As a writer, diary writing has always been a passion for Emma. Journals are stacked on the shelves that track years of travels and thousands of days of memories.
We are excited to see that Andi Snelling not only has written years of content in her diaries, she’s now turned them into a work of art! A piece she will perform at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2016 in her debut solo show, #DearDiary.
Unwittingly written over 24 years, #DearDiary is an existential joyride into forgotten memories. Pulled verbatim from 5,000+ pages of her lifelong diary collection, Andi Snelling’s comically tragic tale unpacks the baggage we all carry. With self-quoting satire, physical storytelling and song, Andi bares her soul and hashtags the heck out of it. P.S – Look out for your own lost diary in the #DearDiary Treasure Hunt on the streets of Adelaide. Finders Keepers!
Here’s what critics had to say after her acclaimed performance at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015:
“Clever and charming” – Planet Arts
“You’re left wanting more” – Daily Review
“Beautifully honest and funny” – Beat
“It’s an extraordinary show, full of heart and pathos” – Aussie Theatre
“One of the standout solo shows of the Melbourne Fringe” – The Plus Ones
Andi Snelling is an accomplished actor and improviser with a diverse, international career. She has been on stage her entire life, having grown up as a dancer, competing at national level. She trained at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and performed in Europe for 7 years, including in London’s West End and for the BBC. Upon returning to her hometown of Melbourne, she discovered an abandoned box, full of diaries never before read… until now. The result is her self-described ‘Museum of Thoughts’, which she is delighted to share with curious Adelaide audiences.
Get on down and see the show:
Mon 29 Feb – Sat 5 Mar, 7.30‐8.30pm
Media Night: Tues 1 March
The Bakehouse Theatre (Studio)
255 Angas Street, Adelaide
Tix: $20 (full)/$15 (conc & groups 6+) – available here
Ph:1300 621 255
For more details about Andi and her work, join her on social media and at her website: