Tickets are now on sale for the Australian Summer Tour:
Fringe World, 16th – 25th Feb 2018 book here
Stirling Fringe, 3rd – 4th March 2018 book here
Adelaide Fringe Festival, 6th – 18th March 2018 book here
A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery is Michelle’s first solo show. It asks lots of questions, questions like ‘What happens if you accidentally become a hero?’, ‘What happens if you don’t?’, ‘Why isn’t there a word for a male damsel?’, and ‘Why don’t women’s clothes have adequate pockets?’
For this mission she’s combining storytelling, poetry, comedy, shadow puppetry and physical theatre with a hint of audience participation (the nice kind, where you get to stay in your seat… mostly). She brings to life a brand new hero, whose problem solving skills and affinity for rooftops have gain her a hero’s reputation. As well as a series of responsibilities she didn’t ask for. Suddenly she finds herself dealing with media hype, impossible expectations, protest groups and sponsorship deals. She doesn’t really understand, Batman never had to deal with this shit.
Excerpts from this were first performed in collaboration with Vulcana Women’s Circus as part of their show TIPPING POINT in 2016. The show has since settled firmly on the ground (you can’t always perform in a abandoned power station).