Comedienne, Denise Scott, is baring it all on the stage and exploring motherhood in her hilarious production, Mother Bare.
Based on her personal experiences, Scott explores all the phases in life of being a parent: toddlers, kids, adolescents, adult kids and even death.
“They’re all autobiographical stories, I wish I had the imagination to do otherwise,” Scott says.
“I have to do autobiographical stories, which is a shame for my family!”
The Aussie icon doesn’t hold back in her 90-minute show, telling stories about all things motherhood, from giving birth to losing her own mother to Alzheimer’s.
“I mean, I really celebrate motherhood, but it’s definitely not a reverential show, it’s a bit punchy, a bit rude,” she says.
After a successful run in Melbourne, which saw families of up to three generations attending together, Scott says she is looking forward to bringing her show about family to Sydney.
Laying out her life on the stage, Denise goes back to the fundamentals of great theatre, simple storytelling, but with a few surprises along the way.
“I like retelling ordinary events and giving them a dramatic edge,” she says.
“It’s mostly me telling stories, doing a bit of singing, it’s not great singing but it’s there!” (SOC)
Jul 15-Aug 10, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, $44.90-49.90, sydneyoperahouse.com
BY SHAUNA O’CARROLL