#DearDiary

Unwittingly written over 24 years, #DearDiary is an existential joyride, pulled verbatim from 5,000+ pages of Andi Snelling’s lifelong diary collection. Raw and uncensored, her comically tragic tale unpacks the baggage we all carry. With self-quoting satire, physical storytelling and song, Andi bares her soul and hashtags the heck out of it.

After the huge success of Melbourne Fringe 2015 and a completely sold-out season at Adelaide Fringe 2016, Andi Snelling’s critically-acclaimed solo confessional, #DearDiary has just completed an encore season at The Butterfly Club. A diary-keeper since 1992, long before the cultivated Facebook status, Andi shares her most private musings from age 9 to 33. Never intended to be made public, this theatrical Museum of Thoughts captures the human spirit which connects us all.

#DearDiary is currently touring around high schools and universities for drama students, including Q&A sessions. The show is also available for regional and national touring. Further information can be found at National Touring Selector.

All enquiries to: mail@andisnelling.com

Written, Produced & Performed by Andi Snelling
Directed by Danielle Cresp
Costume Design by Victoria Haslam
Music by Ashleigh Southam
All images by Opencage Photography

CRITICAL RESPONSE:

★★★★ 1/2 "Snelling is charming, charismatic and hilarious, pulling off this unique show with a flair that grips the audience...and leaves you craving more... Engaging and funny... Snelling's performance is outstanding." - Glam Adelaide

★★★★ 1/2 "There isn't a second you won't be captivated or charmed by Andi and her unique way of story-telling." - The Australia Times

★★★★ 1/2 "You can't help but love Snelling's animated facial expressions and pantomime-like movements. Her style is unique, clever and charming." - Planet Arts

★★★★ 1/2 "A heartbreaking, yet heartwarming show that reminds us that we should all make the most of the lives we have." - A Short Girl in Melbourne

★★★★ "A compelling show... An entertaining, at times, deeply moving look at the nature of the human condition... Inquisitive and insightful." - The Adelaide Advertiser

★★★★ "Snelling has so much material to draw on, and is so skilled at getting the audience onside, that you're left wanting more." - Daily Review

★★★★ "A fascinating experience... Clown-like, engaging... Snelling is an accomplished singer, a talented and warm performer." - The Clothesline

★★★★ "A journey through one woman's ordinary, yet compelling life, #DearDiary is self-reflexive, clever and moving." - Rip It Up

"It's an extraordinary show, full of heart and pathos... The writing is impeccable. The performance is seamless." - Aussie Theatre

"Beautifully honest and funny... Snelling is a skilled vocalist and an ever engaging performer who knows how to milk a comic pause... A touchingly vulnerable show." - Beat

"Andi Snelling achieves the seemingly impossible... your eyes are utterly transfixed by her." - Syn FM

"Human, honest and gritty... The audience felt, and truly was, at one with Snelling." - The Barefoot Review

"One of the most standout solo shows of the Melbourne Fringe Festival this year... Phenomenal, captivating." - The Plus Ones

"She is a phenomenal actor and singer, captivating the audience during the entire performance." - Fringe Review

"Snelling's account of the value and the virtue of keeping a diary and her engaging honesty make #DearDiary a charming and illuminating confessional... An unpretentious show told with honesty and charm by a performer who lights up the stage." - Canberra Critics Circle

"Andi is a thoroughly engaging comic actor... The audience is hooked long before she has uttered a word." - Australian Stage

"Funny and brave construction of art from life... Andi is very funny, witty and a natural clown... This is a packed 60 minutes with no false steps and very revealing." - 3MBS Radio

"A beautifully crafted work, packed with clever charm and brilliant timing." - Melbourne Press

"An outstanding performance by Andi. This show is a testament to her talent and stage versatility." - Weekend Notes