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"I laughed, I shoulder-danced, and I think at some point along the way I got sucked into an MLM. At no point could I predict what would happen next, but I trusted Aunty Jude to take me on a delightful journey, and that she did"

Theatre Travels


"From the moment she strode on stage swathed in red sequins and glittering headdress, she had the audience in thrall"


Theatre Aus

Introducing Aunty Jude is a joyful, touching and absurd foray into the world of a woman that doesn’t quite fit in. A comical celebration of a life lived off the beaten track with live cello, clowning and…shoulder dancing.

Writer and Performer Alison Bennett

Director Shy Magsalin

Composers Damian de Boos Smith and Alison Bennett

Cello Performer Mary Rapp

Lighting Design Martin Kinnane

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Photo credit: Pollyanna Nowicki

Introducing Aunty Jude was initially developed as part of a Brand X Artist Residency in December 2021.

It premiered as part of Made in Sydney, co-produced by Sydney Fringe at The Seymour Centre Sydney and Riverside Theatres Parramatta in September 2022.

Special thanks to Jaime Mears and Curly Fries.

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