20 Jun–23 Jun

Good Sex

"Raw, unsettling, seductive, provocative ... and very, very funny" - The Irish Times
Book now


Dead Centre with Emilie Pine in association with Cork Midsummer Festival and The Everyman present
Good Sex
Written by Dead Centre with Emilie Pine
Directed by Ben Kidd
THU 20–SAT 22 JUN, 8PM
Live at The Everyman

Every night, two brand new actors will try to answer a question: How do you have sex on stage? How do you even have sex? 

Acclaimed makers of innovative theatre Dead Centre, with award-winning writer Emilie Pine, present a sublimely funny love story for a loveless age.

Each show will feature two new performers – some of the best actors in the country – to tell a story of desire, betrayal and loneliness. They have not rehearsed, and have never read the script.

But they are not alone – to help and guide them they’re joined by an Intimacy Director, trained in the art of teaching people how to touch.

So, you can rest assured that the sex will be safe. It will be consensual. And it will be good.

Dead Centre is an award-winning theatre company in Dublin, founded in 2012. Their work has premiered in Dublin, Vienna, Berlin and Gothenburg, and toured the world including to the USA, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, France, Estonia, Holland, Romania, Italy and UK. Dead Centre’s previous productions include LIPPY, Chekhov’s First Play, Hamnet, Beckett’s Room, To Be a Machine (Version 1.0) and To Be a Machine (Version 2.0). Good Sex is the company’s first presentation in Cork.

Good Sex is a Dead Centre production supported by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon. The show premiered in 2022 as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

★★★★★ “Raw, unsettling, seductive, provocative … and very, very funny” – The Irish Times

★★★★★ “Beguiling, chaotic, hilarious and profound … a brilliant, vital piece of theatre” – Irish Examiner


Text by Dead Centre with Emilie Pine
Director Ben Kidd
Dramaturg Bush Moukarzel
Featuring Liv O’Donoghue, Alexandra Conlon and Barry McKiernan
Onstage Crew Ciarán Murphy and Emma-Kate O’Reilly
Stage Designer Aedín Cosgrove
Lighting Designer Stephen Dodd
Sound Designer and Music Jenny O’Malley
Costume Designer Mae Leahy
Intimacy Directors Abigail Kessel and Sue Mythen
Production Manager Gavin Kennedy
Stage Manager Olivia Drennan
Producer Killian Coyle
Company Producer Tilly Taylor

Ticket €27 | Concession €22

Running time 80 min | No Interval

Age recommendation 12A

Trigger Warnings simulated sex (no nudity), strong language and themes of a mature nature