Wednesday, 17 September 2008

REVIEW: Theatre Of Sex

Theatre of Sex
Cabaret Direct

This show professed to "undress sexual phobias", but left me wishing that the clothes had stayed on. Well-meaning but unfunny 'sex therapist' couple Franny Winters and Harm Groespecker trawled through a clumsy piece that barely scratched the surface of taboo, Harm looking like he'd prefer a cup of tea from the pot they sat around, chat show style, than his DIY gimp suit (one of several money-saving erotica ideas). Minimal audience and an absent singer-songwriter may, admittedly, have damaged a show that possibly relies heavily on audience suggestion, but that wasn't the only thing lacking. Certainly don't go expecting anything raunchy; this isn't a show about real sex.

C soco, 30 Jul - 25 Aug (not 11), 8.45pm (9.30pm), prices vary, fpp 236
tw rating: 1/5

published: Aug-2008 for Three Weeks newspaper at the Edinburgh Festival

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