Amity Dry ‘Is 39 Forever’, or so she hopes

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Amity Dry ‘Is 39 Forever’, or so she hopes


Tell us about your show. It looks at the innocence of growing up in the 80s and 90s and the efforts women go to to maintain the beauty ideal through our different life stages. It questions how things like motherhood, social media, Botox and approaching the big 4-0 affects how we see ourselves.

The idea for the show was born when… I was about to turn 39. I was feeling pretty daunted about the next birthday being 40 and started to write down all my feelings one sleepless night.

What does your show teach the audience? That we all feel the same way. We all feel insecure at times and look in the mirror and think ‘how did that happen?’. It’s also great to have an 80s and 90s sing-a-long, because who doesn’t love that? 

What inspires you about MICF? This is my first MICF! I’ve been doing shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for 9 years now and although I’ve brought some of them to Melbourne, I’ve never been part of the MICF before. So I’m really looking forward to getting amongst it and seeing some fabulous shows while I’m there. 

How have the events in your life turned into material? I wrote a musical about marriage and motherhood so I’ve been milking stories about my experiences in that area for years, and obviously I turned my insecurity about turning 40 into a show. I am always looking for the humour in a situation even when it’s really tough. I am not afraid to share my weaknesses, especially if it makes someone else feel better about theirs.