One of the performers in Not Dead Yet!
The Crones in Cabaret, performers in Not Dead Yet!
Joanie the koala and her baby, puppets in the show Not Dead Yet!

Not Dead Yet!

Cabaret • Contemporary
New South Wales • Adelaide Fringe Premiere

Not Dead Yet!

A death defying show presented by Crones in Cabaret that laughs at tired cliches about older women. We’re ageing and raging, sick of being told life is over when you're old! You’ll laugh and cry as we challenge the myths and realities of ageing in a fast moving one hour show. This troupe of witty and wonderful women will entertain you with stories, songs and sketches, along with special guest Joanie the koala. Not Dead Yet! tackles issues such as ageism, activism, homelessness, dementia and scamming with wit and wisdom. Despite these tough topics, the overwhelming tone of the show is a zest and zeal for life and stressing the importance of "glowing before you go" and living each day as if it's your last. 

Presented by: Crones in Cabaret

Crones in Cabaret performs under the auspices of The Older Women's Theatre Group which took the message of ageism against older women to the steps of Parliament House in Canberra back in 1987. Since then, the group has performed at festivals, for conferences and for audiences in regional NSW and beyond. The group took the show Don't Knock Your Granny about elder abuse to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, and in 2020 performed the show at the Adelaide Fringe to full houses and rave reviews. The group’s Director, Jo Cahill enjoyed a long career with the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney where she performed, taught and directed. In 2021, Jo was awarded an Edna Ryan award for her feminist contribution to arts and culture. Our performers range from 60 to 90, and wrote and developed the new show together.