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    Powerhouse presents


    Tue 7 - Thu 9 May at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £12 (+ booking fee)
    Exploring the physical manifestation of radical female friendship and the intricacies of the female politicised sexual experience.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeDrug use, depression, sexual assault, rape, smoking. Frequent reference to sexual assault and drug use, occasional reference to depression, singular reference to suicide. Suitable for 16+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeStrobe lighting, flashing lights, loud noises, burning incense or herbs onstage.

    Get 25% off when you book more than one show across our Spring Season (April - June 2024).

    Powerhouse’s I LOVE SEX / YOU LOVE SEX borrows two characters from Greek comedies and mythology, Clytemnestra and Lysistrata, as a framework for the conversation around both the politicisation and politick of having a female body, as well as also being queer, femme, neurodiverse and a survivor of sexual trauma. The historical referencing emphasises the timelessness of this intersectional politicised experience for women and explores how we can heal, moving on from surviving to building honest and radical friendships. 

    Appearing in a modern bedroom together with wildly different but resonating contexts, Lysistrata and Clytemnestra are forced to learn how to intentionally love and care for one another, supporting one another through a beautiful story of care, queer love, friendship, and support. The project is focused on moving on from surviving and learning how to thrive, supported, held up, and taught by your own compassion for your new community.

    "Beautifully written and exquisitely performed."
    Reviews Hub [on previous Powerhouse play]
    "Claudia Vyvyan’s script is imbued with a quiet dignity of purpose, and a depth and breadth of poetic lyricism that, at times, leaves one breathless."
    Reviews Hub [on previous Powerhouse play]
    "The central character, performed with immense charisma by a talented and committed Flora MacAngus."
    Time and Leisure Magazine [on previous Powerhouse play]
    "An allegory of self-repair after a violent and cruel rupturing, it is deeply moving."
    Reviews Hub [on previous Powerhouse play]
    "Vyvyan’s concern here is not just surviving, it is thriving. Quite a writer, quite a performer, and quite a gem of a show. Highly recommended."
    Reviews Hub [on previous Powerhouse work]

    Tickets for I LOVE SEX / YOU LOVE SEX

    Tue 07 May, 21:00
    Wed 08 May, 21:00
    Thu 09 May, 21:00

    Thank you for allowing artists to take creative risks, the world needs it now more than ever.

    Programmed artist