Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Beauty is a Beast

Press Release

Beauty is a Beast

It all started because a stranger told her to shave her armpits, now she’s REALLY pissed off.


‘Beauty is a Beast’ is a one woman show written and performed by Charlotte McShane. It is a brand new production having its premiere at the New Zealand Fringe Festival and its debut will be at Puppies on the 27th February-2nd March. Every performance begins at 7pm and should run for about 50 minutes. The production will be a koha event and a drink is even provided so people are actually benefitting from coming to see it.

To be hairy or not to be hairy… that is the question Charlotte McShane wants women to have the choice to make (without being met with derision). From top to bottom, tache to tush the show explores what it is to be a hairy woman in this age of plucked perfection and the grooming rituals we put ourselves through to become ‘beautiful’. Through vignettes of spoken word, song, dance and whole lot of rambling the show exposes the other side. The hairy side. Featuring such ditties as ‘It’s a Tache Thing’ and ‘A Hairy Vag Ain’t So Bad’ it’s a show for all the ages, provided those ages are 16 and above.

Charlotte was a hairier than average child growing up and turned into a hairier than average woman. Using her own memories and experiences combined with the testimonials of Wellington women she delves into the wild world of body hair removal and explores the origins of why we started removing it in the first place and how that smooth look has now become an integral part of how we view femininity.

Coming over from England as an up and coming performing artist Charlotte is interested in the anomalies in what we expect of our women and breaking those final taboos surrounding them. Not afraid to speak her mind even at some points offend her work is shambolic, creative, unpredictable, and outrageous but above all a damn good time.


startingfromthebottom.org Facebook.com/startingfromthebottom

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: Air NZ Teams Up With All Blacks For Men In Black Video

Inspired by the Columbia Pictures global film franchise Men in Black, Air New Zealand’s latest safety instalment features All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as Men in Black agents. More>>

ALSO:

World Champions: BRADAS Of Identity Company Take On The World And Win Gold

This is only the second time since NZ has qualified for the HHI world finals that NZ has taken home a GOLD medal in this division. REQUEST Dance Crew being the only other NZ crew to achieve this. New Zealands only other medal this year was Silver for the Royal Family in a very close final in the Megacrew division. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Contrary To Popular Belief - Lloyd Geering

Many older Dunediners like myself, and indeed older Presbyterians and others throughout the country, will remember the controversy aroused by the articles and speeches of Professor Geering, Principal of Knox College Theological Hall in the late 1960s... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news