Goodbye Aunty Flo

Producer: ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Writer: Nazaree Dickerson
Directed By: Nazaree Dickerson

She has many names: Girl Flu, Lady Curse, Aunty Flo… But all good things must come to an end.


Meet Flo, the unwelcome Aunty everyone complains about, but who we depend on for our very existence. You would think we’d be proud of this most significant sister – keeper of our divine feminine power – but we hide her away and talk about her in whispers, especially later on when she stops turning up altogether.

This is her story.

A hilarious play, exploring the ups and downs of the most natural stage in every woman’s life –  menopause.

The story was developed by Nazaree Dickerson for ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, and was born out of real life experiences of First Nations women.

Short Reviews

Performance was amazing! Loved every moment. An important topic, needs to be normalised. Keep up the great 'Flo'!
Audience member
Amazing work! Great humour. Made it so accessible!
Audience member
This show is incredible, and presents menopause in a non-shame way appropriate for community and all mob.
Audience member


Technical Information

Touring Party: 5
Bump-in Time: 4 hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hrs
Interval: No


  • Minimal tech requirements using venue lighting stock.  (NB: in a community venue i.e. community centre or hall, the performance can be staged without lighting.)


  • Will need 3x headset mics if in a larger venue.


  • The set consists of chairs, small floor rugs, and pull up banners.  No additional staging required.

Crew Notes

  • This show has been designed specifically for light touring and has minimal technical and crew requirements.

Transport Notes

  • A Hiace or similar 8 seater with luggage area to transport both the team and the set.

Audience & Marketing Notes

The work was created primarily for Australian First Nations women. However, the show has wide appeal, as its themes of friendship, family, and big life changes are universal. In a recent all-genders, all-cultures showing in Melbourne we received strong positive feedback from both men and women, of all ages. Feedback overwhelmingly showed that in using humour, the topic of menopause became more easily relatable, and that the production is as entertaining and funny as it is informative.

Selling Points

  • A hilarious, relatable story about friendship and family
  • A complete celebration of women-ness in all its shapes and forms!
  • Demystifying a taboo subject and empowering women to make choices that minimise the negative impacts of menopause
  • Direct marketing opportunities: connecting with local First Nations organisations and women\'s groups

Community Engagement

  • Cast and Creative Q&A's
  • Yarning Circles - facilitated conversation between audience members
  • Educational resources / kits

Content Warning

Strong language and adult themes








Venue Format

This is an intimate show with a smaller set that is suitable for smaller spaces. It can be adapted to any theatre format or space provided there is a minimum of 5m x 5m staging space.


60 Minutes

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Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $30,000

Weekly Sell Off: $13,500

Per Performance: $4,500

Royalties: 15%
Apra Obligations: The show has six songs that need to be licensed through APRA and/or PPCA. All were available for use for the premiere tour.


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