Sydney Festival presents

44 Sex Acts in One Week

12 - 16 Jan 2022

Past Event

44 Sex Acts in One Week follows Celina, a journalist stuck writing clickbait for a lifestyle blog. It falls to her to road test a new book, The 44 Sex Acts that Will Change your Life. All she has to do is experience 44 different kinds of sex, across the full spectrum of kink, by Friday.

Problem is: she needs a partner. And the only person available is her nemesis, brooding animal activist/office mail boy, Alab Delusa. Sworn enemies, they now have one week to explore the endlessly undulating terrain of sex, from BDSM to role-play, from polyamory to exhibitionism. And with no time to recover. Can all this extra friction between them strike real sparks?

From the razor sharp quill of David Finnigan (Kill Climate Deniers) comes a pressure cooker sexcom-cum-radio play about what drives humanity to go all the way toward the end of civilisation as we know it.

Developed with the support of Belvoir, 44 Sex Acts in One Week is part of the Artists at Work Initiative. Close your eyes (if you must), have your ears felt up by foley effects, and wonder what it might be like to peg someone in a camping supplies store at 10am on a Wednesday.

★★★★ "Riotous and fun… You've probably been waiting all year for something to make you laugh this hard."
The Sydney Morning Herald

Playwright David Finnigan 
Director Sheridan Harbridge
Lighting and Set Design Trent Suidgeest
Foley Director, Sound Design and Composition Steve Tolumin
Cast Rebecca Massey, Keith Robinson, Emma Harvie, Priscilla Doueihy, Matt Hardie 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and this event will have strict COVID-Safe policies in place, guided by public health advice, University of Sydney directives, and our commitment to this joint COVID-Safe statement from Sydney theatres.

Most notably, all eligible patrons on your booking will be required to show proof of double vaccination when checking in for your performance. Eligible patrons are patrons 16 years and older who do not have proof of medical exemption.

Face masks and QR code check-in upon entry will also be required. 

Please also be advised that at present, this event will be open to 100% seated capacity. Please consider your comfort levels before booking as you may be seated alongside other booking groups.

You can find out more about our safety measures here, and safety information will also be sent directly to you prior to your visit.

York Theatre

Wed 12 Jan 8:30pm
Thu 13 Jan 8:30pm
Fri 14 Jan 8:30pm
Sat 15 Jan 2pm (Auslan interpreted), 8:30pm
Sun 16 Jan 2pm, 5:30pm

75 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies.

Premium Full $55
A Reserve Full $45
A Reserve Concession $41
A Reserve Under 30 $39

Transaction fee applies.

This event is also available to purchase as part of a Sydney Festival multipack.

Recommended for ages 16+. Contains coarse language, haze smoke and strobe lighting. Photography and filming prohibited.

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