Jamie Mykaela’s Daddy will have you rethinking every song you’ve ever heard and will take off your rose-coloured glasses towards artists protected by their longevity and celebrity.

Armed with a ukulele and scathing wit, Mykaela captivated the audience with her brazen narrative that unpacked the male gaze; taking aim at singer’s underage exploits and diving into the world of groupie culture.

Mykaela takes aim at groupie culture, the deeply disturbing lyrics of popular songs and the men and women who wrote them in a way that does not shy away from making her audience uncomfortable and makes them wonder why they may have never taken notice of these predatory lyrics before.

Having the crowd sing along to the chorus of ‘Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen’ only to have them gasping at the grotesque and perverted verses highlighted the exact purpose of the show – to remind people to think about their actions and recognise the uncomfortable that for some reason is not held accountable.

For anyone who may criticise that these songs are old and ‘it was a different time,’ Mykaela expertly sweeps these interjections to the side with a scathing discussion of internet culture, modern television and music.

With a haunting rendition of ‘Yayo’ by Lana Del Rey, Mykaela highlights her point perfectly.

But, it is a spoken word poem written by Mykaela herself that is the crescendo of the show. It is the raw strength and power in the poem that connects the audience to Mykaela.

Daddy is not here to make you feel comfortable or settled. Daddy is a feminist work of art that will leave you uncomfortable and questioning everything you have ever seen or heard. It will have you unpacking and critiquing the patriarchal society in which we live – and therefore serves it purpose perfectly.

4 stars

WHERE: Rehearsal Room 1 at State Theatre Centre of WA

WHEN: January 27th, 28th (sold out), 29th and 30th

TIME: 8pm

TICKETS:  Jamie Mykaela I Daddy

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