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Busting Out in Southampton

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Billed as the “biggest Australian show since Priscilla”, Busting Out! promises to be “a raucously entertaining, fun, funny, thoroughly theatrical, empowering and affirmative celebration of the female body”.

Coming to the Mayflower, Southampton from the Edinburgh Fringe, this new UK tour is created by Emma Powell and performed by Emma and Bev Killick - two of Australia's most sensational – and outstanding - performers. Emma has an established career in musical theatre (she played Rosie in the Australasian tour of Mamma Mia) and Bev is one of Australia's most celebrated female stand-ups.

The show has been a hit in Australia and New Zealand and has played to over 250,000 people. The audiences play a vital role in the proceedings (by appearing on a large on-stage screen and often actually on stage) so be warned! Emma and Bev’s up-front and out-there breast-based contortions are intercut with rousing song and dance sequences, hilarious sketches, a shadow play and brilliant stand-up comedy.

According to reviews in their native Australia, Busting Out! re-asserts women’s ownership of their own breasts in their own terms …they satirise the female form as they celebrate it, they parody conventional stereotypes, and they “repeatedly ambush the audience with their audacity”.

This Australian show makes ordinary women feel extraordinary!

Busting Out plays the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 17 September


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