Annual General Sex Party – it’s a play, about a sex party
I caught up with Gareth Edward for a behind-the-scenes look at his latest production, Annual General Sex Party.
What was your inspiration for this piece?
It’s a farce about an ill-timed orgy in a conservation area.
Colin and Steve find themselves accidentally hosting two parties at the same time – the Annual General Meeting for the Resident’s Association, and a sex party in their newly refurbished dungeon.
The name reflects the absurdity and horror of such an awkward situation.
What’s your experience of sex parties?
I have intimate experience of Residents’ Association meetings, but virtually none of sex parties. I relate to the character of Colin, who is so anxious and neurotic he can’t cope with the pressure.
At a sex party, I fear that I’d spend most of the evening wandering around, offering people a Ferrero Rocher.
Do you have any etiquette advice on how to navigate a sex party?
If hosting, check your boyfriend’s diary is aligned with yours. You never know what they have planned at the same time! This piece will show you what might happen.
Would you recommend that everyone give a sex party a try at least once just to see if they’re sex party kind of people?
Not if it’s anything like what happens in this farce. It might serve as a warning!
Will we get a chance to see a fully-staged production of Annual General Sex Party on stage?
We’re hoping to produce a fully-staged version sometime after lock-down, ideally before the end of the year.