Review: Why Is The Sky Blue?

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Getting an audience to stand up and do the floss was a fantastic way to start a performance that covered a taboo topic, pornography. Why Is The Sky Blue? was created by theatre makers Abbey Wright, Shireen Mula and Matt Regan out of their interviews that they conducted about love and the effects of pornography on thousands of 6 to 22 year olds from across the UK.

This refreshingly open and honest performance presented at the Southwark Playhouse by young people the same age as those interviewed is a unique chance to hear young people talk about some of the biggest taboo topics in society today pornography, sex, masturbation and sexual orientation.

Through songs, conversations and encouraging audience participation they beautifully explored the issues that every parent dreads. But this performance showed just how important it is to talk and that it’s all just part of the ‘norm’ of growing up in the 21st century. It also demonstrates just how much power technology has through personal devices.

I think it will help open the way for these important topics to be discussed more openly at home, school and the wider community. It clearly showed that young people as young as 6 years of age have more knowledge about these things then any parent would ever dream or want them to know and thats just because of modern technologies.

A very simply format but very well executed. Why Is The Sky Blue? ran at the Southwark Playhouse from the Thursday 26th April 2018 until Saturday 19th May 2018.

Click here for more information on the producers – The Tackroom Theatre