Have you ever written a diary? I do! Have done since I started travelling in 2006. Actually, in many ways, I consider this my diary… SHHHHHHH. Journal and diary writing is a great way to meditate, keep a record and relax. I love having book upon book filled with my personal memories and moments.
Andi Snelling is also a passionate diary keeper. She has been writing for 24 years and she has now re-discovered these diaries and has turned the catalogue of memories into a show!!! How amazing! You can see her show #DearDiary at Adelaide Fringe this season.
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!
“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.
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+) –
Ticket link: https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/deardiary/d2e413e7-fcc4-4da7-8a63-de7f6f8f63bd
Make sure to check her out and see how a diary of one’s deepest thoughts an inner secrets plays out on stage!