5 Questions with Amelia Jane Hunter

ameliajanehunterWhat is your favourite swear word?
Shizen.

What are you wearing?
Kaftan I bought in Santorini sans bra and undies, furiously sweating as the weather is a hairdryer on high outside.

What is love?
Acceptance, no underwires and a cold glass of good rosé.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
der Helle Wahnsinn a Berlinesque acrobatic show in Berlin. Based on the true story of flamboyant gay Herbert Maria Freiherr von Heymann who after WW2 is committed for “healing purposes” to a madhouse, where he meets other artists and devises and performs a show for an American TV station. I sat there wondering if it was too late for me to start training to be a contortionist or an acrobat. Stunning, inspiring and upsetting… that it will never be me up there hanging from a swing. Or will it? 5 stars

Is your new show going to be any good?
Inspired by my life in Berlin and all the brilliant, crazy and dangerous people that inhabit it. Yes, it is good and I am equal parts proud and petrified to perform it… in front of my Mum. Let’s just say, things and parts of me have changed!

Amelia Jane Hunter’s Elegant Filth plays in Sydney for one night only.
Show date: 5 Mar, 2015
Show venue: The Comedy Store