Tuesday, June 18

Intimacy – The Space @ Venue 45

This new two women play from writer, Sarah Nelson (Letter to Bodda) for Watershed Productions, sees Chloe in search of answers to female sexuality (or more likely her own), for her Masters thesis, and Nel as her more than willing, and highly experienced, respondent.

The two actors come with significant credentials and are both excellent, Chloe is played by Caitlin O’Ryan – Lizzie Wemyss in the international TV hit Outlander. Nel is played by Imogen Greenwood, the writer and producer of award-winning film Natural Causes.

In something of a cat and mouse performance it is never quite clear where this is going, or how it will end, until the final climax, where it all comes together with a bit of an aha moment of realisation.

The linear Q & A structure is initially limiting and quickly becomes tedious but moves into a different gear when Nel starts deciding how the game is going to be played, on her terms.

This is an interesting portrayal of the female sexual perspective, and it is pretty graphic in its descriptions, but not exactly ground-breaking. Maybe one for Outlander fans interested to see one of its stars up close and personal, but the earth didn’t move for me.

Reviewer: Greg Holstead

Reviewed: 15th August 2023

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.