A Sperm Odyssey Heads to London’s Soho Theatre
The award-winning trio that brought you the sell-out 2018 Fringe hit Planet Earth III (SOHO Theatre, ????? ED FEST MAG) are back in London after another sell out season at The Edinburgh fringe. Bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “physical comedy” with their new show, Privates: A Sperm Odyssey – sees Luke Rollason (“hugely entertaining” Chortle), Christian Brighty (“hilarious” The List) and Tom Curzon (“charming” Chortle) perform as three sperm on an adventure as big as life itself.
The three shows are at the Soho Theatre Upstairs, from 31st October to 2nd November 2019. Tickets are on sale now www.sohotheatre.com.
Faced with teaching year 9 about safe sex, three hapless sex education teachers take the audience on a journey into genitalia, where they perform as all 300 million sperm in the testicles. These plucky Privates must survive basic training, hostile white blood cells and the most dramatic ejaculation sequence ever seen onstage to be the first to fertilise the egg and become a beautiful baby. It nearly sounds like a tubev.sex flick, but somehow it manages to be a little more tongue-in-cheek.
Imagine Saving Private Ryan meets the sex ed you wish you had, and they don’t wear adequate protection. Nine months later, out pops Privates – a funny, fantastical and very frank look at how we talk about sex, and why.
Privates are Luke Rollason, Christian Brighty and Tom Curzon, three students of the legendary clown school L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. Their previous show Luke Rollason’s Planet Earth III performed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the SOHO Theatre, as well as at festivals across the UK. They also performed an extended sell-out run of Privates: A Sperm Odyssey at this year’s Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe