19 - 30 APRIL 2022
★★★★ - Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★★ - Sydney Scoop
”Captivated the audience from the get go… a must-see!” - Weekend Notes
After captivating audiences and critics alike during her debut season, Ally Morgan’s one-woman cabaret returns for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival bigger, brighter, and bolder than before.
26-year-old Ally Morgan is determined to save the world from climate change. How does she plan to do it? Through the power of THEATRE! The only problem is that she’s so anxious about climate change that she can’t actually write the life-changing show that will save the world through the power of theatre… See the problem?
So, when Ally finally books in to see a psychologist and a guided meditation miraculously transports her to a real-life theatre in front of YOU, she’s got no choice but to devise a one-woman show on the spot - right here, right now!
‘Not Today’ is a frank and funny trip inside the mind of an anxious millennial on a mission. Armed with her army of instruments and entirely original score, Ally may not quite save the world, but she’ll sure put on one heck of a show.
“We are here, and we will die someday, but not today.”
If you’re troubled by any of the content in the show, please consider contacting one of the services below:
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Ages 15+ moderate language, references to anxiety, references to drug use, discussion of mental health issues.
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday 19 April, 7:30pm Preview Night
Wednesday 20 April, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 21 April, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 22 April, 7:30pm
Saturday 23 April, 7:30pm
Wednesday 27 April, 7:30pm
Thursday 28 April, 7:30pm
Friday 29 April, 7:30pm
Saturday 30 April, 7:30pm
Written and Performed by
ROBBI JAMES FOR ROGUE PROJECTS
Production Design by
Lighting Design by
OLIVER BEARD and MADDY MALLIS
Sound Design/ Engineer
Track Mastering by
JASMIN SIMMONS (Poster and promo)
PARKER FLORIS (Sydney Production)
CAMERON GRANT (Melbourne Production)
Originally produced as part of the KXT PopUpstairs Program. NOT TODAY is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, it’s arts funding and advisory body.
“Newcomer could be a younger Tim Minchin… A terrific show with a message that makes it greater than the (already impressive) sum of its parts. I’ve seen plenty of intimate, confessional shows about mental health issues, but this is not that. It is a show that shares our grief, and offers courage, honesty and hope.”
4 STARS - Harriet Cunningham, SYNDEY MORNING HERALD
“Not Today is brilliant. Poignant. Witty. And without getting in your face, relevant.”
5 STARS - Rebecca Varidel, SYDNEY SCOOP
“I loved this tiny little show! Ally, may your light continue to shine and grow in the future!”
David Kary - SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE
"captivated the audience from the [g]et go… a must-see!” WEEKEND NOTES
”Simply put, NOT TODAY was a delightful but incredibly touching show that was both entertaining to watch and meaningful enough to do what all good art should: promote discussion and honest confrontation of beliefs - about the self and others - in its audience. With the extra treat of just being such a fun show to be apart of.” Antonia Korn, THEATRE TRAVELS