16 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017

The Wardrobe Ensemble present

1972: The Future of Sex

Tickets £15
£5 to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person). 

production information

It’s 1972. An era of possibility, polyester and pubic hair.

Ziggy Stardust is on Top of the Pops, Penny is writing an essay on Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Christine is watching Deepthroat. Brian is confused. 

The Wardrobe Ensemble tell the story of the class of ‘72 with a handsome funk guitarist and some spacehoppers. Was it easier back then? Where did we go wrong? A brisk romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters.

"Terrific work. Funny and true and a little bit heart-breaking"
★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"An echo chamber of creativity... Absolutely spot on"
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

★★★★★ The Stage

"The most exciting young company I've seen in quite some time"
★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

The Wardrobe Ensemble is a group of theatre artists working together to make new plays that dissect the twenty-first century experience. We consist of nine core members, one producer and a constantly growing community of associate artists. We are based in Bristol.

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Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall. Supported by Arts Council England, Bristol Ferment, the Kevin Spacey Foundation and Tobacco Factory Theatres Artist Development Fund.

Photo by Jack Offord

Dates & Tickets

Sun 16 Jul & Sun 23 Jul


On 23 Jul join us post show for The Future of Sex: A Party with special performances from Kheski Kobler, Symoné and Lucy McCormick. Free to same-day ticket holders.

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

1972: Future of Sex Gallery

With The Wardrobe Ensemble: RIOT (UK Tour); 33 (UK Tour); 1972: The Future of Sex (UK Tour).

Other theatre includes: Out of Touch (Tobacco Factory, Bristol); Antony and Cleopatra (Cambridge American Stage Tour); Pornography (ADC Theatre, Cambridge).

Television includes: Family Saga.

Film Includes: COSMOS.

★★★★ The most exciting young company I have seen for quite a while 

The Times


★★★★★ An echo chamber of creativity... absolutely spot-on 

A Younger Theatre


Terrific work... Funny, true and a little bit heart-breaking 

The Guardian


★★★★★ The theatrical equivalent of popping candy: blissful, colourful, multi-sensory magic

Three Weeks


Additional information

Please note this production features nudity, sexual content and strong language and is recommended for audiences aged 14+. 

Cast & Creatives

Co-directed by Tom Brennan and Jesse Jones
Design Georgia Coleman
Lighting Design Rachael Duthie
Composer Tom Crosley-Thorne
Dramaturg Edythe Woolley
Producer for the Wardrobe Ensemble: Hannah Smith