Expect a horror show of guttural physicality, Freudian lip-sync, pseudo-hypnosis, and Prozac-laden humour.

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Strapped in, belted up and dressed to kill, psycho siren Leah Shelton dredges through history to unravel the hypocrisies and conundrums of female madness.

Both wildly theatrical and unexpectedly intimate, BATSH*T draws on stories personal and perennial to explore the myths, fantasies and fears that keep us compliant, and the systems that let us down. 

Created by the killer creative team behind B*TCH ON HEAT and TERROR AUSTRALIS, this is the third solo work by Leah Shelton, directed by Olivier award-winning performance artist Ursula Martinez (UK).


“doesn’t waste a single moment - a transfixing combination of fierce intellect, intense presence and bold physical comedy” ★★★★½ (The Age)

Approximate running time: 80 mins

Auslan interpreted performances will occur on Thursday 13 October.

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Creative Team

Creator / Performer: Leah Shelton

Director: Ursula Martinez

Sound Design: Kenneth Lyons

Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright

Set & Costume Design: Leah Shelton

Conceptual Collaborator: Lisa Fa'alafi & Daniel Evans

Dramaturgical Consultant: Saffron Benner

Production Manager: Freddy Komp


Image by Joel Devereux 

05 Oct 22 - 15 Oct 22
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wed - Sat 8pm | Sun 6pm | Sat 15 October 2pm
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St, Northcote 3070
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$35 Full | $28 Conc. | $30 Darebin Residents | $15 Blak Tix
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