The Ironing Maidens are putting domestic labour, technology and the history of women in electronic music centre-stage with freshly-pressed beats.
Award-winning electronic duo, The Ironing Maidens are putting domestic labour, technology and the history of women in electronic music centre stage with their live electronic music art piece. Ingeniously adapting real irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments to create breakthrough music (and a new genre - electro housewife) this show is a favourite at festivals and has even toured regional laundromats!
The show is timely, relevant and thought-provoking, but at the same time wholly entertaining and funny. Gig theatre as a genre is huge in the UK, The Ironing Maidens are bringing it to your local laundromat with lyrical concepts will iron out your idea’s about housework and gender roles.
This is a family-friendly event that you can take your gran to. It's also a cutting edge experience to impress your friends with. It's a mix of electronic music, projected visuals, costumes, lighting, dancing, heaps of energy and plenty of ironing puns.
Be quick to get in on this one of a kind, experience. It will transform the way you view ironing, housework and electronic music - forever! Bring your laundry!
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 2 performers - crew dependent on venue size. Usually 2.
The performance can either be: Cut down to a 45 minute version The full 60 minute version The 60 minute version leading into a DJ set for the audience to get up and dance.
Shiny Shiny Productions is a multi-platform creative arts company constantly working on cutting edge projects crossing from audio to screen and live performance.
Shiny Shiny Productions collaborates and is contracted by other artists and groups on a project to project basis including the creation of live shows, film clips, live visuals, workshops, live and studio recordings and sound design.
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Unique Selling Point
Suitable for lovers of electronic music from old school house to tech house, anyone who loves an easy chorus hook to sing along to and those who either love, or hate the ironing. Irons and ironing boards have been turned into electronic instruments to play the set through. Performed on a stage or in your local laundromat. Gig theatre is huge in England and only just kicking in here in Australia, here is a great example of the genre.
Marketing kit includes: marketing copy, digital assets, images,promo footage. Social media live shout outs can be arranged.
If the show is being performed in a larger theatre, a pop up taster/ironing workshop in a laundromat can be arranged to connect with the community. Alternatively the show can be performed in whole within a laundromat as a site specific performance experience, or as an installation or performance piece within a festival format.
The cultural legacy of the tour will be a unique experience for the audience. We have found that the regional tours of laundromats have left a lasting conversation due to the unique venue experience and the conversations with the artists following the show.