Award-winning theatre maker Rachel Mars visits The West End Centre for the first time with a gloriously rude new show that unearths the hot-as-hell letters that make sexts blush.

Before sexts there were hand-written letters. And loads of them were proper filthy. With the help of the internet, friends and two sexologists, Rachel has unearthed missives dating back centuries. Triangulating these sex and love letters of long dead artists with contemporary sexts and a meditation on the construction of the queer female body, the show is a tender and surprising hour that asks - how do we write ourselves and for whom?

Come! Take pleasure in James Joyce’s passion for arse, find out who sneaked her gay lover into the White House, hear from Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mozart and bear witness to the best/worst sexts ever sent.

This delightfully intimate, very funny and surprisingly moving show is an erotic archive shot through with Rachel’s personal ventures in contemporary Queer kink.

"A triumphant show… dripping with uninhibited desire." ★★★★ The Guardian

"What at first seemed to be a comedy show poking fun at the differences in historical and modern sexting, instead becomes a historical insight into sex and the queer narratives that are so easily lost within history." ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★ Fest

★★★★ The List

Credits

Written and Performed by Rachel Mars

Sound by Dinah Mullen

Lights by Alex Fernandes

Dramaturgy by Wendy Hubbard and Nat Tarrab

Originally developed at The Yard Theatre

 

Event: Wednesday 18 May, 8pm

YOUR SEXTS ARE SHIT : OLDER BETTER LETTERS (TRAILER) from Rachel Mars on Vimeo.

Tickets: £13 / £11 concession

  • Rachel Mars in front of a blackboard

Dates and times

  1. Wed 18 May 2022
    8:00pm