Sandy left for Los Angeles in a time when Australian actors weren’t the flavour of the month. During her tumultuous time in Los Angeles she appeared in a series of plays written and directed by John Cassavetes, alongside Peter Falk, Jon Voight and Gena Rowlands. Sandy also played the pivotal role of Chrissy in David Rabes Boom Boom Room to great acclaim. She was selected for this role from over 150 actresses. At the same time Sandy was living with a debilitating mental disorder. She was hospitalised twice, either for depression or bipolar disorder, professional diagnoses differed. Eventually Sandy returned to Melbourne to learn the dangers of Shit Happens.
La Mama theatre is excited that 15 Minutes from Anywhere is collaborating with the wonderful Sandy MacGregor on her one-woman show, Shit Happens, as part of La Mama Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations, and to carry on the work of the late Malcolm Robertson.
Shit Happens review from Melbourne Observer
Sandy Macgregor is mesmerising. She is a brilliant story teller with a story to tell. To hear her tell of her highs and lows as an actress in Australia and the US is fascinating. Nothing is needed other than the woman herself.
Rather than another actor telling her story, she does so brilliantly, reliving every second and taking the audience with her on a powerful journey.
Shit Happens deserves to be on the stage with a full house and Sandy Macgregor in full glory telling it, to anyone interested in the world of entertainment or anyone who likes a generous well told, honest human interest story. This woman is unique.