Leah Shelton Launches Chapter Two at Theatre Works with Bitch on Heat

Published by: Sassy Red PR | 9-Apr-2019
Theatre Works loudly launch into Chapter Two of their dynamic 2019 Season with multi-award winner Leah Shelton's latest oeuvre, Bitch on Heat. #BitchonHeatTW #TheatreWorks
Venue: Theatre Works
Address: 14 Acland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne
Date: 8 - 19 May, 2019
Time: Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Ticket: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s
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Running from the 8th to the 19th of May, 'Bitch on Heat' is absurdist lip-synch meets high-camp performance art, a 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.

"My partner in crime Bryce Ives and I spent many days and nights working through the 130+ applications for the 2019 season. It was an exciting and invigorating process.", explains Theatre Works General Manager Dianne Toulson.

"Chapter Two has been designed with significant focus on new female teams, female-identifying creative leadership, and on female/feminist storytelling and theatre making. The great thing about Theatre Works is that our audiences come here to be challenged and never know what will unfold on the stage. We're launching Chapter Two with 'Bitch on Heat' because it will confront, incite, and engage on a grand scale. It has a message and asks audiences to reconsider pretty much everything. How could you not be intrigued?"

Love latex and hate the patriarchy? Pour a drink, ditch the leash, and come revel in this twisted rehashing of the vintage sexism. Welcome to the doghouse. Beware. This Bitch bites.

International artist Leah Shelton is an Australian performance maker whose work sits in the sweet spot between cabaret, contemporary theatre, 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.

WINNER - Perth Fringe World - Theatre Award Weekly Winner

★★★★★ - Fourth Wall Media
★★★★★ - Gutter Culture
★★★★★ - Out In Perth
★★★★ - Fest Magazine

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.

Created and Performed by Leah Shelton
Directed by Ursula Martinez
Sound Design by Kenneth Lyons
Lighting Design by Jason Glenwright
Costume and Set Design by Leah Shelton
Dramaturgy by Saffron Benner
Conceptual Collaborator: Daniel Evans
Choreographic Collaborator: Liesel Zink

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