Hot Brown Honey. Photo by Dylan Evans.
Hot Brown Honey. Photo by Dylan Evans.

The hive is back as The Cultch welcomes the return of Hot Brown Honey to the York Theatre following its sold out Vancouver run in 2018. And while it may appear to be a simple cabaret on its surface, Hot Brown Honey is so much more.

Here are five reasons why you should check it out:

1. Side order up

Shattering stereotypes through humour and subversion, this is what our reviewer called “a visual and auditory feast with a side order of politics” during the show’s 2018 run.

2. Variety is the spice

Using a mix of burlesque, circus, dance, beatbox, and hip-hop, the women of Hot Brown Honey keep things interesting and its audiences engaged in a high-energy 75-minute show.

3. Diversity is key

The Honeys – Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, Lisa Fa’alafi, Ofa Fotu, Hope ‘Hope One’ Haami, Elena Wangurra, and Crystal Stacey – come from a mix of Aboriginal Australian, Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Indonesian and South African backgrounds.

4. An award-winning show

Hot Brown Honey was the recipient of the 2016 UK’s Total Theatre Award for Innovation, and Australia’s Green Room Awards for Best Production and Best Design.

5. Alive in the hive

Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was live with the hive during last year’s show for a taste of what to expect.

Live with the company of Hot Brown Honey

The Cultch celebrates the female experience this month with Femme January. First up, from Australia’s Briefs Factory, comes a show with a mix of dance, circus, physical performance, and hip hop as a rallying call for both feminism and people of colour.We went LIVE in East Vancouver with the company of Hot Brown Honey to find out more.

Posted by Vancouver Presents on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hot Brown Honey plays The Cultch’s York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver) March 15-30. Visit for tickets and information.