sexual fears of a modern day virgin: 2017

'Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin' returns. The show has been developed and is now ready to be toured from Norwich to London and on to the Brighton Fringe Festival.
Also, as part of our commitment as a Community Interest Company to increase access to the arts for young LGBT people, we will be performing the show for two local LGBT youth groups in Norwich and Brighton.
This is a very exciting time for us.  ​​We want our audience to be encouraged to think, discuss, and question sexuality and gender identity and to explore the breadth of identities which exist in a positive and accepting manner.
A story of seduction, secrets and sex. Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin will change the way you think about sex and virginity forever.
  1. Monday, 29th May 2017
    Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin
    7.30pm Brighton Fringe Festival The Lantern Theatre @ ACT 8-10 Rock Place Brighton BN2 1PF
  2. Thursday, 1st - Saturday, 3rd June 2017
    Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin
    10pm Brighton Fringe Festival The Lantern Theatre @ ACT 8-10 Rock Place Brighton BN2 1PF
  3. Sunday, 4th June 2017
    Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin
    5pm Cervantes Theatre Arch 26 Old Union Arches 229 Union Street London SE1 0LR



Director - Oliver McFadden
Production Manager - Lauren Kelly
Publicity Officer - Katherine Edwards
Jordon - Keelan Swift-Stalley
Ben/Ellie - Katie Smith
Connor - Carl Lyons
Jay - Rebecca Blasdale-Smith
Lilly​ - Sabrina Poole
    22 Apr, 2017
    Friends! We can officially announce the dates and venues of our upcoming tour. Date: 10th May Start Time: 16:00, 20:00 Running Time: 1 hour Venue: Maddermarket Theatre, St. John's Alley, Norwich. NR2 1DR Date: 13th May Start Time: 20:00 Running Time: 1 hour Venue: Platform, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, off Hornsey Road, London, N7 7EE Preview: 29th May Start Time: 19:30 Run: 1st, 2nd, 3rd June Start Time: 22:00 Running Time: 1 hour Venue: The Lantern Theatre @ ACT Brighton 8-10 Rock
  2. Meet Katie Smith
    19 Apr, 2017
    Meet Katie Smith
    And last but not least we are thrilled to welcome the marvelous Katie Smith on board who will be playing ‘Ellie’! Katie is studying Scriptwriting and Performance at the University of East Anglia. She quite likes all this theatre lark and is very excited to be performing with Rant and Rave, especially in a show as important as Sexual Fears. The first part she ever played was Mary in her nursery’s nativity, travelling to Bethlehem as a single mother after Joseph got stage fright, so she's always
  3. Meet Carl Lyons
    17 Apr, 2017
    Meet Carl Lyons
    We've got another one! The role of Connor will be played by Carl Lyons​! Carl is a 22 year old Californian man who has grown up loving the theatre. He started when he was ten years old at his aunts theatre company in Los Angeles, Liza Monjauze Productions. He is currently doing his year abroad at UEA, but when he is back at uni in San Francisco, he is studying to get two degrees, one in Drama and the other in Politics. Since he was a kid, is has been one of Carl’s dreams to come and act in
  4. Meet Keelan Swift-Stanley
    15 Apr, 2017
    Meet Keelan Swift-Stanley
    We are excited to announce that the role of ‘Jordan’ will be played by the amazing Keelan Swift-Stalley! Keelan is currently in his first year at UEA, studying Performance and Scriptwriting. He has been acting for over a decade now, first starring as Michael Darling in Peter Pan at the Ipswich Regent in 2005/06. Most recently, he starred as Jimmy Smith in the UEA Drama Society's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie earlier this year. Other notable roles which he has played include Beadle
  5. Meet Sabrina Poole
    13 Apr, 2017
    Meet Sabrina Poole
    We are pleased to announce that the fabulous Sabrina Poole will be playing the role of ‘Lily’ in our upcoming tour! Sabrina is a local actress, director, and stage manager. Before graduating from Anglia Ruskin University with a first class degree in Drama and English Literature, she worked with Anglia Ruskin Creative as an actor and director. During her time with the company she won a number of awards and nominations at the Cambridge and Sawston drama festival, including overall wins at Sawston
  6. Meet Rebecca Blasdale-Smith
    11 Apr, 2017
    Meet Rebecca Blasdale-Smith
    Our first cast introduction is the wonderful Rebecca Blasdale-Smith who will be playing ‘Jay’ in ‘Sexual Fears’ 2017 tour! Rebecca is from Nottingham, and currently studies Drama at the University of East Anglia. Some of her previous theatre credits include Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and Goneril in ‘King Lear’. Rebecca is also trained in Classical singing and Musical Theatre, and performs in various concerts and fundraisers. She’s also continuing her training in classical ballet and has
  7. We've Got A Cast!
    24 Mar, 2017
    We've Got A Cast!
    We can announce that we have a marvellous cast of people ready and raring to go and you will get to meet all the actors individually very soon in a future post. We will be taking an Easter hiatus before while we begin the creative process - and make final script edits. However, when we get back from Easter you’ll start to see audition shots, our press releases, final dates and times for our various venues and our press releases will be available for anyone interested to view. So, in no
  8. The Youth Groups We’re Supporting
    18 Mar, 2017
    The Youth Groups We’re Supporting
    After the success of our collaboration with LGBT Youth Scotland, we really wanted to put on more free shows for LGBT Youth groups. As such, we’ve been in contact with BLAH LGBT Youth based in Norwich, and AllSorts LGBT Youth Project which is based in Brighton. We will be fundraising for both across all our shows and the money we raise will be split 50:50! We’re also going to be doing a completely free performance of ‘Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin’ for each youth group in May. This will be
  9. We’ve got Art’s Council Funding!
    15 Mar, 2017
    We’ve got Art’s Council Funding!
    After an intensive three months of dedicated work on our Art’s Council application we have been successfully awarded funding for our tour to the Brighton Fringe Festival. This includes shows in Norwich, London and Brighton as well as free shows for LGBTQ Youth Groups (you’ll find out who exactly very soon). This also mean that we can announce the opening of our audition process! So, head over to our facebook page and see if you fancy signing up to audition. You’ll find details there about
  10. Sorry, Sorry, Sorry. We know it’s been a while
    05 Dec, 2016
    Sorry, Sorry, Sorry. We know it’s been a while
    So, long story short we’re working hard still. Life keeps throwing new challenges at us and we just keep overcoming them. We’ve got budget projections and business plans and grant applications all in the works (if not already done). However, we do have some really big news. We’ve finalised and even pretty much confirmed our venue for the Brighton Fringe 2017… Duh… Duh… DAAAAHHHHHHH! We’re off the Lantern Theatre @ ACT Brighton, it’s right in the centre and we’ve even secured our accommodation.
  11. What Next for Rant and Rave?
    04 Oct, 2016
    What Next for Rant and Rave?
    So, we’ve said goodbye to our cast and crew from Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin at the edfringe 2016. We miss you guys and thank you so much, it’s now just back to being just me and Lauren. It’s lonely but we’re working together and we’re working hard. After a couple meetings, some research, and a lot of soul searching, we have decided that Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin… IS COMING BACK! We’re doing it again because we haven’t told the stories we want to, we haven’t shared the