Italian company i Birbanti heads to London later this month to stage the international debut of their drama, set in the world of adult entertainment, The Last King of Porn. Book your tickets now!
Running during the opening week of the Camden Fringe, The Last King of Porn plays from 29 to 31 July 2019 at the Etcetera Theatre.
What would you be willing to do to become a legend? A wrong choice can change an entire life and the lives of those around you…
The Last King of Porn, tells the story of porn star Randy Fierce, who’s filming his latest record-setting movie: a sex marathon for a whole day with 100 women. While the most important people in his life meet each other on stage, we discover that, for him, there’s far more to the film being shot than they realise, and the situation shifts from being sexy to something darker. And while the women wait their turn with persistent anxiety, they confront their lives, discussing sex, love and family, realising they may be about to show themselves for who they are not.
According to director and playwright Alessandro Onorato, The Last King of Porn is influenced by the biography of porn star Asa Akira and Chuck Palahniuk‘s novel Gangbang, which he was originally going to adapt for the stage, before choosing to write a new story with a male porn star at the centre.
Onorato is also inspired by East Asian art. The scenes in The Last King of Porn that may have included nudity or violence are staged behind a cloth, using shadow and light to depict the action.
Alberto Baraghini leads the cast as Randy Fierce. He’s joined in the production by Sara Dho, Stefano Iagulli, Alessandra Salvoldi, Claudia Campani, Claudia Veronesi and The Last King of Porn.
The play’s international premiere at Camden Fringe comes before the production travels north to Edinburgh, where it will run from 2 to 17 August at the Ivy Theatre.
The Last King of Porn is part of a packed Camden Fringe season that includes 300 productions. Among them are tale of social media and adultery Letting Go, debut play about intergenerational friendship Pigeons, dark coming-of-middle-age comedy My Name Is Cathy, hellraising raconteurs in Riot to Heaven and family show about democracy Rox Paper and the Scissors.
The Last King of Porn runs at the Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High St, London NW1 7BU from 29 to 31 July, with performances Monday and Tuesday at 6.30pm, Wednesday at 8.30pm. Tickets are priced £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
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