Rosie Wilby: The Science Of Sex
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Funny Women finalist investigates attraction, sexual chemistry and sexual identity with spoof experiments and handmade props. What makes us gay or straight? What turns us on? What are pheromones?
'Excellent' (Time Out). www.rosiewilby.com
When comedian Rosie Wilby started researching her 3rd solo show The Science Of Sex, all about the science of relationships, attraction and sexuality, her 3 year relationship ended. 'Its a cruel life / art clash' she says, 'especially as its the very same relationship that just started before my debut run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2006. Both shows had to suddenly change perspective, and it feels that things have come full circle'
'I think we grew apart when I started reading about relationships and you do those surveys in books where you answer a load of questions about your partner and then it says you're with the wrong person and you flick back and say 'no, no there must be a mistake' and you answer all the questions again. I started thinking about all the things I wanted to change and it was a bit like couple counselling must be if only one half of the couple if really into it. We are now, however, communicating about the relationship and what went wrong and that feels really healthy.'
So maybe a reunion will be on the cards and the show may have to change tack yet again!
Rosie is also planning informal love advice surgeries in her venue foyer after the show.
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Reviews & features
18 Aug 2009
Wry and naughty
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