Thirsty people will be delighted to hear Waterloo East Theatre has revived this. I am off to the press night tonight. Even the production photos were so explicit I had to close my email at work.
Yeah. I'm certainly not complaining, but there's a surprising amount of skin on display in those photos. The one with the three of them on the bed at a "climactic" moment (actually the start of the play) is the kind of thing most productions would avoid showing at all in any publicity. They're obviously pushing the hot naked men angle even more than last time.
Well, saw this today. Seats staggered so my view was reasonable enough - I saw plenty.
I am not sure the explicitness of the sex, the shower scenes, and the frequent on-stage changing of clothes actually added much to the story, to be honest. I mean, I appreciate handsome naked man-on-man action as much as the next woman, but it was oddly unerotic here. Maybe it was the sneaking suspicion that the cast’s nudity was being exploited to sell a rather lightweight piece of writing. Sex is not, after all, the crux of the problem in this story - at least not as written. It’s about the emotional complications that follow sex - hence the title.
Of course leaving out the nudity and the sex - hinting at rather than showing it - would leave the playwrite with more time to fill, and he might even be required to develop the characters a little.