Harry Clayton-Wright

 Sex Education

Presented by The Lowry + Word of Warning as a WTF Wednesday

In Brief

One parent refuses to talk about sex, the other buys gay porn for their child…
An exploration of how we learn about sex and how it shapes our lives.

Venue + Booking Details

Please note this event is sold-out; however, tickets may be available on the door.
As this is a Pay What You Decide event, we know some people who book tickets won’t turn up on the night so we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right but we advise you arrive early to ensure you get a seat! We don’t often have to disappoint people but if we can’t fit you in we will try to offer you tickets to another show in The Lowry that night.

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020, 8pm
Venue: The Lowry (Aldridge Studio), Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Tickets: now on sale, book online and Pay What You Decide by cash or card after the show (suggested donation £5; you can choose to donate £5 when you book).
Box Office Tel: 0161 876 2000 (The Lowry)

Access Information

Age Limit: strictly 18+
Warning: includes themes that some people may find distressing, nudity + explicit sexual content; for specific content warnings please click here.
Duration: approximately 1 hour (no interval).
Features: live spoken English, with more content to be confirmed.
Specific age + access info: please get in touch with us by emailing info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086 during weekday office hours.


Delivered with the candour, positivity, and charm that have made him an acclaimed international touring success, Harry Clayton-Wright delves into his sexual past live on stage — the good, the bad, and everything in between…

Blending a no-holds-barred interview with his mum, startling performance, moving storytelling, and some good old-fashioned gay porn that his dad bought for him when he was 14 years old — Sex Education is a show for anyone who’s wondered why they want what they want.

Harry’s first solo theatre work, Sex Education won the LGBTQ Award at 2017’s Brighton Fringe + was nominated for a Total Theatre Award at 2019’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Who is he?

Harry Clayton-Wright is an entertainer, performance artist, international mischief-maker + internet provocateur from Blackpool. Growing up in a town ubiquitous with traditional show business (and trashy gay bars) has left stains that simply won’t wash out.

Harry’s work spans genre and taste levels — dipping his toes into the worlds of entertainment, theatre, film, live art + exhibitionism… His smash hit Briefs: Close Encounters sold-out spiegeltents all over the world, culminating in a West End run; his 107-hour immersive installation The Slumber Party has been in situ at Glastonbury + the Adelaide Fringe Festival; he starred in Brendan Maclean’s video for House Of Air, racking up over six million views + screening at numerous festivals including SXSW.

Harry has been called a ‘Genius’ by Cosmopolitan, ‘Extraordinary’ by The Guardian, ‘Absolutely incredible’ by BuzzFeed, and a ‘Deranged, manic gay bloke’ by The Mirror.

What people have said about Sex Education

★★★★ Clayton-Wright has complete control over the room’s mood … achingly funny, filthy and tender.
 — The Guardian
★★★★ Extraordinary … an exuberant, propulsive and often hilarious hour.
 — The Scotsman
★★★★ Clayton-Wright nails a serious, prescient point … underlines that LGBT+ education could be considered another form of suicide prevention.
 — The Stage


Creator + Performer: Harry Clayton-Wright | Director: Brian Lobel | Producer: David Sheppeard | Production Design + Choreography: Leah Shelton | Technical Management: Simon Booth | Audio Editing: Duncan Jarvies | Video Editing: Cribble | Additional Audio Contributions: Kuchenga + Ophelia Bitz | Filming: Rosie Powell Freelance | Poster Design: Sarah Ferrari | Image: Greg Bailey

Commissioned by the Marlborough Pub + Theatre. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Website + Social Media

hcw.horse | @HClaytonWright | Harry Clayton-Wright on facebook

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Sex Education
Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
Emergency StopGap
Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | Royal Exchange Theatre
Idol (Cancelled)
Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
We Are Fucked (Cancelled)
Fri 1 May, 7pm. Free | Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
Oreo Variations (Rescheduled)
Fri 22 May, 9pm. Donations welcome | Online
Works Ahead 2020 (Adapted)
White Sun
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)