What do you think of when you hear the words ‘Stripper’, ‘Escort’, ‘Pornstar’?

Originally devised in 2014, the award-winning Sex Worker’s Opera will tour the UK for the first time this autumn following a multitude of sell-out performances around the UK, Ireland and Greece. Comprised of 50% Sex Workers, this provocative show gives platform for sex workers - tired of being spoken for - to finally tell their own stories on their own terms.

Smashing together genres, Sex Worker’s Opera collides opera with hip-hop and incorporates sound art, projections and poetry to showcase an unflinchingly honest and upliftingly human insight into the lives of Sex Workers around the world.

Experimental Experience provides a platform to tell the unheard stories of Sex Workers from 17 countries across five continents, exploring a street worker giving marital advice, a webcam model and her ventriloquist dummy and a daughter making career choices in a male-dominated world.

Co-Director, Siobhan Knox, comments, Everyone has an opinion about sex work, even if it's a joke or something they've heard on TV. Art and the media portray sex work in a very one dimensional way, it is either extremely glamorous or extremely tragic, and one of the messages of the show is that sex work is human, it is not good or bad it's just complex.

Cast member (anonymous), comments, It has given me the chance to explore my happiness in my career as a sex worker, to heal all my pain, to make poetry with my life.

Slaps tropes round the face with a PVC glove (Time Out) What every great opera should do. (Royal Opera House)

4th and 6th November
Sex Worker’s Opera
2 hours @SexWorkersOpera
https://www.sexworkersopera.com/tickets www.facebook.com/sexworkersopera
16+
Siobhan Knox, Clare Quinn and Alex Etchart

Tour Dates

Sex Worker’s Opera
2 hours @SexWorkersOpera
https://www.sexworkersopera.com/tickets www.facebook.com/sexworkersopera
16+
Siobhan Knox, Clare Quinn and Alex Etchart

Mumford Theatre
4th and 6th November
Anglia Ruskin University, East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT
01223 352932 www.anglia.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences/mumford- theatre/sex-workers-opera-4nov
Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student).
Further discounts apply for Angelia Ruskin students and staff.

Theatre Delicatessen
9th – 11th November
202 Eyre Street, S1 4QZ
0114 278 6500 www.theatredelicatessen.co.uk/about/the-moor-sheffield/ Tickets: £14/10

Tropicana
16th – 18th November
Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1BE
0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/shows/sex-workers-opera/ Tickets: £14/10

Ovalhouse
22ndNovember–2December
2-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
020 7582 7680 http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/the-sex-workers-opera Tickets: £15/10 (Under 26 - £9)
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