Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
JOHN Cooper's latest play, The Education of a Lap Dancer
runs from Tuesday, October 18 to Sunday, November 13, 2005, at
London's Pleasance Theatre.
Cooper's play cuts through the political spin and looks at the
increasingly complex cultural mix that is London today, in the
process, daring to ask: if you're an attractive young girl from
Romania, which will get you further - a GCSE or a G-string?
Chris, a stressed-out teacher spends
his evenings in a Lap Dance club where he meets the beautiful
Ylenia, a Romanian exotic dancer providing special services for
those who can afford it.
His wife Marie, an exhausted NHS doctor, finds herself charmed
by Sorin, an enigmatic East-European attempting to make a fast
euro. When Chris' daughter Sophie, college girl and rock chic
wannabe, brings home black musician Billy, the cultural melting-pot
begins to overheat.
Described as 'fast-moving, street-wise and humorous', The
Education of a Lap Dancer examines values and morals in a
London undergoing rapid cultural change, where sex as ever, is
a powerful and irresistible driving force.
Tickets: £15 (£12 concessions and £10 on Tuesday)
Box Office: 020 7609 1800