Entertainment Hive 2020

Amelia Ryan is Lady Liberty

Garden of Unearthly Delights, The Factory until March 13

Review by Honey B

There was no stopping Amelia Ryan as she was wheeled into her Adelaide Fringe show. She belted out Don’t Stop Me Now as her three piece band, led by musical director Mark Chamberlain on keys rocked The Factory on a Wednesday night. Ryan knows how to weave a story, pull plenty of laughs and move around the stage in sparkly stilettos – which was a feat in itself. In her search for liberation – be it personal, sexual, political or physical – Ryan had plenty of genuine insights which balanced beautifully with her wicked wit and fabulous parodies. The sassy Adelaide performer turned Cyndi Lauper’s classic Time After Time into Wine After Wine – it was a highlight of the show and I wouldn’t mind having Ryan’s version on my iPod. Another classic was her take on marriage equality which was to the tune of The Little Mermaid’s Part of Your World and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines turned into a jaunty little number about women creating designer vaginas. Lines were certainly crossed, including audience lines as she played the very funny drinking game of Never Have I Ever with three audience members. One thing is for sure, going by Ryan’s previous hit show Storm In A D Cup and her latest foray , this sassy local has lived one helluva life and her spirit, humour and passion bursts forth on-stage. Find your own piece of liberty at Amelia Ryan’s show – this one is sure to sell fast. Don’t miss it.
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