Sexual liberation, queerness, trauma, good sex, bad sex, intimacy issues, kinks, sexual identity, gender identity. I don’t think there is one person who couldn’t relate to one of the stories - in full or in part - displayed in Delicious Fruit.
People think because you embrace your queerness it means you have it all figured out sexually, and Ayden and Lizard (of Plaster Cast Theatre) are here to tell you, you absolutely don’t. And, that’s OK.
Queer people don’t have a manual or a foolproof way to navigate all the intersections of a persons sexuality. It’s hard, it's a minefield and there is a lot to unpack, but I genuinely believe anyone who goes to see Delicious Fruit will leave more knowledgeable, understanding, and in some ways vindicated. Because through the verbatim stories of others – and interpretative dance – the duo reassures you that anything you’ve ever felt, been embarrassed by or ashamed to ask, you are not alone.
It’s a queer, sexual rebellion and I’m so here for it. It was fun, trashy, thought-provoking, moving and genuinely beautiful to see the two embrace each other and everything that they are.
At the same time, it was real, raw, honest, messy, and a bit uncomfortable in parts – and that’s everything embracing your sexuality as a queer person can be. So they’ve hit the nail on the head.
I could have done without some of the musical numbers, but I won’t critique them too harshly because to see Ayden and Lizard so liberated and free of judgement made me want to feel the same way.
Thank you both for teaching me some new words and well done to you for being the only accessible show for those who may be D/deaf or hard of hearing I’ve seen so far.
You can watch Delicious Fruit at Pleasance 10Dome daily at 16:15. There is nudity, there is sex simulation and there is talk of sexual assault, but if you can deal with that, it’s more than worth your time.
For tickets and more information, visit edfringe.com