Written by an anonymous woman

Performed by an unprepared man

MANWATCHING Top / Details / The Company
Wed 10 May - Sat 20 May 2017

So I think it’s fair to say that most women almost definitely do masturbate. We just wait to discuss it until we’re in an oddly anonymous but public situation like this one.

A funny, frank, and occasionally explicit insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man. The show begins with a male comedian being given a script they have never seen before. They read the script out loud, sight unseen, in front of an audience. This is a show about what one woman thinks about when she thinks about sex with men.

The unprepared man:
Will Adamsdale, Rob Beckett, Danny Brown, Adam Buxton, Nick Frost, Phill Jupitus, Miles Jupp, Funmbi Otomayo, John-Luke Roberts, Sunil Patel, Romesh Ranganathan, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Thom Tuck, Phil Wang and Liam Williams will be performing MANWATCHING.

Like each comedian, audiences will also be unprepared, only finding out who is performing on the night itself.


On tour

MANWATCHING with Tommy Tiernan
The MAC Belfast, 18 Jun 2017

MANWATCHING with Seann Walsh
Latitude Festival, Suffolk 13-16 Jul 2017

MANWATCHING at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh 4-27 Aug 2017

★ ★ ★ ★

'...frank and extremely funny confessional monologue about sexual desire'

Anna Winter | The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★

“This is a rare voice – despite the male body delivering it – that deserves to be heard.”

Chris Bennion | The Telegraph

“Beneath its frank, chatty, matter-of-fact exterior, Manwatching ponders not just sex but sexual politics.”

Lyn Gardner | The Guardian

"Frank, funny and often explicit."

Alice Jones | Independent

“Delves into the unsayable – and makes us seriously question why society feels that way.”

Andrzej Lukowski | Time Out

'It’s a heartfelt and often richly humorous piece'

Henry Hitchings | Evening Standard

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Running time: 75 mins (approx)
Age guidance: 15+
Trigger warnings for productions

Mon – Sat: 8pm
Plus extra 9.30pm performance on 12, 17, 18 & 19 May

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