The Prudes

Royal Court

The Prudes

18 Apr 2018 - 02 Jun 2018

£12.00 - N/A

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

They say you should look older than your genitals

They haven’t “done it” in a year.

Now they’re coming together in a last-ditch effort to re-boot their sex life and save their relationship. But a lot has changed in that year; for them and for the world. Will the old moves still work?

Leave your car-keys in the bowl. You are invited to watch.

WARNING: This production may NOT include graphic sex.

Ages 14+


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“Playful, probing, cruelly funny black comedy about sex and sexual politics.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“O'Neill and Russell have a brilliant dynamic together and this two-hander is charged with their electric energy.”

Alistair Wilkinson (Broadway World)

“Neilson trains a rare spotlight on the wilted libido in this funny, frank, playful and sad 75-minute piece.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Played with immense charm – as well as pockets of real distress... A provocative, powerful and challenging evening.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Hilarious... There’s much to enjoy in this evening of wisdom and fun.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“A very funny, very excruciating, mostly relatable comedy... O’Neill and Russell are flat-out brilliant.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“What is a surprise, given Neilson's reputation for acute observations on the gender wars, is how lame it is.”

Claire Allfree (Metro, Telegraph)

“Occasional hints of the robust and rigorous piece this could have been.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Billed as satire, but although often laugh-out-loud funny and well-meaning, it’s pretty toothless.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

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