Slap and Tickle
By Liz Aggiss
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.
Slap and Tickle in three acts is littered with aural and visual collage: from archive to cover versions, radio nostalgia to contemporary reference with a form that lurches relentlessly from spoken word to expressionism, music hall, costume change and prop manipulation.