Review: Who is the Ukulele Dream Girl?
Phi Theodoros first released this show to the public back in 2019. Opening to rave reviews Phi continues to spread the good word about peace, love and empowerment thorough song, poetry and thought-provoking monologues.
Phi is no stranger to the entertainment world. In different variations she has been treading the stage boards, playing her unique sound mix to audiences since 2006. So, what inspired the name? Phi was inspired by a song of the same name and proudly displays the cover art as a tattoo on her thigh.
The show starts with a frank admission around significant challenges Phi faced at a personal level. Then the capacity crowd were gently whisked away on a journey of rediscovery. Imparting along the way some wisdom and thoughts on self-empowerment, on managing all the wild expectations modern society throws on us, and the key message that soothingly weaved its a way through the show was about discovering a purposeful sense of community.
Using her own originals (loved “love your face”) and poignant covers, Phi set about showing a layered display of hope and happiness. There was good audience engagement and the demographic was highly eclectic, proving this show also appeals to a wide range of sensibilities.
Buy a plant, listen to her music, join in on the happy vibe and hear her message – all offerings delivered with masked professionalism and a relaxed tempo. Five stars!!!
mindshare will be posting reviews of shows with mental health themes on our blog and social media channels throughout Adelaide Fringe. Stay tuned for more reflections from contributors living with mental health challenges and/or working in the sector.
I’ve known Phi for several years now both personally and professionally, and I never cease to be amazed by her passion for her fellow humans and heartfelt desire to make the world a better place. We came together by her invitation to the general public to share their stories of mental health, and from gathering these extremely stories she wove them into one of her earlier works ‘Depression the Musical’. I was humbled to have a fairly large chunk of my own story, the good, the bed, and the downright ugly portrayed in such an honest and raw fashion. Phil doesn’t shy away from the truth, yet paints her pictures with a gentleness and compassion far beyond her young years. She is a true storyteller. As a fellow pink haired songstress, we like to say we’re Sisters from another Mister xx
She truly is a superstar isn’t she?! Thanks for your comment Lily, I’ve passed it on to Phi as well, as I know she’d love to hear this.
Thanks Lily! I agree. What a great talent. And kudos to you for being such a supportive friend in sharing her journey!!