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Slap and Tickle is a dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos.
Liz Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, pensioners and senior citizens.
Decoding mythologies, platitudes, refrains and old wives’ tales, it navigates itself into a feminist soup; it is push and pull, punishment and reward, slap and tickle... all the way home.
This show contains strong language, strobe and balloons.
Recommended for 15+
Total Theatre says "Ultimately, this is a show about female visibility and self-determination. A fabulously funky show that on the 40th anniversary of punk reminds us that perhaps the best feminist rallying cry of all time was Oh Bondage, Up Yours. There’s a place for calm, rational argument – but this isn’t that place. This is a brash and blowsy women’s room with obscenities scrawled on the mirrors in red lipstick, discarded knickers on the floor, and a virtual strap-on waiting to be harnessed".
Writingaboutdance says "Slap and Tickle is a machine gun of visual joy. It’s a little bit rude, a little bit anarchic and actively resists neat definition but the narrative is universal and should be celebrated: Women and their Bodies."
The performer choreographer writer says "They are all correct. I've made a feminist soup; it's push and pull, punishment and reward, slap and tickle……all the way home. Ive been fully immersed in conundrum and collage, platitudes and refrains, whilst self flagelating and shouting at myself in a mirror. I’ve seen the light. Time to release the drama. Get in!"
Fri 17 Jun stay after the show on for an informal chat with Liz where no stone will be left unturned. Free event.
The research and development for this piece was supported using public funding by Arts Council England, South East Dance, Dance4 and the University of Bath.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Spring 16