SEX LIVES OF OTHERS
Sex Lives of Others
Pleasance Courtyard – Pleasance This
£10 – £12
This tiny venue is packed to the gunnels and its adds an intimacy that is appropriate for the subject matter here: we all want to know what other people get up to in the bedroom. This successfully attempts to show that while we may think that other people sex lives are more boring or exciting than our own that we never really know…
This punchy, witty comedy from writer Keeley Winstone and award winning director Hannah Eidinow (winner of five Fringe Firsts) (hits the mark with sharp dialogue and well judged observations judging by the audiences laughter signalling that they related to what was being acted on on the tiny stage by the 4 strong cast of Joanna Bending and Martin Miller, and Jessica Biglow and Matt Green.
The story follows the bedroom antics of 2 couples; one young and one old living next door to each other. The older couple (Hilary and James) think the antics going on next door are a young couple Kerry and Sonny are “going at it like rabbits” but the truth is anything but, whereas the oldies are looking to rekindle their youthful lust. The well-written script ensures laughter right the way through and the hour flies by. Highly enjoyable, don’t expect gratuitous sex scenes (like the mainly male crowd were probably expecting) just a very good, well thought out and produced succulent piece of theatre. 5 STARS
Reviewer David McMenemy