Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
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.
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.
‘an all-guns blazing, brute force demolition of sexual politics.’★★★★★ Gutter Culture
Created by Leah Shelton (Terror Australis, La Clique, Little Death Club) and directed by UK performance art royalty Ursula Martinez.
NOTE: This performance contains a strobe effect
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, AU and The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton UK.
'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.'
'a passionate provocation which is as engaging as it is enraging.'
'a transfixing combination of fierce intellect, intense presence and bold physical comedy.'
'They come along once in a blue moon. Shows that stop you dead in your tracks. Simply magnificent … don’t think I’ve ever seen an audience so totally gobsmacked.'
'cruelly hilarious ... a latex-infused, totally relevant and risqué entendre .. that challenged privilege, entitlement and feminism.'