sure to excite

— REVIEW of ‘sex.violence.blood.gore’ | Concrete Playground

sex.violence.blood.gore | Review

Lena Peacock | Concrete Playground
29 August, 2012

From underground Singapore via underground Melbourne come these vignettes focusing on carnal urges.

If the words sex, violence, blood, and gore don’t get your attention, then nothing will. How about a scene between an ex-prime minister and Annabel Chong, star of what was described as the World’s Biggest Gang Bang? Has your heartbeat risen? Palms turned sweaty?

Written by multi-award-winning Singaporean playwright Alfian bin Sa’at, sex.violence.blood.gore began its life as a secret squirrel underground affair in Singapore. Still avoiding the mainstream, it re-emerged in a pop-up theatre space in Melbourne, and now it’s come to say hi to us in Sydney.

If the idea of Japanese soldiers on their last night with their shared sex-slave or a nymphomaniac geography teacher at the height of her sexual awakening floats your boat, then off to the Old Fitz with you. Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo and performed by a cast of seven, these vignettes focusing on carnal urges are sure to excite. The bondage-style costumes will alone.

“sure to excite”