From a naive 21-year-old meeting her first love at her local book shop in the country, to her move to a Melbourne house share, Tinder tirades, and nights out with her ‘gay gaggle’; I found myself laughing along at SWEETie’s entertaining monologues and exuberant singing. Labelled as ‘the girl next door’; SWEETie finds herself taken advantage of by cheating boyfriends and suffers her fair share of heartache.
This is not a show for the prudish so be prepared for the sharing of sex tips and some audience participation. SWEETie is a great show for a girl’s night out with a difference. After all, who doesn’t love relishing in the dating disasters of others? Only this time there is no need to hide your eavesdropping.
We don’t get to find out if all works out for SWEETie, but I hope she meets and keeps the man of her dreams. However, be under no illusion. We learn that being sweet does not equal being a pushover, but simply being a nice and decent human being, and of that, we can all be proud of SWEEtie.
The show’s run is drawing to an end, but you still have a chance to attend other performances at the Midsumma Festival. Alternatively, look out for future performances featuring the talented, and far from shy, Chloe Perrett.
Celebrating over 8 years living in Melbourne, Rachel is a fan of theatre, food, the outdoors and all things new and exciting.