When life goes farcically wrong, how do you keep going?   (Image: Darren Gill)

When life goes farcically wrong, how do you keep going? (Image: Darren Gill)

Sometimes an accident is no accident…

Andi Snelling’s life has taken a spectacular wrong turn, leaving her fighting for survival.
Little does she know, she is about to be rescued in the most profound way.

Happy-Go-Wrong offers an intimate peek behind the curtain of those who face their mortality on a daily basis with unflinching honesty and life-saving comedy. And roller skates.

Blending clowning, storytelling and physical theatre with a twist, Happy-Go-Wrongis a visceral solo odyssey through the darkest depths of human struggle, lit by the power of resilience.

Following her sold-out shows #DearDiary and Déjà Vu (And Other Forms of Knowing), Happy-Go-Wrong is her third collaboration with director Danielle Cresp and marks a triumphant comeback after three epic years away from the stage.

“After such a sudden and profound life change, I have become fascinated by the secret messages which life’s ‘great accidents’ may be sending us. It has made me question what role we play in our own fate and how on earth we can feel seen when our fight for survival is invisible,” says Snelling. 

13-29 Sept 2019 (every Fri-Sun), 5:30pm
The Burrow, 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
HERE to book or phone 9660-9666

Praise for Happy-Go-Wrong's Development Season as part of La Mama Explorations 2019:

“Snelling is a sublimely talented performer dealt a serious blow by fate...
Happy-Go-Wrong proves an inoculation against despair. It's also a knockdown argument for why indie theatre should benefit from a coherent and generous arts policy...
It's a surprising and tangential odyssey that combines offbeat shtick, precarious dance theatre, entropic visual clowning and soul-scouring burlesque...
If it doesn't take a larger stage at some point it's our lack of support for the arts that's sick.” - Cameron Woodhead, The Age

“Captivating, provocative, heart-wrenching… weird, wonderful and confronting…” ★★★★½ - Shannessy Danswan, Theatrepeople

“A powerfully personal story… The sparkle in Andi Snelling’s eyes is evident throughout Happy-Go-Wrong and I’m not referring to the glitter she is wearing. Snelling was born to be on the stage... (she) has been sorely missed and we can only hope that this work continues to breathe and grow.” - Myron My, My Melbourne Arts

“One big theatrical hit... Snelling has always deserved a prominent place in the entertainment industry, and her portrayal of her greatest plight shows that the fuel for exceptional performances can come from the strangest places.” - Corey Glamuzina, The Plus Ones

Created & Performed by Andi Snelling
Directed by Danielle Cresp
Sound by Caleb Garfinkel

Thanks to the generous support of La Mama, Darebin Arts, Howard Fine Acting Studio and Studio J Dance.