Olivier award-winning writer and performer Christopher Green presents the world premiere of Prurience, an experiential theatre piece where audiences are invited to attend a self-help group for those addicted to pornography with the action taking place around the audience – participation optional!  The new production debuts at the Royal Festival Hall Blue Room from 9th to 13th May then returns from 18th – 30th July.

PruriencePrurience is about sex and pornography but, more than that, it’s about the modern intimate landscape that we all have no choice but to inhabit.  Who is the performer and who is the audience? Who has the problem and who is just there to watch? This piece asks “aren’t we all implicated?  Aren’t we all tasked to find a solution?

Prurience was developed whilst Green was on attachment to The National Theatre in London and is now supported by The Wellcome Trust. An entertainer, artist and writer, Green is perhaps best known for his comedy characters Tina C, Ida Barr and Jedd O’Sullivan.  He scripts campaigning viral videos for various organizations, specialising in bringing entertainment to science communication.  Christopher is an Artistic Associate of Wilton’s Music Hall, Duckie, Entelechy Theatre Company, and Creative Cowboy Films (Aus).

Producer Sally is an experienced arts manager and has been an independent producer since 2013. Sally was a resident producer at the Live Art Development Agency between 2014-2016. She has experience of supporting a real range of artists work, which often crosses boundaries and disciplines, sits outside of the mainstream and is risk taking. Sally and Christopher have worked together on the development of Prurience.

Holly Race Roughan, who co-directs, trained in theatre directing at Birkbeck College. She is Associate Director on Headlong’s People, Places and Things. As a director, her credits include Best Served Cold at the Vaults Festival; A First World Problem at Theatre 503; The Low Road at Central School of Speech & Drama and Eye of a Needle at Southwark Playhouse.

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