Ulster Kama Sutra to visit Playhouse

THOSE behind an outrageous new theatre show unveiling what Ulster people really think about sex say it will shock, amuse and delight audiences when it visits The Playhouse in Londonderry on March 1 and 2.

The ‘Ulster Kama Sutra’ is billed a naughty-but-nice adult puppet show that should raise many laughs as it tells it like it is.

Local actors Nuala McKeever, Caroline Curran and Neil Keery are joined on stage by British Indian actor Shri Patel.

This cast of four work alongside puppet versions of themselves, as well as some unforgettable hand-crocheted puppets of private parts with some eye-wateringly true tales to tell.

The new show will be greatly anticipated by those who were lucky enough to catch it in its earlier developmental stages. Described as a ‘crash test cabaret’ the sell-out show was part of last year’s Cathedral Quarters Arts Festival and was riotously enjoyed by audiences.

Speaking about the production Andrea Montgomery commented: “We are so excited to tour this show which is based on the confessions and quirky comments we’ve had from real people in Northern Ireland; and there were so many very funny and unexpected similarities between Ulster and Indian culture.

“It was great to get the feedback and additional material after the May 2012 show to develop this further before taking it on tour. This is the way Terra Nova works, listening to what the public say, and using that to shape our shows.”

Singer songwriter Anthony Toner said: “It was a riot working on the songs for The Ulster Kama Sutra and quite a departure from the music that most people will associate with me.”

Nuala McKeever commented: “The Ulster Kama Sutra has been a great opportunity for me to be part of a comedy ensemble, and I’m really enjoying that.

“It strikes me that this show is the antidote to Northern Ireland’s hang-ups about sex. Which is a good thing as we’ve heard some examples of how our hang-ups are hurting us. Let’s hope that laughter really is the best medicine.”

The production is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. It is recommended for over 18s.