The Village Bike

Theatre, Drama Old Fitzroy Theatre , Wooloomooloo Wednesday June 7 2017 - Saturday July 8 2017
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The Village Bike
Photograph: John Marmaras
Gabrielle Scawthorn

Young British writer Penelope Skinner's dark comedy about sex addiction comes to the Old Fitz

This 2011 play has been divisive in its outings in London and New York: everyone agrees it's a provocation, but is it an effective one? The story follows the sexual awakening of pregnant schoolteacher Becky, recently moved to a small English village with her husband; he's lost interest in sex even as she finds her appetite increasingly insatiable. Enter local lothario Oliver.

Time Out New York described The Village Bike as "like The Bridges of Madison County getting hate-fucked by 50 Shades of Grey. What starts as middle-class marital comedy veers into rougher and rougher terrain; comic double entendres grow unpleasantly literal as, with dark humor and merciless candor, Skinner peels off Becky’s dignity."

 

Venue name: Old Fitzroy Theatre
Contact:
Address: 129 Dowling St
Woolloomooloo
2011
Price: $30-$42
Event website: https://www.redlineproductions.com.au/the-village-bike
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