14 - 18 March 21:00 - 22:00
Plus 17 March matinee 16:30 - 17:30
£14.50 (2-for-1 offers available)
About the event
The UK premiere of Miranda Huba’s postmodern fable about feminism, fantasies and other things beginning with F.
When Jane was 13, she read an old dirty porn novel about an uncle seducing his niece. It turned her on immensely and became the template for her future fantasies. In ‘Dirty Little Machine’, Jane decides to find the most fucked up degenerate and date him. The idea being that if she dates a misogynist porn-loving douche bag that her sexual fantasies will either be fulfilled, or, she will renounce all disempowering fantasies. Become a real feminist.
Jane soon finds the right man for the job: self-proclaimed sexual deviant and wannabe artist Dick. But she soon realises Dick has a serious case of the madonna-whore complex: he’d rather eat her spaghetti and watch porn than have filthy sex. Determined to test her theory, Dick and Jane begin making dirty films and ‘Dirty Little Machine’ descends into the surreal and chaotic world of pornography.
Zut Alors Theatre return with the UK premiere of Miranda Huba’s second-wave feminist drama. First performed in New York in 2011 to critical acclaim, ‘Dirty Little Machine’ is a highly original piece of storytelling that explores our sexual relationships in an increasingly voyeuristic culture. Grab a drink underground and descend into the world of Jane and Dick: a physical and fast paced dreamland, both poetic and profane.
Praise for ‘Dirty Little Machine’ in New York:
“Funny, disturbing, and original, Miranda Huba’s new play ‘Dirty Little Machine’ takes a fresh look at secret sexual fantasies, pornography’s dominance of American culture, and the complications that arise in personal relationships when the private becomes public.”
John Peacock, flavorpill *EDITOR PICK* Off-Off-Broadway
“Miranda Huba’s script is both hilarious and fantastical as well as timely and relevant in our voyeuristic, porn-saturated era.”
Adrienne Urbanski, Theatre is Easy