That 'Marilyn Monroe' show

Nude played a second season in the intimate black box theatre at the Alex Theatre St Kilda Aug 13-23 2015. With more songs, more stories, stunning costumes and set, complimentary lighting design and a more refined script, the show was a great artistic and collaborative achievement. We received national media coverage, with the likes of Triple J and The Age reporting on the season, as well as Broadsheet Melbourne.

The show received glowing reviews from critics and the public alike. Here are just a few:

"The writing by Kirchert is excellent, intelligent, engaging, fluid, almost academically philosophical prose" - read the full Theatrepeople review here.

"Carina Waye has the aura of Marilyn, both in spirit and physical beauty" - read the full Australian Stage Online review here.

"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." - read the full St Kilda News review here.


Nude is available for tour bookings. Please see our Touring Shows page for more information.


About the show

'Nude' - beneath the beauty spot - is one-woman show that puts a new spin on the stories and songs of the greatest sex star that ever lived: Marilyn Monroe.

'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.

Prepare to witness the heartfelt journey of a human being with hopes, dreams, heartache, memories and love, in her quest to become desired and desirable.

'Nude' features sweet and sexy tunes from the Marilyn Monroe's repertoire including "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", "Bye Bye Baby" and "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".

Please note: this show contains nudity and is not recommended for persons under 12 years.

What did people say about 'Nude'?


Performed by Carina Waye
Directed and Written by Jayde Kirchert
Music Direction by Trevor Jones
Produced by Glenn Ferguson
Stage Management by Vicki Heilbronn
Lighting Design by Peter Amesbury
Design by Marc McIntyre
Video & Photography by Worth A Shot Productions
Executive Producer Jayde Kirchert
Production interns Marc Angelovski & Millie Cooper

Nude (2014 & 2015) is based on early conceptual developments undertaken by Jayde Kirchert & Carina Waye.

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Our supporters


Nude was supported by Creative Partnership Australia through MATCH Funding Program, The Ron & Marg Dobell Foundation, The Alex Theatre St Kilda and our 44 incredible supporters:

Citizen Nick Backstrom, Citizen Alana Tranter, Citizen Kingsley McGlew, Citizen Josh Robson, Citizen Peter de Groot, Citizen Rebecca Moore, Citizen Nick Bunning, Citizen Stefanie Jones, Citizen Catherine Glavicic, Citizen Nina Barry-Macaulay, Citizen Helen Bell, Citizen Evan James, Citizen Tom Lambert, Citizen Symon Kerslake, Citizen Anonymous, Citizen Anonymous, Citizen Will Lime Balmford, Citizen Chenez Dyer Bray Paevere, Citizen Nicole, Citizen Nelson Gardner, Citizen Julia Doeven, Citizen Sasha Lipus, Citizen Vinay Kumar, Citizens The Cameron Family, Citizens Peter & Ann Welten, Citizen Isabelle Reynaud, Citizen Hannah Fredericksen, Citizens Leanne & Andrew Crane, Citizen Rory Godbold, Citizen Anonymous, Citizen Lauren McKenna, Citizen Matt Olver, Citizen Anna Freeland, Citizen Marita Duggan, Citizen Leonie Simpson, Citizens Chris & Leonie Howard, Citizen Dierdre Robertson, Citizen Brenda Waye, Citizen Megan Howard, Citizen Helen Howard, Citizen Anonymous, Citizen Hayley Sandpearl, Citizen Nicola Bramham, Citizen Kris Jones.

Thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH program, every dollar given to this campaign was matched dollar for dollar!



  • Auslan interpreted show was held Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 2pm
  • Companion Cards were honoured.
  • A lift was available for people unable to use the stairs.
  • Script was made available prior to the show upon request for patrons with accessibility requirements.