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"You are not at liberty to avenge the pornography industry in this country. We have the censorship laws for that."


Masterpieces opens on three couples – Rowena and Trevor, their friends Yvonne and Ron, and Rowena’s mother Jennifer and stepfather Clive - having dinner in a restaurant. They exchange sexist jokes to a variety of responses: some laugh uproariously, some uncomfortably, and one is deeply unhappy. Masterpieces is the story of Rowena, and her journey from seeing a pornographic magazine for the first time, to a thwarted attempt to help an unhappy prostitute, from uncomfortable laughter, to radical and disgusted protest at female subjugation.

A passionate indictment of pornography, the objectification of women and those who condone violence against them.

Critic reviews

Daniels’s play doesn't allow for the possibility that women might enjoy sex.

Time Out

Misogyny is a badge of pride in 80s sexual violence drama

The Guardian

A Clunky, Dated Attack On The Sex Industry.


Date & time

Show ended
Tue 24 Apr - Sat 19 May, 7.30pm & 3pm


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