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Hot Brown Honey (Gilded Balloon and Briefs Factory present)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

“Decolonise, moisturise” is the motto that perfectly captures the essence of ‘Hot Brown Honey’ – a playful cabaret that will put you in your place. The performers use costume, song and movement to not just put on a fierce show, but also to satirise and challenge the lingering post-colonial racist stereotypes of women of colour. Demonstrating how much of the racial narrative has been left out, they go so much further than just reclaiming the space of the stage, with a show that is just as much about activism and equality as it is entertainment. Hot, empowering, and fearless – these honey bees bring an infectious energy and incredible strength as they stick their stingers up to the patriarchy.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]