Such Filthy F*cks

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  • Pleasance Dome - 10Dome
  • 16:10
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Smoke and Oakum Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Such Filthy F*cks, by Oli Forsyth, is the seventh play by the award-winning Smoke and Oakum Theatre. It takes us into the fractured and fast-changing world of Jules and Luka, two ordinary people, desperately trying to connect with each other and live normal lives, but all while completely and utterly addicted to porn. Hot on the heels of hit shows Cornermen, Happy Dave and Kings, Such Filthy F*cks fuses Smoke and Oakum's trademark quick-fire delivery with a taboo topic and a heartbreaking story line, to examine one of the 21st centuries biggest social contagions.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue at entrance to venue. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Craig Turner 33 days ago

An interesting and relevant subject with very engaging performances from the two attractive leads. Well worth a watch.

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FringeReview 20 days ago

Jules and Luka ‘s lives rub together in an unexpected setting and together they make an unlikely pair, their connection revolving around their inability to connect intimately in a loving relationship. The cause of this? Porn addiction. But what came first? Or who? Sorry. Everything starts to take a different...

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Within Her Words (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

An interesting subject matter that is not often discussed in such detail, this piece of work is an excellent portrayal of the struggles of addiction and the complicated nature of such. Forsyth's writing is natural and open. Both McCarthy and Huband are fantastic and their chemistry is undeniable.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 27 days ago

The ‘boy meets girl’ genre of romantic comedy has already had an upgrade through Fringe productions which have adapted it to the rise of the internet and online dating in recent years, but this new two-hander by writer and director Oli Forsyth takes the concept to a new and darker...

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British Theatre Guide 27 days ago

Luka is addicted to porn, or at least watches far more than she should, and Jules is immersed in a pay-to-view habit that’s taking over his phone and bank balance. It’s secret and personal but the compulsion to watch is spilling into real life, even the workplace. Luka and Jules...

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

The performance was dramatic, intense and very unexpected. Both McCarthy and Olivier Huband, who plays multiple roles, had a very commanding stage presence; couple that with the authentic chemistry you could feel between the two and you have yourself one winner of a show.

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 40 days ago

Such Filthy F*cks is stylish.

Erin Green’s minimalist set is blinding white, Oli Forsyth’s writing meticulous and clear, Ben White’s sound design precise and layered. The entire piece is constructed of sharp, clean lines and right angles – nothing out of place, everything slotting together cleanly and smoothly.

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 41 days ago

Can you be addicted to porn? That’s the central question in this intriguing play. Oli Forsyth has written a thoughtful and intelligent consideration of the pressures which can drive us away from human contact and the efforts we should make to return to relationships

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

We enter stage to a flash of porn images, a seductive voiceover beckoning ‘come all over my face’, and ‘dominate me’. As the lights go up, we encounter two individuals whose lives inextricably collide due to their pornography addiction. Bucking stereotypes, Jules and Luka are intelligent, high functioning careerists living...

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Culture Fix (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

Oli Forsyth’s Such Filthy F*cks delivers an absorbing look at the complexities of porn addiction, shining through well-pitched performances from Alice McCarthy and Olivier Huband.
Such Filthy F*cks is an exciting piece of contemporary theatre which feels fresh and relevant. It discusses a form of addiction that is growing continually more prevalent in society, and does so in an engaging, humorous and confident manner. Forsyth's writing is intelligent in its exploration of the complexities of addiction, whilst Huband and McCarthy's electric performances ensure that this is a piece which further emotionally engages.

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 47 days ago

Luka likes porn. A lot. She watches it at work. She watches so much of it that her boss has started to notice. He thinks she has a problem and that she should get help. Then Luka meets Jules, a teacher who, like her, is aroused by onscreen sex more...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

So why is porn such a taboo, yet so commonplace in real life? And why is porn addiction not considered a valid issue by many industry professionals? These are just two of the questions that Oli Forsyth's weighty production Such Filthy F*cks expertly poses. Both written and directed by Forsyth,...

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The List (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

Laughter that hides the shame...

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