Hotbed Big Bang #2

Dates and Times

Mon 1 May at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

Book Tickets

Part of Hotbed: a festival of sex, running from Tue 25 April – Sun 14 May. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket, and we’ll do the rest.

A Hotbed special edition

Our regular night of works in progress returns for a series of three special editions, exploring the themes of the festival. This event will include the following performances:

Chatroom by Becky O’Brien

Webcam sites are cybersexual in nature – women, men and couples stripping, masturbating or performing sex acts to an audience of strangers (sometimes with a two-way connection) for money and / or exhibitionist thrills. The piece is interested in the mundanity, absurdity and strange intimacy of broadcasting, sometimes for hours on end, day after day from a private home – a very small personal window given a world stage. Chatroom is semi-improvised and broadcast live all over the world. | @TheRoomIsOpen

The Worst Word by Katherine Manners

Evelyn doesn’t enjoy sex anymore. In fact, she hasn’t for a while. What’s wrong with her? Surely in our ultra liberated, porn saturated society it shouldn’t be hard to squeeze out a half decent orgasm?

To find the answers, she must journey back in time. Further than she dreamed possible. The journey won’t be easy, and the men she meets along the way are all hell bent on curing her. A cast of five women challenge our patriarchal notions of sex head on in a show that is fast, funny, explicit, and very, very erotic. Not for the faint hearted.

A Speaks by Red Queen Theatre 

Questions people ask asexuals: “Have you ever been in love?” “Were you sexually abused?” “Do you masturbate?”

Tonight, ‘A’ uses their standup set to return the favour – “Why can’t James Bond be asexual?” “Is that how sexuals eat yoghurt?” and “What’s so fascinating about other people’s genitals?”

Meanwhile, Virginia grows older, fighting social stereotypes about asexual women, and her doctor’s attempts to cure her. Together, they present a touching portrait of contemporary asexuality.

Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award-nominated Red Queen Theatre return to talk about sex – as seen from the outside. | @RedQueenTheatre

Read Red Queen Theatre’s Guest Blog, Where does asexuality fit into a festival of sex?, here. 

Good Girls and Where It Gets Them by Ira Brand

A new piece investigating sexual dominance and submission through the art of conversation. The beginnings of a show about how language is at play in sex, about how power is transferred when we talk and fuck, about how language might make us submissive or how language might dominate, and about trying to know what you want. | @irabrand

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