Cabaret Australia
Leah Shelton

BITCH ON HEAT

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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*#k. Expect a steamy hot mess in this new work created by psycho-siren Leah Shelton and directed by UK performance art provocateur Ursula Martinez.

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 Bitch on Heat 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.

Reviews
  • An all-guns blazing, brute force demolition of sexual politics.

    Gutter Culture
  • A high-octane, warp-speed battlewagon, leaving plenty of roadkill in its wake.

    Seesaw Magazine
Credits
  • Creator & Performer Leah Shelton
  • Director Ursula Martinez
  • Conceptual Collaborator Daniel Evans
  • Sound Designer Kenneth Lyons
  • Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
  • Costume & Set Designer Leah Shelton
  • Dramaturg Saffron Benner
  • Choreographic Collaborator Liesel Zink
  • Production Manager Christine Felmingham
  • Voiceover Hugh Parker (recording by Guy Webster)
  • Photo Sarah Walker
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body Developed through residencies at Brisbane Powerhouse and The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton UK

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

Developed through residencies at Brisbane Powerhouse and The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton UK

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