Single Admissions was published in 2014 by Playlab, and is available for purchase here.
The one way ticket on the slut bus.
This is a show for anyone who’s ever texted under the influence, danced on their lonesome or been asked the question – repeatedly – ‘When are you getting married?’ You will instantly relate to Single Admissions; a darkly satirical story of three young women navigating the perils of dating.
The girls of Single Admissions, Kat, Peta and Alisha, are twenty something’s missing one thing; a boyfriend. If love is a battlefield then single life is the apocalypse. To survive they must answer life’s big questions; How many facebook status updates are too many? Is it possible to drink your bodyweight in alcohol? And is it really that bad to be single?
Through a mix of dark satirical humour and blatant pop culture currency, Single Admissions is a twenty something’s best friend.
Matilda Award Nominations
Best Independent Production
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Best New Australian Work
Adelaide Fringe Festival 2010
"These three young women have a lot of fun with it in a fast-moving dynamic piece of performance art…Wonderful music and dance routines…I loved the balance between the sad and the funny, the romantic and the raunchy. Great show."
Rip It Up
"Both (Trent and Ingram) show great skill as actresses and in comic characterisations. Weller holds the piece together extremely well, never losing the audiences sympathy towards her. Hers is a mammoth task and she never falters…Director Dan Evans always has great theatrical ideas that work and entertain. Although aimed mainly at females, males will probably enjoy this look at what dateless, but not necessarily desperate, ladies get up to. Girls just wanna have fun – and do!
Rating: 4/5 stars"
Adelaide Theatre Guide
"All aboard the Slut Bus! Single Admissions is an in-your-face, all-access-pass to the real lives of young, single women in Australia. Whilst Weller is superb in the leading role as girl-next-door Kat, Ingram and Trent steal the show playing not only the supportive best mates but a host of other hilarious characters.
"It is unbelievably spot on, from the locations; to the situations; to the candid way the girls speak. It may come as a shock, but young, single ladies enjoy casual sex just as much as the blokes, and it’s wonderfully refreshing to see this finally portrayed…Watching this production with my best friend, we couldn’t make it through more than 2 minutes at a time without bursting into laughter.
"Whilst Single Admissions is sure to be enjoyable for ladies (and open-minded gentlemen) of all ages, I think think young women would enjoy it the most. So grab a ticket and hop on the Slut Bus."
Brisbane Metro Arts Allies 2010
“Whose milkshake brings all the boys to the yard? That’d be Single Admissions, the pash and dash of a play conceived by a crack team of young Brisbane creatives.”
Cameron Pegg, SCENE Magazine
“I want to shout it from the rooftops: "I'm in love...with 'Single Admissions!!!!…This is a tale told by women, for women, but I really think everyone who has ever loved, or loved and lost, or loved briefly and then tried to figure out how you're going to get home afterwards, is going to find something to laugh at, or something to cry over here. I'm going again next week, and taking a whole different group of single girlfriends so they can experience this play. And, honestly, I can't wait for that second date.”
Caitlin Gahan, Australian Stage Online
“Single Admissions is like a vodka-soaked version of Sex & The City but with 20-somethings looking for love on the BrisVegas nightclub scene … This is an uproarious ride on the wild side, complete with infectious party music and laugh-out-loud dance routines … Leave the folks at home and go paint the town red with these lovable lasses!”
Damien Anthony Rossie, The Sunday Mail
“Writer Tammy Weller,who also plays the lead role of Kat, has managed to capture the promiscuous lifestyle that is currently rife among young women with witty and emotional insight. In parts it’s shocking, hilarious and frightening, but mostly it’s one-act jam packed with a feast of entertainment for the eyes and ears…If you are a woman in your 20’s, who is single or who has ever been single, see this show.”
Kelly Scott, Brisbane Critiques
“Weller’s play is at once a celebration and a condemnation of Gen Y … What emerges is a story of loneliness and ennui cloaked in an account of no-holds-barred promiscuity and binge drinking … If this story really is representative of Generation Y, and judging by audience response it is right on the money, then we are seeing a generation of under 25s who have neither boundaries or purpose …Fast, furious, provocative.”
Sue Gough, The Courier Mail
“[Tammy Weller] expounded the myths of being single, created moods of hilarity and despair, but didn’t pass any judgements ... It was stuff you read about; see on TV as the cameras trawl Fortitude Valley early in the morning. But was it real? Do girls really behave like that? Apparently yes.”
Eric Scott, Absolute Theatre
"After SIngle Admissions landed at Metro Arts, the Facebook reviews started trickling in. "So funny you'll laugh your anus off," one friend promised; "I soiled myself laughing," wrote another. With such recommendations, it was hard to resist the allure of SIngle Admissions and now I feel ready to contribute my own butt-related review: it was so funny, I prolapsed. Rectally.
"The strength of Single Admissions lies in its fusion of pop cultre and comedy to produce something that speaks powerfully of the present."
Rowena Grant-Frost Time Off Magazine