Izzy Parriss Productions and Three Sisters Productions in Association with the Arcola Theatre present the World Premiere of

After Sex

By Siofra Dromgoole

Directed by Izzy Parriss

They’re on the same page. It’s just sex. It doesn’t have to be complicated.

Anyway, it wouldn’t work. He hates kissing in the morning. She killed her guinea pigs. He doesn’t speak to his dad.

They’re totally different people.

It’s just sex.

“I’m just worried because I think what I’m being turned on by is the fact that you’re imagining a stable future with me, whereas what you’re being turned on by is the potential potency of your own sperm.”

A lyrical, charged, sharply observed and genuinely erotic two-hander, After Sex follows the trajectory of a couple, told almost entirely through post-coital scenes. It’s about how the sex we have can change us: a love-song to connection, and to people’s capacity for changing each other’s lives.

This production is supported by Arts Council England.

Thursday 25 July, 5-6pm – Pre Show Intimacy Director Q&A

Register here for a pre-show Q&A with Stella Moss (intimacy director on After Sex) and Izzy Parriss (director and producer of After Sex) in Studio 2. This is a free event and attendees will be sent a discount code to buy tickets for that evening’s performance of After Sex. The Q&A will cover the work of an Intimacy Director(/Coordinator), paths into the industry and collaboration with directors and actors. There will be lots of opportunities for audience questions. Spaces for the Q&A are limited to 35 so we will operate it on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an email letting you know if you have been allocated a place on the guest list for the Q&A.

Thursday 25 July – Post Show Panel and Q&A with Positive East

Join Positive East on July 25th for a thought-provoking post-show panel and Q&A that explores the themes of the play and ignites a conversation about sexual health for everyone. Euriza Mata (Testing and Prevention Coordinator) and Pamela Menzies-Banton (Women for Women Project Coordinator) will join Dr. Renee West for a panel discussion. Together, they’ll explore the importance of clear communication and consent, and delve into Positive East‘s approach to ensuring equitable access to PrEP and promoting good sexual health for all. Don’t miss this powerful conversation on sexual health from London’s leading HIV charity, Positive East.

Praise for Izzy and Siofra’s work:

★★★★ “What makes Baby, What Blessings work so well is the soft touch given to its sensitive subject matter by writer, Siofra Dromgoole”Baby, What Blessings / EverythingTheatre

★★★★★ “This debut play from Three Sisters is a titanic overhaul of depictions of young adult women in secondary school & it should be seen as genre-changing…. Dromgoole’s script is a work of tightly-wound delight and heartbreak.”Walk Swiftly and With Purpose / BroadwayBaby

★★★★★ “Theatre is alchemy…to spin gold, you need something indefinable. The reviewer can't quite explain what that is and I doubt theatremakers can either. But when it's there, you see it - and it's there in Ikaria.”Ikaria / Broadway World

★★★★★ “To write that Dear Little Loz is an exploration of one woman’s search for love is to risk diminishing its scope, power and understanding of the human condition”Dear Little Loz / Broadway Baby