Melody Howlett tackles feminism and fragile masculinity with fine finesse in Boys
Swooping in to solve 2019's fragile masculinity crisis is Melody Howlett with her performance art-meets-comedy Boys.
Held in the cosy confines of Hell's Kitchen in the Rhino Room, Boys takes audiences on an educational journey through modern-day news stories and personal anecdotes, all of which stem from a society which has been deeply dictated by the patriarchy.
Describing herself as "an ultra-femme 5'5 dork in heels", Melody Howlett is a psychology and gender studies graduate with a passion for intersectional feminism, gender equality and healthy relationship education.
Howlett takes a head-on approach as she tackles a broad variety of taboo topics ranging from sexual assault, gender inequality and fragile masculinity, tying it all together with a sprinkling of droll humour and sarcasm.
Seemingly light and humorous comedic acts eventually reveal concerning statements and behaviour taken from real-life scenarios, provoking critical reflection and introspection amongst audience members.
Confronting one moment then chuckle-worthy the next, Melody Howlett's debut show Boys is an all-inclusive performance in a genre of its own, proving to be a must-see for men, women and non-binary alike.