The term ‘Suzy Homemaker’ is used as a derisive reference to any woman with habits linked to stereotypical domestic activities traditionally done by women. Suzy Homemaker was a line of miniature functional toy household appliances produced by Topper Toys, and launched in 1966. It taught girls how to be the perfect housewife, just like their mother. In Erica’s work we see women throughout history trapped in a role they did not ask for, they had no choice. Domestic Bliss quickly turns into a distorted nightmare.
Performer and Choreographer: Erica Mulkern
Movement/Rehearsal Director: Stefania Pinato
Choreographic Collaborator: Jenny Skinner
Dramaturg: Jen Nevin
Historical Consultant: Harriet Bradbury
Suzy Homemaker is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.