Think ‘The Good Place’ meets Hitchcock’s ‘Birds’

Cute but a psycho, the loveable narcissist Miss Zella Shear is back from the dead for the QLD premier of this one woman show at Fringe Brisbane, following its Australian Premier at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

The show has been described as a mashup of ‘The Good Place’ and Hitchcock’s ‘Birds’. Stuck in limbo Zella needs all her absurdist tricks and the audience’s help in order to face her vices and get to the other side. Is it a halo or a warmer climate that awaits her? In a time when a handshake still feels a bit taboo, it’s an engaging journey that’s “fast paced and very funny” according to Glam Adelaide.

Bird Be Crazy is the second cabaret in a series created by artist and classically trained singer Elizabeth Shearer. Continuing her theme to challenge norms by playing with different genres and their preconceived perceptions, like singing opera while sculling a beer.

It has been created to be enjoyed as a first experience or as a sequel to Bite Me But Smile (previously programmed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and Brisbane Wonderland Festival).

Creator and performer Elizabeth Shearer was born in Brisbane and grew up in Ipswich. Elizabeth then trained at the Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Classical Voice & Performance. She is a singer, actress, creative producer and theatre maker currently based in Sydney, Australia. Elizabeth has been working over the last Seven years producing and performing work in Australia and the UK, within the context of fringe festivals and theatrical cabaret.

Elizabeth moved to the UK following graduation in order to pursue her passion for performing on an international level. Following performances at varying UK Fringe Festivals, she returned to Australia to unleash her new alter ego ‘Zella Shear’ to the world and also joined the staff at National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney.

“I’m so pleased to be a part of the Fringe Brisbane 2022 and to share with my hometown the progression that my work has taken. It’s something that’s full of playfulness and silliness, which I think we all need after the last few years.”

After Bird Be Crazy’s initial Australian premiere in the Adelaide Fringe Festival and recent appearances by her alter ego Zella at Gluttony 2022, Elizabeth is excited to be back in her hometown and performing at the Fringe Brisbane.

For more information or tickets visit the Fringe Brisbane website.

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