Just because you have clean water, food, shelter and a Mimco handbag doesn’t mean you don’t have problems.
#FirstWorldWhiteGirls is a hilarious comedy cabaret created and performed by Judy Hainsworth (Babushka, Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts) and Kaitlin Oliver (The Mikado).
#FirstWorldWhiteGirls delves into the trauma of being a white girl – having flat hair, having too many computer passwords, being ‘time-poor’, having over-supportive parents, and always feeling like the smartest person in the room. These spoiled songstresses invite you into their den of entitlement to laugh, vent and share in their first world pain. Politically incorrect and tragically funny, this is a must-see for anyone who has ever had a spray tanning mishap or Instagram envy.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Show contains infrequent strong language. Unsuitable for children 15 and under.
Since their sold-out debut in 2014, #FirstWorldWhiteGirls have been making audiences across Australia squirm with delight with their hilariously narcissistic brand of slick comedy and catchy vocals. Over the last five years, they have gained a reputation for their entertaining, outrageous and high-quality performances. Their shows feature biting social satire, targeting current trends and topics with razor sharp wit. #FirstWorldWhiteGirls are also known for their fantastic original songs and excellent vocals.
They have played to sold out audiences at Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Mackay Festival, Ballarat Cabaret Festival and have toured across regional Queensland.
#FirstWorldWhiteGirls is the brainchild of Judy Hainsworth, one of Brisbane’s most dynamic performers and writers. Judy is a member of Matilda award-winning cabaret group Babushka and has featured in productions Happily Ever After, I Can Keep a Secret, Dead! and DOLL. Judy has also emceed for Women in Voice. Her theatre credits include productions for shake & stir, STC/La Boite, Good Room, Harvest Rain, Opera Queensland and Queensland Ballet. Judy has a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from USQ and a Master of Arts from UQ.
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Unique Selling Point
The show has a unique concept that is immediately relatable. The show has broad appeal, attracting fans of cabaret, stand-up comedy, theatre, musicals as well as TV shows like Real Housewives and J'amie Private School Girl. The show incorporates active audience participation. Audiences love the opportunity to contribute their own first world problems and hear them read aloud. It encourages them to recognise their own stories and laugh at themselves.
High quality eye-catching images, audio and video recordings, including 90-second promotional trailer. Merchandise is available for sale, including CD recordings of songs from the production and badges featuring slogans from the show. The artists run workshops to engage the community
#FirstWorldWhiteGirls run workshops in which participants learn how to devise their own cabaret around a theme. Armed with these skills, participants are able to develop their own shows to enrich their community. We also offer question and answer sessions after the performance to allow the audience to learn more about the show and the process and engage with the performers.
DESCRIPTION / DETAILS A 90-minute workshop in which Judy and Kaitlin teach the basics of devising a cabaret show. Participants will learn how to choose a theme, select songs, develop characters and interact with an audience.