Amity Dry (who made her name during the original Channel 9 TV series The Block) is hitting the road with her smash hit musical show – Mother, Wife & the Complicated Life – an hilarious and heart-warming honest look at marriage and motherhood.
Written by Amity, it was short-listed for the New Musicals Australia workshop prize and throughout its debut in the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival, enjoyed packed houses, standing ovations and 5 star reviews.
Amity says "It was clear the show’s blend of humour and honesty in addressing the often unspoken truths
about marriage and motherhood hit a powerful chord. The response to the show exceeded all my expectations. There were screams of laughter from the first song, yet also moments you could have heard a pin drop. As a writer I wanted to show that, as parents and spouses, we all go through the same challenges and real life is nothing like the movies! It was wonderful seeing women come with their mothers groups, girlfriends, husbands, sisters and mums and leave having laughed at themselves, with the knowledge that we all the same.”
Due to the success of the debut season, production company Space Entertainment (headed by Amity and husband Phil Rankine) has been inundated with requests to stage the show again. Therefore this October, the tour will hit the road. So, if you missed out previously, here's your chance to catch it.
‘There is a beautiful truth about this production. It is a raw look at relationships, parenthood, love and family and the audience hangs on every word.’ Stage Whispers
‘Highly Recommended. Fantastic!’ Rip It Up.
‘This show is a gem, with everything about it just right. 5 Stars.’ Adelaide Theatre Guide
Proudly supported by www.kleenexmums.com.au, the tour will include one Adelaide show as well as five dates in major regional venues.
Saturday 1st October – Middleback Theatre – Whyalla
Bookings www.middlebacktheatre.com.au or phone 8644 7300 NOW ON SALE
Sunday 2nd October – Northern Festival Centre – Port Pirie
Bookings www.northernfestivalcentre.com.au or phone 8633 8500 NOW ON SALE
Friday 7th October – Prince Alfred College – Anzac Hall – Adelaide
Bookings www.bass.net.au or phone 131 246 PRE-SALE ON NOW – GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE 6PM AUG 5
Sunday 9th October – Chaffey Theatre – Renmark
Bookings www.chaffeytheatre.com.au or phone 8586 1800 NOW ON SALE
Thursday 13th October – Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre – Mount Gambier
Bookings www.helpmanntheatre.com.au or phone 8723 8741 NOW ON SALE
Sunday 16th October – Hopgood Theatre – Noarlunga Centre
Bookings www.hopgoodtheatre.com.au or phone 8207 3975 NOW ON SALE
Tickets $39.50 + booking fee.
The South Australian tour is the first stage of what will be a major national tour of the show, currently in development for 2013 – so watch this space as this original SA production takes on the national stage and goes from strength to strength!
Check out www.motherwifemusical.com.
Starring Amity Dry, Nikki Aitken, Susan Ferguson and Michaela Lucas
Written and Composed by Amity Dry
Directed and Designed by David Lampard
Musical Direction by Mark Simeon Ferguson