Punts Theatre & Performing Arts

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Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man's sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it.

Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts – produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms.

Jack, a young man with a learning disability, lives at home, cared for by his devoted parents. Like most men in their twenties, he has needs – his mates at the rugby club talk about nothing but getting laid, whilst Jack's most erotic experience to date is the time he was winked at by the pretty cashier in Lloyds. Desperate for their son to not feel left out, his parents Alastair and Antonia decide that they should to bring in a professional. But Julia, the prostitute they hire, has a far more profound impact on the whole family than they could ever have imagined.

Writer Sarah Page comments, In researching Punts I interviewed a number of prostitutes, ranging from women on the streets, those employed in Soho walk-ups, to a retired dominatrix who used to earn an annual income higher than our Prime Minister. All of the women had, at some point in their career, worked with clients with disabilities. This production explores the question of whether sex is a human right - which should be accessible to all, whether disabled or able bodied.

Punts investigates the tensions of familial love, the excitement generated by erotic attachment, the jealousy of finding yourself loved less than another and the paradox of wanting to look after those you love while also wanting them to be free.

Punts was selected from over 1,200 entries as a finalist for the international Nick Darke Writers' Award 2016.

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Date(s)31 May - 24 Jun 2017
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VenueTheatre 503
Address The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, , London, Greater London,
SW113BW

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Date31 May - 24 Jun 2017
Time(s)7:45 PM - 9:05 PM
CostTickets are available priced £15 (£12 concessions), Wednesday matinees are £10, Pay What You Can Saturday matinees
VenueTheatre 503
The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road,
London
Greater London
SW113BW
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CategoryTheatre & Performing Arts


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