Titillation exists in two versions – 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.
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.
- The ‘Titillation’ script is published in Bleakley, A., Lynch, L. and Whelan, G. (eds) (2017) Risk and Regulation at the Interface of Medicine and the Arts Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars.
- 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
- Titillation is featured in Prof Caroline Wellbery’s Interacting with the Arts and Medicine.
- Film documentation of Titillation is held in the Live Art Development Agency Archive.
Titillation running time: 20 minutes
Titillation Grade 3 running time: 40 minutes
Supported by the Arts Council for Wales