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Punts_Theatre503_web_220x287 copyKuleshov Theatre and Theatre503 present 

PUNTS by Sarah Page

Supported by the Unity Theatre Trust

Wednesday 31st May – Saturday 24th June, 7.45pm (Wed. & Sat. Matinee, 3pm)

Weds. 7th June: Parent & Baby Friendly Matinee, 12midday

Weds. 14th June:Relaxed Performance, 3pm

£15/£12 (Preview Week and Wed. Matinees £10. Sat. Mats. Pay What You Can)

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‘You want me to have full penetrative sex with your son, right? I just wanted to, you know, check.’

Jack, a young man with a learning disability, lives at home, cared for by his devoted parents. Like most men in their twenties, he has needs – his mates at the rugby club talk about nothing but getting laid, whilst Jack’s most erotic experience to date is the time he was winked at by the pretty cashier in Lloyds. Desperate for their son to not feel left out, his parents Alastair and Antonia decide that they should to bring in a professional. But Julia, the prostitute they hire, has a far more profound impact on the whole family than they could ever have imagined.

Punts was a finalist for The Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016. Produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21Cans) and drawn from the playwright’s interviews with sex workers, Punts is a hilarious and moving play about a young man’s sexual awakening and its effect on those who so carefully orchestrated it.

 

Praise for Punts

★★★★ ‘Piercingly insightful’ – The Stage

★★★★ ‘An irresistible, murky new drama’ – WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ ‘An entertaining and absorbing story… unapologetically real’ – Broadway World

★★★★★ ‘A production that should be winning awards hands down’ – LondonTheatre1

About Kuleshov Theatre

Kuleshov is a theatre company committed to developing and producing powerful new writing. Their most recent show was BU21 by Stuart Slade, which ran at Theatre503 in 2016 and transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End in 2017.

Praise for BU21

★★★★★ The Stage; ★★★★★ City AM; ★★★★★ Broadway World; ★★★★ The Guardian; ★★★★ The Times; ★★★★ Evening Standard; ★★★★ The Telegraph; ★★★★ The Independent; ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

Cast

Christopher Adams

Clare Lawrence-Moody

Graham O’Mara

Florence Roberts

Creatives

Writer: Sarah Page

Director: Jessica Edwards

Producers: Holly Hooper & Stuart Slade

Designer: Amelia Jane Hankin

Sound Designer: Owen Crouch

Lighting Designer: Dan Saggars

Production Manager: Will Herman

Stage Manager: Annabell Arndt

Production Assistant: Laura Sedgwick