London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
SONIA SEGURA AND PEDRO GUTIERREZ REENACT A SCENE FROM THE PLAY "XXX" AT
STUDIOS IN LONDON.
Sonia Segura (R) as Eugenie and Pedro Gutierrez (L) reenact a scene
from the play "XXX" at the Riverside Studios in London, April 23, 2003.
The play, performed by Spain's La Fura Dels Baus theatre company,
opened on Tuesday for a four-week run in London and is based on the
1795 novel "Philosophy in the Bedroom" by the Marquis de Sade. During
the two-hour show directed by Alex Olle and Carlos Padrissa, naked
actors and actresses indulge in full sexual intercourse, or at least so
it seems, through the clever use of prosthetics and film clips at
critical moments. Each night a member of the audience, who has
submitted a sexual fantasy to the company's website gets to perform it
live on stage. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid