ActionAid’s flagship comedy gala will return to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre this May with an all-new instalment of Frocking Hilarious. The one-night-only event will raise funds for the national and international work that ActionAid are undertaking to support women’s rights and their campaign against injustice. The line-up of comedians on the night will include Judith Lucy as MC and a stunning line-up of Australian female comedians including Effie, Nikki Britton and many more.
Executive Director of Frocking Hilarious Michelle Higelin spoke with us about the event.
“It’s an all-women line-up of Australia’s funniest female comedians and the goal is to unleash the power of laughter for women’s rights.”
Michelle also spoke about the importance of the event to the work ActionAid is currently embarking on by saying, “This funding from Frocking Hilarious will really help us make a greater impact globally. Particularly, supporting women to be able to strengthen efforts to protect themselves from violence and to influence policies and decisions that affect their lives.”
The night itself is set to be a big one, with 800 audience members braving wild weather to attend the event in Brisbane in March.
“It’s definitely a great girl’s night out, whether it’s groups of women from workplaces or friends coming together,” Michelle said of the event, continuing, “it’s a wonderful night to get out and be in solidarity with women around the world and also to have a hilarious night. I promise that people will be in stitches!”
May 17. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown. $45+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.ticketek.com.au
By Madison Behringer