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Pornography And Heartbreak (David Lee Morgan / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 9 August 2014

David Lee Morgan’s latest show explores our collective perception of sexual fantasies, both in our minds and in pornography. The audience’s good will towards Morgan, a hugely likeable figure, is truly tested in this intense and brutal piece. Morgan holds nothing back, stopping to neither explain nor apologize for his actions. Instead, he displays an honesty that is rarely given so freely. He delves into his own history and drags his (arguably) most shameful sexual experiences into the public eye. Occasionally Morgan’s stories, specifically ones involving his family, waver from the theme of the show and do little to flesh it out. However, this stripped back and intimate performance will leave you needing time to digest afterwards.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James McColl]