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Gillian Cosgriff (QLD/VIC)

Gillian Cosgriff is Whelmed

Gillian Cosgriff is Whelmed

Musical comedy cabaret

“I know you can be overwhelmed and I know you can be underwhelmed but can you ever just be whelmed?” Yes. You can.*

It’s a real word – an old one that’s faded from popular vernacular. As someone who relies on solid facts to feel stable in an ever-changing world, Gillian is utterly whelmed to discover this.

This is a brilliant new show from award-winning comedy sensation Gillian Cosgriff (Winner Best Cabaret Melbourne Fringe 2013, Green Room Award for Original Songs 2013, The WA Arts Editor Award FRINGE WORLD Perth 2014), who asks: in a world obsessed with being happy, being grateful, and finding joy in the little things, is it okay to just be whelmed?

*And not just in Europe.