Lies We Tell Ourselves to Sleep at Night – Super Early Preview Performance



WHEN: 7:30pm – 20 May 2022

COST: $20, $10 for concession holders

WHO: Margot Rosa

TICKETS: Book now

“Gather round children, I’ll tell you a tale…”

When Margot was a child, she loved going to bed with a good story. Now she’s grown up, and she’s telling them instead.

You are all invited to step into her fever dream; a world of opulence, live original music, Rick and Morty, the 2005 Disney film ‘Chicken Little’, priesthood ambitions, Josef Stalin, unlikely friendships, Harry Styles, and perfect recipes for Espresso Martinis.

Just remember, the things that might help her get to sleep are not guaranteed to work for everyone.

You’re invited for what will be a very funny, occasionally upsetting journey cum nightmare into the stories of five trans women (or was it just one?). Part bedtime story, part queer theatre, part cabaret, part onstage multimedia exhibition, part mixology masterclass – this will be the most fun you can have at stand-up comedy while still coming away asking whether or not it was actually stand-up comedy.

‘Lies We Tell Ourselves to Sleep at Night’ is the latest stand-up solo show from 2022 RAW Comedy NSW State Finalist Margot Rosa.



Margot Rosa is a performer, writer, stand-up comedian, and trans woman working and living on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. She recently made it to the State Final of the 2022 RAW Comedy Festival for NSW, which will take place in late March. She has performed at venues and comedy nights throughout Sydney, including Giant Dwarf, the Vanguard, Gag Comedy, Sneaky Possum and What She Said.

Her practice has a strong focus on storytelling, and draws upon several different narrative forms. This includes short stories, video, live original music and a mutating lighting and set design, often at the same time, which she uses to tell stories in a way that feels as honest, and unreal, a way as possible.

Lies We Tell Ourselves to Sleep At Night is her second solo stand-up show, which both follow many years as an independent theatre writer and director.