Fury as theatre company stages naked show exploring ‘sexuality, sexual pleasure and queerness’ aimed at children as young as FIVE

A theatre company has sparked fury by staging a show featuring naked bodies that explores ‘love, sexuality and sexual pleasure’ aimed at children as young as five.

The Family Sex Show’s producers boast it’s a performance for families about sex and relationships – with parents encouraged to bring their children along.

The website describes it as ‘a fun and silly performance about the painfully awkward subject of sex, exploring names and functions, boundaries, consent, pleasure, queerness, sex, gender and relationships.

It goes on: ‘Using real life bodies, personal stories, songs and movement, The Family Sex Show puts the good stuff at the forefront of conversation and imagines a future where there is no shame; but a celebration of difference, equality and liberation.’

But the show has prompted outrage from parents who are considering protesting outside Bath’s Theatre Royal when it opens next month.

The backlash began on the social media site Mumsnet after a user called Matthew Taylor posted: ‘This show is aimed at children five years old and up. The performers get naked. The discussion with the children is on sex, sexuality and sexual pleasure.

‘I cannot imagine bringing a five-year-old child to a theatre where people will tell her/him about sex and show their naked bodies to her/him. Am I the crazy one?’

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