NZ Comedian Brings Smash-Hit Feminist Satire Show to Adelaide

Louise Beuvink | 16-Jan-2019
Comedian @Louise_Beuvink has hit a nerve in New Zealand, Australia and beyond with her irreverent feminist satire show, and she's bringing it to the Adelaide Fringe in 2019.
Venue: Gluttony, Masonic Lodge
Address: 254 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Date: 15 February - 3 March 2019 (Excluding Mondays)
Time: 6pm
Ticket: $23-$26
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NZ Comedian Brings Smash-Hit Feminist Satire Show to Adelaide
Photo by Andi Crown
Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette, directed by Lucy Noonan, opens on Friday 15 February 2019 at Gluttony, Masonic Lodge. With "rapid-fire lines of hilarity bursting all over the audience" (The Ruminator), the show challenges the expectations society places on women. From body image to sexuality, Ladylike finds the silly side of feminism with hilarious anecdotes, passionate rants and generous helpings of physical and musical comedy.

The idea for the show was born out of Beuvink's frustration with gender roles and society's expectations of women. "Even in the 21st century, I am still being told what I can and can't do because I'm a woman," says Beuvink. "A couple of years ago, a well-known male comedian visiting from the UK watched my set and gave me feedback. I was excited to get his advice, and he told me not to do material about my pubes because 'it's disgusting' - his words."

"At the time I took it to heart. He had way more experience than me, so he must have been right. But I reflected on it later and realised there was no way in hell he would have given the same feedback to a male comedian."

Ladylike premiered to a sell-out season at the 2017 New Zealand International Comedy Festival in Auckland and Wellington, followed with a sell-out tour around the country. "I've been blown away with how the show has resonated with people," says Beuvink. "I've had strangers coming to hug me afterwards - it's been pretty bizarre but so lovely."

In 2018, Beuvink made her Australian debut with Ladylike at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with sell-out shows and glowing reviews, followed by a stellar season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. She's excited to finally tick Adelaide off her Fringe circuit bucket list this February.

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