Lightweight - CANCELLED

Theatre (solo show, comedy)

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
McEwan Halls is a reserved seated venue. Please call the box office if you wish to change your seats after you have booked (subject to availability). You will automatically be given the best available seats at your chosen price. To view the full seating plan and pick specific seats please book via Underbelly directly.


The true story of a complicated young woman's attempts to survive anorexia and maintain a debilitatingly positive attitude in post 9/11 New York City. As a last-ditch effort to recover from eating disorders, Amie enters a 28-day addiction treatment facility and remains there for a year. Tortured by her wildly dysfunctional parents, a seductive cupcake and the ghost of a dead music icon, Amie surrenders to the fact that she may never recover... Until a new patient enters and disrupts her world forever. Best Festival Debut winner at United Solo Festival 2021, New York City.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Raina Greifer MANIC 45 days ago

Really amazing beautiful show that nearly made me cry multiple times!! Some of the best multi roling ive seen

Michaela Myers 45 days ago

RUN to see this! Lightweight is truly masterful. Amy is so refreshingly honest, unpretentious, deeply self aware, and very, very funny. I left this show nearly sobbing. During the show, I felt incredibly close to Amy. She makes you feel like you’re watching your best friend reveal their most difficult secrets, and making you laugh all through it. It’s an intimate show with a moving message and journey of self growth and triumph of will. Amy is truly a star and deserves all the love. Go support and see this magical, moving, beautiful show!!!

Katierose Donohue Enriquez - QUEEN OF FISHTOWN 49 days ago

Funny and intense. Touching. It's a journey worth taking. And incredible story about pain, the darkness of toxic positivity, mental and physical health riddle with hilarious characters and a delicious puppet! Highly recommend! MUST SEE!!

Kait Warner 52 days ago

Some of the best solo performance I’ve seen to date. Honest, self aware, and funny as hell. With a plethora of one person shows to choose from at the festival, DON’T MISS THIS ONE!

Kim K 53 days ago

Such an incredible show. Amie made me laugh, then cry, then laugh again! It's such an important topic to talk about and yet Amie does so with such an entertaining light hearted touch. Never too heavy handed, Amie takes you along her journey and you'll want to just hug her at the end. Not to be missed!

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One 4 Review (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

This play will stay with me for some time. I have rarely left a theatre feeling such a mixture of sadness and hope.

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

Lightweight brims with charisma and charm.

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