Press

Any press enquiries? Email our press officer Siân Docksey at contact our press officeror call on 07954 700 115

2016 – Run at Pleasance Theatre, London

“Engaging and cathartic”
Pandora Blake

“One of the most important pieces of theatre you[‘ll] see this year”
The Independent

“Slaps [tropes] round the face with a PVC glove”
TimeOut

“Provocative and tasteful”
Londonist

“The biggest departure from our norm we’ve seen yet… totally refreshing”
Schmopera

“Will no doubt leave you laughing and crying in equal measure”
LatinoLife

“Bold and sexy… [with] some very touching moments”
Eda Theatre

Reviews:
(Sex Workers to the front!) Pandora Blake
TimeOut | The Independent | Londonist | The Spectator
Schmopera
 | LatinoLifeEda Theatre | Daily Star

Features:
This Morning | The Mirror | The Daily Star | Telegraph | Time Out | London Live |
Dazed & Confused | Diva Magazine | The Conversation | Broadway Baby
Huck MagazineOpen Democracy | SoundDelivery | Off West End | The Magdalene Group
Radio & Podcasts:
Resonance FM – The Opera HourResonance FM – Very Loose Women |Cat Call | Angry Beanie|
Our Writing:
Orlando | New Internationalist

Our appearance on ITV’s This Morning:

 

2014 & 2015

Scroll down for a full list of features, reviews and interviews and for two embedded radio programmes and TV interview.

“A clashing of worlds… intense and emotional” – Frankie Mullen, The Independent
Read the full feature article in The Independent

“This project brings a diverse community together to do what all great Opera should do – reveal untold stories through original music, drama and design. Following the Royal Opera House’s Write an Opera training and development course model, The Sex Workers’ Opera places collaboration and creativity at the heart of the process to create an international, multimedia and cross-genre performance.” – Kate Hodson, Learning and Participation Manager (Opera), The Royal Opera House

“Shatters the expectations of those who assume that all there is to prostitution is PVC and deprivation to the sound of everything from baroque arias to hip-hop beats” – VICE
Read the full feature article in VICE

“SWOU is delighted to offer their solidarity to the Sex Workers’ Opera. This is a rare opportunity to hear sex workers’ stories in their own words – not to be missed.” – The Sex Workers’ Open University

QX Magazine – InterviewClassic FM – InterviewEast End Review – FeatureHackney Gazette – Feature

Pandora Blake – ReviewSex & Censorship – ReviewCoochie Crunch – Interview