SEX IS HARD WORK (Night 6 – NHS Key Worker Show)


  • Date: Sat 3 Jul 2021
  • Venue: Cluny 2
  • Advance tickets: £10.00
  • Doors: 6pm
  • Curfew: 9pm

Stage Times


This event is free entry to NHS Key Workers.

Hilarious & insightful northern play to give the inside take on life in the UK sex industry

An insightful and hilarious new play will launch late this autumn in a bid to shed light on what life is really like for a UK sex worker. 

LOR PRODUCTION’S ‘Sex is Hard Work’, inspired by the book of the same name, sheds light on what life is really like for a UK sex worker – telling the story of a former Tyneside escort – with a story so outrageous that it will turn people’s views on the trade forever. 

The play’s producers have decided to “soft launch” at Tyneside’s iconic Cluny 2 venue in the Ouseburn Valley and will perform three back to back dates; 12th, 13th and 14th November. 

Brought to life by Alison Stanley, serial North East playwright, actress and Writer of the Year finalist at the 2018 Culture Awards, this new hard-hitting and deliciously dark short monologue will reveal the hidden world of prostitution, as seen through eyes through its lead character.

Commenting on the new play, co-founder of  LOR PRODUCTIONS and the Life of Reilly theatre production company, Alison Stanley said: “What impressed me most about the person that inspired this is that she most definitely isn’t what you’d expect a stereotypical sex worker to be like. 

“She’s not the drug addict or the lonely misguided person that has been taken advantage of by the pimp that we hear about in Netflix documentaries. She’s a straight-talking businesswoman who saw an opportunity and used it to her advantage.”

The play will follow engaging snippets of the escort’s unique life as a sex worker and will be filled with personal memoires, revealing the weird and wonderful requests male customers placed upon her.


Tickets for Sex is Hard Work in Newcastle this November will be priced at £10.00 per show, plus the normal booking fees.

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