuring all original songs and the well-loved chemistry between Smith and Fairley. The Bodalla show is part of a tour across the region by South East Arts which aims to bring quality performances to regional audiences. Kidnapped is touring through the south east thanks to a grant from Arts on Tour. Funds for this grant have been made available by Create NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. Kidnapped will be performed at the Bodalla Memorial Hall at 8.00pm on Thursday 25 May. Tickets are $30. Tickets and information from www.southeastarts.org.au or contact Andrew Gray at South East Arts on 64920711.
Sugar, our charming heroine, has a wardrobe that Elizabeth Taylor would want to marry. But her high-class threads are being unpicked by her two- timing user of a boyfriend. Betrayal, theft, humiliation, chest hairs in the soap and a hobbling cabaret career push her to the edge.
One night, she packs a pistol into her adorable clutch, and guns that two-timing rat down. She fires up her Holden HD and makes for the outback with police sirens at her stiletto heels. Somewhere deep in the bush, far from the maddening crowd, she meets a creature and a dress that will change her life… forever.
It's an hilarious sequins and gaffer tape backstage comedy - with great songs and an ironic, yet hopeful, eye playing with ‘the girl done wrong’ trope. Featuring all original songs and the well-loved chemistry between Smith and Fairley — who brought you Bangers and Mash and The No Chance In Hell Hotel.
“Chemistry between the two is flawless.” Suzygosee.com
“…an absurdly outrageous and fun-packed show pervading in silliness.” Alt-media, Sydney
“...a hysterically enjoyable production.” The Buzz Sydney