Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD
“Camp and ridiculous, joyous and incisive, powerfully feminist and surprisingly touching, it’s a true master-class in physical comedy and storytelling.” – Ads J, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane
Two of Australia’s most fearless physical comedians, Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle, present … Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD.
Two performers wander into a dusty room. Suddenly the space is illuminated, filled with vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?
Leotards reveal the truth of the body, underneath the most absurd layers of adornment. In LEOTARD, Boyle and Waters reveal the truths of these characters under their absurd adornment of mental sequins. LEOTARD is a timely exploration of the performance of womanhood via lashings of Lycra.
“… funny and surprisingly poignant … Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle made an unmatchable duo.” – Chloe Hutchins, Theatre Haus
Featuring real-life stories from female-identifying bodies from all walks (and dances) of life, LEOTARD combines video, song, dance with absurd physical comedy to create a joyous celebration of performance, body-positivity and glitter. LEOTARD debuted at the Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts in February 2020.
“… two of Australia’s finest physical comedians that had the audience in stitches from beginning to end. If you missed this debut season, make sure to bedazzle all your bits in anticipation of its return.” – Ads J, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane
4 – 8 February 2020, Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts
Bridget Boyle – Performer / Creator
Neridah Waters – Performer / Creator
Lucas Stibbard – Director / Creator / Sound Designer / Scenic Designer
Cameron Clark – Scenic Designer / Design Realisation
Christine Felmingham – Lighting Designer
Nathan Sibthorpe – Video Designer
Images by Lucas Stibbard.
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Photography by Jade Ellis and Lucas Stibbard.
Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council. The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.