Support fellow podiatrist and actor, Maggie McCormack! Maggie has created her own one-woman show at the Adelaide Festival. Her digital show can be viewed on demand from your laptop, no matter where you are based. The show runs until 20 March and tickets can be booked here.
Podiatrist and actor Maggie McCormack’s one-woman show title doesn’t beat around the bush. ‘F*CKING ANCIENT’ includes stories from Maggie’s life alongside tales from her podiatry career in the aged care sector. Over the course of 60-minutes, it dissects the joys and perils of getting older with honesty, respect and humour. With a refreshing candour, this digital show has been described as, “A tale of a brave woman who embarks on her hero’s journey in search of truth and meaning in a society where the only thing allowed to age is – let’s face it – red wine.”
Los Angeles-based director Ngaire Dawn Fair reflects on this boundary-breaking digital approach to theatre, which can be viewed anywhere in the world at any time.
“Creating a digital theatre show during the pandemic was uncharted territory. It’s a play, but we’re filming it, but it’s not a film. We still want it to feel like you’re witnessing something live. It should not feel over-edited. It is powerful, joyful and moving because of Maggie’s sparkling personality, her personal story and raw, tour-de-force performance,” Ngaire explains.
After dreaming of creating her own one-woman show 15 years ago, Maggie collaborated with Ngaire over Zoom throughout the course of the pandemic. They devised and rehearsed together and when the borders opened, Maggie was able to fly to Los Angeles to film the show for the digital component of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, which has now opened and is taking bookings.
How to book your tickets
F*CKING ANCIENT runs until 20 March 2022, and digital viewings are on demand. Tickets can be booked via this link and cost $15 per person or $25 per household.
To follow the latest updates, head to the show’s Instagram page or follow Maggie’s personal page on Facebook or the official show page on Facebook here.