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Theatre Works and Leah Shelton present

Bitch on Heat
By Leah Shelton

Welcome to the doghouse. Beware. This Bitch bites.

Love latex and hate the patriarchy? Pour a drink, ditch the leash, and come revel in this twisted rehashing of the vintage sexism that drives how we live and love and fight and f*ck.

Absurdist lip-synch meets high-camp performance art in this pop-fuelled critique of sexual politics in the age of implied consent. Nothing is sacred as psycho-siren Leah Shelton trawls through a Pandora’s box of ancient myths, porn, pop-culture, instructional records, and revenge movie heroines.

Multi-award winner, international artist Leah Shelton is an Australian performance maker and creative producer whose work sits in the sweet spot between cabaret, contemporary, and live art. She has collaborated with renowned UK Director and Performance Art Provocateur Ursula Martinez on this new solo work – an untamed political commentary about the sexualisation and vilification of the female body.

WINNER – Perth Fringe World – Theatre Award Weekly Winner

★★★★★ – Fourth Wall Media
★★★★★ – Gutter Culture
★★★★★ – Out In Perth
★★★★ – Fest Magazine

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Created and Performed by Leah Shelton
Directed by Ursula Martinez
Sound Design by Kenneth Lyons
Lighting Design by Jason Glenwright
Costume and Set Design by Leah Shelton
Dramaturgy by Saffron Benner
Conceptual Collaborator: Daniel Evans
Choreographic Collaborator: Liesel Zink
Production Manager: Christine Felmingham
Voice Over: Hugh Parker (recording by Guy Webster)

8 – 19 May, 2019
Preview Wednesday 8 May
Tues – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Tickets: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at
Venue: Theatre Works – 14 Acland St, St Kilda

45 minutes duration
Suitable for 15+ age
Please note: this show contains adult themes, coarse language, sexual references, nudity, loud noises, smoke machine and strobe effects

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Photographer: Sarah Walker
Subject: Leah Shelton