Rachel Mars

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 2 Oct, 20:00

Advisory age: 16+



Award winning theatre maker Rachel Mars comes to South Street with a gloriously intimate, funny and shocking new solo show.

Before sexts there were hand-written letters. And loads of them were filthy. With the help of the internet, friends and two sexologists, Rachel has unearthed missives dating back centuries. Triangulating these sex and love letters of long dead artists with contemporary sexts and a meditation on the construction of the queer female body, the show is a tender and surprising hour that asks - how do we write ourselves and for whom?

Including letters by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and James Joyce amongst others, as well as sexts sent in by anonymous donation. 

'Both hilarious, moving and a history lesson.' 

'A hilarious dissection of social envy.'
★★★★ The Guardian on Total Theatre Award Winning OUR CARNAL HEARTS

 First piloted at Camden People’s Theatre, subsequently Supported by The Yard Theatre.


Ticket information

£13, £12 concessions, £11 South Street Members

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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