Release your inner nerd at the Fringe

  Sydney Fringe 2011 and Twisted Melon present… 
LADYNERD: a cabaret 
This Sydney Fringe, indulge your inner (or not-so-inner) nerd at the Seymour Sound Lounge with LadyNerd – Keira Daley’s funny, fact-packed cabaret tribute to some of history’s greatest minds, from Marie Curie to Ada Lovelace… via that woman who invented Liquid Paper.
Amazing true stories and intriguing real-life characters are interwoven with quirky rants and inventive arrangements of songs – some old, some new, all in the key of nerd. 
LadyNerd sees 2010 Cabaret Showcase Grand Finalist and lifelong nerd Keira Daley ([title of show], The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Princess Cabaret) join forces with musical director and piano nerd Mark Chamberlain (Jersey Boys, The Last Five Years, Mornings With Kerri-Anne), in an unashamedly brainy celebration where jazzy piano bar meets Sega Megadrive.
Long, long ago… the nerd emerged as a pop-cultural (and playground) punching bag.  Now, with “geek chic”, it’s a marketing vehicle used to sell gadgets and copy paper.  But nerd in its purest form is a much bigger deal – a nerdy state of mind can be inventive, powerful, and a little bit adorkable.  And so, employing music and a dash of time-travel, LadyNerd sets out with one simple task: To reclaim nerd.
Find out which LadyNerd…- was a high school drop-out who sucked at typing- sold her kisses for $250,000 a pucker- was pushed into science by her mum so she wouldn’t become an artist- called herself a dude- changed the world (answer: all of them)
Critical praise for Keira Daley”A great blend of vocal and acting talent” – The Daily Telegraph”Keira Daley gives a standout performance” – samesame”Daley, a commercially-neglected star of Australian musical theatre, again shows her versatility and capability as a fine singer and actor” – Crikey Curtain Call
CreditsWritten & performed by: Keira Daley   Musical director & accompanist: Mark ChamberlainProducer & additional writing: Peter Lead   Director: Jay James-Moody
Listing informationOpening night: Thursday September 15   Other dates: Sept 29 & 30, Oct 1   Time: 7pm   Duration: 55 minsVenue: Seymour Centre Sound Lounge, cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, ChippendaleTickets: Full $29 / Concession $22   Bookings, info, video, pics:  
Media: the full release including backgrounder and bio page is attached, along with the e-flyer and a screen res sized image. For more information, higher res pics, interviews, review tickets etc, please  contact Geoff Sirmai – Watchdog Communications Arts Publicityt: (02) 9345 0360   m: 0412 669 272   e: [email protected]  Sept 9 to Oct 2 

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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