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Michele da Costa Life Alone (Australia,Brazil)

Michele da Costa Life Alone (AUS,BRA)

Twice-divorced and back for more, Michele da Costa returns with her second solo show, asking herself what kind of elderly lady she wants to be – the 'which ex-spouse was that, the 4th or the 5th?' kind or if she'll adopt 15 more cats that’ll eat her when she dies.

Michele’s here to unpack some baggage – the romantic, the emotional and the physical. Don’t worry though, she travels light. With loveable personality and an unabashed approach to difficult subjects, she spins an hour of distinctive yet playful stand-up comedy.

A post-double-divorce victory lap, celebrating pop culture, neurodivergence and independence. 

Michele da Costa is a stand-up comedian, dancer and graphic designer from Brazil. For six years she’s been honing her stand-up, starting in NZ in 2017, where she was a Raw semi-finalist twice (2017 & 2018). Post-lockdown, she made it to the RAW Comedy state semifinals for Victoria in 2022. She did her first solo show – Like a Virgo –that same year, receiving glowing reviews.

'Clever, witty and more than a little bit naughty… raunchy and sweet in equal parts.' Weekend Notes

'An endearing personality… wonderful stage presence.' ArtsHub

Directed by award-winning Neptune Henriksen.


Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language.


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