“… a calling to all of us to relish the mundane as much as the magnificent,”
Steve Davis, The Adelaide Show ★★★★★
“If there is one thing worth doing this Fringe, it is spending an hour in a darkened room with Gill Hicks.”
Samela Harris, The Barefoot Review ★★★★★
“If you want to experience a range of emotions from laughing to tears, then you should see this show.”
Stephen Foenander, Adelaide Review Team ★★★★1/2
WINNER major award, Edinburgh Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe 2021
WINNER weekly award, Pick of the Fringe, Adelaide Fringe 2021
A ‘runaway’ 5-star success at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the world’s largest open access arts festival, “STILL ALIVE and KICKING” is Gill Hicks’ first foray into live theatre since the life-changing events of 7/7, July 2005, which wreaked havoc and devastation in London and in which Gill lost both her legs.
Award winning, this one-hour intimate narrative performance includes large format visual projections of evocative images and art created by Gill. Has left audiences spellbound as the images roll throughout the production, Gill punctuates her insights with soaring vocals reminiscent of late-night jazz haunts, accompanied alternately by acclaimed South Australian musicians Julian Ferraretto / Robert Wallace and Dylan Paul.
Her soliloquy is warm yet pointed; facing death gave Gill a new appreciation for what it means to have life. STILL ALIVE and KICKING is an ode to survival.