About Time You Saw: Jezebel, Soho TheatreBy Leah Harper
“Travel? Anywhere without a dictatorial government or an oppressive foreign policy.”
Sex and the stage can often make for uneasy, uh, bedfellows. Yet Mark Cantan’s story of a couple who’ll try anything in an attempt to get their sex life back on track gets more ‘statistical’ than ‘physical’ – and is all the better for it.
Dynamic duo Robin and Alan take a practical approach when their sex life begins to go down the pan, hitting upon the idea of a threesome as the perfect solution to spice up their lacklustre lovemaking. Joined by Jezebel, a naive artist who far from lives up to her name, the pair embark on a ménage a trios with rather unexpected – not to mention statistically improbable – consequences.
Jezebel is a satirical look at the whirlwind world of dating which, short of a stint on Tinder, young professionals will likely find familiar. Dublin-based theatre company Rough Magic bring a certain Irish charm to proceedings and, with a script filled full of cheeky word-play and double entendres, it’s unlikely to leave anyone feeling too red-faced. This fast-paced comedy of manners hosted by the Soho Theatre revels in the awkwardness of first dates and one-night-stands, entwined with more mix-ups and misunderstandings than audiences might initially imagine.
Until 31st August: sohotheatre.com/whats-on/jezebel