Love latex and hate the patriarchy? Pour a drink, ditch the leash, and come revel in this twisted rehashing of the vintage sexism that drives how we live and love and fight and f*ck, as Leah Shelton presents Bitch on Heat at Theatre Works from 9 May 2019.
Absurdist lip-synch meets high-camp performance art in this pop-fuelled critique of sexual politics in the age of implied consent. Nothing is sacred as psycho-siren Leah Shelton trawls through a Pandora’s box of ancient myths, porn, pop-culture, instructional records, and revenge movie heroines. Welcome to the doghouse. Beware. This Bitch bites!
Multi-award winner, international artist Leah Shelton is an Australian performance maker whose work sits in the sweet spot between cabaret, contemporary, and live art. She has collaborated with renowned UK Director and Performance Art Provocateur Ursula Martinez on this new solo work – an untamed political commentary about the sexualisation and vilification of the female body.
“Performance art at its best. Every moment is executed with the intention of provoking emotion in the audience – from bemusement to anger to a righteous rage that stays with you as leave.” – OUT in Perth
Director: Ursula Martinez Creator / Performer: Leah Shelton Sound Design: Kenneth Lyons Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright Costume and Set Design: Leah Shelton Dramaturgy: Saffron Benner Conceptual Collaborator: Daniel Evans Choreographic Collaborator: Liesel Zink Production Manager: Christine Felmingham Voice Over: Hugh Parker (recording by Guy Webster)
Bitch on Heat
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season: 9 – 19 May 2019
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au
Image: Leah Shelton stars in Bitch on Heat – photo by Sarah Walker