Hot Brown Honey
Rise and Shine Motherlovers! Hot Brown Honey are back with THE REMIX - Fierce! Femme! Global First Nations! Everything you love about the smash hit show, with extra sweet treats of radical fierce love and joyous rage - Centrestage.
In The Studio | Unreserved Seating | Cabaret
COVID-19 safety information
The health and wellbeing of everyone attending the Opera House is our top priority. We’re committed to making your experience safe, comfortable and enjoyable, with a number of measures in place including regular cleaning of high-touch areas, air conditioning systems that maximise ventilation, and hand sanitiser stations positioned in all paths of travel. We encourage you to wear a mask in indoor settings or when physical distancing can’t be maintained, and please stay home if you feel unwell. If you need to discuss your ticketing or booking options, contact our Box Office team on 02 9250 7777.
Thursday 4th May to Saturday 13th May 2023
Thursday 4th May 2023 7:00pm
Friday 5th May 2023 7:00pm
Saturday 6th May 2023 4:30pm
Saturday 6th May 2023 7:00pm
Tuesday 9th May 2023 7:00pm
Wednesday 10th May 2023 7:00pm
Thursday 11th May 2023 7:00pm*
Friday 12th May 2023 7:00pm
Saturday 13th May 2023 4:30pm
Saturday 13th May 2023 7:00pm
Standard tickets $55 | $8.95 Booking Fee applies per transaction
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This performance runs for approximately 80 minutes, with no interval
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
In English | Audio loop and Wheelchair accessible | Auslan Interpreted
Auslan (Reserved Seating) - Thursday 11th May 2023 7:00pm
Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying into Auslan. A block of seats is reserved for users of this service to ensure a good view of the interpreter and the stage. If you wish to book tickets and be seated in this area please call 02 9250 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about accessibility at Sydney Opera House.
“It’s phenomenal – sexy, foot-stomping fun and radical consciousness-raising all at the same time.”
Hot Brown Honey THE REMIXRise and Shine Motherlovers! Hot Brown Honey are back with THE REMIX - Fierce! Femme! Global First Nations! Everything you love about the smash hit show, with extra sweet treats of radical fierce love and joyous rage - Centrestage.
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Fierce! Femme! Global First Nations!
Steeped in the Word of The Mother and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey is an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Equal parts theatrical masterpiece & social activism, a stellar posse of phenomenal World First Nations women smash stereotypes in an unapologetic celebration of our similarities & differences. So get ready to laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed, dance in the aisles and shake every part of what your mama gave you. It’s time to be the change we want to see.
Presented by Sydney Opera House, Hot Brown Honey and Quiet Riot Creative.
HOT BROWN HONEY | THE REMIX
Written by Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi
DIRECTED BY LISA FA’ALAFI
MUSIC DIRECTION BY BUSTY BEATZ
PRODUCED BY Quiet RIOT
Executive Producer Linda Catalano In partnership with Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi
TECHNICAL DIRECTION/LIGHTING DESIGN BY PAUL LIM
STARRING: Lisa Fa’alafi aka The Game Changer | Hope Haami aka Hope One The Beatboxer | Alinta McGrady aka The Badass Mother | Lilikoi Kaos aka The Wave Maker | Mayu Muto aka The Gravity Defier | and Ofa Fotu aka The Myth Slayer as a guest in the role of The Queen Bee
FEATURING THE VOICES OF: Aunty Nancy Bamaga as The Hive Mother | Rhianna Patrick “The Privilege Test” | Matriarch Kim Kaos“Aloha Oiii”
ORIGINAL COMPOSITION | SOUND DESIGN Busty Beatz
ADDITIONAL COMPOSITION “The Fierce Awakens” by Hope Haami
“Praise to The Mother/Aunties” by Victoria Falconer
“Badass Mutha” by Alinta McGrady. Music by Jhindu-Pedro Lawrie and Luke Daniel Peacock. Produced by Marly Luske
Recorded at Alchemix studio as apart of ‘Blakbeats’ QPAC 2019
CHOREOGRAPHY Lisa Fa'alafi with Cast
ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY “The Privilege Test” by Samantha Williams and “Pussay Tactics” by Mariah Pelesa
PRODUCTION DESIGN Lisa Fa’alafi, Paul Lim, Tristan Shelley
SET DESIGN Tristan Shelly, Paul Lim
COSTUME DESIGN Lisa Fa’alafi and Colleen Sutherland
COSTUME CONSTRUCTION Lisa Fa’alafi, Colleen Sutherland, Millie Adams, Leah Shelton, Jim Ioannides
TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT ADDITIVE
TECHNICAL MANAGER Jake Jobling
COMPANY MANAGER Colleen Sutherland
ASSOCIATE PRODUCUCER (SYDNEY) Mary Kilduff
Based on the original concept and script "Hot Brown Honey Burlesque" created by Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, Lisa Fa’alafi and Candice Bowers. Thank you to all the Honeys that contributed to the journey -
Juanita Duncan aka The Truth Sayer | Crystal Stacey aka The Peace Maker | Elena Wangurra aka The Soul Soother | Cody Raymond aka The Shapeshifter | Kalala Sione aka The Love Liberator | Seini Taumoepeau | Heru Pinkosova | Sammie Williams | China Woo Allcock | Merlynn Tong | Ben Graetz | Alexis West
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Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre, Utzon Room and Forecourt. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.
Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.
- We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).
- The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
- Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House.
What safety measures have you implemented?
Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.
What am I required to do as an audience member?
Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.
As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
Within venues, always take your allocated seat.
For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.
Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?
The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Am I required to wear a mask?
Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.
How are you managing contact tracing?
Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.
As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.
Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue
Can my family sit together?
Tickets purchased early will be sold in family groups within a designated seating zone, tickets purchased closer to the event will be sold in pairs. Please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time. Your confirmed seating allocation will be provided to you on the day of the performance when you receive your eTickets. To ensure correct capacities, all people in the theatre must hold a valid ticket. This includes babies aged 0-11 months who can be seated on a parents knee with the purchase of a Babes in Arm ticket ($10). Children 12 months and older will need to hold a standard ticket.
What time do I need to arrive before the event?
Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. It is encouraged that you take your seats as soon as you arrive.
If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval.
Ticketholders must comply with the directions of Opera House ushers to assist with contact tracing.
Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.
Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?
In line with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.
Can my baby sit on my lap?
- All audience members, including babies, are counted toward the allowable capacity and must hold a valid ticket for admission.
- A specific children’s price may be available on certain events. On others a standard ticket price may apply.
- For our Sydney Opera House Presents programming, babies aged 0-11 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap but they must hold a valid Babes in Arms ticket ($10) and children aged 12 months and older will need to hold a standard ticket.
- Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
Does my child need to wear a face mask?
Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.
Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?
The authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House.
Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.
What if I can't come to my performance?
Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you, find out more information here.
Will there be food and beverages available to be purchased in the venue?
- Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
- Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances.
- The venue doors will be open 30 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. It is encouraged that you take your seats as soon as you arrive.
- Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, House Canteen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.
Will there be pram parking at kids performances?
All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer adhering to COVID-safe rules.
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