Hands up who had good Sex Education? Very few of us. In his first solo show, performance artist, theatre-maker and internet-provocateur Harry Clayton-Wright is here to tell you you’re not alone.
Resplendent in a vintage charity shop wedding dress (a story in and of itself), Harry narrates the audience through some of the gay porn given to him by his Dad when he was 14, candidly shares his sexual encounters – the good, the bad, and everything in between, and asks the question: why are we still so bad at talking about sex? And wouldn’t an openness keep us all so much safer?
Throughout, we hear a conversation between Harry and his Mum, a former Christian missionary, who is not allowed to see the show. How does she feel about the fact his nudes are all online? Does she think he’s a top or a bottom? How would she feel if he did porn? Their experiences are worlds apart, but their conversation is full of warmth and closeness, and soon everything begins to make sense.
After an extremely successful run at Summerhall’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he was nominated for a Total Theatre Award and won the Melbourne Fringe Award, Harry is taking his unique brand of education on the road in what is his first national tour. Come for the lessons, stay for the delicious cucumber sandwiches.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Guardian
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The List
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Fest
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Stage
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Scotsman
“Clayton-Wright has complete control of the room’s mood. Achingly funny, filthy and tender” – The Guardian
“Extraordinary. An exuberant, propulsive, and often hilarious hour” – Scotsman
12 February – The Lowry, Manchester
25 – 28 February – Seymour Centre, Sydney – Sydney Mardi Gras
10 March – Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton
17-27 March – Shoreditch Town Hall, London – And What? Queer Arts Festival
31 March- 4 April – The Other Room, Cardiff
24 April – The Harris Museum, Preston
20-23 May – Tobacco Factory, Bristol – Mayfest
30 May – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge