Jesse in 1972: The Future of Sex


Jesse Meadows performs in 1972: The Future of Sex with her company The Wardrobe Ensemble at Edinburgh.

And the company have just received an acting excellence award from The Stage

‘Witty, energetic and sympathetic celebration of the confusion that is adolescent sexuality’– 5* Gerald Berkowitz, The Stage.

’Underscored by live music, it’s this emotional underpinning that turns an entertaining romp full of spot-on period detail into something deeper and more poignant.’ Lynn Garnder, The Guardian.

It’s 1972. An era of possibility and polyester and pubic hair.
Ziggy Stardust is on Top of the Pops, Penny is writing an essay on Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Christine is watching Deepthroat. Brian is confused. Our parents are 20 and they’re having sex.

The Wardrobe Ensemble are telling the story of the class of 1972 with a live band and some spacehoppers. A 90-minute romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters.

Devised by the company, the show uses The Wardrobe Ensemble’s trademark inventive theatricality, irreverent humour and spectacular ensemble moments to tell the story of 3 couples having sex for the first time in 1972.

After showings at Latitude and Shoreditch Town Hall they take residence at Zoo Monkey House, Edinburgh 7th to 31st August and Bestival 10th to 13th September.

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