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… Keira Daley is one of the most exciting, versatile actors in the music theatre scene… fun, fresh, laugh-out-loud humour…
a rollicking show” – Aussie Theatre
Read more reviews on the LadyNerd PRESS page.
Indulge your inner (or not-so-inner) nerd with the award-winning LadyNerd – Keira Daley’s funny, fact-packed cabaret tribute to some of history’s greatest minds, from Marie Curie to Ada Lovelace… via that woman who invented Liquid Paper.
LadyNerd sees performer and lifelong nerd Keira Daley ([title of show], A New Brain, Princess Cabaret) join forces with musical director and piano nerd Mark Chamberlain (Strictly Ballroom, Jersey Boys, Mornings With Kerri-Anne), in an unashamedly brainy celebration where jazzy piano bar meets Sega Megadrive.
Amazing true stories and intriguing real-life characters interface with quirky rants and inventive song arrangements – some old, some new, all in the key of nerd.
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
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