Theatre |
12th October 2016

Wed 12 Oct | 8pm | £14 / £13 Under 16s

by The Wardrobe Ensemble
Directed by Tom Brennan and Jesse Jones | Devised by the company
Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall. Supported by Arts Council England, Bristol Ferment, the Kevin Spacey Foundation and Tobacco Factory Theatres Artist Development Fund.

It’s 1972. An era of possibility and polyester and pubic hair.

Ziggy Stardust is on Top of the Pops, Penny is writing an essay on Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Christine is watching Deepthroat. Brian is confused. Our parents are 20 and they’re having sex.

The Wardrobe Ensemble are telling the story of the class of 1972 with a live band and some spacehoppers. A 90-minute romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters.

1972: The Future of Sex is the latest offering from The Wardrobe Ensemble. Devised by the company, the show uses The Wardrobe Ensemble’s trademark inventive theatricality, irreverent humour and spectacular ensemble moments to tell the story of 3 couples having sex for the first time in 1972.

We were inspired to make the show after considering our own attitudes towards sex in 2015. The prevalence of easily accessible internet porn for young people, the current state of feminism, the disparity in each individual’s sex education and the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the UK and Ireland are all urgent topics which affect us in modern Britain. We want to use the lens of the seventies; a post sexual revolution era, a time of the pill, of second wave feminism, David Bowie, a time of sexual possibility, to comment on sex and relationships today. 

“Terrific work…Funny, true and a little bit heart-breaking” Lyn Gardner

“An echo chamber of creativity…absolutely spot-on.” A Younger Theatre ★★★★★

“The theatrical equivalent of popping candy: blissful, colourful, multi-sensory magic. 
Three Weeks ★★★★★

★★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ Fest

★★★★ Broadway Baby

Please Click Here to visit The Wardobe Ensemble's website

Venue: Theatre
Age guidance: 18+
Warnings: Performance contains full frontal male nudity.

Book three or more of the following live theatre shows at the same time and receive a 25% discount on all your tickets.

The offer includes the following shows only:

Grow up Grandad – 14 Sept
Kicking and Screaming 1 Oct
Instructions for American Serviceman in Britain – 3 Nov
The Collector – 4 Nov
The Trials of Galileo – 9 Nov
Frankenstein – 25 Nov


12th October 2016

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