The show is a veritable feast for the senses as we are privy to the darkest moments through images, graphic reenactments, song and dance. It is a cleverly built show that never fails to surprise, and the use of technology enhances the show to another level. As she takes us through her ‘journey’ we find ourselves on the emotional Rollercoaster alongside her, I know I laughed in loud peals at the massage scene, cried in the moments she reveals how black she felt, and felt every emotion in between as she wove her story into our minds and hearts.
Her fighting spirit shines through every moment of the show and you find yourself filled with a deep respect and admiration for a courageous lady. A lady who not only battled through one of the hardest treatments a body can endure, but kept her sense of humour intact, and who now is intent on sharing her sailboat with us. I was surprised to find myself walking out of the theatre feeling nostalgic, floating in my own memories but surprisingly buoyant. Perhaps Lana’s boat bears me across the sea of s*#* (her words) still.
Fellow cancer haters, those who have lost loved ones, those who support/ed a loved one, survivors, sufferers, hospital workers, breast screeners, Pink Ribbon workers and those who lives have never been touched... please go to this. I laughed and cried and remembered. It was beautiful, hilarious, entertaining, heartbreaking and raw with honesty and emotion. Amazing. Please get a ticket from tomorrow night through to the 26th.
Award winning comic performer Lana Schwarcz based on her show Lovely Lady Lump on her blog written during her journey. You can read it here:http://schwarczie.weebly.com
Warnings: Nudity and Explicit language in this show, but go anyway because f*#k cancer.