Theatre, Women's Issues

Spike Heels


Tickets $25 – $35

Wed 19 - Sat 29 May | 1 hour 20 minutes Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
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Short, intriguing, compelling theatre. 'Bondi' in the local Aboriginal language means "water breaking over rocks". Our name acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we tell stories.

“Neatly written with smart, funny lines.” – New York Post

“Stinging one liners.” N.Y. Daily News.

‘Spike Heels’; the modern American classic by Theresa Rebeck. A contemporary ‘Pygmalion’ comedic critique of the patriarchy, toxic masculinity and ongoing sexual harassment in the workplace. A working-class woman finds her identity tussled between a patronising scholar, a misogynistic lawyer and the scholar’s jealous fiancée. Though written thirty years ago and set in 1990s Boston, its critique of gender-power dynamics is still [frustratingly] as relevant as ever…

With its revival situated amid the 2021 Australian context of revelations of large scale sexual abuse by Sydney private school boys, and allegations of rape in Parliament, ‘Spike Heels’ demonstrates to us exactly how little has changed in thirty years, and how far we have yet to go.

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Venue 1: Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Discussion of Sexual Violence,  Depiction of Sexual Violence
    • M15+
Venue details & accessibility
Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre

5 Eliza Street, Newtown
Telephone: (02) 9550 6087


This venue is not wheelchair accessible. However, we still recommend calling the venue directly to discuss whether they can provide the access you need.

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    " I really hope that this company keeps growing as all the artists involved clearly proved they have the potential". Theatre Travels

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    • The Crashing Water Theatre Company