Rosie Waterland brings the outspoken humour, honesty and humility that has become synonymous with her writing work to her one-woman show My Life On The Couch (With Vodka).
In her own words, Rosie describes the show as “a true mixed bag” – sourcing stories from a turbulent childhood spent in and out of foster care, through to “some awful tinder dates, a few awkward sex situations” and her reflections on the twenty-something experience since recently turning 30.
She brings the show to Sydney this weekend following a sold-out debut run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier this year. Her hometown shows are in such demand that an extra performance has been added to the bill this Sunday after both Saturday night sittings sold out!
Rosie is careful not to be labelled a stand-up comedian, and demonstrates this literally by delivering her stories from the comfort of a couch on stage. And although it has been awhile, she is no stranger to the stage, with a drama degree under her belt before writing became her main output, before she became most recognisable for her recaps of The Bachelor and a viral nude photo.
“Writing tends to be quite a solitary activity and its nice to tell your stories to a room full of people and get their immediate reaction…it’s definitely really good fun for me, I’m having a blast,” said Rosie. “It’s basically just a girl who had a pretty rough childhood and is now sort of doing ok, and here are some stories. Please don’t come expecting me to teach you anything about life…” (AM)
Nov 5 (SOLD OUT) + Nov 6, 3pm. Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern. $50.45. Tickets & info: www.giantdwarf.com.au