By Chris Keeble

Traveling through the obstacle course called life can be filled with clichés and one night stands. On the other hand it can be best summed up in Simon Gillespie’s bald faced stab at life as gay and growing up first in the UK, then in Sydney.

Somewhere along the way, love is found, lost, explored, disposed of and found again in the most unlikely of places. Sex and Other Disasters  – Confessions of a big flamin’ singer, tells a story we all want to tell, and Gillespie’s shameless and brave outpouring describes scenes that simultaneously drops your jaw while you are laughing out loud.

We’ve all been there in some fashion, how refreshing it is to hear it being vigorously sung about with well written dialogue and lyrics,  all backed by superb musician/pianist Jye Bryant. Hilariously funny and cheeky. Simon doesn’t skip a beat in delivering a story that seemed a little familiar with every audience member. Hitting a few nerves only endeared the the crowd more.

From making love all alone, to cyberspace descriptions, to past lovers who gave just 2 nights of the week, to lonely moments in full bars, to friends and political foe’s, Simon has captured the devil in the everyday.

And that’s what makes this production so special – no matter what side of the fence you live –  finding love is always a bloody good heart-wrenching romp.

Toe tapping music, big voice, exceptional lyrics and a very very enjoyable pacey show.

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