Prurience questions our understanding of the effects of porn to ask whether we’re in the grip of a real addiction or a moral panic?
Best known for his experiential performances, including Office Party, VIP, The Dresser and The Frozen Scream, as well as creating the legendary Tina C and Ida Barr, Christopher Green is first and foremost an entertainer. Expect witty observations, surprises and more than a few laughs.
Here comes the science bit: Prurience has been created with support from The Wellcome Trust – that’s right, Chris has interviewed neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts and therapists. It's about more than the contents of his hard drive.
Christopher Green answers some FAQs:
Is this a serious piece of theatre?
Yes, and it’s got really good jokes.
I don’t like porn – should I come?
I love porn – should I come?
I have no opinion on porn – should I come?
Yes. This show is ostensibly about pornography addiction but in reality is as much about social media, capitalism, and over consumption of everything and ultimately the hope that we can all find a way to take control.
Will I have to say anything out loud?
Not if you don’t want to.
Did the writer just spend months watching filth?
Well, he spent years talking to neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts and therapists with the help of the Wellcome Trust. You’ll have to ask him about the filth.
Will Christopher Green be in it?
Will he be clothed?
Yes. And so will everyone else.
Dates & times
- Tue 18 July 2017
- Wed 19 July 2017
- Thu 20 July 2017
- Fri 21 July 2017
- Sat 22 July 2017
- Sun 23 July 2017
- Tue 25 July 2017
- Wed 26 July 2017
- Thu 27 July 2017
- Fri 28 July 2017
- Sat 29 July 2017
- Sun 30 July 2017
need to know
Due to unforeseen circumstances, performances of Prurience originally advertised on Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Saturday 13 May will not take place.
For ages 16+
Please note this performance contains sexual references. For those of a more nervous disposition, the action takes place around you, but you are not required to participate.