Ghost Sex

I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this. Ghost sex is a tragicomic story of love and loss and the thin line between what’s real and what’s imaginary. The dark monologue explores the lies we tell ourselves to survive the tragic events we encounter, and poses the fundamental question of the lead character, why do all the men in her life keep disappearing?

What if all the men in your life had never actually been there?

Sally Jenson has had sex with 87 ghosts. At first, they all seemed like regular guys: the first crush at school, the French teacher, the Greek holiday romance, the friendly library assistant, the online dating disaster. Then they all performed a great disappearing act; one minute they were there, the next they were gone. So you see, they were all ghosts. 

A Brilliant Sarah Charsley takes us on a wild rampage through Sally’s sexual history. Her performance gives Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally a run for her money performing the perfect “O”. A great deal of work has gone into building the script and characters. It pays off, as this is one of the most original texts I’ve come across in a long time. The story has several surprise twists, so just expect the unexpected.

The plot thickens and darkens toward the end. There are moments almost too painful to watch. We’ve all been there, we’ve all lost someone we love. Essentially Ghost sex explores how delicate and intricate our inner psyche really is and alludes to the ultimate metaphysical question: “to be or not to be”. It is witty and tragic, often at the same time. Just like the memories of our loved ones.

What if all the men in your life had never actually been there? What if you had just imagined them all? That would sure explain a few things. Ghost sex may stir up some ghosts from your past and if this show is anything to go by, beware; some of them might even creep up next to you in bed tonight.

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The Blurb

Sally wants to know why all the men in her life keep disappearing. But what if they were never really there? A tragicomic journey through a woman’s sexual history into the deepest darkest corners of her inner psyche. Bold and original new writing. No ghosts were harmed in the making of this show.