Amelia Ryan is LADY LIBERTY

Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street, Wellington

23/02/2017 - 25/02/2017

NZ Fringe Festival 2017 [reviewing supported by WCC]

Production Details

Sexy, sassy and side-splittingly hilarious, a night with this critically acclaimed cabaret siren is like a bender with your bestie (winner: Adelaide Fringe Weekly Best Cabaret, nominee: Fringe World Best Cabaret, co-winner: Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest, winner: Sydney Fringe Springboard Prize).

From Las Vegas romps to long-lasting love, champagne-guzzling to green-juicing and box gaps to feeling #blessed, she tackles the pressing (and totally first world) issues facing the modern woman in search of liberty…whatever that is? 

Queen of the parodies, she reworks songs by artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Gilbert & Sullivan and Robin Thicke, so you’ll never listen to them the same way again. With powerhouse vocals and party games to make you blush, it’s the liberation celebration you won’t want to miss!  

“A perfect evening” ★★★★★ (Broadway World UK
“Hysterically funny…an incredibly inspiring show” ★★★★★ (Upside News) 
“One of the most flawless performances around” ★★★★★* (Rip It Up)
“Ryan is daft, funny and tremendously likeable” ★★★★ (Scotsman)
“Heart and hilarity… too much fun” ★★★★ (Adelaide Advertiser) 
“Laugh so much your sides hurt” ★★★★ (Fest Mag UK)
“She is right up there with those other great musical comedians Axis of Awesome and Tim Minchin” ★★★★ (Reviews Hub)
“Remarkably potent” ★★★★ (The List)
“A hour in Ryan’s company flies by too fast” ★★★★ (Ed Fest Mag)
“A thoroughly entertaining show, by a woman who deserves to be selling out the Edinburgh International Conference Centre” ★★★★ (Broadway Baby UK)

Gryphon Theatre
Feb 23-25, 9.30pm
TICKETS: $25/$20/$20/$20 

Theatre , Solo , Musical ,

A delicious theatrical experience

Review by Margaret Austin 24th Feb 2017

Amelia Ryan has a lot on her side as a performer – she’s drop dead gorgeous, she’s come up with a great concept, and she’s got a pianist. Her opening night at the Gryphon justifiably earns cheers. 

She enters – draped as the Statue of Liberty and brandishing champagne – to the Marseillaise, carried by her partner in crime, who then takes the piano stool to accompany his mellifluous star in her parody of popular songs, cleverly reworded to suit her theme. 

Liberty may seem to be a clichéd idea to base a show on. However, it’s anything but in the hands of a performer who begins by asking audience members what self-improvement courses they’ve taken, and then proceeds to relate her version (with PowerPoint) of what liberty consists of. 

To explain her concept would be to give her show away. Suffice it to say that a combination of lethal charm, onstage costume changes involving audience participation, champagne for those who dare to join her, and an outrageous closing song all add up to a delicious theatrical experience. 


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