Briefs Factory presents

Hot Brown Honey

“It was one of those shows you see where its not just THEATRE or CABARET, it’s the beginning of a massive movement, or it’s a subversion of knowledge that you hold dear, or a mighty sucker punch to the things you thought theatre was capable of…” – Bryony Kimmings 

Hot Brown Honey is taking the heat up a notch and bringing the temperature to fever pitch – delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment. Packing a potent punch with hip hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed and shake every part of what your mama gave you!

This posse of phenomenal women smash stereotypes, remix the system and dare to celebrate our similarities and differences. With set, lighting, music and costume to rival Beyoncé at Madison Square Garden this show is guaranteed to get you on your feet!

Serving up an audacious platter of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song, Hot Brown Honey is unapologetically fierce – defiantly shattering clichés in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy.

★★★★★ “Unlike anything you will have seen before… Smoking hot. If fighting the power is this much fun, we should all get on board and rock the boat a little bit.” – Frankly My Dear

★★★★★ “Busty Beatz [and] Lisa Fa’alafi have created a truly ground-breaking production unlike anything you’ve ever seen before – but will definitely want to see again… An empowering must-see performance full of laughter, joy and truth that is entirely faultless.” – Upstaged Manchester

“A flamboyant evening of cabaret entertainment… Fighting the power never tasted so sweet… Just brilliant, a complete blast from start to finish.” – The Greater Manchester Reviewer

★★★★ “A brave, and thought-provoking show… If you fancy something a little different this festive season: a show with plenty of attitude and sass then Hot Brown Honey is the show for you.” – The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ “The Honeys force us on this side of the world to think about the impact of our colonial past that is still having an impact today, centuries after the first colonialists spread their poison across the Pacific region.” – North West End

 ★★★★★ “A triumph of a show… Fast-paced, sexy, hilarious, and the all-female cast are a seriously talented and fierce bunch… But it’s more than just good entertainment value, behind the glitz of the huge golden beehive and the sassy dance routines there’s an important message which seeks to confront and challenge our perceptions of racial stereotypes and sexism.” – Northern Soul

“Fearless, resolute and downright entertaining… The women of Hot Brown Honey simultaneously raise the roof and your consciousness.” – Circles & Stalls

“The[se] luscious ladies leave the audience on their feet shaking their booties to some sweet tunes… It creates such a party atmosphere… A celebration… The exact type of excitement and energy that could begin a revolution.” – Culturebean

Hot Brown Honey is not trying to encourage or give space for reflection and debate, but rather to utterly subvert the patriarchal world view and to urge action. Subtlety is not the path to revolution.” – Unrestricted Views

“DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET. WAKE UP. GET ON BOARD. ROCK THE BOAT. THIS MAY JUST BE THE TRIP OF YOUR LIFE… Amazing… The atmosphere is electric… The Party Manifesto is clear and this is one party you won’t want to miss.” – Live Art Alive

“Exudes a sizzling energy that has its audience literally leaping from their seats… Fiercely entertaining and devastatingly poignant… A fantastic end to HOME’s autumn season” – Touchpaper

“Whoever you are and wherever you come from, this will change your life. I have never been surer of anything else ever before.” – The Huffington Post

★★★★★ “It’s phenomenal-sexy, foot stomping fun and radical consciousness-raising all at the same time.” – The Scotsman

★★★★★ “A powerhouse performance of passion and poignancy.” – Broadway World

★★★★★ “It’s gobsmacking the talent and message this show has to offer: how it challenges everyone to review their views, and inspires everyone to rock the boat.” – Theatre Press

★★★★½ “Sexy and funny, fierce and just a little bit filthy… Extraordinary.” – The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ “Gleefully challenges stereotypes of sex and race with a full grin, bared chest and raised middle finger.” – Edinburgh 49

★★★★★ “Unapologetic, almost aggressively graceful and fabulously fierce.” – Theatre People

★★★★★ “If you want to see what the world is like when women are truly powerful then go to this.” – The Clothesline

★★★★★ “A call to arms for women to make noise, take up space, and live unapologetically.” – EdFestMag

★★★★★ “A powerful sting in their tails.” – The Advertiser

★★★★★ “A brilliant mash-up of music, dance and burlesque, all the while challenging your perceptions of gender, colour and privilege.” – Rip It Up

★★★★★ “Hot Brown Honey is an unapologetically political and uncompromisingly entertaining party of a show.” – Great Scott Media

★★★★★ “Simply put, this performance is *insert explicit* amazing!” – Artshub

Make A Night Of It

Food and Drink

Take advantage of our Christmas Cabaret offer with 10% off our food menu and a discounted ‘Hot Brown Honey Cocktail’ on the day of your visit. To redeem, please show your ticket to the bar or waiting staff. Subject to availability.

The Manchester Ice Rink

First Street is hosting The Manchester Ice Rink from Wednesday 15 November to Saturday 23 December. Positioned in front of HOME, the 300m2 rink welcomes skaters of all ages and abilities and is perfect for a family day out, a romantic first date, a festive office party or just a great fun night out with friends. To book online and to enjoy an exclusive 20% off *subject to availability* please enter HOME20 at

  • Recommended age 16+
  • Running time 1hr 15 mins (no interval)
  • This show contains strong language, partial nudity, haze, strobe lighting and loud music
  • £10 – £21 (conc. available)