Exploring sex and desire in the digital age, this fierce new work takes a sledgehammer to the old ideas lurking between our sheets and calls for a rewrite of the scripts we’ve been taught.

We inherit our sex lives: from movies and books, from past lovers, from porn. And we learn: sex is mostly heterosexual. Women are desired. Men do the desiring and sex is over when he comes.

Shattering these ideas, Body Double blends memoir, erotic fiction, scientific research and the language of Hollywood to expose the invisible rules that shape our relationships. Through nine electric vignettes, dating and dancing and orgasms and desire are exploded and re-examined with playful precision.

Created by acclaimed theatremakers Eleanor Bishop (Jane Doe), Julia Croft (If There's No Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming) and Karin McCracken, Body Double combines live performance and projection, offering a fearless new gaze on contemporary romance.

Co-produced by Auckland Arts Festival and Silo Theatre in association with Zanetti Productions

Originally commisioned by BATS as part of STAB 2017


ALL THREE PACKAGE // Book Adult tickets for any three Auckland Arts Festival shows at Q Theatre and save // Available until 31 January 2018 // Book here

PLEASE NOTE // Contains strong language, nudity and sexual content