Me & My Bee
1-14 | on demand
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The Family Sex Show
The decision has been made by venues to cancel the tour of The Family Sex Show this Spring 2022. There will be performances for an invited audience at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath ahead of subsequent public performances in the future.
These public performances would have offered safe and positive learning to children, young people and guardians about rights, bodies, sex and relationships, advised by safeguarding and educational specialists.
Audiences were given information about the content before booking, so that they could make an informed decision to watch the show.
It is regrettable that violent and illegal threats and abuse directed at the company and venues by a small group of people with extremist views has prevented families from opting to attend something that was transparent, consensual and legal.
We believe that what has happened is reflective of structural and societal attitudes towards Relationships and Sex Education as well as art, culture and who is allowed to create and what we are allowed to engage with in the UK.
The creative team will spend the next two weeks finishing the show, ready for a time it might be able to meet a public. We also want to respond to the events of the last few weeks and how we move forward. Removing work that celebrates freedom of expression from stages cannot be the answer.
For audiences who booked, or wanted to come to the show, we are sorry, we hope you will be able to soon.
For venues who might want to programme the show, we hope you will.
In the meantime, anyone who wants to explore some of the themes of the show for themselves, we have made some pages on our website to support that here.