Sydney cabaret performer, Jodie Stubbs’ new show takes the audience on a humorous journey that was originally intended to explore the changing roles of women through the ages but has since evolved during development.
Whilst developing the show Jodie and co-writer Tyran Parke came to the realisations that the show would work even better with interruptions from Jodie’s home-life sprinkled throughout.
“Creating this show with Jodie was madness. Sometimes she’d tell her family she was going to the shops but was actually sneaking away to sit in her car to rehearse in peace, singing to me on Skype,” explained Parke. “We kept trying to wrangle a show under these circumstances until I realised this WAS the show! This hilarious struggle of Jodie trying to balance her family life while realising her dream – and the guilt that went with it – there was just so much raw humour and emotion, we knew it would resonate with a lot of people.”
Despite the dramatic change to the final product Jodie couldn’t be happier with how the show evolved.
“I’m so pleased with this show because it touches on something so real; this feeling that many mothers struggle with, of being torn between doing something for themselves and being present for their families. Because let’s face it, we’re all in the same boat. We’re all just trying to do our best, but I don’t think anyone feels like they’re getting it quite right.”
Jun 20 & 23. Leadbelly, 42 King St, Newtown. $34.17-$64.01+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.theleadbelly.com.au