Nat Harris Debuts Her Show Sal at Adelaide Fringe
Melbourne-based comedian Nat Harris is debuting her show Sal at this year’s Adelaide Fringe. When you’re an award winner at the Melbourne Comedy and Fringe Festivals it’s a comedy stamp of funny approval so Grab Ya Tix! Performing at the Main Stage at Arthur Artbar Monday 6 March until Saturday 11 March, Nat chatted to Hi Fi Way about the show and performing at the Adelaide Fringe.
Your show Sal is debuting at this year’s Adelaide Fringe at Arthur Artbar. What can Adelaide audiences expect when you bring the show here?
Someone once described it as a kitchen sink soap opera. I like that description. There are highs, there are lows, there are wigs and lo-fi props. It’s dramatic and loose.
Can you tell us a bit about Sal?
Sal is a retired boomer with an unhealthy obsession with her son Brendan living in London, and a toxic best friend named Lynne. She epitomises middle-class privilege. But what makes her sweet is her desperation to keep up and win her son’s approval.
Are you excited to be a part of the Adelaide Fringe?
I am incredibly excited; I have heard such great things about the festival and this time of year in Adelaide; I can’t wait to get amongst it and see shows and perform.
Have you performed at the Adelaide Fringe before?
No, this will be my first time!
How long have you been performing comedy?
I have been performing comedy for ten years and a bit. It’s wild, I never had a plan when I started. I just sort of stumbled through the first few years and only pursued it more seriously, maybe 3-4 years in. And, here I am still going.
Your show Pét-Nat + Han ah Chocolat with fellow comedian Hannah Camilleri was ‘Winner Golden Gibbo Award, 2021’ at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. How does it feel to be acknowledged in that way?
It was really lovely to be acknowledged in that way, especially in honour of the late Lynda Gibson, and to win with Hannah made it all the better. I know how hard we worked, and the show really was a reflection of what we set out to do, which was to make a light and fun time for people for fifty minutes and experiment and play as performers. I am very proud of that show. An absolute highlight.
Your show with Hannah, Pét-Nat + Han ah Chocolat is also debuting at the Adelaide Fringe. Can you tell us a bit about that show?
It’s a revolving door of characters and sketches for fifty minutes. Audience members always like different parts. There’s something for everyone. It’s upbeat; it’s painfully real; it’s slightly absurd; it’s a good time. You should come!
Lastly, what are three words to describe your show, Sal?
Domestic. Soap. Opera.
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