1972: The Future of Sex
presented by The Wardrobe Ensemble as part of Tobacco Factory Theatres Beyond
It’s 1972. An era of possibility, 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.
The Wardrobe Ensemble tell the story of the class of ’72 with a handsome funk guitarist and some spacehoppers. Was it easier back then? Where did we go wrong? A brisk romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters.
The Wardrobe Ensemble are a group of theatre artists from Bristol working together to make new plays that dissect the twenty-first century experience. Their previous plays include RIOT, 33, Eliza and the Wild Swans, Edgar and the Land of Lost, Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk and The Star Seekers. They have toured nationally and internationally to venues including the National Theatre, BAC, Bristol Old Vic, Salisbury Playhouse and Jack, Brooklyn, NY.
“Terrific work. Funny and true and a little bit heart-breaking.”
★★★★ Lyn Gardner, Guardian
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
★★★★★ The Stage
Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall. Supported by Arts Council England, Bristol Ferment, the Kevin Spacey Foundation and Tobacco Factory Theatres Artist Development Fund.
Tobacco Factory Theatres BEYOND:
Following the expansion of adjacent businesses, our Brewery Theatre is no longer useable as a theatre space due to a lack of front of house facilities. So from January to May 2016, the Brewery Theatre is going to be closed while we make plans to refurbish and improve our second theatre space. More information will be available as plans develop but in the meantime, we’re not resting on our laurels! Alongside our Factory Theatre season, we will be presenting work across the city, as part of Tobacco Factory Theatres BEYOND – including performances at Circomedia, the new Wardrobe Theatre in Old Market, The Greenbank in Easton, The Loco Klub under Bristol Temple Meads and Zion Community Space in Bishopsworth. Not only will we be able to continue to bring high quality, stirring touring work to our audiences, but we aim to expand our reach, bringing the Tobacco Factory Theatres spirit to new people and championing our own brand of epic theatre in intimate and unusual spaces. All while we make improvements at base camp.