About The Sex Lives of Puppets

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London
4 September 2024 - 28 September 2024
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The Sex Lives of Puppets is back in London following a wildly successful run earlier this year.

Puppet masters Blind Summit Theatre return to Southwark Playhouse Borough with The Sex Lives of Puppets, the show that pulls back the covers on puppet sex in contemporary Britain!

The show is a filthy, funny and shocking look at sex, in a collaboration between puppets and the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.

A safe space to get down and dirty and talk about sex, The Sex Lives of Puppets is not so much the “birds and bees”, more the “nuts and bolts”!

The Sex Lives of Puppets is playing at Southwark Playhouse Borough from 4 to 28 September 2024.

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Show Information

Performance dates
4 September 2024 - 28 September 2024
Age restrictions
16+
Running time
90 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


What's the story of The Sex Lives of Puppets?

In a series of two hander interview scenes in which a cast of puppet couples of all genders, races and ages, talk about their sex lives, the show uncovers puppet sex problems that are unquestioningly familiar. They consider subjects ranging from sexting, to dating apps, to online porn and sexual wellbeing, a tale of tangled sexual relationships unfolds to reveal a snapshot of sex (both human and puppet) in contemporary Britain.

Who is in the cast of The Sex Lives of Puppets?

Starring Isobel Griffiths, Briony O’Callaghan, Dale Wylde and Mark Down

Who are the creative team of The Sex Lives of Puppets?

Co-writers & co-directors Mark Down and Ben Keaton

Lighting Design by James Mckenzie, Design by Mark Down and Charlina Lucas, Puppet Design by Russell Dean


Reviews

★★★★ “Inventive, silly and visually arresting comedy … with moments of real, heartfelt tenderness” - The Stage
★★★★★ “Is it too early to start talking about the best shows of the year?” Broadway World

Important Notes

Content warnings: This production contains sexual content, sexual images, and strong language. It is recommended for ages 16+


Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Sex Lives of Puppets is playing at the Southwark Playhouse Borough in London
The running time of The Sex Lives of Puppets is 90 minutes (no interval)
The age recommendations for The Sex Lives of Puppets are: 16+
Yes, The Sex Lives of Puppets has matinee performances on the following days: Tuesday, Saturday

News about The Sex Lives of Puppets

The Sex Lives of Puppets returns to London, playing Southwark Playhouse Borough
The Sex Lives of Puppets returns to London, playing Southwark Playhouse Borough
Blind Summit Theatre's hit show The Sex Lives of Puppets is coming back to Southwark Playhouse this September 2024. The hit Edinburgh Fringe show, which also played Southwark Playhouse Elephant earlier this year, is heading to Southwark Playhouse Borough in September, running from 4 to 28 September 2024. Blind Summit are famous for using puppets to address unlikely subjects, and The Sex Lives of Puppets is no exception, with its hilarious and thought-provoking journey into the intriguing world of puppet desire! The show is a multi-layered piece of theatre, offering a fun and frank exploration of puppet desire on one hand, and also engaging skilled puppetry to express human moods, fears, worries, hang-ups and desires on the other. With sex so much at the centre of our lives, and so much at the centre of our society, Blind Summit via the puppets pose the question - why don't we talk about it more? The Sex Lives of Puppers is in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene, and specifically with the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles - one of the largest and most detailed scientific studies of sexual behaviour in the world. Written and directed by Mark Down and Ben Keaton, the show stars Isobel Griffiths, Briony O’Callaghan, Dale Wylde and Mark Down. The wider creative team includes Lighting Design by James Mckenzie, Design by Mark Down and Charlina Lucas, and Puppet Design by Russell Dean. More about tickets to The Sex Lives of Puppets at Southwark Playhouse Borough in London

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