Sex Cells

by  Anna Longaretti

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 4f

A very funny, poignant play about motherhood, friendship, love and loss.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In a busy call centre, the four female employees of Aphrodite, a sex toy manufacturer, take telephone orders for Teasey Maids, Titivators and rotating pearl g-strings. Beneath the cheerful customer service and easy banter, however, these very different women nurse their own desires and disappointments. Sylvie is desperate to have a baby, but her single-minded approach is taking its toll on her marriage and causing friction with her co-workers. With five children, Janice rarely finds time for herself or her husband. Tiffany is young and single, looking for ‘the one’, but wary of sacrificing her independence. Star employee Lily, meanwhile, is stuck in a loveless marriage and estranged from her son, but buries her pain in wisecracks and work. Their gentle and innocent manager Mr Causeway attempts to diffuse the tension between his staff while suppressing a longstanding crush on the oblivious Lily. Sex Cells is a very funny, poignant play about motherhood, friendship, love and loss.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 4f
LILY, 65. Her dress is shapeless and nondescript and her hair is pinned to keep the curl in. She wears pop socks and changes into slippers when she gets to work.
SYLVIE, 39. French (with an accent), slim build, smartly dressed and immaculately groomed.
JANICE, 38. She has a Northern accent, is unintentionally dishevelled (as the main objective was to look glamorous) and looks like she is wearing clothes that she bought when she was younger and slimmer. Her massive handbag is always overflowing.
TIFFANY, 29, slim, Essex girl fashion and accent.
MR. CAUSEWAY, 55. A beanpole of a man. He is old-fashioned in his dress and manner. He wears a thick ribbed cardigan with pockets. He is hardly ever without a cup of tea on the go.
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Authors

Anna Longaretti

Anna Longaretti wrote Sex Cells in 2012 after many years of writing for film. In 2013 it premiered at the Riverside Studios. During it's month-long run she was overjoyed to hear audiences laughing... and crying. Sex Cells is a very personal piece of work, influenced by her feelings surrounding the birth of her daughte ...

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