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Whilst it never quite delivers the climax you expect from a show with such a title, The Guide To Good Orgasms offers a certain charm that makes it impossible not to smile throughout. With sporadic laughter and skits that never quite peak it often ended up feeling like a work in progress.

If you like the sound of an older lady in a sequinned dress trying to switch on a vibrator whilst relating the efforts of men changing light bulbs to their efforts in bed, then you’re in for a giggle

Lousie Taylor, in her latest one woman show, takes on the persona of Professor Bliss Macvitie, a self-help lecturer who guides the ladies of the audience through the steps required to be in the best state to have the best orgasms, and of course tells the men to take note. She cleverly explains why the star sign of your lover is important in orgasm success but falls flat trying to find the sexual aura of an audience member through the contents of her handbag, all the while resisting the urge to perform one of her many humorous poems.

Many moments had me laughing away at the very real observations of sexual behaviour in both men and women. However, there were occasions where it felt like both the audience, and Louise herself, were urging the current joke to finish so we could all move on to the next bit which would hopefully prove to be more entertaining. A few segments felt a little incomplete with a start and a middle, but unfortunately, no end causing the joke to drift away. Louise has a certain charm when performing and, even when the script let the show down, I was still engaged and had faith that soon I’d be treated to a good laugh.

I left the theatre with a grin on my face having been captivated by Louise, but the show itself left me little to remember; I found myself trying to recall jokes but forgetting how they finished. If you like the sound of an older lady in a sequinned dress trying to switch on a vibrator whilst relating the efforts of men changing light bulbs to their efforts in bed, then you’re in for a giggle, you'll just need to forgive the slower moments of the show.


30th Mar 20177:30pmSweet Dukebox
3 Waterloo St Hove

The Blurb

Professor Bliss Macvitie, Scotland’s answer to Dr Ruth, tries to Feng Shui her audiences, whilst explaining why celebrity handbags are often the answer, and which star sign you need to change your light bulbs in her latest take on life!

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