Hot Brown Honey

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 has been cancelled

It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult but ultimately inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

With the rapidly escalating health-crisis and with the safety of our audiences, staff and artists at heart, we have taken the decision that it is impossible for us to deliver the Festival this May.

If you have booked a ticket for the Festival, you do not need to do anything. You are entitled to a refund and we will be in touch soon. Please bear with us during this difficult time. If you have the capacity to make a donation of part or all of your ticket value, we would be extremely grateful – it would help ensure we’re well-placed to support artists and be able to present future Festivals.

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Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat with lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit, genre defying, firecracker of a show that’s taken the world by storm. Steeped in the Word of The Mother and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed, dance in the aisles 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 is unapologetically fierce, defiantly shattering preconceptions in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy. Fighting the Power never tasted so sweet.

‘The future of feminism is Hot Brown Honey and it is delicious.’ ★★★★★ Vancouver presents – Canada

‘The Hot Brown Honeys are fierce and with the music booming and a middle finger raised, they are here to make noise and to re-educate the patriarchal, colonial masses’ ★★★★★ Paradigm Punch – NZ

‘It’s phenomenal – sexy, foot-stomping fun and radical consciousness-raising all at the same time.’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman 

‘Unapologetically fierce, truthful without fault, hilarious to the point of tears, and so empowering’ The Queer Av

‘This is both a call to arms and a declaration of a new era of activism and resistance…Hot Brown Honey sounds, looks and feels like the revolution we so urgently need’ The NYU Review, New York

WINNER Total Theatre Award – Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form

WINNER Green Room Awards – Best Production (Cabaret)

WINNER Green Room Awards – Best Design (Cabaret)

WINNER Helpmann Awards – Best Cabaret Performer

NOMINEE Helpmann Awards – Best New Australian Work

Important information

Age guidance: 15+

Content warning: Adult Themes, Drug References, Nudity, Coarse Language, Sexual References, Trigger Warning, Haze Machine, Smoke Machine, Sound pressure effects (loud noises), Strobe effects

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Hot Brown Honey Trailer

WELCOME TO THE HIVE

The Arts has the capacity to shift culture.

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 the First Nations People of this land.

We give Love and Respect to those who have come before us.

To the Game Changers
Myth Slayers
Poets, Movers
Music Makers
Ground Breakers
Truth Sayers
Shake em up Women
Queens, Queers and Risk Takers

We are the Change Creators.

THIS IS OUR TIME AND IT’S TIME TO SHINE.

We are the Latest Models of our Ancestry. Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Bodies.

We will not apologise for who we are.

Production credits

HOT BROWN HONEY
Fighting The Power Never Tasted So Sweet
Written by Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi

DIRECTED BY
LISA FA’ALAFI

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY
KIM ‘BUSTY BEATZ’ BOWERS

A BRIEFS FACTORY PRODUCTION
Executive Producer Linda Catalano & Creative Director Fez Fa’anana
In partnership with Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi

STARRING
Lisa Fa’alafi as the Game Changer
Ofa Fotu as The Myth Slayer
Hope Haami as Hope One The Beatboxer
Cody Raymond as The Shape Shifter
Crystal Stacey as The Peace Maker
Busty Beatz as The Queen Bee

FEATURING THE VOICES OF
Aunty Nancy Bamaga as The Mother
Rhianna Patrick in The Privilege Test

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Lisa Fa’alafi

COSTUME DESIGN
Lisa Fa’alafi and Colleen Sutherland

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION | SOUND DESIGN
Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers

CHOREOGRAPHY
Lisa Fa’alafi
Additional choreography in The Privilege Test by Samantha Williams

LIGHTING DESIGN | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Paul Lim

SET DESIGN
Tristan Shelly

COMPANY MANAGER
Colleen Sutherland

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Jake Jobling

BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT & SCRIPT “HOT BROWN HONEY BURLESQUE”
CREATED BY
Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, Candice Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi

Tickets

18-25 & Under 18 tickets: £7.50

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Over 60s, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers 10% off tickets within certain price bands

Multi-Buy Offer:
Book 3 or more events and receive 10% off each ticket
Book 5 or more events and receive 15% off each ticket
Book 7 or more events and receive 20% off each ticket

Only valid on tickets priced £10 or more.

Select a performance

Thursday

21 May

08:30 pm

£10.00 - £9.00

Friday

22 May

05:30 pm

£10.00 - £9.00

Friday

22 May

08:30 pm

£10.00 - £9.00

Saturday

23 May

08:30 pm

£10.00 - £9.00

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