WORD POLLINATION TOUR | DECOLONISE AND MOISTURISE | ROCK THE BOAT
It’s 2020, and Hot Brown Honey are back. Touring to the UK and Canada, leading a charge for a matriarchal future with their smash-hit, world-wide, sell-out blend of theatre and activism.
- 2-3 May: Massey Theatre, Vancouver
- 5-9 May: National Arts Centre, Ottowa
- 14-16 May: Brighton Festival
- 21-23 May: N&N Festival, Norfolk and Norwich
- 3-6 June: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
- 25-28 June: Glastonbury Festival
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Mother Lovers? A theatrical explosion of colour, culture and controversy, Hot Brown Honey is returning to the UK and Canada after taking the world by storm.
Equal parts theatrical masterpiece and social activism, a stellar posse of phenomenal women smash stereotypes in an unapologetic celebration of our similarities and differences. Steeped in the Word of the Mother and packing a potent punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed and shake every part of what your mama gave you. With lighting, music and costume set to ignite the change we want to be, Hot Brown Honey is an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience.
Hot Brown Honey features a bevy of powerful and talented First Nations women from the Global South from Aboriginal, Samoan, Tongan, Maori, Indonesian and South African backgrounds who are dead set on calling out the patriarchy, shattering preconceptions of colour and having a riotous time doing it.
Starring Lisa Fa’alafi as the Game Changer, Kalala Sione as The Love Liberator, Hope Haami as Hope One the Beatboxer, Cody Raymond as The Shape Shifter, Crystal Stacey as The Peace Maker and Busty Beatz as The Queen Bee.
Co-creator and Director Lisa Fa’alafi says: “We’re telling our own stories and putting them into a big theatrical explosion. We are going, you know what, it’s our time to shine. We’re all from these amazing heritages and we all live in Australia and we want to show the world what we’re made of. We really do believe ‘You cannot be what you cannot see’, so we are just doing it; we are putting more brown faces on stage.”
Recipients of the 2017 Three Weeks Editor’s Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2016 UK’s Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing With Form, Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and Green Room Awards for Best Production and Best Design and a 2018 UK Theatre nomination for Best Touring Production, Hot Brown Honey have lit centre stage at the most prestigious venues and festivals across the globe including Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth’s Hall, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Auckland Pride Festival and Hull Freedom Festival, to name a few.
Co-Creator/MD Busty Beatz: “The Arts has the capacity to shift culture and we are living in a time where the paradigm is shifting enormously. We live in a culture that needs change urgently.Not tomorrow. Right Here. Right Now. We stand in the Creative Revolution.At the forefront we give Love and Respect to First Nations People. We give Love and Respect to those who have come before us. To the Game Changers Myth SlayersPoets, MoversMusic MakersGround Breakers, Truth Sayers, Shake em up Women Queens, Queers and Risk Takers. We are the Change Creators – This is our world Mother Lovers and we are here to MAKE NOISE!”
In 2020 Hot Brown Honey are ready to Rock The Boat, unapologetically fierce, defiantly shattering preconceptions in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy. Fighting the Power never tasted so sweet.
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