Sitch N’ Kink’s Munch is a whirlwind of characters, revelations and sensations, blurring the lines between theatre and spoken word. As Will Cousins and Ben Richards recount the tale of a visit to Kinkfest Bazaar, we are wholly swept up into this world of fetish and BDSM, in a fittingly dank, dark room of the Banshee Labyrinth.

The two are wonderful storytellers, embodying different characters from the Bazaar - such as Desdemona the dominatrix - and enacting different scenarios, most memorably the hot wax play scene. The poetry is incredible, with fast-paced evocative sounds, puns and rhymes flying past. Sometimes it’s overwhelming and it’s impossible to take in all of the content, but this adds to the general feeling of being overcome by such an array of kinkiness. Sound and sensation is all that matters. There are some delightful parodies of songs such as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious that also display some wonderful vocals, as well as being very funny and creative with rhymes.

Their use of props and puppets was consistently creative, adding to the bizarre nature of the night. At times they were gossipy and bitchy, when at others they were informative and educational. The former occasionally grated, as it seemed at odds with the general feel - judging the large, promiscuous Desdemona or the 'transvestite disaster' seemed at odds with the general tone. Overall, the show was embracing (even if they sometimes judged characters that they encountered) - even though they acknowledged that a lot of these activities were not necessarily for them, or for most people, they successfully display that there is a whole world of eroticism out there.

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The Blurb

Munch is a raucous, rude and rollicking one hour ride through the basics of BDSM. Accompany us as we take you through our day out at the KinkFest Bazaar using puppetry, poetry and plenty of puns. From the pen and fevered imagination of the award winning playwright Ben Richards, Munch started out as a seed commission from Manchester's Contact Theatre to develop a series of poems into a complete narrative for two actors.  Munch has its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 as part of the PBH Free Fringe. In the atmospheric setting of the Banshee Labyrinth (www.thebansheelabyrinth.com) come and discover your inner kink, over a drink!

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