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Teardrops On My Dildo

IF THE TITLE Teardrops on My Dildo sets off a stirring giggle or sounds like the right combination for a belly laugh (or cry), then a comedy evening with Vanessa Larry Mitchell might be just what you need.

By Jenna Hoare

Mitchell shares her stories with the right amount of spice and sass. No topic is off the table, covering the rawness of life’s stages, from dating disasters and sex life secrets to motherhood.

“When I wrote the show, it was never supposed to have any meaning behind it. It was just supposed to be funny. And then as I started performing, there were a lot of people who would thank me for helping them feel free and kind of feel validated with their own dating lives, being single women or sexually adventurous,” Mitchell says.

“It’s turns out that it’s all ages as well. I have people in their 70s or even their 80s telling me ‘oh, that’s so relatable’ … Everyone is a lot Dildo wilder than we think.”

While some people are shocked at the jokes on the surface, Mitchell says when they think about it and realise, they’ve done that or their friend has done that, it’s not that big of a deal.

Mitchell revels in connecting with her audience in a way that allows people to feel free and let go of everyday life's trials and tribulations.

“It’s really beautiful to hear that people connect in a way that they actually feel changed or a little bit freer … and that’s really special that it’s happened naturally,” she says.

“I like people completely letting go. People laughing so hard that they’ve forgotten about the world outside.”

The jokes aren't just for women either, with Mitchell finding that more men are heading to her shows.

“People often know if they’re going to like the show or not just based on the title,” she says.

This will be her second performance in Darwin, this time at the Darwin Entertainment Centre after performing at the Darwin Fringe Festival two years ago.

“I love going to Darwin and to regional places as they’re probably more my people,” she says.

So, go along to the show, strap yourselves in for the ride. Mitchell’s advice?

“Leave your morals at the door.”


Teardrops On My Dildo
WHEN SAT 15 JUN | 8PM 
AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 
COST $49 | $45 CONC
INFO yourcentre.com.au

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