"You think about tax returns during sex?"
Jess and Jimmy haven’t done it in a year.
Fourteen months and four days to be exact.
It’s definitely not the seven year itch – they’ve been together nine.
Now they’re coming together in a last-ditch effort to re-boot their sex life and save their relationship.
And you're all invited!
"Raw, mind-bending, naked genius. I laughed and cried."
"So much energy, humour - a brave performance brilliantly executed. Loved it!"
"Just superb - entertaining, funny, moving. Two talented people."
"The show all young people should see! The best sex education. Tender, humorous, truthful."
Review by Claire Gulliver, 13.11.22:
"So glad to catch Anthony Nielson’s The Prudes at its last performance (for now) by Benny & Kate Theatre Company. The show where the audience plays the sex therapist.
Don’t worry, there’s no audience participation - although it comes perilously close at least once. The show does all manner of mischief to the fourth wall (a theatrical term, I believe), implicating all of us in the performance while exposing the private thought processes of the characters.
Protagonists Jim and Jess wrestle with the fallout of contemporary social and sexual mores as they affect heterosexual men in particular. The ghost of recent sexual monsters lurks in the background. It’s also hilariously funny and underpinned by sensitive, unflinching performances by Neil Rudd (think of a young Nigel Planer) and Deborah Hadley. Liberating adult theatre and I loved it.
Beautiful tech at The Plough at St Annes by Glen Hadley, Grace Hadley and Director Peter Moore."