SA Premiere

Confessions of an Aerobics Instructor

Cabaret / Comedy
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"Sometimes dirty, sometimes sweet but funny the whole way through" We Know Melbourne.

2019: active wear is outerwear and Crossfit is common speak. And as we follow the glamour and #blessed lives of these role models, we fight off the fads and phenomena about everything from caffeine to cartwheels. We don't need thigh gaps. We don't need to tone up. We need the truth. Joana Simmons as Joy is taking the lies out of lycra in this cardio comedy cabaret.

Following sold out seasons in Melbourne, Joana Simmons is airing her workout and work stories as an aerobics instructor and exercising all sorts of demons from body image to active wear; gym, Jim and GIN.

"High powered,fast paced,super energetic entertainment" The Weekend Notes.
"Simmons is phenominal" We Know Melbourne.


“ the delicious comic word play just keeps rolling off Joy's tongue.”
Clayton Werner, The Clothesline

“comedy and theatre at its absolute best....a gem from start to finish.”
Tania Nicholas, The Upside News

“she's that good a comic”
Pat H. Wilson, The Advertiser

Presented by:
Joana Simmons

Career chameleon and self professed pun queen, Joana Simmons has been making her mark on the comedy cabaret scene with her brand of full-power physical comedy, witty songs and banter.
NZ born and bread, she has performed in a variety of festivals as herself or pseudonym, Banana Jolie including; Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Splendour in the Grass, New Zealand Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe (Putting the G’Day in Cabaret), The Village Festival and Falls Festival. She was a semi-finalist with “Miss Friby (and the Fribbles)” on Australia’s Got Talent.

She is also an aerobics and yoga instructor, who drawns on these for her shows "Confessions of an Aerobics Instructor" and "Spiritual Gangster"
" hit the spot and makes you giggle at the cheeky bruise left behind"-Theatrepress

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Venue Map

Tandanya Arts Cafe at Live From Tandanya

253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA, 5001

Event info


Tandanya Arts Cafe at Live From Tandanya

253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA, 5001

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: PG

Sexual References: Occasional, Mild

Performance Accessibility

  • Language No Barrier