Want to see a burlesque show that tells it like it is? Or circus cabaret that contemplates race relations in contemporary Australia? How about singing and striptease while smashing stereotypes? Or a performance that packs a punch of hip hop politics?
All that makes up Hot Brown Honey, as well as dance, poetry, drama and a reflection of everyday problems. They return to the Sydney stage for an extended three-week season from June 7-25 following last year's sell-out Opera House season. And these bold performers aren't just trying to entertain, they're also working through issues of colour and culture — and courting controversy — in a show that's certain to get people talking.
The story jumps from the simmering shores of Polynesia to the bogan streets of Australia, peering through the eyes of an Indigenous drag queen and stepping through the life of a single mother who just happens to be a DJ. Hailing from Polytoxic Dance Theatre, Circus OZ and Briefs, the Luscious Lisa Fa'alafi, the Curvaceous Candy B and the Bodacious Busty Beatz package their tale and topics in spicy humour and simmering honesty. Some like it hot, indeed.