Issued Tuesday, 30 October 2007
ANDREW TAYLOR MANAGEMENT
PRESENTS FIONA O'LOUGHLIN
“My stomach muscles are still aching…this woman is really, really funny” **** Sunday Age
Leave the kids at home and the dishes in the sink as the Queen of Australian comedy, Fiona O’Loughlin, returns to The Studio with her riotously funny and disturbingly personal new show.
After sell-out seasons at the 2007 Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, Sydney audiences will be delighted, shocked and embarrassed at her unvarnished honesty as she spray and wipes the grit and grime of family life. Be prepared to laugh, cringe and squirm in the seat as O’Loughlin showers the ideals of domestic bliss with total honesty.
Growing up in the wheat-farming town of Warooka, South Australia, telling stories was a family custom. Being one of seven children meant O’Loughlin needed to know how to tell a good one, becoming fascinated by the rhythms and emphasis required to capture an audience.
Now based in Alice Springs with five children of her own, O’Loughlin has spent the past 10 years working as a stand-up comedian, columnist, radio presenter and television commentator. She has appeared on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks, produced her own shows for Australian and UK comedy festivals and earned acclaim at Montreal's invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
2007 has been an excellent year so far, which has seen her taking part in local and overseas festivals. After making her Hobart Comedy Festival debut she invited to London to join the international cast of the show The World Stands Up, shot in London for broadcast in the US and UK as well as Australia. On the strength of her London appearance, Fiona was invited to participate in the Leicester Comedy Festival, UK's longest-running.
O’Loughlin took to comedy, making her festival debut in Adelaide in 2000 with the show Fiona And Her Sister (And Some Weird Guy) which earned her the industry-voted Barry Award for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Next, she took the same show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with her debut playing, to sold out houses. Fiona's glowing national UK reviews included a four-star write-up in the respected industry bible The List.
This show will be the perfect antidote to the pressures of the silly season. Don’t miss your chance to see O’Loughlin do what she does best – live stand up comedy.
Warning: Some coarse language and adult content
Season Details: Fiona O’Loughlin
Dates/Times: Tuesday 11 to Saturday 22 December at 8pm (excl. Sun Dec 16)
Venue: The Studio
Tickets: Tickets Tues to Thurs $29.90, Friday $31.90 and Saturday $34.90
Bookings: +61 2 9250 7777 or online at sydneyoperahouse.com
Duration: 60 minutes