Theater show featuring nudity on stage that aims to teach children about sex sparks controversy

A theater show featuring nudity on stage that aims to teach young children about sex is sparking controversy. The Family Sex Show plays in Bath and Bristol this month and next.

The performance is intended to be “sex-positive”, will welcome families and will use “real bodies, personal stories, songs and movement”. It is aimed at children aged five and over.

The description of the show on the Tobacco Factory Theater website, where the show will take place in May, describes it as “a fun and silly performance on the painfully awkward subject of sex, exploring names and functions, boundaries, consent , pleasure, homosexuality”. , sex, gender and relations”, reports BristolLive.

The series of shows scheduled in the two cities has already sparked a national backlash, with many calling for production to be halted. But organizers say “the nudity on the show is not sexualized in nature.”

Many Facebook users have shared their thoughts and feelings on the upcoming performances below. Post from Bristol Live link to an article.

Benjamin Barry commented: “This is child indoctrination. This is child abuse. This is evil and twisted. This is wrong. We have to stand up to these monsters who are responsible for make this possible.”

Arunee Mackay agreed: “Room full of adults with their 5 year old child being subjected to visions they shouldn’t be educated about until at least their teenage years!” because only ADULTS ON STAGE cries much concern.”

Another commenter, Louis Walsh, said, “Kids shouldn’t watch this.” June Curtis-Michael added: “This is so wrong on every level.”

While many people were quick to speak out against the new show’s theme, one person pointed out that it was not “compulsory” to attend. Facebook user Gemma Tucker said: “Anyone would think it was mandatory for everyone to watch it. Well it’s not, don’t agree with that, Don’t buy a ticket! It’s as simple as that! I can’t see anything wrong with that and the fact that the Bath performances are sold out says it all!”

Production managers said they created the show “in response to relationship and sex education in the UK, to create an alternative, offline, honest and caring theater show that delivers intersectional, feminist, non-binary spectacle. , anti-racism and a sex-positive view of CSR”.



The Family Sex Show, performed by ThisEgg theater company

The description reads, “Clear content information is provided on this page, and audiences will receive a handout detailing everything on stage before attending.” Each child present must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

The Family Sex Show is at The Egg in Bath on April 28 and 30. It then moves to the Tobacco Factory Theater in Bristol from May 5 to 8, before playing at the Norfolk Norwich Festival from May 23 to 28.

A spokesperson for the show previously said, “ThisEgg created The Family Sex Show to open conversations around relationships. It is created with input and guidance from education and protection specialists. The nudity in the series is not sexualized in nature.”

Workshops are also organized alongside the performances. Learn more on the website.