Review: Who is the Ukulele Dream Girl?
By Steve Amey
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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.