The world is awash with dialogue on gender id and fluidity and rightly so. Mamoru Iriguchi’s Sex Education Xplorers [S.E.X] is a well timed, joyous, though-provoking, time-travelling exploration of inauspicious subject material: the evolution of intercourse, gender and biology.
Framed as a highschool sex-ed lesson for 14 yr olds. There are some superb, hand-made, eye-popping props which brilliantly work together with the on-set display. Behind the zany antics and basic silliness, S.E.X. isn’t afraid to confront some thought-provoking points. Iriguchi takes us on a roller-coaster evolutionary journey. It presents the data as scientific truth, in the end making us query, why within the face of science and historical past, gender needs to be so binary. It presents us the alternate options: egg-ers, sperm-ers, both-ers and neither-ers.
It additionally takes a critical and emotional flip because it nears the top. Each member of the group sharing their intersexual lived experiences: Iriguchi himself popping out at 35 and shifting 25 years in the past from Japan to the UK to get pleasure from sexual freedom, Sam lastly feeling comfy in their very own pores and skin after a few years.
Sex Education Xplorers is a heat, information-packed, debate-inducing, joyful, authentic hour of theatre celebrating our numerous and distinctive gender identities and sexualities. Well price looking forward to audiences of all ages.
Reviewed on 16 September 2023 and continues touring | Image: Contributed