Let's Have Sex

The audience looks into a living room where a wife has just demanded of her husband ‘Let’s have sex!’ Her stale spouse remains unconvinced, insisting that sex for pleasure is inappropriate. A self-professed sex psychologist steps in for the woman, offering instant gratification with his personal services. When the wife leaves a woman with a more pungent sexuality barges in to also demand his professed abilities. Each character takes it in turn to solve their personal problems upon each other. The various inhibitions and power plays between the characters always seem to prevent them from actually getting anywhere and unleashing their frustrations. As the play progresses the character flaws become more complex and the show becomes clearer. The strange living room in which such different people simply flit in and out of becomes a communal ground for the genuinely deranged, and also part of their prison.What seemed to be a half thought-out play which aimed to reveal normal character flaws managed to take me by surprise. Sudden and quick revelations towards the end revealed that throughout the play, all was not as it seemed. Nevertheless the message remains the same, sex is good. The play has moments of comedy and good performances to provide plenty of light hearted entertainment. It’s not an enlightened or complicated look at how sex betters our lives, but it’s a nice little reminder.

Reviews by Theo Barnes

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The Blurb

Everyone in this absurd play thinks only about sex. But while its characters are driven by the most basic of human emotions they poignantly and hilariously never get past discussing, arguing about, and apostrophising their favourite subject.