Directors’ Cuts: We Want You To Watch Pig and Sissy want to eradicate porn forever

Directors’ Cuts: We Want You To Watch

Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Tue 30 Apr 2019 - Sat 04 May 2019
  • Location Wardrobe Theatre
  • Evenings

    Tues 30th April, Wed 1st, Thurs 2nd and Fri 3rd May 7:30pm

  • Matinee

    Sat 4th May 2:30pm

  • Ticket prices


    Season Ticket: £40*
    *book at the same time for all four shows and save £8

Pig and Sissy want to eradicate porn forever

Directed by Claire O’Reilly
Designed by Roisin Martindale
Tue 30 Apr – Sat 4 May

Pig and Sissy want to eradicate porn forever. This is not an easy thing to do, but they’re trying. They feel they have to. To be clear, they’re not prudes, or conservative, or Catholic. This is not a show about love, or desire, or even sex. This is just about pornography. Kind of.

Image: Claire O’Reilly

Trigger warning: contains some sexual and violent content.


The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its thirteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the third time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Creative and Technical Team

Director Claire O’Reilly
Set and Costume Designer Roisin Martindale
Lighting Designer Rachel Bell
Sound Designer Matthew Cruddance
Production Manager Jon Sherwood
Stage Manager Harriet Hollinshead-Lee
Deputy Stage Manager Ella Jackson
Costume Supervisor Amber Bowerman
Special thanks to: Kel Matsena, Jonathan Howell, Nancy Hall and Izzy Coward

Rehearsal Photos - credit: Dan Rowley

Production Photos - credit: Craig Fuller


  • The Directors ’Cuts seasons have become known for showcasing edgy, contemporary theatre, and We Want You To Watch certainly lives up to that reputation. I found it disturbing, fantastical, and thought-provoking by turns.  It is also, at times, very funny indeed.

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    Stage Talk Magazine
I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice