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21—24 Sep

Brisbane Festival and Metro Arts Present

BATSHIT

BATSHIT

Strapped in, belted up and dressed to kill.

World Premiere

Psycho siren Leah Shelton dredges through history to unravel the hypocrisies and conundrums of female madness. Both wildly theatrical and unexpectedly intimate, BATSHIT draws on stories personal and perennial to explore the myths, fantasies and fears that keep us compliant, and the systems that let us down. 

Expect a horror show of guttural physicality, Freudian lip-sync, pseudo-hypnosis, and Prozac-laden humour.

By Leah Shelton


Price

$38 - $45 + Booking fee

Times

Preview: Wed, 7:30pm

Matinee With Auslan Interpreter:
Sat, 2pm

Evenings: Wed-Sat, 7:30pm

Duration

50mins, no interval

Where

Metro Arts ›
West Village
97 Boundary Street,
West End QLD 4101

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Assistive listening systems available

Auslan interpreted events

Important Info

Suitable for ages 14+

Warnings: This work explores references to institutionalised medical treatment. It also contains coarse language, sexual references, haze/smoke effects and strobe lighting effects.

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Brave, beautiful and furious work... One of Australia’s most courageous female artists.

Sometimes Melbourne

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.

Seesaw Magazine

Doesn’t waste a single moment - a transfixing combination of fierce intellect, intense presence and bold physical comedy.

The Age

Autobiographical Theatre Workshop

Join BATSHIT performer and director Ursula Martinez for a half-day workshop, Be Yourself: Developing Autobiographical Theatre.


#Artist

Leah Shelton

Leah Shelton

Psycho-siren Leah Shelton creates stylized, guttural, renegade feminist work soaked in cult references and dark humour.


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How to get there

Metro Arts ›
West Village
97 Boundary Street,
West End QLD 4101

Getting Here

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Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.