Jodie Irvine is bringing her one woman show Gobby for the first time to the Adelaide Fringe. With sold-out shows at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, it’s our turn to see the the comical tale of survival as well giving us a lesson on how to throw a really good party!
Irvine took some time out to answer some questions for the Hi-Fi Way.
Gobby is your show at this years Adelaide Fringe. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Gobby is a one woman comedic odyssey that takes place over five parties. It follows the central character, Bri, as she’s recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship, so we see how she’s coping via her interactions with different people at these parties. Naturally she meets a whole host of funny characters along the way, battling the awkwardness of social interaction that we’ve all struggled with, and ultimately learning the importance of good friends.
How did you come up with the concept of the show?
I had known what story I wanted to tell for a while, but I wasn’t sure what shape it should take. I noticed as I was writing that the show was so much about how different people can influence you in different ways, and I started thinking about scenarios in which you get lots of different people under one roof. The party shape came from there and the rest is history!
In your show you tell us about a really good party. So do you know how to throw a really good party?
As I’ve moved through life I’ve learned there are only two main things that are integral to a good party: good snacks, no dickheads.
What are three reasons why people should come see Gobby?
It’s funny, it’s uplifting, it’s relatable.
What do you like most about the Adelaide Fringe?
I’ve never been before so I’m not sure just yet! I’ve been to several fringes now though and I always love how much of a community the performers create for themselves. I’m so excited to get stuck into the scene in Adelaide.
Interview by Anastasia Lambis
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