“A laugh out loud show delivered with wit, great musicality and a hugely generous
performance from Dawson,” – The Mercury
A Woman On The Edge is a comical Musical Theatre extravaganza, but not as you typically know it!
Written and directed by the talented Rod Anderson, A Woman On The Edge stars UK born performer Claire Dawson. Together they’ve reinvented the one-woman musical by producing this incredibly witty performance, showing in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
A Woman On The Edge takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster with the funny and slightly confused character, SiSi. The middle-aged woman ponders on life’s big questions as she flees Liverpool to Australia in an attempt to discover her true self.
Despite the humorous approach to many modern day concerns, the performance has stimulated in-depth discussions surrounding issues of identity and the paradox of individuality versus fitting into society.
Rod Anderson, says, “Refreshingly told from a female point of view, A Woman On The Edge mocks and challenges the stereotype about being a female, where she stands in society and what it means for her to be truly independent…
“At last year’s sell-out season in the Edinburgh Fringe, viewers connected to this fascinating journey of self-discovery and it’s the sense of connection that makes Claire’s performance so enjoyable,” says Rod Anderson.
A Woman On The Edge is the perfect platform for Dawson to showcase her impressive and versatile talent. Having over 20 years experience in the performing arts, she knows how to light up the stage.
Dawson is known as Tasmania’s Queen of Musical Theatre – this is evident through her comical monologues, eye-catching stage presence and artistic flair. Not only does she act, sing and dance, she also composed many of the songs featured in A Woman On The Edge.
“Courtesy of Michael Gissing’s award-winning visuals, Dawson is able to play another 32
characters via a backdrop video continuously playing throughout the show. The colourful visuals help blend the story and music together,” says Rod Anderson.
A Woman On The Edge is a must-see 70-minute show that boasts complex visuals, fantastic musicality and will cause copious amounts of laughter.