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Rachel Rai - Manxious

Can you tell us a little bit about Manxious and what you'll be doing in the performance?
Manxious is about everyone’s most hated modern day moment when in a post-romantic rendezvous haze you sit there waiting for a reply text message. It’s the story of my love life, but it’s anyone and everyone who has ever had a fling and lived to tell their anxiety riddled tale.
What are some of the themes that you'll be covering in Manxious?
Well, without giving too much away, anyone who has ever been anxiously awaiting a response from a suitor will know that the mind goes on some pretty wild tangents while trying to make sense of it all. The beauty of this show is that it was written by myself and best mate of over a decade, Mikey Nicholson, Through thick and thin, He’s seen the revolving door of men in my life, and been able to bring to stage these anecdotal tales.
 
What instruments are you using in the performance, and what music are you planning on warping throughout the course of the show?
The band set-up is keys, one very sexy double bass and a kit… but that’s not all. I’ll also be strumming the ukulele at some point too. All led by our handsome maestro Mr Ian Andrew. 
 
 
What can people expect from the performance as a whole?
I want to give a highly relatable insight into the past 15 years of my life. It might be personal as fuck but everyone will recognise something from the show whether they want to or not! It’s real, it’s fun and I just hope the men I’m singing about don’t mind. And if they do? Well, Taylor Swift and Adele made it work for them!
 

Rachel Rai takes to the stage with the extremely relatable and hilarious MANXIOUS at The Butterfly Club, Thursday June 23 to Saturday June 25 from 10pm onwards. Find your tickets  at www.melbournecabaret.com/manxious/.