Hot Brown Honey
Thursday 21 May, 8.30pm - Saturday 23 May, 8.30pm
Adnams Main Stage
Tickets: £7.50 - £24.00
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.
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
Venue: Adnams Main Stage
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
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
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.
HOT BROWN HONEY
Fighting The Power Never Tasted So Sweet
Written by Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and 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
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
Lisa Fa’alafi and Colleen Sutherland
ORIGINAL COMPOSITION | SOUND DESIGN
Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers
Additional choreography in The Privilege Test by Samantha Williams
LIGHTING DESIGN | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT & SCRIPT “HOT BROWN HONEY BURLESQUE”
Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, Candice Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi
Tickets: £10.00, £16.00, £20.00, £24.00
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
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