Liz Aggiss


Age Guidance: 15 +. This show contains strong language, strobe and balloons.

Liz Aggiss has been in a dark room decoding a disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations on girls, ladies, women, mothers, pensioners and senior citizens. Unpicking mythologies, platitudes, refrains and old wives’ tales, this dark and ribald physical commentary considers cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. The SLAP AND TICKLE show navigates Liz Aggiss and the audience into a feminist soup; with push and pull, punishment and reward, slap and tickle… all the way home. Liz Aggiss says: “I’ve been fully immersed in conundrum and collage whilst self flagellating and shouting at myself in a mirror. I’ve seen the light and it’s time to release the drama. Bring it on!

For the past 40 years Liz Aggiss has been re(de)fining her own brand of performance, blurring the boundaries between high art and popular culture. Liz Aggiss never had a clue who she was or what she wanted to do, she just knew she would like to be seen and heard. SLAP AND TICKLE is in three acts, littered with aural and visual collage; from archive to cover versions, radio nostalgia to contemporary reference with a form that challenges and lurches relentlessly from spoken word to expressionism, music hall, costume change and prop manipulation. This show is suitable for age 15 and over.

Support: Arts Council England, Dance4, South East Dance, Univ. Bath.

“a very funny solo piece…no need for Aggiss to bemoan the lack of opportunity facing older women in the theatre, because she puts herself centre stage.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘Slap and Tickle is a vaudevillian journey through the Ages of women’ - KA Bradley, Exeunt Magazine

Post Show Talk

Thu 13 Oct 16, 20:00, Post Show Talk: 21:00

£12.00 adults, £10.00 concessions

Pavilion Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

Other Information

Age Guidance: 15 +

This show contains strong language, strobe and balloons.