The Geneva Convention of Human F**ks tells the story of three men as they go on their latest sex tour of Europe. Set just before COVID hits, we follow Michael, Liam and Peter as they describe the various brothels, prostitutes and more obscure sexual offerings that they encounter. In this time they tackle their ethics around various issues such as prostitution, #metoo, sex trafficking and even global warming.
Performed entirely by women performers, the show is a sometimes funny, sometimes groan-inducing exploration of toxic masculinity, sex tourism and the friendship between three men.
Written and Directed by company co-founder Charlie Whitworth, this shows launches Yet To Be with its mission to create original, punchy and entertaining work for audiences.
The play would be suitable for traditional theatre slots as well as late night showings – could be easily performed after an another production in a later slot due to its minimal staging requirements.
Audience Development and Box Office Success
The show was first performed in a R&D showing at the very first Exeter Fringe Festival in 2019 to a sold-out audience. The show was then performed in its completed form in October 2021 at the Exeter Phoenix (as part of Exeter Fringe 2021) in the main studio space. Capacity had to be increased in the venue to handle demand as the standard theatre set up for the space sold out days in advance of the performance.
The show is now ready to tour to other venues in 2022 and 2023. The show would be ideal for venues looking to work with companies to programme work that aids in their audience development plans, in terms of the demographics and interests of potential audiences.
‘You place your order and sit down in one of the cubicles. The girl you’ve ordered comes over, delivers the coffee and then ducks under the table to get to business.’
Three blokes decide to do an epic grand tour of Europe to sample all the forbidden and exploited delights that the continent has to offer.
Performed entirely by women, The Geneva Convention of Human F**ks follows Liam, Peter and Michael on their travels as they revise what they think is right and wrong, challenge their friendship to breaking point and question their relationship as men to women.
Running Time – 60 minutes
Age Guidance – 16+
The play contains themes and tackles issues that some people may find uncomfortable viewing such as sex tourism, sex trafficking and #metoo.
The play contains some bad language and descriptions of sexual acts.
College / University students. Fringe theatre-goers. New writing audiences. Audiences that enjoy thought-provoking theatre. Middle-aged audiences. Challenging Theatre audiences. Dark Comedy audiences. Late-night audiences. Stand up comedy audiences. Issue related play audiences. Politically engaged audiences.
“Yet To Be have put humanity in and on these shells of people and in doing so they have staked a claim that they are ready to explore unique storytelling and uncomfortable territory. The Geneva Convention of Human F**ks is bold, jarring, physical and questioning.
Yet To Be have entered the building.” – The People’s Republic of South Devon
References for the show
‘A riveting and highly original look at lad culture.’ Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director, Exeter Northcott Theatre.
“Geneva Convention was one of my top picks of the festival. It’s a hysterical take on toxic masculinity that will make you think as much as it makes you laugh. The audience were so engaged and had plenty to discuss in the bar after the show.” Alex Jackson, Festival Director, Exeter Fringe Festival
“This piece brings belly laughs that make you question yourself. As thought-provoking as it is funny.”
Louisa Morgan, Cygnet Theatre, Marketing and Programming officer
The show needs minimal tech and has no set. We use three chairs and nothing else. The show can be performed in virtually any space end on or thrust. The show would also suit a cabaret seating set up.
Minimum performance space: Approx. 7m wide x 3m deep
No sound is required. No projection is required. Basic lighting is required.
Photographer for all rehearsal and promo images – Ben Kapur
– including company logo and marketing images
Who we are
Yet To Be is a newly formed performance company, which brings together Charlie Whitworth and Marina O’Shea. The focus of Yet To Be is to produce thought-provoking, original performance work.
We look forward to bringing you work that is vital for its audiences; that ignites curiosity, discussion and which challenges whilst it entertains.
Company website – yettobe.org