The Titillation Series comprises two shows, Titillation and Titillation  Grade 3.  Both are written and performed by Emily Underwood-Lee in collaboration with Kylie Ann Smith, Titillation Grade 3 also contains film made in collaboration with Sean Tuan John.  I have made two shows in an attempt to explore how different mediums can be used to explore the same questions of cancer, femininity, desire and sexuality.

Titillation takes a humorous look at the post-operative body and considers who and what can be sexy after breast cancer.  Warning, this performance features dancing breasts, prosthesis puppetry, sparkly scars and surgical imagery.  Based on my real-life experiences of breast cancer and loving Patrick Swayze, Titillation takes liberties with the truth in order to imagine what might be.

Titillation is featured in Prof Caroline Wellbery’s Interacting with the Arts and Medicine.

Titillation running time: 20 minutes

Titillation Grade 3 running time: 35 minutes

To read an extract from the script for Titillation please visit http://www.rhul.ac.uk/dramaandtheatre/documents/pdf/whodowe/emilyunderwood-lee-titillation(performanceextracts).pdf


Documentation of Titillation is held in the Live Art Development Agency Archive.

Supported by the Arts Council for Wales