Why is it that the Cyndi Lauper song Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is so infectious? You’ve heard it a million times but it still resonates girls and fun. So, it’s fitting that Kathy Lette comes on stage dancing to that song to start her Fringe show Girls Night Out. While the title suggests it’s a girl’s night out there were several brave men in the audience who were told that “by the end of the night you will be ovulating!”
A night out with Lette consists of a slide show of her famous friends and important people in her life like her Autistic son Jules where she gives funny yet touching stories about her struggles and triumphs. Her life is one great travel adventure for a girl from the southern suburbs of Sydney.
From the success of her first novel Puberty Blues (who doesn’t remember that novel then movie!) she has carved a very successful career in life of an author as well as TV and film. How surprised I was to find out she wrote for the TV series Facts of Life? Her stories are fascinating and fun to say the least. George Clooney makes a mention and appears as a theme through her life via unexpected circumstances.
Lette got a little bit naughty and little bit cheeky in this one woman show. She delved into her life as candid as a camera where no one is spared. The wonderful thing about Lette exposing all the little “dark” secrets in her life was that she told her stories with wit and charm respecting each of her subjects.
We laughed and smiled at each of her stories and as she puts it “I’m stripping down to my emotional undies” and that’s what we got. An emotional, funny and brilliant journey of a life that each woman can relate to despite not being in the same celebrity circles. This is what makes this show relevant. We are all women famous or not that experience the same ups and downs and we all need to be as Lette calls it “each other’s wonder Bra.”
Kathy Lette’s Big Night Out
The May Wirth at Gluttony – Rymill Park, Corner East Terrace and Rundle Road, Adelaide
Performance: Thursday 7 March 2019
Season continues to 16 March 2019
Information and Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au
Image: Kathy Lette (supplied)
Review: Anastasia Lambis – courtesy of All About Entertainment