Hot Brown Honey is a liberating theatre production, pushing the boundaries of what is considered ‘social acceptable’, using stereotype to create a level of irony within the piece. Translated through variety, hip-hop and cabaret performance, this production crushes the patriarchy and presents a modern-twist on a long-overdue lesson.
There is something very powerful about the way in which culture is appreciated. Most productions feel they must shy away from any culture or religion, however in doing so they create a barrier and stigma around their attitudes towards them. There is an exaggerated presence of culture and lifestyle, purposely to show how these women have taken ownership of who they are and have decided who they will be solely for themselves, without being put in a certain ‘category’ or without ticking a certain box.
- QUESTIONS ‘OUTMODED’ ATTITUDES AND OPPRESSION – links with gender theory
- PERFORMANCE IS EVEN-HANDED IN THE WAY IT TREATS MEN AND WOMEN
- REPOSSESSING THE FEMALE BODY – making the audience reconsider how it is gazed upon – something to be proud of – not an object of shame/sex object to be possessed and used by men