Theatre503 have confirmed that Sarah Page’s play about one man’s sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it will play at the theatre from the 31st May.
Jack, a young man with a learning disability, lives at home, cared for by his devoted parents. Like most men in their twenties, he has needs – his mates at the rugby club talk about nothing but getting laid, whilst Jack’s most erotic experience to date is the time he was winked at by the pretty cashier in Lloyds. Desperate for their son to not feel left out, his parents Alastair and Antonia decide that they should to bring in a professional. But Julia, the prostitute they hire, has a far more profound impact on the whole family than they could ever have imagined.
Produced by Kuleshov Theatre and directed by Jessica Edwards, Sarah Page’s play was drawn from the playwright’s interviews with sex workers. Talking about the play the playwright said: “In researching Punts I interviewed a number of prostitutes, ranging from women on the streets, those employed in Soho walk-ups, to a retired dominatrix who used to earn an annual income higher than our Prime Minister. All of the women had, at some point in their career, worked with clients with disabilities. This production explores the question of whether sex is a human right – which should be accessible to all, whether disabled or able bodied.”
With casting yet to be confirmed, Punts will feature designs by Amelia Jane Hankin, lighting by Dan Saggars and sound by Owen Crouch.
Kuleshov Theatre is a company which celebrates new and powerful writing. Their most recent show BU21 by Stuart Slade transferred from Theatre503 to the Trafalgar Studios earlier this year with great success.
Punts will play at Theatre503 from the 31st May until the 24th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/punts/