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Hot Brown Honey

A Briefs Factory Production

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse in association with WOW at Festival 2018

Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat with lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit, genre defying, firecracker of a show that’s taken the world by storm.

Steeped in the Word of The Mother and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed, dance in the aisles and shake every part of what your mama gave you.

With lighting, music and costume set to ignite the change we want to be, Hot Brown Honey is an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Hot Brown Honey is unapologetically fierce, defiantly shattering preconceptions in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy.

Fighting the power never tasted so sweet.

#HotBrownHoney #DecoloniseAndMoisturise #PhenomenalWomen #MakeNoise

Hot Brown Honey give our Love and Respect to the First Nations Peoples of the lands on which we perform.  Sovereignty Never Ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.


It's phenomenal-sexy, foot stomping fun and radical consciousness-raising all at the same time. ★★★★★

The Scotsman

Whoever you are and wherever you come from, this will change your life. I have never been surer of anything else ever before.

The Huffington Post

Gleefully challenges stereotypes of sex and race with a full grin, bared chest and raised middle finger. ★★★★★

Edinburgh 49

...brilliant mashup of music, dance and burlesque, all the while challenging your perceptions of gender, colour and privilege. ★★★★★

Rip It Up

Phenomenal, powerful, and an absolute joy

The Perth Project

...a loud, proud evening of consciousness raising; a series of lessons on race and gender that says you can have your revolution and dance to it, too.

Vancouver Sun

More Info

WINNER UK Total Theatre Award - Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form
WINNER Green Room Awards - Best Production (Cabaret)
WINNER Green Room Awards - Best Design (Cabaret)
WINNER Helpmann Awards - Best Cabaret Performer

Briefs Factory is an internationally recognised independent artist and producers collective dedicated to developing and presenting bold, contemporary and inspiring collaborative work. The collective has a wealth of experience, programming, producing and managing events, theatrical productions, performers, and venues. Born out of a meeting of minds between Fez Fa’anana and Producer Linda Catalano, the Briefs Factory team is culturally diverse and highly dynamic powerhouse.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.