Foreign Women features the cabaret stylings of Nicola Kuiper and Sandy Whittem telling stories of their respective grandmothers – who immigrated to Australia from Poland and Canada. The women dance and sing through several fun numbers written and performed by Josh Cake.

Presented by the K.C. Company, the trio have audiences laughing as they recreate Irena and Dorothy’s very eventful lives as young women about to embark on new lives in Australia. Irina left Poland and Dorothy left a very cold Saskatchewan, Canada post war and eventually raised families in their new homeland. With songs like Cabbage Blues, you know it is a very light-hearted approach, only becoming more serious towards the end. Sassy and energetic, Kuiper and Whittem’s high spirits are infectious.

The whole show is a testament to what can be achieved with not much more than a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of guts (the girls do all their dress changes on stage), the show will be polished to near perfection by the time it hits Melbourne’s Butterfly Club from Sept 24. The Sydney show was on at the Blood Moon Theatre Sept 1.


Featuring: Josh Cake, Nicola Kuiper and Sandy Whittem.

This Month in Sydney

1 Sept - 30 Sept

Sydney Fringe 2018

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This year the Sydney Fringe turns nine. Over the past eight years we have invested in our model, carved out a slice of territory for ourselves on the annual arts calendar and found our voice. While we have been rapidly expanding our international profile, and welcoming more artists from across the seas, our voice remains uniquely Sydney. First and foremost, we are here to highlight, amplify and promote the work of local Sydney based artists to the world.

Sydney’s is a brave, new, imaginative, challenging and experimental voice. Our artists push the boundaries of genre, art form and innovation. Each year we work with our community to transform the landscape of our city into unique experiences not found in Sydney at any other time of the year. From activating unused buildings, unlocking hidden gems and presenting major outdoor activations, the Sydney Fringe Festival connects you to the city in new ways. We are an annual snapshot of how Sydney feels, where we are and where we are heading. It’s new, it’s now and 2018 is shaping up to be bolder than ever before.

Kerri Glasscock
Festival Director & CEO