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Lie Back And Think Of England (Rachel Lincoln)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

Imagine you are a supply teacher. You walk into the classroom of the year eight group you are here to teach and discover the awful truth: Sex Education time. It’s every teacher’s worst nightmare. In this one-woman show, Rachel Lincoln uses props and flip charts to educate about puberty, contraception and the act itself, whilst poking fun at our embarrassment around procreation. Lincoln’s Lecoq physical theatre training is apparent as this largely non-verbal production is wonderfully expressive. One more naturalistic moment sees Lincoln break the silence to describe losing one’s virginity, which hints at the show’s potential to engage in more profound discussion. Sadly this is not further explored, but the show is still fresh, rude and awkwardly enjoyable.

C nova, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Cutting]