That’s Why the Lady Needs a Ramp



That’s Why the Lady Needs a Ramp is a one-woman + show by disability-led company, Raspberry Ripple, featuring integrated audio description, circus designed for everybody, and a set with wheelchair access in mind.

Let us take you on an invigorating ride into a world of comedy to explore life on wheels in 2022 Australia.

Kate Hood plays an array of familiar, quirky characters. Meet Queen Esme of Collingwood, the eternal Aussie optimist living high in a high rise, with a lift that doesn’t work. Share the daily ritual of Kerry the Coffee Addict. Meet an unusual guest and watch Kate and her alter-ego tackle disability taboos with hilarious results.

It will delight and discombobulate you, while paying tribute to the late great wheelchair-using comedienne, Stella Young.

That’s Why the Lady Needs a Ramp is deeply personal, very funny and surprisingly universal.

BEWARE! There is a wheelchair in this show.


Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require wheelchair access please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.