Friday, 14 February 2014

Project XXX at DT3 lays bare the human in the machine

Laid Bare Theatre will be bringing their multimedia theatre show Project XXX to the Dukes DT3 Studio on Monday 24 February.  Project XXX has gone through two years of development, with writer/director Paul Hine and writer Kim Wiltshire working with young people across the North West to explore the real issues with internet pornography. Their aim is to explore social and political issues through exciting and dynamic theatre. You can read the project blog at
xxxprojectxxx.wordpress.com

The play is a dark, romantic comedy: Amy, a teenage feminist blogger, decides it is time to prove that sex on the web is not just for men.  During a rainy summer in a northern seaside town, Amy decides to show that sexual choice is firmly in the hands of women by persuading her new love interest Callum to film her first time.

Meanwhile, Callum has his own issues to deal with, including a mother on the edge of a nervous breakdown and an obsession with a 'faded' porn star.

Project XXX explores the mainstreaming of internet pornography, the changing face of technology and its impact on human relationships and a young person’s burgeoning sense of self.

Kim Wiltshire said: ‘We are so excited to be taking the show out on tour – it has been an immensely eye-opening and educative process for us as writers on many levels, and we are passionate about bringing this issue to the fore through the use of theatre.’

Project XXX will be directed by Paul Hine who specialises in creating innovative multi-media theatre with performers and non-performers, producing work for The Royal Exchange Theatre, including ‘Waiting For The Baccy Man’ starring Sally Lindsey and ‘A View From Guide Bridge’ staring Ian Redford.

The show is suitable for ages 15+ and will be performed at 2pm and again at 7pm on Monday 24 February at DT3, The Dukes, Lancaster. Tickets for the show cost £8 / Concession £6 and are available from the Dukes box office, tel: 01524 598 500 and online (+£1 bf) at
http://www.dukes-lancaster.org/theatre/project-xxx

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