Nude is “a gripping and tantilising evening” (St Kilda News) that celebrates the songs and stories of the greatest sex symbol that ever lived: Marilyn Monroe.

Witness the Hollywood legend come to life as you follow one woman's journey to become desired and desirable. Nude will take you backstage and behind the scenes with one of the most iconic Hollywood celebrity figures of all time: beyond the publicity, beneath the beauty spot – and the costumes.

The return show features sweet and sexy tunes from Marilyn Monroe’s repertoire, accompanied by a 3 piece band. Songs include: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”, “Bye Bye Baby” and "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".

Production Images from 2015 (featuring Carina Waye):

Images by Thomas Overend

Previous Seasons:

  • Chapel Off Chapel (Melbourne Cabaret Festival), 2014 (2 performances)
  • The Alex Theatre St Kilda, 2015 (11 performances)

Special event “Get Naked For Nude” – a nudist event where the audience and performer alike went nude as part of the Alex Theatre season, made media headlines, with Triple J’s Hack program doing a special report on the one-off performance.

Review Quotes:

"Nude is a gripping and tantalising evening in an intimate theatre that takes audience members into the past and into the intimacy of the thoughts, dreams, and regrets of an avatar – an extension of our own fantasies." - St Kilda News

“**** ½” - Theatrepeople

"The writing by Kirchert is excellent, intelligent, engaging, fluid " - Theatrepeople

Full Media Kit and Tech Rider available upon request

Availability: 01/07/2018 - 01/12/2020

Duration: 100 minutes plus interval

Note: show contains nudity and adult themes and is not recommended for people under 12 years


What audiences said about the 2015 show:


Written & Directed by: Jayde Kirchert

Lighting Designer & Production Manager: Peter Amesbury

Designer: Marc McIntyre

Stage Manager: Vicki Heilbronn

Music Director: Imogen Cygler


Performance & role originated by Carina Waye, performed 2014 & 2015 seasons (unavailable 2019)

Performer for 2019 tour: Annie Aitken



Annie has had a very diverse career so far working alongside many of Australia’s theatre greats! This year holds exciting projects, including making her Production Company debut in their season of Oklahoma! at the State Theatre. She’s then playing the lead role of Cunegonde in Candide at the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Not only is this a dream role of hers but also a dream cast; co-stars include the legendary Caroline O’Connor and Alex Lewis.

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Most recently, Annie was in the original cast of the World Premier of Muriel’s Wedding: the Musical (STC/Global Creatures) (dir. Simon Phillips). Prior to that she made her debut as a leading lady originating the role of Australia’s own Nellie Melba in Melba, a new musical at the Hayes Theatre Co. (dir. Wayne Harrison), starring opposite Australia’s iconic soprano Emma Matthews.

Other professional credits include Bunny in the Helpmann Award winning Sweet Charity Tour (Hayes Theatre Co./Tinderbox/Neil Gooding/Luckiest Productions) (dir. Dean Bryant, choreography by Andrew Hallsworth) Reno’s Angel: Chastity in Anything Goes (Opera Australia/GFO), and understudying the lead roles of Maria and Liesl Von Trapp in the London Palladium production of The Sound of Music (GFO/RUG/David Ian Productions). 

Annie is a proud 2014 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, BA Music Theatre Course.


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