The third week of the Southland Arts Festival has the potential to ruffle a few feathers.
The festival which launched on the 25th April and runs until Sunday, 20 May is promoting the festival’s most risqué show to date.
If there’s not dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming has the potential to cause discomfort for those who like their performers to be apolitical, non-confrontational and fully clothed.
Created and performed by Julia Croft, If there’s not dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming is a contemporary collage of film scripts, pop songs, elaborate costumes and comedy that challenges how women’s bodies are portrayed in the media.
Festival Director Angela Newell is delighted that in the festival’s tenth year, shows can still offer audiences something completely different to the usual diet of entertainment experienced in the South.
“Julia has been lauded as a great new voice in theatre and those who attend will certainly see why,” she said.
Newell has advised that a warning accompanies the show as it includes nudity and themes that are for a mature audience.
“When discussing female roles and gender issues, themes of violence and sexual violence are bound to be present. Audiences elsewhere have been delighted to experience this entertaining show,” Newell said.
Newell encouraged people to get tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.
Many patrons were disappointed to have missed out on Saturday night’s show Hopetoun Brown and Finn Scholes, who are touring with Arts on Tour, which is now sold out.
If there’s not dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming plays at Repertory House on Wednesday, 9 May and Thursday, 10 May at 7.30pm.
Tickets may be purchased from TicketDirect or door sales available from 6.30pm, if not sold out prior.