Poet vs Pageant
What will happen when an awkward outsider dives head first into the perilous seas of a beauty pageant? Come and get swept away on an incredible adventure full of blood, sweat and tans...with added sequins.
Our staunch-hearted hero may think she knows what’s she’s up against, but round after round, as girls are viciously eliminated from the competition, she discovers a new side to both them and herself.
Miss Congeniality meets Roald Dahl in Poet vs Pageant - an award-winning storytelling show that will have your giggling, gasping and clutching at your heart.
Winner – Best Writing, Melbourne Fringe
Winner – L’Apres Fringe Award, Montreal Fringe
Nominee – Best English Production, Montreal Fringe
“Dazzlingly written, dynamically delivered” Montreal Gazette
“Inspirational, mesmerizing, profound, relatable, absolutely fantastic – those are a few of the countless ways to describe Telia Nevile’s outstanding spoken word performance in Poet vs Pageant” Montreal Theatre Hub
“A must-see. A monologue that will transport you to a totally weird world, with tongue in cheek humour.” Westmount Mag
“Telia Nevile is a rare talent” Adelaide Theatre Guide
“An un-missable treat” The Melbourne Age
“Fiendishly clever” Great Scott Media
“A writer and actor who is a master of both crafts.” Indianapolis Examiner