I Am Not a Cake is Amelia Newman's theatrical running at Trades Hall as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival from 12 - 29 September 2019.
It is the story of these familiar tangled, muddled emotions in the head of a sexually assaulted young woman. There are these voices which are depicted by five characters in the play. They exude varied emotions like excessive rage to a moony nonchalance. This motley of characters intertwined with each other so perfectly (well you did have the black sheep) that you can relate to it. Scenes like the one where you think you need to get social and so you ask your friend to meet you over a coffee. You start typing your text, but you are confused on how should you address her….. should it be a formal Hi or casual bud were classic examples.
It was the opening night and it was a great performance. The script made use of some great storytelling which was delightful. The dialogue delivery has some great comic timing. The cast is simply fabulous. Five brilliant girls who did a fantastic job! The dance moves were pretty smooth. And guess what, this was one of the rare places where you could have your cake and eat it too! (Oh yeah, there was some real cake).