Theatre Opinion South Africa

Dirty sexy funny

Jack Hardcastle may not exist, but that hasn't stopped him from writing Dirty Words, a hilarious new comedy about sex.

Jon Keevy, who created the show as part of Alexander Bar's monthly Play Things workshop, chose to use a pseudonym due to the explicitness of the script, which includes too many colourful one-liners to remember, and some a bit too colourful to print. (One that sticks out is "I want to bang you like I bang ALT-F4 when Windows Explorer crashes".)

Image by Amy Lilley
Image by Amy Lilley

From Alicia McKormick's opening striptease, to Kim Kerfoot's erotic reading, and right up to their final duet about being addicted to porn, Dirty Words had the audience roaring with laughter during the sketches. The production is definitely not suitable for conservative prudes, but for those who realise that sex is just a normal part of life, it's all in good fun!

Dirty Words is at Cape Town's Alexander Bar until 25 April. Book at or call +27(0)21 300 1652.

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