Sex, sex and Six Inches
Fears, fantasies and fetishes feature in this fun romp behind-the-scenes at a less than ordinary girls night.
Sex! Need we say more? Probably not, but here goes anyway… It’s a verb, it’s a noun, it’s an adjective, it’s an emotion, it’s a feeling… Whatever it is to you, it definitely means a lot. One of the most subjective experiences the world over, sex is quite simply, everywhere! Sex is fun, pleasurable, painful, it creates life, ends life, starts friendships, ends relationships, expresses love, articulates power, it runs
businesses and everyone, yes everyone, thinks about it. Often! Sex is here to stay, whether it is your battle to remain celibate or your insatiable desire for more and more, where there are people, there is always sex. And, where there is sex, there is usually Six Inches.
After two sold out runs at the National Arts Festival and PopArt in 2015, Six Inches is back to tease audiences once again. It’s everything you want to know about all the things you never want to speak about. Six Inches is an exploratory comedy about three girls and their different sexual identities. Didi (Dikelo Mamiala), Cat (Caitlin Clerk) and Tshepo (Bongile G Lecoge-Zulu) are three unlikely friends who we meet as drunk and giggling bridesmaids after their friend leaves her fiancé at the altar. A gritty and eye opening piece about the private workings of the three young girls’ minds, the play evolves in to a sexy train wreck (yes, verbally gory, but it’s impossible to look away) where secrets and lies slowly bring the friends to the point of no return. How far is too far?
Directed by Kristy Suttner, and self produced by the cast itself, Six Inches has big plans for the year ahead. New cast member, Caitlin, joins the cast to freshen up the characters and give Kristy Suttner and Diaan Lawrenson’s newly adapted script a bit of added spice, while Bongile and Dikelo return to the roles that earned them rave reviews last year.
– “The laughs come thick and fast in Six Inches… performed with such humour and pathos… So, is this a BRidget Jones in Jozi? Not quite. These gals are funnier and smarter.” – Alexander Matthews
– “a raw and unapologetically comedic piece” – Khanyisa Sigwanda
Six Inches runs at PopArt for only four performances from the 19th to the 22nd of May. Tickets are R80 online and R100 at the door. Book via www.popartcentre.co.za