Wed 13th May 2020 - 8:15pm
Fri 15th May 2020 - 9:30pm
EVENT CANCELLED - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, this show has been cancelled. All Patrons will receive information from Ticketek regarding refunds.
Lily Starr has known for years something about her was different about her- red hair, lesbian and now a new diagnosis...epilepsy. Making her an EPILESBY.
Starr discusses her new found medical gift and the myriad of advantages and disadvantages it’s presented.She combines self deprecation, observational and musical comedy in a cocktail remedy sure to heal anyone’s medical/financial/spiritual problems (NOTE: Starr and/or her show “Epilesby” will not cure anything. It may provide temporary joy but no guarantees).
Fortunately epilepsy isn’t contagious however there is no medication to stop your attraction to Starr.Symptoms may include uncontrollable drooling over her stunning appearance, eye rolling at her crudeness and shaking with laughter. Seizure there!
"No sequins, lots of comedy sparkle as Lily Starr takes to a Factory Theatre stage with a proudly titled third show...Starr is onstage comfortable in her own skin, and an authentic personality... “Big Lez”, the show and performer, is funny, no matter who ya fancy. Lesson right there, students and others...” - Chuck Moore Reviews about on “Big Lez” August, 2018
"A joy to watch" - David Collins, Umbilical Brothers
"Funny is in her blood. ” - By Anastasia Lambis HI-FI Way: The Pop Chronicles March 2019
“What do you do if you’re a comedian and you suffer a major health setback? Obviously you include it in your routine! Seven weeks before her Adelaide Fringe season the Big Lez herself Lily Starr suffered an epileptic seizure for the first time. Not knowing or having been officially diagnosed it was a big change for her but also lots of material for her show. The biggest setback for her being restricted to a limit of five alcoholic drinks for the night. Yeah I feel for ya Lil!
Besides her new health status the bold, brash and unapologetic Lily Starr gave us an insight to all thingsLesbian, her relationship status, the recent Gay marriage plebiscite and her job at a school. There’s always a funny story when you have the privilege and joy of working with students. What surprised me is when she belted out a few tunes. This Big Lez has got a set of lungs that I think she should be included more into her show. The stand out song was the Fart song. If only one of her students knew it was about them!
This was the first time for me at a Lily Starr show and I can say she is as dry and hilarious as her Instagram account. Funny is in her blood. Her Adelaide Fringe season is over for this year but add her to your list for next time.” - Big Lez Adelaide Fringe Review By Anastasia Lambis HI-FI Way: The Pop Chronicles March 2019
“No sequins, lots of comedy sparkle as Lily Starr takes (to) a Factory Theatre stage with a proudly titled third show: leaping from the search for good gay material in the media world (rom-com, or just rom), to substituting secrets from the world of teaching (don’t tell the parents, students or teachers keeping those secrets). And much more in-between. Starr is onstage comfortable in her own skin, and an authentic personality... Hetros were a silent mini-minority in tonight’s audience (society irony), yet no reason for anyone and everyone not to come along – it’s safe (enough) even in the front row, the picking on comes on stage and in story.
“Big Lez”, the show and performer, is funny, no matter who ya fancy. Lesson right there, students and others...” - Chuck Moore Reviews about on “Big Lez” August, 2018
"Lily Starr's one woman show You’re Welcome was a tremendously funny look at entertaining, teaching and finding the motivation to do both in the current climate where everyone is a critic – especially students, if you’re a teacher. The show is also a lesson in how to pass as straight in a hetero-normative environment (the key is a cardigan).
A relief teacher by day, Starr dispenses with her Beyonce inspired alter-ego to do battle with surly teens and attempts to liven up their curriculum, often with hilarious results. The upshot of all this? Lily’s act, including accompanying songs (think Flight of the Conchords meets Kathy Griffin) is a refreshing night of
comedy." - Joy Minter, The Buzz From Sydney 2017
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