A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production
Written by Anna Longaretti
Directed by Olivia Jane Parker
In a busy call centre, the four female employees of Aphrodite, a sex toy manufacturer, take telephone orders for Teasey Maids, Titivators and rotating pearl g-strings. Beneath the cheerful customer service and easy banter, however, these very different women nurse their own desires and disappointments.
Sylvie is desperate to have a baby, but her single-minded approach is taking its toll on her marriage and causing friction with her co-workers. With five children, Janice rarely finds time for herself or her husband. Tiffany is young and single, looking for ‘the one’, but wary of sacrificing her independence. Star employee Lily, meanwhile, is stuck in a loveless marriage and estranged from her son, but buries her pain in wisecracks and work. Their gentle and innocent manager Mr Causeway attempts to diffuse the tension between his staff while suppressing a longstanding crush on the oblivious Lily.
Sex Cells is a very funny, poignant play about motherhood, friendship, love and loss.
CONTAINS OCCASIONAL STRONG LANGUAGE
Lily – Lucinda Toomey
Sylvie – Karen Welsh
Janice – Jessica Friend
Tiffany – Ally Gibson
Mr Causeway – Philip Hickson
17 - 21 July 2018
(2:30pm 21 June)
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
£12 (under 18s half price)
In person at:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10am Mon-Sun