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Taylor Bradfield Skank-tified


Taylor Bradfield Skank-tified

Taylor Bradfield debuts her biographical comedy – Skank-tified.

Taylor grew up in the conservative far eastern suburbs, with parents who faithfully enforced the word of their Lord and SaviourHer weekly routine was laden with Presbyterian school, nightly Bible study and of course church on Sunday. All the perfect ingredients for a well-behaved, Christly young woman. 

However she couldn't shake the sense that she wasn't like the other kids she worshipped with – there was a dark hunger that was growing within her, a carnal desire that could no longer be sated with prayer and scripture.

She tried to ignore it, asked god to cleanse her of her sin, but nothing seemed to change. 

Much to her parents shock and horror, she blossomed into a blissfull and unparalleled slut. As the years passed she followed her heart (among other organs) down a depraved route that she was always told was wrong, but my god, did it feel so, so right.

Set against the backdrop of cabaret style frivolity, Taylor delves into the decidely less frivolous themes of family, religion, sex, the sex industry and how to reconcile them all.

With a medley of original songs and parodies, semi-nudity and dance, she gives us an irreverent peek into what its like to grow up indoctrinated with uncompromising spiritual rigidity only to turn down a pathway of heresy and whoredom.

Strictly for audiences 18+

This show contains: Nudity, Strong sexual references, Drug references, Strong coarse language.


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