Posted on March 10, 2015 by Basement
Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter – The Basement, Tuesday 10 March, 9pm.
Written and Performed by Michele A’Court Produced by Notorious In early 2012 my daughter, Holly, got a job and went flatting. She didn’t move to Syria or anything – just another suburb in our city about fifteen minutes drive away.
Suddenly liberated from 24/7 motherhood with a lot less cooking, cleaning, washing and taxi-driving to do – and fewer questions to answer – I was able to enjoy a proper thought process for the first time in 18 years. Mostly, I spent the first couple of months wandering around the house thinking, “Oh, my god, did I tell her everything she needs to know? Did I explain how to store ginger? Can she do hospital corners? Did we ever talk about Feminism?” So I started making a list, and the list turned into my first solo comedy show in more than 7 years. I performed it in Auckland and Wellington at the NZ International Comedy Festival in 2013; and at the World Buskers Festival in 2014. Now I want to tour it to all the mothers and daughters (and fathers and sons) who haven’t seen it yet.
So I’m pitching it at PANNZ and inviting anyone who want to see it to come along. Oh, and the show also turned into a book which is published by Harper Collins and will be available in all good book stores and some of the shit ones from April.