Punters may initially come for the titillation of a show with 'sex' in the title, but they stay. Sex workers face an unusual dilemma: painted by others as either too oppressed to have a voice, or too privileged for their voices to be worth listening to.Activist workers who say that sex work is more complicated than either 'bad' or 'empowering' are dismissed as unrepresentative whatever their actual circumstances, while workers without such involvement are largely ignored.During this process he was, according to one of the engineers present, relatively restrained.‘Mostly he just looked at you and very directly said in a very loud and stern voice, “You are fucking up my company,” or, “If we fail, it will be because of you.”’[*]They didn’t fail, and the result was a rare, arguably even unique, example of a technological innovation which lived up to the hype of its launch. The current estimate is that there are 2.6 billion smartphone users in the world today, most of them running Android, Google’s i Phone copycat software.
Siobhan, along with Alex Etchart, is the co-director and co-producer of the the London-based Sex Workers' Opera (SWO), which begins its first full two-week run at the Pleasance Theatre tomorrow night on 17 May.Along with their creative team, they've collected sex worker stories from around the world, including Argentina, Chile and Taiwan, and melded them with the experiences of cast and crew members in a mish-mash of “dance, physical theatre, theatre reportage, spoken word poetry, hip hop arias and jazz”.The perhaps unexpected combination has consistently packed out audiences over the past two years.Bennel, 62, was sentenced to nine years in prison in 1998 after admitting sexual offences against six boys - but he is now out of jail.Steve Walters, 44, added that he had been abused by Bennell during a trip to Anglesey, when he was 13 or 14. The whole of football just needs ripping apart and this can never, ever happen to any young footballer again.” A dedicated NSPCC hotline - 08 - was set up after the abuse claims came to light and received more than 50 calls within its first two hours.