Dirty Work Comedy presents
Nelly Thomas - I Coulda Been A Sailor
When 8-year-old Nelly was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she replied "a pirate". Why? Because "they're allowed to steal things". Her friend Ian said he wanted to be a paper-clip so he could "hold together important documents going to Tasmania". Turns out, not all dream come true.
Over the years Nelly's ambitions have ranged from sea-dog to marine biologist to super-model to Prime Minister.
She ended up being a comedian via telemarketer, nanny, cultural studies academic, social worker, pyramid seller, professional rooster and very nearly, a naval officer.
Join Nelly as she charts the choppy, hilarious and thoroughly unexpected waters of aspiration, expectation and realisation that shape us all.
"Sublime." The Age
"Just fabulous." Derek Guille, ABC Radio
"Nelly Thomas has a cool confidence and a calm, deadpan delivery. This combination makes her humour irresistible." Beat Magazine
"I defy anyone to not be taken in by the charm of this story"
Australian Comedy Review
"Shout this best kept secret of the Melbourne comedy circuit to your mates..."
Helen Razer, Citysearch
"See this show!"
Sometimes Melbourne Blog
""...laidback and gracious style...""
25 March - 18 April
Tue-Sat 8.15pm, Sun 7.15pm
Melb Town Hall - Backstage Room
Cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, Melbourne
Full Fri & Sat $25
Full Wed-Thu & Sun $23
Concession Fri & Sat $20
Concession Wed-Thu $18.50
Group (6 or more) $18.50
Laugh Pack $18.50
Tightarse Tuesday $18
- Ticketmaster 1300 660 013
- At the door