Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Magic in the air with fairies, trolls and Emma Marie
Once Upon A Time chronicles Davis's unusual childhood growing up surrounded by eleven brothers and sisters. The work also focuses on the overwhelming fascination Davis had with Disney cartoons and how she often allowed her imaginary life to invade her real life.
Davis: "I grew up with more people in my house than Snow White had dwarfs and that has always been a topic of conversation for people when I was growing up. This show is my chance to tell my story in a different way, on my own terms."
Emma Marie Davis in performance (Photograph courtesy of EM Davis)
The show also features music stretching back to the golden years of Disney including songs from Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, alongside songs that shaped her life including Eye of the Tiger and November Rain.
If you would like a sneak preview of her and her work, visit YouTube here.
Davis has just returned to her home Perth after a long season in Sydney and the Eastern States.
Once Upon a Time runs from Friday, October 24th, to Saturday November 1st at Black Box Theatre, Upstairs at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short Street Fremantle.
The show starts at 6pm. Tickets are $15 and are available online.