Soft Tissue makes a feisty return to BATS Theatre after a packed / potent first season that left everyone wanting more.

"This is a work and a performer that will stay in your mind long after the lights have gone down."

Theatreview - Brett Adams

She's back. She's brutal. She's... Beautiful.

An affectionate physical comedy about the absurd performances of the ‘weaker’ sex.

Soft Tissue is an excavation of how to be a woman. It moves between observations and conversations - explores the sexy, the grotesque and the beautiful parts of being human - and laughs at them along the way.

Ella Gilbert (creator, performer) and Jade Eriksen (creator, director) bring the latest edition of solo show Soft Tissue back to Wellington - because too many people said too many other people needed to see it!

A cracking, physical, hilariously provocative piece of theatre. Bound to keep you and your bum on the edge of your seat. Confronting and charmingly familiar at the same time.

Performed and developed all over the world, from Singapore to Tehran to Arohata Womens Prison. This version of Soft Tissue is the edgiest, slickest and silliest yet - just in time for the NZ Fringe!

'A soundscape that has us laughing every time' - Pantograph Punch

‘My face hurt’ (from laughing) - Audience member

“Funny, upsetting, engaging and slightly bizarre” - What’s Good Blog

“Like a mirror. You were like a mirror to us.” - Sara, Iranian visual artist

'At once comical and unnerving.'

'She displays a total and detailed command of her body that is utterly mesmerising.'

'Engages us in conversation without alienating us.'

'This is a work and a performer that will stay in your mind long after the lights have gone down.'Theatreview


The Random Stage is fully wheelchair accessible; please contact the BATS Box Office by 4.30pm on the show day if you have accessibility requirements so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.