a Royal Court commission in association with house


Venue: South Street (Directions)

Tue 20 Feb, 20:00

Advisory age: 16+

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Written by an anonymous woman
Performed by an unprepared man

“So I think it’s fair to say that most women almost definitely do masturbate. We just wait to discuss it until we’re in an oddly anonymous but public situation like this one.”

A funny and frank insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man.

MANWATCHING begins with a male comedian being given a script they have never seen before. They read the script out loud, sight unseen, in front of an audience. This is a show about what one woman thinks about when she thinks about sex with men.

“This is a rare voice – despite the male body delivering it – that deserves to be heard.”

★ ★ ★ ★  The Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage
★ ★ ★ ★ Exeunt
★ ★ ★ ★ Beyond the Joke

A Royal Court commission, which premiered at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, and toured in association with house.

Ticket information

£12, £11 concessions, £10 members - become a member

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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