Thu, 03 Mar|
Better Read Than Dead & Zoom
Book Launch of Sheilas: Badass Women of Australian History by Eliza Reilly
Join us in person and on Zoom to celebrate the release of Sheilas: Badass Women of Australian History by Eliza Reilly.
Time & Location
03 Mar 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Better Read Than Dead & Zoom, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
An entertaining romp through Australian history that celebrates the badass sheroes we were never taught about in school and who deserve to be printed on our money, goddamn it! It's been said that 'well-behaved women seldom make history', but the handful of white boys who wrote our history books conveniently left most of them out. Whoops! To rectify this situation, Eliza Reilly is setting out to revive the forgotten stories of the badass Sheilas of Australian history. Chain yourself to pub counters with the determined Merle Thornton, fight for Indigenous rights alongside Faith Bandler, and lure forlorn sailors with swimmer-slash-mermaid Annette Kellerman. Deceive cranky soldiers with bushranger Mary Ann Bugg, infiltrate Nazi strongholds on the back of Nancy Wake's bike - and much, much more. Cracking with satirical wit and whole-hearted admiration, Sheilas is a cheeky, funny, inspirational celebration of the tough-titted ladies who hiked up their petticoats and fly-kicked down the doors of opportunity for modern Australia.
About Eliza Reilly
Eliza Reilly is a writer, director and performer. In 2018 Eliza co-created the comedy web series SHEILAS with her sister Hannah. Previous to this Eliza wrote, directed and performed in ABC1's GROWING UP GRACEFULLY featuring sketches that have been viewed more than 15 million times on the ABC Facebook page. Eliza co-hosted GIRLS GONE MILD on FBI in Sydney for 5 years and her writing has been featured on ABC's Radio National, Syd Comedy Festival, Sydney Writers Festival and ABC TV's THE CHECKOUT. In 2018, Eliza and Hannah staged their original production of YARRAMADOON, a musical/comedy which sold out Belvoir Downstairs.
Event + Book
This ticket includes a copy of Sheilas: Badass Women of Australian History.
If you are unable to join us in person, you can also join us online.
Zoom + Book
This is our Zoom ticket with a copy of the book, which we will post out to you.