Rosie Wilby - Further Science of Sex

Dressed in lab-coat and goggles, Rosie Wilby is here to inform us about what makes us tick – the whys and wherefores of lust and love for people of all sexual persuasions. Wilby is a very natural performer, and builds a rapport with the audience easily, but it is a shame that there are so few of them, and so unhelpful in their contributions. When dealing with the lack of response to some of her audience-directed questions, Wilby demonstrates confidence and skill as a comedian, and although most of her questions are relationship-based, none overstep the mark and leave the audience feeling uncomfortable in their seats. Her style is rambling and friendly, and she weaves the science and the comedy together skilfully, guiding us through the history of the science of arousal and sexual practise, using personal anecdotes along the way. Some of the things she tells us are truly interesting – look out for the graphs comparing women and men’s arousal patterns – and many lead on to well-crafted jokes. Mostly it is smiles rather than belly-laughs, but the response rate isn’t up to the standard of her delivery, which is consistently good. Rosie Wilby has produced a well-rehearsed and interesting show, and deserves larger audiences than she has.

Reviews by Louisa-Claire Dunnigan

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The Blurb

Sequel to Fringe Report Award-winning 'The Science Of Sex'; Funny Women finalist delves further into the science of attraction and love. 'Wonderful' (Time Out); 'Had her audience in stitches' (Diva); 'Hilarious' (Insidecomedy.co.uk).

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