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All The Sex I’ve Ever Had

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All The Sex I've Ever Had

Tue Feb 21 - Sun Feb 26

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Tue Feb 21 - Sun Feb 26

Tue Feb 21 - Sun Feb 26

Senior citizens from Sydney are going to tell you all about it – the evolution of their sexuality over the course of their lives, the current state of their romantic affairs, challenges and pleasures. Join our expert panel of elders and learn about the experiences of a generation. Older adults courageously open up their personal lives and experiences to fellow participants and strangers, divulging stories of first crushes, turbulent affairs, unexpected pregnancies and deaths of loved ones as they go year-by-year through their entire lives. The participants chat with the audience, toast to important milestones and dance on-stage.

In our youth-obsessed culture, All the Sex I’ve Ever Had re-establishes a community of wise elders to whom we can turn for advice gleaned from their vast wealth of life expertise. It shows us that our elders have a lot to teach us, a lot to share, and that aging can yield a way of being in the world that is open, generous and fearless.

“This is the chicken soup of shows to see at the moment – a cure to restore your faith in humanity (…) It’s just joyous. I don’t know what else to say without breaking my pledge. It’s also painful. But beautiful painful. Life in all it’s brutal, tragic, uplifting and wonderful glory.” -Kyle Walmsley, ArtsHub (2016)

“Hands-down one of the best nights of my life.” -Brodie Paparella, Broadwayworld.com (2016)

“This was one of the best nights of theatre I’d ever seen; where the performers bared their souls onstage, and we were all the better for it” -Julian Ramundi, The Brag (2016)

“Bearing witness to this work is a god damn privilege (…) The collective wisdom and truth on display here is mind-blowing, genuine, and above all, sincere.” -Jessi Lewis, The Melbourne Critique (2017)

“All The Sex I’ve Ever Had is one of the best works of theatre I’ve ever experienced. Honest, brave, hilarious – this show makes a home and settles down in your heart” -David Collins, Arts Review Melbourne (2017)

“[…] this beautifully simple concept is another masterstroke by Canadian theatre makers Mammalian Diving Reflex […] This is no more kiss and tell; with sensitive handling, these intimate experiences are laced together to reveal a broader social history, exploring the ways in which our older generations adapted to, rebelled against, and provoked the changing tolerances of our evolving societies” -Maxim Boon, The Music (2017)

“While the stories start with sex, they are not strictly about sex. They are about understanding that feeling awkward is as common as breathing, and knowing that time will help us get through the worst of times. Sometimes survival is remarkable, even if the person living the life thinks it’s not” -Anne-Marie Peard, Sunday Morning Herald (2017)

Tickets from: $35
39 Burton St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia

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Darlinghurst Theatre Company is located at 39 Burton Street (corner Palmer Street), Darlinghurst. , From 1 hour before the performance, our own bar-turned-Irish Pub, will be serving up cocktails by Jameson, along with beef and Guinness pie, curried vegetable pie and Irish Jambon (flaky pastry filled with cheese and diced ham). There will also be a selection of Irish treats including Tayto Crisps and Club Rock Shandy.

This show contains conversations about sex, and may contain references to traumatic events. Parental discretion is advised.

Details

Start:
Tue Feb 21
End:
Sun Feb 26
Tickets from:
$35
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Mammalian Diving Reflex
Phone:
(02) 8356 9987
Email:
theatre@darlinghursttheatre.com.
Website:
https://www.darlinghursttheatre.com/
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