It’s safe to assume that a physical theatre comedy show named ‘Sexytime’ – a name which just demands to be said in a silly voice – is going to be an interesting experience, and probably anything but sexy.
This show starts at the beginning, the day that man and woman met, and explores the idea of how that first encounter might have taken place. The audience is then taken on a journey through several different scenes relating to sex and how we go about engaging in it. This show is heavily dance based but this is entirely tongue in cheek and works well to accentuate the tone. A particular highlight is the abstract exploration of the sexual revolution.
In addition to filling the part of “woman”, Tessa Waters is the sultry, heavily accented MC of the evening, talking the audience through the experience and creating a neurotic yet calculating minx. Meanwhile, Kai Smythe is the caveman: continuously in pursuit of sex, and thus under the control of the woman. Essentially devoid of speech, this role relies heavily on Smythe’s ability to express himself physically and the combination of his facial expressions and disgustingly sleazy characterisation accomplish this.
This is not high-brow humour – the tone is somewhat close to that of a Will Ferrell movie – though that’s not to say that some aspects of the show aren’t clever. It’s certainly an original idea and is carried off well by the performers.
Kryztoff Rating: 3K
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