What is LadyNerd?
“a brassy cabaret ode to the women who bucked convention and made a difference… delivered with gumption and sass… ****½” – The West Australian
“LadyNerd is a shining example of cabaret done right… Fun, fresh, laugh-out-loud humour… a rollicking show” – Aussie Theatre
“a superb piece of cabaret… fascinating and funny” – Glam Adelaide
“sparkly demeanour… smart and sexy” – Edinburgh Fringe Review
Read more reviews on the LadyNerd PRESS page.
Packed with OMG facts, LadyNerd is an award-winning, sold-out musical comedy that celebrates history’s finest brainiacs. Amazing true stories and intriguing real-life characters interface with quirky rants and inventive songs – some old, some new, all in the key of nerd.
LadyNerd sees performer and lifelong nerd Keira Daley ([title of show], Triassic Parq) join forces with musical director and piano nerd Mark Chamberlain (Jersey Boys, Strictly Ballroom, Ghost), in a toe-tapping and unashamedly brainy revelry.
Long, long ago… the nerd emerged as a pop-cultural (and playground) punching bag. Now, with “geek chic”, it’s a marketing vehicle used to sell gadgets and copy paper. But nerd in its purest form is a much bigger deal – a nerdy state of mind can be inventive, powerful, and a little bit adorkable. And so, employing music and a dash of time-travel, LadyNerd sets out with one simple task: To reclaim nerd.
Be inspired by true tales of ingenuity, tenacity, and a stubborn love of being right.
WINNER: Sydney Fringe 2011 Award for Excellence
LadyNerd BY THE NUMBERS
staged in 6 cities
(Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Edinburgh)
across 2 continents
(okay, one of those is Australia)
featuring 15 historical LadyNerds
performed 52 times to date!
(and people liked it! Find out how much on the LadyNerd PRESS page)
LISTEN: A trailer for Florence Nightingale, the action-adventure epic…
Written & performed by: Keira Daley
Musical director & accompanist: Mark Chamberlain
Dramaturgy & additional writing: Peter Lead
Director: Jay James-Moody
Sound design: Jessica Burns
Additional voice-overs: Blake Erickson, Beth Daly, Jay James-Moody, Peter Lead
Camera operation: Luke Erickson