BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2014: A STORM IN A D CUP Takes The Audience On An Hilarious Journey Through a Crazy Life

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2014: A STORM IN A D CUP Takes The Audience On An Hilarious Journey Through a Crazy Life

Reviewed by Blake Parham, Tuesday 18th February 2014

Amelia Ryan's latest cabaret offering, A Storm in A D Cup, is a sidesplittingly hilarious confession about her challenging journey through life. This is one of the most superbly written cabaret shows I have seen in recent years. Ryan has expertly re-worded and arranged several pieces of music in order to facilitate the telling of her story. One such highlight was a re-working of the Cell Block Tango from Chicago, complete with audience participation, which detailed her previous lovers and their shortcomings.

Ryan describes herself as a good girl who has taken some bad paths; a lot of bad paths. It is this journey, however, that has provided her with the crazy material for this show, and sees her sing the most hysterical songs about everything from parking fines and broken cars, to uncoordinated exotic dancing, UTIs, and her gay father's transgender wife. Through all of this crazy hilarity, Ryan's evocative voice is very well backed by the talented David McEvoy on piano.

This show is raunchy, emotional, crazy, and hilarious. Anybody who enjoys a good laugh should go to see it.

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Barry Lenny Born in London, Barry was introduced to theatre as a small boy, through being taken to see traditional Christmas pantomimes, as well as discovering jazz and fine music at a very young age. High school found him loving the works of Shakespeare, as well as many other great playwrights, poets and novelists. Moving to Australia, he became a jazz musician, playing with big bands and his own small groups, then attended the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide, playing with several orchestras. This led to playing in theatre pits, joining the chorus, playing character roles, playing lead roles (after moving into drama), then directing, set and lighting design, administrative roles on theatre boards and, finally, becoming a critic. After twenty years of writing he has now joined the Broadway World team to represent Adelaide, in South Australia. Barry is also a long time member of the prestigious Adelaide Critics Circle.