The Aspie Hour


Written and starring Sophie Smyth and Ryan Smedley
Directed by Fiona Scott-Norman
Musical direction and accompaniment by Rainer Pollard

The Aspie Hour is an informative and delightfully irreverent cabaret from talented cabaret team, Sophie Smyth and Ryan Smedley. They explore their experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome*, and navigate the neurotypical world through the prism of their identical love — musical theatre. Ryan shares moments from his solo journey to New York City and the magnitude of travelling somewhere new on your own. Sophie explores her spectacular range of psychological issues by framing her life as a musical whilst under the guise of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Together they flail through misread social cues and flaunt their ability to recall obscure musical theatre facts. Honest and unapologetic, they debunk misconceptions, and redefine what it is to be an 'Aspie' today.

*Asperger’s is now classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder and the discussion of individual identity labels requires more nuance than an asterisk can provide — nuance supplied within.

Winner – Green Room Award, Best Writing in a Cabaret

Winner – Perth Fringe World Weekly Award, Best Theatre


  • Friday, 10 December 2021 | 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM


The Parlour, Grattan Gardens, Prahran 3181  View Map

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